Design Master Wish List

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.

    26 votes
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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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                • 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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                  • 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.

                    64 votes
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                    • 1 vote
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                      • 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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                        • 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.

                          3 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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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • Fire Alarms

                                    Add better support for fire alarm system design.

                                    Various improvements related to this suggestion include:

                                    Add 12V, 14V, 16V, 18V and 24V DC device support for Fire Alarm Systems

                                    Change loads from KVA to mA or even VA. Two load types should be
                                    available, standby power and alarm power for each FA device.

                                    Add ability for wiring such as 24, 22, 18, 16, and 14 awg.

                                    Add ability to perform standby and alarm battery ampere-hour
                                    calculations.

                                    Display length, current, voltage, and voltage drop for each circuit.

                                    Have fire alarm panels with appropriate attributes, such as alarm time, standby time, battery…

                                    63 votes
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                                    • Takeoffs: Separate Overhead and Underground Wires

                                      For takeoffs, provide a way to separate overhead and underground wires and provide lengths for each type.

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                                      • Add a "match circuit" command.

                                        Make the "Select Circuit from Drawing <" button a command that can be typed into the command line. After this command has been run, do not show the Circuiting window, instead go immediately to "Circuit Devices <". The user can then continue to circuit additional devices to the circuit they selected. A double right click would bring up the Circuiting window or the user could escape out of the command without showing the window.

                                        26 votes
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                                        • 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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