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How to Deduct Acoustical Tile
These two icons are used for deducting area from an acoustical ceiling for the placement of light fixtures. Large deducts assumes the light fixture to be 24″ X 48″ while the small deduct assumes the light fixture to be 24″ X 24″. Large and small deducts are count ups, all you have to do is touch the digitizer pen to the digitizer board at each light fixture location. In addition to deducting tile The EDGE will automatically add in large or small cross tees and extra hanger wire for the light fixture.
In the example above the large deducts are shown on the left and the small on the right. In order to make the icons easier to see they have been enlarged several times and the normal area fill pattern has been deleted.