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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. IMC Ventilation Schedule

    Create a ventilation schedule that corresponds to what is required by the IMC.

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    • Labeling diffuser cal louts with (TYP 2) if they are in the same room or near each other.

      When the same diffusers are located in the same room, it would be nice if there was an option to label one diffuser and then (TYP and then the quantity it applies to) as opposed to labeling each individual grille/diffuser. This would help clean up the drawings quite a bit from unneeded notations.

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      • Add option for multiple neck sizes under one diffuser tag in the schedule

        In the diffuser tag, add a spot to list the diffuser neck size (so the duct runout doesn't need to be labeled and will clean the drawings up). It would be nice if one diffuser tag can be used for various diffuser neck sizes, for instance, a CD-1 is more of a description of the diffuser type and model and a pull down with diffuser neck size would be input, then the schedule can list CD-1 with a line for quantity of each diffuser size. This would make creating a master schedule much simpler.

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        • Automatically add Diffuser Arrows for 1W, 2W, 3W & 4W

          In the diffuser definition dialog box, designate whether it is a 1W, 2W, 3W or 4W diffuser, then attach that number of arrows. When placing the diffuser, allow the user to rotate the diffuser to align the appropriate air flow direction.

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          • 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.

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            • Duct and pipe demolition

              Convert existing ductwork and piping layer to demolition.

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              • 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

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                • Equipment Database

                  Allow us to create an Equipment Database similar to the diffuser database which would include dimensions, and notes such as: electrical requirements, efficiency, performance data at design conditions, etc. The equipment should also be included in the takeoff report.

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                  • Print Load Calculations: Have a Select All/Unselect All checkbox

                    When printing load calculations, have a Select All/Unselect All check box. It's a bit tedious to do manually.

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                    • Variable Custom Pressure Drop in Ductwork

                      Be able to specify a pressure drop in the ductwork that changes based upon the airflow in the ductwork.

                      We currently allow you to lock a specific pressure drop but it does not change as the design changes. Instead lock an equivalent duct length or something similar that would change based upon the airflow.

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                      • add leaders to duct text

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

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                        • 1 vote
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                          • 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.

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                            • Equipment airflow available

                              Set the available CFM for a piece of equipment. If this value changes, update the airflow assigned in the downstream ducts.

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                              • Equipment in takeoffs

                                Display equipment information in takeoffs. (Currently the equipment blocks are graphical only, mainly for 3D drafting).

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                                • 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.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Label and Leader for Mechanical Equipment

                                    Add a label and leader for the callout to mechanical equipment.

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                                    • Change default "max depth" setting for ductwork

                                      Add an option for the default "max depth" value that is used when you insert a new duct. Currently it always starts at 24 and you have to remember to change it if you want something different.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • 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.

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                                        • 3 votes
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