Design Master Wish List

The current releases are DM Electrical RT 1.4, DM Electrical 8.6, 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 2.0, DM Electrical 8.7, 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. Features marked as "Planned" will be available in these releases.


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  1. Find Unlooped Devices

    A function similar to “Find Uncircuited” that finds elements that are circuited but have not been looped – “Find Unlooped” or something of that nature. I often am at risk of missing a dedicated receptacle or single equipment connection that I circuited, but missed when I was going through the looping/home run process.

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  2. Same equipment in multiple drawings or areas

    Right now I can put one-line devices on multiple drawings, but not equipment. Sometimes the equipment is so large such as a chiller that it needs to be seen on the site drawing at a different scale than the electrical plan view.

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  3. Selective Coordination

    Comply with NEC Article 700 requirements for selective coordination of overcurrent protective devices in the supply side of emergency system.

    9 votes
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  4. Set room boundaries to also be light-obstructing rectangles for photometric analysis

    It duplicates work to trace the boundaries of all rooms for energy analysis and circuit naming, then have to trace all the rooms again for photometric analysis. This would likely require the addition of a 'door' object to define places where light-obstructing boundaries would be ignored

    4 votes
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  5. Error Checking

    Provide a simple error checking routine that will look at panel loads and compare them to wire sizes and ratings of upstream breakers. This could be a simple table like voltage drop and fault currents where out of range values are shown in a different font type.

    1 vote
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  6. Use Branch Circuit as Main Breaker for Panel

    need a way for a branch breaker to serve as the main in a panelboard and allow it to connect on the oneline

    2 votes
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  7. More MCC Stater Sizes

    Is it possible to modify the list of standard starter sizes to include VFD, Soft Switch, etc? Or even to choose 'None' and just type it in the Description field?

    I've used the ddedit command on the MCC schedule inserted into the drawing to manually modify it, but if anybody does a coordination this will be lost.

    3 votes
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  8. Handle LED Lighting Better

    Calculate the load based upon the length and the remote transformers.

    15 votes
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  9. Minimum panel clearance width

    For panels smaller than 30" width, increase the panel clearance width to 30" automatically.

    2 votes
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  10. Support feeder calcs for track lighting

    See NEC 220.43(B). The connected load for the branch circuit is the sum of the wattage of the connected light fixtures. The demand load is an additional 150VA per foot. I would like a place to enter the number of feet of track on a branch circuit so the demand load is calculated correctly in the load summary. We currently accomplish this through a 'Variable Caclulated Load', but it might be more intuitive if there is a 'Length Variable Demand' option. Thank you.

    2 votes
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  12. Multiple Switch Legs on a Single Switch

    Allow a single switch to have multiple switch legs associated with it. Currently we require a separate switch for each switch leg.

    25 votes
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  13. lighting report

    Provide a check box in the Building Room dialog box to NOT include the room in the lighting report.

    I have a job where I need room names to generate the names for the receptacle circuits in the panel schedule, but don't want the rooms to show up in the Indoor Lighting Levels report.

    1 vote
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  14. Equipment and Receptacle Short Circuit Calculations

    Add the ability to select a checkbox for receptacles and equipment so that short circuit calculations are included for that device.

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  15. Add Sections to Panels

    Define how many breakers are in each section of panel. This would be used when creating a 84 circuit panel that is made up of 2 sections, each with 42 circuits.

    For the panel schedule, include a separator between the sections.

    When circuiting, do not allow 2 or 3 pole circuits to span the two sections.

    22 votes
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  16. Number Circuits Sequentially in Panels

    Allow panels to have the circuits in them numbered sequentially, rather than split odd and even.

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  17. More options for panel callouts, circuit labels, and homerun callouts

    Add the ability to specify a prefix or suffix for panel callouts when inserting them on the drawing. For example, be able to label them NEW PANEL 'LA' rather than simple LA.

    Also be able to replace the panel name with a different value in the circuit callout. This feature would be used when the panel name is very long.

    Also be able to leave the panel name off entirely and list just the circuit number in the homerun label. This feature would be used when there is only one panel in an area.

    12 votes
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  18. Export the luminaire schedule into excel

    I have lighting reps ask me all the time for an excel spreadsheet of our luminaire schedule. It would be helpful to export our luminaire schedule into excel.

    14 votes
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  19. Device Count

    I have noticed that when equipment connections use receptacles or toggle switches, these devices are not included in the device count on the respective device schedules. Can DM be modified to included these devices in the count? This issue has created some confusion on some projects.

    3 votes
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  20. Subfeed Breakers on Panels

    Add a feature to handle subfeed breakers on panels.

    Currently, the workaround is to add additional poles to your panel and use those for the subfeed and mark the ones on the other side as unusable.

    68 votes
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