Design Master Wish List

The current releases are DM Electrical RT 1.4, DM Electrical 8.6, 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 2.0, DM Electrical 8.7, 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. Features marked as "Planned" will be available in these releases.


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  1. Load Type Schedule Designation

    Add a distribution schedule customization attribute that can be added to panel schedules as an additional column to show load type(s) that are connected to each circuit, preferably letter abbreviation designations for each load type. (Heating would be 'H', Lighting would be 'L', Motor loads 'M' etc...)

    8 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Locked Values Report

    Create a report of all values that are locked, overridden, or otherwise changed from the default value by the user.

    2 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Edit Multiple - Instance Edit

    Enable editing multiple instances with the Instance Edit functionality, similar to Edit Multiple in AutoCAD.

    Use case: You have a line of 10 motors and the mechanical designer decides that they need to bump up 5 hp.

    Current workflow: Instance edit one at a time or delete and start from scratch.

    Desired workflow: Multiple Instance Edit to change MCA and MOCP.

    1 vote

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  4. Spare Breakers on One-Line Diagram

    Automatically insert spare breakers on the one-line diagram.

    1 vote

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    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Balance Loads on Panels

    Add a command to automatically balance the loads on a panel.

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  6. Size Motor Disconnect using NEC 430.110

    Add a feature to size and label motor disconnects.

    NEC 430.110 calls for 115% of the full-load current rating of the motor.

    We could also include an option to require the disconnect to be at least as large of the OCPD rating of the circuit.

    Also an option for a specific size selected by the user.

    And an option for a specific custom value if you want to indicate something such as "With unit" or "Not required".

    Finally, a list of acceptable sizes to use for the disconnect. A default list of standard sizes would be included but you could…

    1 vote

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  7. Grounding Electrode Conductor for Transformers

    Size and label the grounding electrode conductor (GEC) for transformers based on NEC 250.66.

    4 votes

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  8. Match receptacle note locations for similar devices with equal rotation

    Once receptacles are laid out and circuited, much of my time is then spent matching the note locations of the circuit numbers so that they dont end up on the wrong side of the wall. The "Match note locations" works well however I have to use this command individually on devices that are rotated the same way. It would be a HUGE time saver to "Match note locations for similar devices at same rotation". Most receptacles end up at a 0,90,180,270 rotation angle so being able to select the similar devices with that exact rotation angle and then match the…

    2 votes

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  9. Display Single Equipment Instance in List for Each Equipment Callout

    The equipment list currently displays all equipment in a group. The list can be longer than necessary if there are multiple similar pieces of equipment in the list.

    Add a "Display one row per unique equipment callout" toggle to the "Insert Equipment List". If multiple pieces of equipment have the same callout, they would be collapsed to a single row.

    For the columns, if the information is same for all the equipment, the common information would be listed. If the information was different, the different values would somehow all be included in the column so that no information was lost.

    1 vote

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  10. DM Plumbing - Tool to connect a fixture to a pipe directly beneath the fixture.

    Tool to connect a fixture to a pipe directly beneath the fixture. There currently is no such tool. HVAC has a bottom diffuser connection counterpart. Plumbing needs one too!

    1 vote

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  11. Option to not round GRD CFM

    DM currently rounds CFM's of GRD's to nearest 5 CFM. I request an option to not have any rounding applied.

    1 vote

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  12. Change default circuit callout

    Add an option for the default circuit callout inserted on the drawing when connecting a device to a panel. Currently it always lists the full circuit callout of panel name and circuit number (P-1).

    1 vote

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  13. Automatically generate one-line diagram in Revit based on distribution system.

    Automation is a must! It's all about efficiency to allow more time to focus on aesthetics and functionality, the things that really matter to clients.

    I would not see this as a reverse workflow. Many times I will place panels in the model prior to drafting a one-line.

    4 votes

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  14. Match Runout size to GRD Neck Size Automatically (without running CALC)

    Would you please consider an option to size the runout the same as the diffuser connection, without having to use the CALC function? That feature would be a big timesaver!

    1 vote

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  15. i would like a pop up cheat sheet for motors/amps and wires amps

    i would like a pop up cheat sheet for motors/amps and wires amps

    1 vote

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  16. 1 vote

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  17. 1 vote

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  18. 1 vote

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  19. Automate Circuiting Process

    Automatically connect devices placed in Revit model to electrical panels.

    1 vote

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  20. Net Occupiable Floor Area

    Most codes determine ventilation air based on "Net Occupiable Area" and not the actual room area. It would be nice to have a feature added that would allow for the net occupiable area be added at the room dialogue level (either by inputting the value or setting it as a percent of the room area) and be utilized in calculating the ventilation air.

    1 vote

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