Design Master Wish List

The current releases are DM Electrical RT 2.0, DM Electrical 8.6, 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 2.1, DM Electrical 8.7, 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. Features marked as "Planned" will be available in these releases.


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  1. VAV Box Schedule

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

    38 votes

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  2. Set Room Exhaust Rate

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

    27 votes

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  3. Insert Load Calculation Output on Drawing

    Insert the load calculation schedules on the drawing.

    21 votes

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  4. 19 votes

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  5. Export to eQuest or DOE2.2

    Be able to export building load information to eQuest or DOE2.2 using gbXML for energy modeling purposes, such as ASHRAE 90.1, LEED, and Title 24.

    15 votes

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  6. Allow diffuser tags to be moved and modified with standard AutoCAD editing commands.

    It would be helpful to not have to use the "special" DM commands to manipulate the diffuser tags.

    14 votes

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  7. 13 votes

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  8. Color code room outlines by wall type.

    So for example when modifying walls during a load calc. Exterior walls might be red, partitions blue, and interior walls (no heat transfer) green. This could even be expanded to visually shows with color walls that have windows or doors.

    There have been many times when I've had to back check walls that were inadvertently called out as partitions instead of exterior. Color coding would give an instant visual clue where mistakes might have been made.

    12 votes

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  9. Highlight Duct Sizes That Changed After Resizing Ductwork

    For large sprawling duct systems it is difficult to monitor all the duct sizes that change. When you calculate and redraw a single branch, all the ducts are erased and redrawn. This makes it difficult to know which duct sizes changed and which stayed the same.

    11 votes

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  10. Edit multiple rooms

    Add a command to allow you to edit the settings on multiple rooms at a time.

    10 votes

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  11. Transfer Grilles for Air Balance Report

    Add a transfer grille option for return air so that you can use the balance report function on projects which use transfer grilles.

    9 votes

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  12. 8 votes

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  13. 7 votes

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  14. Add command to match diffuser callout and location; just like you have for light fixtures.

    It would be nice to at least have the command to match diffuser callout location.

    5 votes

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  15. add leaders to duct text

    Add leader for duct text like it does when you add a grille, diffuser, or light fixture

    4 votes

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  16. System capacity for mechanical equipment

    It would be great if when entering the equipment you could enter system capacity; then when running the load calc, similarly to what DM offers for CFM, you could have Current BTUs and Required BTUs. This could be per zone.

    4 votes

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  17. please show velocity and PD/100ft

    by showing velocity and PD/100ft on a check layer, engineers could check work and easily scan and review a job for errors.

    4 votes

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  18. Duct Size Preview

    I would like to be able to have the duct size update on the plans (like a preview) without closing the dialog box.

    3 votes

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  19. Equipment Schedules

    Allow for equipment schedules to be created by use, such as chiller, air handlers, pumps, etc. The schedule would be populated with equipment that is drawn by DM equipment command

    3 votes

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  20. Diffuser Airflow Patterns

    HVAC diffusers have air flow patterns much like light fixtures have photometric patterns.

    Air Diffuser manufacturers supply the pattern shapes and provide the distances in feet for airflow velocities at 150FPM, 100FPM and 50FPM for heating and cooling.

    Is there a way you can give the DM user the ability to insert their own airflow pattern (through a formatted file input) with contour lines similar to DM photo metrics?

    This would be DM's start into Computational Fluid Dynamics.

    3 votes

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