Design Master Wish List

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. 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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  2. Add Static Regain that balances duct system correctly

    Current Static Regain calculation does not seem to calc and size ducts to balance system. The static regain should balance the system where the ducts split.

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  3. 10 votes
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  4. Remember Zone Tree Settings

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

    3 votes
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  5. 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.

    3 votes
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  6. 31 votes
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  7. 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.

    18 votes
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  8. Provide Minumum air flow calculations

    If the minimum air flow is set in the calculation bases on a parameter such as air change rate, cfm/sq ft or a set cfm it would be nice to have that as a column in the calculation output.

    5 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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. 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.

    29 votes
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  12. 32 votes
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  13. 11 votes
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  14. 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.

    21 votes
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  15. VAV Box Schedule

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

    63 votes
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  16. Set Room Exhaust Rate

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

    52 votes
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  17. IMC Ventilation Schedule

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

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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