Design Master Wish List

The current releases are DM Electrical RT 1.3, DM Electrical 8.5, 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 1.4, DM Electrical 8.6, 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. Link to PDF File

    In the various DM schedules (light fixtures, receptacles, diffuser, etc), add the option to link the entry to a PDF file. The PDF could be opened from the schedule, or there could be an option to include it as a hyperlink on the device so it can be opened from the AutoCAD drawing.

    8 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Metric

    Support drawings with metric base units.

    14 votes
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    high effort to implement  ·  4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Generic Schedule Creator

    Have a way to create a generic schedule. The schedule will be informational purposes only, but it will be generated the same way as the other DM schedules so it will look the same.

    52 votes
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    medium effort to implement  ·  4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Background Mask for Text

    Have a mask on all the text inserted with Design Master that will hide anything on the drawing behind it to make it easier to read.

    22 votes
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    high effort to implement  ·  3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. password protect the master database to prevent accidental changes

    It is too easy for anyone to select "Copy to Master" and make a mess of the master database.

    6 votes
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    high effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Add spell check option for schedules.

    ACAD spell check does not update Design Master Schedules. ACAD spell check needs to be run every time a schedule is updated.

    11 votes
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  7. SI units

    SIngle button to change from IP to SI in a drawing.

    7 votes
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  8. Make schedules sortable by different fields

    Be able to sort schedules by different fields instead of just the default field.

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  9. Add justification options to DM labels

    Be able to have labels set to right justified or bottom justified, rather than always being top-left justified. This way they will update correctly when the value changes during the design.

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  10. Different Layers for Schedule Headers

    Be able to set a different layer for the schedule header and subheaders.

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  11. Add button to "Select block" dialog boxes to open block customization

    Add a button in the "Select block" dialog boxes to open the block customization dialog box.

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