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Kimberly Rippentrop
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Horizontal Outlet
SoftPlan Version:
2016 Plus

I need to rotate an electrical outlet to be horizontal. How do I do that? All of the rotation options I see will only rotate it on a vertical axis. I need it parallel with the countertop.

Bill Wimberley
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Floor Receptacle

Use a Floor Receptacle. There are several to choose from in the Standard library. After inserting the receptacle you can edit it and set the Elevation to "Stack" then it should move to right on top of the countertop.

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Kimberly Rippentrop
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Excellent! Didn't even

Excellent! Didn't even consider that. Thanks, Bill!

Kimberly Rippentrop
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Actually, that's not exactly

Actually, that's not exactly what I need. I need it to be 3" on top and 2" on the sides, installing on the wall above the countertop backsplash.

Bill Wimberley
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Sketch or image

Can you provide a sketch or image of what you are trying to do? Not sure what you mean by '3" on top and 2" on the sides'

Bill Wimberley
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Oh, I think I understand

Oh I think I understand now. You want a wall outlet that is laying on its side rather that up and down. Let me think about that one for a minute.

Kimberly Rippentrop
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The blue solid is the

The blue solid is the orientation I need.

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Bill Wimberley
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Try This

I made a horizontal outlet for you. Give this a try and see if it works. Just place the file in your C:\SoftPlan\Electrical\Standard folder and then insert it like any other electrical symbol.

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Kimberly Rippentrop
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PERFECT!!! Thanks SO much!!!!

PERFECT!!! Thanks SO much!!!!