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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. Add an attribute for panel schedule

    Add an attribute that adds the odd circuit and the even circuit in a panel schedule, i.e. circuits 1 & 2, circuits 3 & 4, etc., and be able to put that attribute in the phase block of the panel schedule.

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    • Show conduit runs with schedules

      Be able to show conduits feeder runs on their own layer with up and down riser symbols. Then be able to create a conduit schedule.

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      • Custom Universal Voltage Description in Light Fixture Schedule

        Be able to specify a custom description for the voltage on light fixtures when they are set to "Universal". Currently DM lists all the voltages that are used on the fixture. This feature would allow you to override that and specify custom text for the voltage in order to better match the manufacturer's cut sheet.

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        • Customize Label for Neutral and Ground in Feeder Callout

          Be able to customize the "N" and "G" label in feeder callouts to different text. Likely you would change it to "NEUTRAL" and "GROUND", but give you the option to choose whatever you would like.

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          • Copy equipment connections in equipment group

            When you copy an equipment group, copy all of the equipment connections in it, too. (Currently the group is copied and the group settings, but not the actual pieces of equipment in the group.)

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            • Update impedances based upon conduit material

              Be able to automatically update the impedance in a wire based upon the conduit material type.

              Currently you have to create a separate wire configuration for each conduit material type.

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              • More custom load types

                Add 3 more custom load types.

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                • Layer Control Commands for Photometrics

                  It would be nice if you could add layer control commands for the associated photometric calculation layers (both general and egress) to turn them on and off like you have for room layers and duct centerlines. The boundaries, foot candles and contours can really clutter up the drawing. Also make it so that when you need to run a general or egress calculation the respective layers will turn back on automatically.

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                  • Load Calculations for Welders

                    Add support for calculating loads based upon NEC 630 Electric Welders.

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                    • Be able to move light fixture callout during fixture insertion

                      After inserting a light fixture, prompt for the location of the light fixture callout. This feature exists for the callout style that is not directly linked to the fixture. The request is to make it work for callouts that are part of the fixture.

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                      • Wrap wire size text on panel schedules

                        Add the ability for wire size callouts on the panel schedule to wrap if they get too long, similar to how circuit description wrap.

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                        • Change Circuit without Removing Loops

                          Be able to change the circuit a device is on and not remove the loops connected to it.

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                          • Button to reset equipment creation dialog to default values

                            When you create equipment, the information from the last piece of equipment is remembered and filled in. Add a "Reset to Defaults" button to the create equipment dialog box that would clear the information and reset it to its original state.

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                            • Redefine Panel Schedule Blocks

                              Add a command to automatically erase and reinsert panel schedules so that attribute locations are updated correctly.

                              Currently, you have to manually erase the schedule, redefine the block, and reinsert the schedule.

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                              • Custom circuit description for spaces with no breakers

                                Have a custom circuit description that is automatically used when the breaker size is set to "None" for a circuit.

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                                • Break Loop Between Equipment and Disconnect

                                  Be able to break the loop going from an equipment connection to a disconnect.

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                                  • 5-Wire Feeders

                                    Create feeders with a 5th wire (dedicated neutral) for computer/technology panels. These are typically routed to "K-Rated" dry-type transformers.

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                                    • Custom Feeder or Wire Callouts

                                      Be able to custom the wire callouts used for feeders and branch circuits.

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                                      • Tick Marks on Switches in Parallel

                                        Handle tick marks on switches in parallel correctly.

                                        One use for this is multiple occupancy sensors in which case if any one switch is on the lights will be one. Each switch requires a hot and neutral as well as the switched leg.

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                                        • When inserting circuited equipment on a drawing, do not insert a homerun

                                          When inserting a piece of equipment on a drawing that is connected to a circuit, the homerun is inserted, too. Add a checkbox to the insert equipment dialog box to allow you to insert the equipment with a circuit label but no homerun.

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