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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. 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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    • Different layer systems for different loops and tick marks on a circuit

      We can assign layers based on one-line (panel) or circuit or devices however not all parts of circuit are on the same layer. I may run some in the slab and some in the walls. Having the ability toi use the manual loop tool to change the layer system would be helpful. Also having the ability to assign a device to multiple layers would be helpful as well.

      Or have some of the loops new and some existing.

      7 votes
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      • Different Layers for New and Existing Items in Schedules

        Use different layers for new and existing circuits in panel schedules or new and existing equipment in equipment schedules.

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        • Low Voltage Homerun With Keynote

          On low voltage systems drawings (Fire Alarm, Security, CCTV) we treat homeruns differently than power and lighting homeruns. We do not use the circuit label, wire callout, or tick marks, but rather we use a keynote. If there was a “keynote homerun”, it would save us the time spent removing the wire call-out every time we create low voltage homerun.

          9 votes
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          • For Energy Code compliance, the light Fixture Schedule should include a subtotal of watts for each fixture type, and a total of watts for al

            For Energy Code compliance, the light Fixture Schedule should include a subtotal of watts for each fixture type, and a total of watts for all the fixtures on the posted schedule. That will help expedite the Lighting Power Density calculations required for Energy Code Compliance.

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            • 1 vote
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              • Import single piece of equipment

                Currently, the "Import Equipment from Another Project" command imports all the equipment. Update that function to allow you to choose specific pieces of equipment to import.

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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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                  • add sub-script option for junction boxes

                    Add subscript for junctions boxes like you did for low voltage devices.

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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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                      • Breaker Using Twice as Many Spaces

                        Many breaker panels of old and of new has the ability to put a single, two, or three pole breaker in that takes twice as many spaces as normal. Example is I have a panel I have to represent that has a 2 pole breaker that takes position 36-38 and 40-42. It also has a 3 pole breaker in it that take 24-26,28-30,32-34. I have no way of circuiting the device and still have it on phase A, B, and C.

                        8 votes
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                        • 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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                          • Selective Coordination

                            Comply with NEC Article 700 requirements for selective coordination of overcurrent protective devices in the supply side of emergency system.

                            9 votes
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                            • Handle LED Lighting Better

                              Calculate the load based upon the length and the remote transformers.

                              13 votes
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                              • Use Branch Circuit as Main Breaker for Panel

                                need a way for a branch breaker to serve as the main in a panelboard and allow it to connect on the oneline

                                2 votes
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                                • Find Unlooped Devices

                                  A function similar to “Find Uncircuited” that finds elements that are circuited but have not been looped – “Find Unlooped” or something of that nature. I often am at risk of missing a dedicated receptacle or single equipment connection that I circuited, but missed when I was going through the looping/home run process.

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                                  • Error Checking

                                    Provide a simple error checking routine that will look at panel loads and compare them to wire sizes and ratings of upstream breakers. This could be a simple table like voltage drop and fault currents where out of range values are shown in a different font type.

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                                    • Same equipment in multiple drawings or areas

                                      Right now I can put one-line devices on multiple drawings, but not equipment. Sometimes the equipment is so large such as a chiller that it needs to be seen on the site drawing at a different scale than the electrical plan view.

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                                      • 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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