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The current releases are DM Electrical RT 1.3, DM Electrical 8.5, 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 1.4, DM Electrical 8.6, 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. Change breaker size in Panel Schedule based on Revit family parameter

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

    33 votes
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    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 18 votes
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    high effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Indoor point-by-point calculations

    Add indoor point-by-point lighting calculations.

    18 votes
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    high effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. One-Line Export to Drafting Views

    If there was a way to have the export of one line diagrams go to drafting views instead of populating external dwgs?

    16 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I won’t say never, because that’s what we originally said about ever doing anything for Revit at all, and look where we are. However, this request is very unlikely. Using all the power of AutoCAD, we just barely are able to pull off a one-line that people are comfortable using. It would be a lot of work to do something in Revit that is half as good that likely no one would actually be happy using.

  5. Outdoor point-by-point calculations

    Add outdoor point-by-point calculations for parking lot lighting.

    12 votes
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    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Upsize wire of branch circuits based on voltage drop

    have the branch circuits upsize wire based on the voltage drop or have a setting similar to what we have in AutoCAD.

    11 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Assign Layer System in AutoCAD based upon Phase in Revit

    When exporting the one-line diagram from Revit to AutoCAD, assign the layer system used in AutoCAD to match the phase in Revit.

    10 votes
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    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Swap circuits in Revit

    Be able to swap circuits in Revit like you can using the "Move Circuit" command in DM Electrical for AutoCAD.

    9 votes
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    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. ComCheck Export For Revit

    I would like to export from Revit to import into ComCheck similar to the AutoCAD version of Design Master Electrical

    8 votes
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  10. Be able to add disconnects to equipment so they work similar to Design Master Electrical in AutoCAD

    We need a way to link two family instances together so that when you update one of the instances it updates the other.

    8 votes
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    high effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Adjust Feeders and branch circuit sizing based on derating

    Adjust the wire size of feeders and branch circuits based on derating. This calculation needs to account for Ambient Temperature Correction Factors, Adjustment Factors and conduits on a roof (even though NEC 2017 eliminated this one). For example, there is an option in DME RT feeder sizing that asks about a double neutral. If we are acknowledging we need a double neutral, it should be understood the neutral is a current carrying conductor and should adjust the wire size and conduit size per the NEC.

    6 votes
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    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Add "Panel Neutral" in Revit MEP

    Add "Panel Neutral" as a parameter to panels in Revit MEP.

    Options for neutral would be:
    50%
    100%
    133%
    200%
    None

    This value would be a shared parameter for scheduling purposes. It would not be used in any calculations.

    3 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Room Names in Circuit Description

    Provide an option for Room Names analogous to the "Conduit location" Option. Also consider other customization:

    -Custom Room prefix - e.g. RM
    -Option to include/exclude Name - e.g., RM 120
    -Option to include/exclude Number - e.g., RM FIRE RISER

    Room Names Location:
    ->Start of Circuit Description
    ->End of Circuit Description

    Currently the room names always go at the end, just like OOTB Revit. Having the option to put the room at the start would allow for better scheduling for when the intent is for circuits to be organized by room, like so:
    https://i.postimg.cc/qMFD3DLx/2019-01-30-13-12-16-Window.png

    3 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Include "1" before single ground and neutral wires

    Add an option to include a "1" in the wire callout before single ground and neutral wires. Currently the wire size is listed with no count before it.

    Current wire callout:
    1/2"C, 1#12, #12N, #12G

    New wire callout:
    1/2"C, 1#12, 1#12N, 1#12G

    1 vote
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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Be able to create a panel schedule for existing loads not in model

    I do a lot of remodel work and it would be nice to be able to fill out a panel schedule with existing load data from a hard copy of an existing panel schedule without have to actually put the loads in the model and then circuiting them.

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Unique ID for each feeder in the project

    Assign a unique ID to each feeder in a project that can be scheduled in Revit and displayed in the AutoCAD one-line diagram.

    1 vote
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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Ability to measure wire

    I am a design build Engineer/Contractor and would like to be able to get takeoff data.

    1 vote
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  18. Calculate Fault at Disconnects

    Be able to calculate the fault at equipment disconnects.

    1 vote
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  19. Specify fault at upstream device

    Be able to specify the fault at the upstream device, rather than at the current device. This feature would be useful when you want to specify the fault at the utility transformer but it is not included in the Revit model.

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