Design Master Wish List

The current releases are DM Electrical RT 1.4, DM Electrical 8.6, 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 2.0, DM Electrical 8.7, 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. Features marked as "Planned" will be available in these releases.


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  1. 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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  2. More MCC Stater Sizes

    Is it possible to modify the list of standard starter sizes to include VFD, Soft Switch, etc? Or even to choose 'None' and just type it in the Description field?

    I've used the ddedit command on the MCC schedule inserted into the drawing to manually modify it, but if anybody does a coordination this will be lost.

    3 votes
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  3. lighting report

    Provide a check box in the Building Room dialog box to NOT include the room in the lighting report.

    I have a job where I need room names to generate the names for the receptacle circuits in the panel schedule, but don't want the rooms to show up in the Indoor Lighting Levels report.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

    22 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Number Circuits Sequentially in Panels

    Allow panels to have the circuits in them numbered sequentially, rather than split odd and even.

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  9. Device Count

    I have noticed that when equipment connections use receptacles or toggle switches, these devices are not included in the device count on the respective device schedules. Can DM be modified to included these devices in the count? This issue has created some confusion on some projects.

    3 votes
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  10. Photovoltaic Design

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

    7 votes
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  11. Before & After Model

    Develop a simple way to build and manage a "before" and "after" model of an electrical distribution system for renovation and build-out projects.

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  12. 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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  13. Copy distribution panels from job to job in multi-story buildings to serve lease space panels.

    We do a lot of design work in multi-story buildings that require us to show distribution panels on one-lines with load info. Right now I have to create the DPin each job. I would like to be able to copy from job to job with existing loads.

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  15. Edit Multiple Types of Devices

    Create an "Edit Multiple" command to works on all types of devices. Include only attributes that are common to all types of devices: layer system, elevation.

    5 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Make all Panel/Device selections drop downs

    Some windows allow you to choose a panel or device (receptacle, lvd, light, etc) by a drop down box. Others require you to slowly click next/previous. It would be great if all the next/previous windows were converted to the drop down box.

    I feel the benefits are pretty obvious.

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  18. 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.

    4 votes
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  19. 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.

    4 votes
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  20. 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?

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