Design Master Wish List

The current releases are DM Electrical RT 1.1, DM Electrical 8.4, DM HVAC 7.3, and DM Plumbing 4.1. We are not adding new features to these releases.

The next releases will be DM Electrical RT 1.2, DM Electrical 8.5, DM HVAC 7.4, and DM Plumbing 4.2 We are actively working on these release and using this wishlist to guide which features we implement. Some features you see marked as “complete” will not be available until these releases are finished.

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  1. 162 votes
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      high effort  ·  8 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
    • Add the capability to make a note in panel schedules for special circuit breakers - HACR, SWD, etc.

      Would make sense to add a note field in the equipment connection creation form or in the circuiting form to tag individual breakers with specific requirements, possibly with a superscript which refers to a box of notes attached to the bottom of the schedule.

      158 votes
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        high effort  ·  8 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
      • Annotation Scaling / Multiple Scales on a Single Drawing

        Add support for annotative scale factors for blocks and text. This would allow blocks and text to be the same size in different scaled viewports.

        122 votes
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          high effort  ·  10 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
        • Upsize Wires Based upon Voltage Drop

          Automatically upsize branch circuit wires when necessary because of voltage drop.

          117 votes
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            medium effort  ·  2 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
          • Overloaded Panel Warning

            Add a warning to the panels that would alert the designer when the total load exceeds the ampere rating. (Possibly as an X across the schedule when it is updated).

            This would able to be turned on or off with a per-user setting.

            72 votes
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              low effort  ·  1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
            • Create Low Voltage switches and wiring - Such as power packs, motion and OCS and LV wiring

              Create low voltage switching devices that can be connected and circuited on their own layer. Such as LV occupancy and photo controls circuited to Power packs and step dimming ballasts in fixtures

              66 votes
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                high effort  ·  1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
              • VAV Box Schedule

                Create a schedule of VAV boxes, similar to the diffuser schedule.

                59 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →

                  We are considering this for DM HVAC 7.1. Additional information about what you would like the schedule to look like would be helpful, either in the comments or emailed to us.

                  In particular, examples of schedules you currently use would help a lot. I prefer Excel or DWG format over PDF if possible!

                • Subfeed Breakers on Panels

                  Add a feature to handle subfeed breakers on panels.

                  Currently, the workaround is to add additional poles to your panel and use those for the subfeed and mark the ones on the other side as unusable.

                  57 votes
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                    medium effort  ·  2 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                  • Electrical Symbol Legend

                    Add a Schedule of all blocks used in the project. This could be used a Symbol Legend for the Project.

                    51 votes
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                      high effort  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                    • Fire Alarms

                      Add better support for fire alarm system design.

                      Various improvements related to this suggestion include:

                      Add 12V, 14V, 16V, 18V and 24V DC device support for Fire Alarm Systems

                      Change loads from KVA to mA or even VA. Two load types should be
                      available, standby power and alarm power for each FA device.

                      Add ability for wiring such as 24, 22, 18, 16, and 14 awg.

                      Add ability to perform standby and alarm battery ampere-hour
                      calculations.

                      Display length, current, voltage, and voltage drop for each circuit.

                      Have fire alarm panels with appropriate attributes, such as alarm time, standby time, battery…

                      51 votes
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                        high effort  ·  3 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                      • Generic Schedule Creator

                        Have a way to create a generic schedule. The schedule will be informational purposes only, but it will be generated the same way as the other DM schedules so it will look the same.

                        51 votes
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                          medium effort  ·  4 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                        • Set Room Exhaust Rate

                          Specify the exhaust air requirements for rooms and use these numbers in the load calculations and duct design calculations.

                          49 votes
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                            medium effort  ·  1 comment  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →
                          • Diffuser Insertion at Corner (for Ceiling Grids)

                            Have the option to insert diffusers at the corner of the diffuser, not the center. This change would assist in placing diffusers properly in ceiling grids.

                            47 votes
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                              medium effort  ·  2 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →
                            • Export Equipment List to Excel

                              Export a list of equipment connections and information to a file that can be opened and viewed in Excel. The file would be for post-processing only. Any changes to the equipment would still be made using the other DM commands.

                              45 votes
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                                low effort  ·  2 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                              • Add multiple circuits to a single piece of equipment (ie. HVAC) one for each load.

                                Some HVAC and other pieces of equipment require multiple circuits for multiple loads inside each unit. Currently I have to create 2 pieces of equipment with the individual loads, overlay them, then circuit them.

                                38 votes
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                                  medium effort  ·  2 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                                • Swap & Copy Circuits

                                  When copying circuits in the swap and copy dialog, multipole breakers do not copy to the new location as multipole breakers, they copy as single pole. It appears that you have to set the number of poles and their positions in the circuiting dialog before starting the copy/swap routine.

                                  38 votes
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                                    low effort  ·  6 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                                  • 33 votes
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                                      low effort  ·  3 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make the note fields for panels and switchboard larger and editable

                                      We need the note fields for Panels and Switchboards to be larger and editable like the Description, Model, and Note fields in the Light Fixture Project Schedule.

                                      31 votes
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                                        low effort  ·  2 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                                      • Change breaker size in Panel Schedule based on Revit family parameter

                                        Change breaker size in Panel Schedule based on Revit family type parameter.

                                        26 votes
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                                        • Premade fixture blocks

                                          Premade blocks similar to what is used in both HVAC and Electrical could be inserted into the drawing with predefined fixture units. The fixture units would be stored into multiple headings with IPC and UPC fixture units. The connections would be there with predetermined heights as well.

                                          26 votes
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                                            high effort  ·  0 comments  ·  Plumbing  ·  Admin →
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