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. Device information on hover

    When you hover (or float) your mouse over a DM device, display information about that device in a tooltip.

    For DM Electrical, possible information would include callout and circuit number

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      high effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Define data base location in directory other than project directory.

      Give us the ability to specify directory location for the project data base rather than being forced to have the data base in the project directory. In a multi-tenant project if each tenant space is in a separate sub-directory you have to copy the building master data base to each sub-directory in order to work on that space. It is difficult to keep track of which tenant space has the most up to date project data base. In an earlier version of Designmaster, we had the ability to look for the data base in a directory above the specific project…

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        high effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Schedules

        Having the ability to adjust the width of a schedule in the drawing model, instead of the schedule toolbox.

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        • enable object snap for Move Note

          Nitpicky feature, but it would be nice to be able to use the object snaps when moving notes so they can be more easily lined up.

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            high effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Electrical + HVAC for Revit in German with german norms

            We have a large Building design Industrie. And all Arch and Eng companies are now changing from AutoCad to Revit but there is no good Software on the market for engineers to calculate electrical or HVAC Systems. An app for Revit for both will make it all better and faster. The potential could be in the millions.

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            • Device Customization blocks subfolders

              Many of our projects require custom device blocks. We also have blocks for US standards, European standards, Middle Eastern standards, etc. The Customization folder is a mess. It would be nice if DM searched this selected folder and all of it's subfolders for it's blocks without having to add them each to AutoCAD's support paths.

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              • put alternating shading on successive rows in outputted html tables/reports

                For example, when I print an HVAC load calculation report, the many row entries can be difficult to follow visually across the screen. This obviously won't be useful in absolutely every case, but an option to have a little bgcolor="#EEEEEE" every other line would be awesome.

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                • 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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                  • Edit multiple devices--select from list

                    When editing multiple devices, be able to select from a list in addition to being able to select from the drawing. Equipment currently works this way. Expand it to other types of devices.

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                    • 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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                      • Different Layers for Schedule Headers

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

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