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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. Provide a default voltage for the panels in a project.

    Add a check box to set the voltage for a building. If a building is 120/240, then checking a box will set the default for panels, equipment, etc to 120/240v instead of 120/2083p4w.

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    • Circuit and Move Note in one step

      Often when circuiting I find the location DM puts the label is very poor. It would be nice if after inserting the circuit I could move the circuit text without having to stop the circuiting action, move the text, then start the circuiting action again.

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      • Equipment Circuit Length in Schedule

        Add new column to the equipment schedule that would display the length of the branch circuit.

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        • Display Equipment Disconnect Ratings on Drawing

          Display the rating of the disconnect and the rating of the fused on the drawing adjacent to the disconnect symbol.

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          • Swap & Copy Circuits

            When copying circuits in the swap and copy dialog, multipole breakers do not copy to the new location as multipole breakers, they copy as single pole. It appears that you have to set the number of poles and their positions in the circuiting dialog before starting the copy/swap routine.

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            • Make the note fields for panels and switchboard larger and editable

              We need the note fields for Panels and Switchboards to be larger and editable like the Description, Model, and Note fields in the Light Fixture Project Schedule.

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              • Rotate Equipment ID Tags

                Presently the equipment ID tag reverts to "world" orientation whenever it is moved or when you coordinate data base. Please make it subject to rotate text command, such that it stays in the orientation selected.

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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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                        • 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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                          • Minimum panel clearance width

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

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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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                              • 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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                                  • 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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