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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. Add Dual Voltage and Universal Ballast Light Fixtures

    Allow light fixtures to have multiple voltages, such as 120V and 277V, or have a universal ballast that can be used with any voltage.

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      1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →

      This feature is finished for DM Electrical 8.1. See the comments for a description of how the feature will work.

      Thanks for voting for this feature—I would not have guessed it would be so popular. All your votes should be returned to you now. Let us know what else you would like to see added to the software.

    • We need an easy way to deal with multiple identical panels

      We need an easy way to deal with multiple identical electrical panels

      35 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
      • Show Panels without Lugs on One-Line Diagram

        When drawing a panel with a main breaker it shows a lug and a breaker. This causes confusion with the people we have looking at the drawings. We would prefer not to see the lug symbol so there is no confusion between panels with main lug and main breakers.

        15 votes
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        • Default Lighting and Fault Current Schedules

          Give us the ability to set default styles/values for fault current and lighting fixture schedules so we don't have to recreate them for every project.

          6 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
          • Transformer and Other One-Line Device Schedule

            Create a schedule like the light fixture or equipment schedule that lists all of the transformers, panels, or other one-line devices in a project.

            19 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
            • Equipment Connections with Shared Definitions

              Create a way to schedule equipment similar to light fixtures or receptacles so that you have multiple instances of one type of equipment. Often a piece of equipment appears multiple times in a project. This feature will make it easier to update when the definition of the equipment changes.

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                0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →

                We implemented what we hope covers the spirit of this request in DM Electrical 8.3. Rather than make shared definitions, we decided to make it possible (and easy) to change multiple pieces of equipment at once. Using the “Edit Multiple Equipment” command, you can select all the similar equipment and make changes to all of it at once.

              • Place Panel Lug or Main OPD, the Panel Outline in One-Line Diagram

                Also when a panel/switch board is inserted we currently draw the outline of the panel and the lug and/or main OPD is placed automatically. We would like to place the lug and/or OPD first so it is easier to line up devices.

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                  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                • 7 votes
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                  • Be able to change a one-line device block

                    Be able to take a block that I already inserted into my one-line and then change the actual block without re-inserting it.

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                      0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                    • Join Broken Circuit Command

                      Create a command that would "unbreak" a circuit that was broken.

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                      • Separate level for motors and equipment rather than the same as receptacles

                        At times there is not enough room on the particular view to have both receptacles and the AC equipment. I have started changing the equipment to new "Equip" layer.

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                          0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide Consistent Ordering to Combined Circuit Descriptions

                          If you circuit two items with different descriptions, the order of those descriptions in the circuit is random. You will get descriptions of "Primary, Secondary" and "Secondary, Primary". Make the circuit descriptions combine in a consistent manner. The default will be to sort them alphabetically. Include an option to force an different ordering on descriptions when alphabetical is not appropriate.

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                          • Merge or Combine Circuit

                            Take two circuits, both with devices connected to them, and combine them. All the devices will be on one of the circuits, and the other circuit will be left a space.

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                            • Remove Feeder Line Between Devices in One-Line Diagram

                              Include an option to not draw a feeder line between devices on the one-line diagram. This would be useful when drawing the connections between devices and bus gutters.

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