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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. 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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      low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        medium effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add More Fields for Panel, Transformer, and Other One-Line Device Lists

          Add more fields, such as NEMA rating, and general schedule notes, for lists of one-line devices.

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            low effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Quick change between tick mark configurations in "Insert Tick Marks" command

            Add some way to quickly change between tick mark configurations in the "Insert Tick Mark" command. Either templates that the user creates, or a set of commonly used configurations.

            If you do vote for this, it would be helpful for you to leave a comment listing most common configuration of tick marks you use.

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              medium effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Loop Feed Transformer

              Add an option to allow loop feeds for transformers.

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                medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Equipment Disconnect NEMA Rating

                Add "Disconnect NEMA Size" and "Disconnect NEMA Enclosure" as attributes to equipment connections.

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                  low effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Double neutral wire size for wires less than 1/0

                        When a feeder neutral is doubled, DM simply adds a second neutral wire. NEC 310.10 does not allow this for wires less than 1/0. Update this calculation to correctly resize the wire when appropriate.

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                          low effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Equipment Disconnect Highlight Blocks

                          Support highlight blocks for equipment disconnects. (Highlights are the blocks that allow you to use a second color in blocks.)

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                            low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • More custom load types

                            Add 3 more custom load types.

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                              medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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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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                                  medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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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                                    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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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                                      medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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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                                      • Break Loop Between Equipment and Disconnect

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

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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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