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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. When a panel is designated as existing, the circuit descriptions (editable part in the circuiting form) start off with "EX"

    When a panel is designated as existing, the circuit descriptions (editable part in the circuiting form) start off with "EX"

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    • Copy panel and loads to new project

      Be able to copy panels and other distribution from one project to another. The loads on the panel will be created as fixed loads in the new project.

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      • Having the ability to specify a breaker trip setting and plug size.

        Add the ability to specify a breaker trip setting and plug size for adjustable trip breakers.

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        • Existing Loads & Metered Demand

          Include, in options, the ability to not include existing (layered) items in panel, feeder, and service calculations. I'd like to enter the load to keep track of it, but have the ability to exclude it from the load calculations since "existing" would be included in the metered demand load.

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          • 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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            • Query Low Voltage Device

              Query command does not show circuit connection for low voltage devices. We typically have low voltage devices connected to different panels, and querying the device to determine the panel to which it is circuited would be nice.

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              • Selected device type to find that are uncircuited

                Often I circuit items by device type, such as equipment first, then general receptacles, and finally lighting. Sometimes I only show the light fixtures or site lighting but don't ever circuit them as a lighting designer is taking that part of the contract. So under either situation if the symbols have already been placed and I do the “Highlight Uncircuited Devices” command, I get so many lines going all over the place that I can't find out which receptacles I haven't circuited. It would be nice under the Highlight Uncircuited Devices label you have a sub-selection of: Receptacle, Lights, Equipment,…

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                • Make all Panel/Device selections drop downs

                  Some windows allow you to choose a panel or device (receptacle, lvd, light, etc) by a drop down box. Others require you to slowly click next/previous. It would be great if all the next/previous windows were converted to the drop down box.

                  I feel the benefits are pretty obvious.

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                  • 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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                      • Manufactured Wiring (Modular wiring) NEC 604

                        Add wiring and symbols for manufactured wiring systems (NEC 604), MWS, Reloc etc

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                        • Revise generator schedule block information and inputs

                          revise generator schedule block to remove main breaker (it defaults to 60 amps) remove or allow input for bus amps, and show kw/kva

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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • Add a sort by circuit id, then by callout to Project Explorer

                                    Many times on complicated drawings I have a circuit that feeds multiple floors of devices or large areas. When I do Find Circuit, DM will zoom way out, highlight all the devices, and put lines to them. As soon as I try to find those far away circuits the lines disappear and then I start the needle in the hay stack look. If I has sort by circuit id, then callout I could see all the devices and then select find on each device of that circuit till I select the one in question since it creates a line that…

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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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                                        • Single-phase load on three-phase equipment

                                          Add a way to include a single-phase load on three-phase equipment. One common use for this is VAV boxes with 3-phase heaters and 1-phase motors, all with a single electrical connection.

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