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. Calculate Fault at Equipment Connections

    Be able to mark equipment connections to be included in the fault calculation.

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    • Electrical elevation label

      Create a label that will display the elevation of a device and update automatically when the elevation changes.

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      • 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.

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        • Print Full Panel Schedules to 8.5x11 Sheets

          Print full panel schedules, exactly as shown on the drawing, to a printer using 8.5x11 paper.

          One specific use for these panel schedules would be to be submitted to Labor and Industries in Washington state for review.

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          • Add "Clear Circuit" Button Back to "Circuiting" Dialog Box

            Add the "Clear Circuit" command back to the "Circuiting" dialog box. This button will set all the breaker and branch circuit sizing options back to "Size Automatically", set all the fixed loads to "0", and set the circuit descriptions to be blank.

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            • Default Groups

              Have the ability to define a default device group name. In multi-phase projects it would be helpful to be able to set a group name as the default instead of having DM go to the "General" group.

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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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                • ADD SECURITY SYMBOLS TO LV OPTIONS

                  DOOR STRIKE/DOOR CONTACT
                  CAMERA
                  MOTION SENSOR
                  CARD READER
                  KEYPAD

                  JUST A FEW EXAMPLES...

                  3 votes
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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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                    • Voltage Drop in Equipment Schedule

                      Add "Voltage Drop" as a column to the equipment schedule. Would list the branch circuit voltage drop to a each piece of equipment in the schedule.

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                      • Add load column to receptacle schedule

                        Add a column to the receptacle schedule to show the load on the receptacle.

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                        • Display Equipment Disconnect Ratings on Drawing

                          Display the rating of the disconnect and the rating of the fused on the drawing adjacent to the disconnect symbol.

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                          • Command to Automatically Turn Photometric Layers On and Off

                            It would be nice to have ribbon menu icon commands to turn the photometric layers on and off as well as automatically turn the respective layer back on after doing a recalc of either general or egress lighting.

                            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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                              • Rotate Equipment ID Tags

                                Presently the equipment ID tag reverts to "world" orientation whenever it is moved or when you coordinate data base. Please make it subject to rotate text command, such that it stays in the orientation selected.

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                                • Export Light Fixture Watts to Excel

                                  Export the Energy Code Settings->Watts field from the light fixture schedule to Excel using the DM Electrical Excel Add-in.

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                                  • Use commas or spaces to separate voltage, #poles, #wires ect for equipment callouts

                                    Currently information on the equipment call out is all grouped together without separation. We have had this requested several times by our clients who would like this changed on our drawings. To currently meet this request we are spending to much time adjusting these individually.

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                                    • Custom Transformer Impedance and XR Ratio

                                      Be able to create a custom table of impedance and XR ratio values for transformers based upon the kVA. Currently the default values are fixed. If you always use different values, you have to manually change them every time.

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                                      • Customizable tick marks

                                        DesignMaster currently supports the following tick marks during an "Insert tick mark" operation:

                                        - Hots
                                        - Neutral
                                        - Ground
                                        - Iso ground
                                        - Switch leg
                                        - Traveller
                                        - Space

                                        We'd like the option to include customizable tick marks in addition to the ones already implemented above. For example, we include tick marks for low voltage cabling used to dim luminaries on our drawings.

                                        I imagine the customization being performed through Design Master Electrical Options under the "Tick Mark Blocks" section. There'd be a "Customized tick mark 1 name" option and another option called "Customized tick mark 1 block". These customized…

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                                        • Equipment Panel Description

                                          In the Panel Description dropdown, add "Equipment Callout + Description" to the list, in addition to "Same as Equipment Callout" and "Custom".

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