General Object are objects common to all circuits in the OpenDSS. Any circuit can reference the data contained in the General DSS Objects and they are treated like libraries of common data.

The following describes several object classes and the parameters that may be defined through the command interface.

Note that all DSS objects have a Like parameter. When another element of the same class is very similar to a new one being created, use the Like parameter to start the definition then change the parameters that differ. Issue the Like=nnnn parameter first.

Note that command lines are parsed and executed from left to right. You can use a General class object to provide the base definition and override specific properties by setting them after (to the right of) referencing the General class object like LineCode, for example.