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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 lumens, lamp depreciation, IES file name, and possibly mtg height (if it's constant) to the light fixture schedule.

    Add lumens, lamp depreciation, IES file name, and possibly mtg height (if it's constant) to the light fixture schedule.

    Would be useful when evaluating different lighting options. Also would make identifying input errors easier when swapping out IES files and lamp types.

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      0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
    • Allow equipment callouts to be specified per equipment group, instead of globally

      It would be a great help to be able to choose an equipment callout to be tied to each equipment group instead of a single global selection. We use a different equipment tag for Kitchen equipment, Mechanical equipment, Shop equipment, etc.

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      • Import Time Current Curves

        The ability to save and import a time current curve to be used in the arc flash calculations and to overlay the curves on a graph. Preferably to save these curves into a master database to have the ability to use the same curve on multiple projects

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          1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →

          This is implemented for DM Electrical 8.3.

          You are able to associate a file with the panel and easily view it while entering your arc-flash values.

          You can’t do anything more involved that displaying the file for now. You are still responsible for interpreting the file and determining the arcing times based upon the calculated arcing current.

        • Reverse Tick Marks

          Add a button to the "Insert Tick Marks" command to reverse the order of the tick marks in the dialog box.

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          • Remove callouts from equipment connections

            Be able to remove a callout from a single piece of equipment on the drawing.

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            • 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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              • Designmaster Electrical would run on Bricscad

                Thinking about Switching to Bricscad, would like for Design Master to support

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                    1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                  • Merge Circuits

                    Add the option to merge two circuits together.

                    One of the circuits would end up as a space with nothing connected to it, no fixed loads, and no locked breaker or wire sizes.

                    The other would have all of the devices that were originally connected to the two devices, the sum of the fixed loads from the two circuits, and all the fixed breaker and wire sizes from the two circuits.

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                    • Add sub-script option to Low-Voltage Devices

                      Add the subscript option to Low-Voltage Devices.

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                      • Link room numbers with panel schedules

                        Use the 'Room Number' field to specify where loads are located in the panel schedules. The 'Description' field in the panel would automatically be filled with the description linked to the load, then the room numbers. i.e. RECEPTACLE 105, 108, 110, 100 or LIGHTING 209, 210, 211, 212.

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                          3 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
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                            1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
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                              3 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                            • Equipment Loads

                              It would be convenient when creating equipment to enter loads using amps and let DM calculate the corresponding KVA value. Often manufacturers data includes only amperes at a given voltage and KVA must be manually calculated.

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                                1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                              • Copy IES files to project folder

                                When an IES file is assigned to a light fixture, I would like DM to copy the IES file into the project directory. If the original IES file is moved, the project is unaffected.

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                                  2 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                                • Maintain Tick Marks

                                  After circuits are inserted or circuit is modified in some way, the tick marks that were placed on multipole homerun circuits disappear and have to be re-inserted. It would be helpful for those tick marks to remain upon completion of circuit changes.

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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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                                    • Arc Flash Calculation

                                      Add arc flash calculations to Design Master Electrical.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                                      • Light Fixture Watts

                                        Include watts as a field in light fixtures. VA is used for panel schedules and load calculations. Watts is needed for energy calculations.

                                        9 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                                        • I wish REVIT MEP would do half the things you guys do!

                                          I wish REVIT MEP would do half the things you guys do! Have you talked Autodesk about a joint merger or something. REVIT is what were using but it doesn't do a laundry list of things. Auto-populating panels with correct breaker sizes and wires based upon NEC and company standards. Doesn't computer AIC/Fault based upon the criteria needed. Won't let me choose what circuit I want to use. On and on! I talk to the guys around here everyday and the $840 yr compared to $5000 is kicking REVIT's Butt! Please go teach them how we Engineers and Designers really…

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                                            5 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
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