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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. Different Connection Options for Different Types of Diffusers

    Have the "Diffuser Connection Settings" be able to be set based upon airflow type. For example, supply ducts always connect with flexible and return ducts connect with hard.

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  2. Highlight Locked Duct Sizes

    We often need to lock a duct size or sizes for various reasons. After creating large sprawling duct systems, it is difficult to track these locked ducts so that we can check them when airflows change and resize them if necessary.

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  3. Pressure Labels on Ductwork

    Add a button to label the pressure drop for a run of duct (the "Pressure Drop in this Section" value from the the "Query Duct" window). We use DM HVAC to do a lot of existing ductwork analysis for energy audits, etc., and we could really use a function that shows us how much pressure drop each section of the ductwork has, and the pressure drop for each fitting, in much the same format as the ductwork size labels currently appear.

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  4. Set CFM Total for a Zone

    Set the total CFM value for a zone. This value will be distributed to the rooms based upon the relative calculated CFM values.

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  5. Air Diffuser Schedule - Mounting Type & Material

    It would be nice to include (2) additional properties within the diffuser schedule:

    1) Mounting type (i.e. Surface Mount, Lay-In, Spiral Duct, etc.)
    2) Material (Steel, Aluminum, etc.)

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  6. It would be nice to have a "format painter" type option.

    It would be nice to have a "format painter" type option which copied/pasted properties, especially for ductwork. For example: click the paintbrush, select the item with properties to be copied, then select the item to apply them to.

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  7. Not Include Flex Duct in IFC File

    Include an option to not include flex duct in the IFC file when exported for 3D collision detection.

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