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. 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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    • 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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            • Label and Leader for Mechanical Equipment

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

              3 votes
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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.

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                • Change Room Names from the Zone Tree or Floor Tree

                  Be able to right click or slow-double-click on a room name in the Zone Tree or Floor Tree to be able to change it

                  15 votes
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                  • 'Capped Ductwork for Future Use' command

                    This is similar to the 'end cap' command, but would draw a 'capped for future use' symbol on the end of a duct branch.

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                    • Show Locked CFM in Duct Centerline

                      I have been back into DM after a short break away from it's use. I have found that text now appears along the center line referencing that the width, depth, or shape of the duct has been locked. This is a great new feature. However, I feel that one of the most important features that could be shown as locked is that of the CFM. In a quick duct sizing and CFM check, by locking the CFM of the end duct in the various branch strings, one can size and determine very quickly how a system is going to be.…

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                      • 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.

                        9 votes
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                        • 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.

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                          • 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.

                            17 votes
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                            • 31 votes
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