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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. 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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    • 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

      3 votes
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      • 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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        • 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.

          1 vote
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          • 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.

            20 votes
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            • 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.

              60 votes
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              • 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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                • 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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                  • Photovoltaic Design

                    Add features to support PV design, such as inverters, combiners, and a string calculator.

                    7 votes
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                    • 1 vote
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                      • Allow the option to add circuiting to fixture callout

                        Allow the option to put the circuit number or control designation in the bottom of the fixture callout in place of the lamp info.

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                        • Excel Add In

                          Can we change the way that the low voltage devices, switches, and equipment are handled so that they can be exported in the same manner as the light fixtures and receptacles?

                          3 votes
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                          • Upsize Wires Based upon Voltage Drop

                            Automatically upsize branch circuit wires when necessary because of voltage drop.

                            138 votes
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                            • Keep Tick Marks on Broken Circuits

                              When a circuit is broken, keep tick marks inserted on one of the halves.

                              10 votes
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                              • Create Separate One-Lines for Each LVD Group

                                I have Security, F/A, Lighting Control Panels, Audio, and Data groups and would like to be able to create separate low voltage one-line risers for them.

                                9 votes
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                                • Add multiple circuits to a single piece of equipment (ie. HVAC) one for each load.

                                  Some HVAC and other pieces of equipment require multiple circuits for multiple loads inside each unit. Currently I have to create 2 pieces of equipment with the individual loads, overlay them, then circuit them.

                                  41 votes
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                                  • Aim Lamps Separately for Emergency Fixtures

                                    For fixtures used in the outdoor and egress point-by-point photometrics with two lamps, we need to aim the lamp independently for correct photometrics.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Select automatic conduit based on Type

                                      When selecting conduit I want to be able to select the feeder as schedule 80 so that the only size option would be based on schedule 80. Then on another feeder I could select EMT for my circuits and the only option for auto sizing would be based on EMT. Finally, I would then have the option of adding the type to my one-lines and a conduit schedule.

                                      12 votes
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                                      • Circuit loops broken into two

                                        When you loop from one device to another, be able to select that loop and break it in to two loops that can each individually be moved or broke. This way we can have "S" loops.

                                        DM Note: When we implement this, it will probably be by allowing you to insert a loop using a pline. This will allow you to insert the loop however you want without any restrictions.

                                        13 votes
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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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