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. Choose Fittings Used In Pressure Drop Calculations

    Add the ability to choose the specific fitting type used when calculating pressure drop in duct systems. Currently, the fitting type is fixed.

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    • 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.

      8 votes
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      • Remember Zone Tree Settings

        Remember which zones are opened and closed in the zone tree dialog box when you open and close it.

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        • Variable Pressure Drop for Diffusers

          Using the maximum scheduled pressure drop for every scenario over inflates the pressure calcs. This is very important for low-pressure systems with low static terminal units such as ducted VRF and Fan Coil Units that max out at .25". Using the maximum scheduled pressure drop of say, .1" for air devices make it difficult to design low static systems accurately.

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          • Add an option to the "Duct: Edit Multiple" dialog that allows users to choose whether to preserve duct endpoint connections or not.

            So if I query and individual duct section and change the elevation of either end, the ducts the ends are connected to also change elevation to preserve the connection between the endpoints. If I "edit multiple" on several duct sections and change the endpoint elevations, the other duct sections connected at those points do not change elevation to preserve the connection. Sometimes, changing the elevation of one endpoint without keeping any other endpoints attached is what I want, and sometimes I wish the connections were all preserved. I think there should be a drop-down, a radio button, or something on…

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            • 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.

              48 votes
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              • Ability to differentiate diffuser of different systems in the diffuser schedule

                Ability to differentiate diffuser of different systems in the diffuser schedule. i.e. turn on or off diffusers associated with New, existing and demo systems.

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                • 11 votes
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                  • 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.

                    20 votes
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                    • Set Room Exhaust Rate

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

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                      • Duct and pipe demolition

                        Convert existing ductwork and piping layer to demolition.

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                        • Right click when entering Duct Labels to Rotate Label

                          Similar to how you can right click to add leader lines when labeling diffusers, it would be helpful to be able to right click duct labels to rotate them instead of making this a two step process. Also, rotating it would remove the arrow that sometimes accompanies the duct label.

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                          • Diversify zone airflow based upon people diversity

                            When a VAV zone has people diversity specified, update the zone airflow. Currently, the zone load is updated, but the airflow is not.

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                            • 24x24 Box Around Diffuser

                              Have an option to insert a 24x24 box around an diffuser for use in RCP's.

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                              • Make Grips Work With Diffuser Callouts

                                Fix the diffuser callouts so they can be moved more consistently and reliable with grips instead of using the "Move Callout" command.

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