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...)

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  2. Grounding Electrode Conductor for Transformers

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

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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).

    3 votes
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  5. 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!

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  6. 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

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  9. 3 votes
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  10. Automate Circuiting Process

    Automatically connect devices placed in Revit model to electrical panels.

    3 votes
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  11. 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.

    3 votes
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  12. 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.

    6 votes
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  13. Individual Customization Settings Import/Export

    At times I just want to push some changes I made, say to the wire ampacities, to our template from a project. However, I am always concerned that other settings my be incidentally changed since the import/export is all or nothing.

    Providing a dialog to select what gets imported/exported or providing import/export in the individual dialogs would be helpful. I think the former would be preferred.

    6 votes
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  14. Ability to add multiple set of conductor in a single conduit

    Example:
    For 400A feeder:
    (2) 3"C, 3-250kcmil AL, 250kcmil AL N, #1 AL G
    (1) 4"C, 6-400kcmil AL, 2-400kcmil AL N, #1 AL G

    Instead of each set take (1) conduit, would be good to get multiple set into a single conduit. This is mainly because installing (1) 4" conduit is cheaper than (2) 3" conduits.

    3 votes
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  15. DC arc flash

    Incorporate DC Arc Flash calculations. A lot of design work now has an element of renewable energy devices - solar, wind, etc. And many of those have battery 'peak shaving' capability. Being able to calculate both AC and DC arc flash given the electrical model will provide a one-stop-shop for arc flash. I would not rely so heavily on SKM. Thanks!

    2 votes
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  16. Adjust Transformer Taps

    Be able to adjust transformer taps to take care of voltage drop.

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  17. It will be good to add duct size(width&Height or diameter) in "Duct pressure drop report" of HVAC.

    I've been using HVAC program to confirm weather other designers designed well or not, give an options to change his or her design and report these. So, it is essential to show which part's shall be changed in report. Fortunately, "duct length" can be included by checking option box.

    3 votes
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  18. Integrate functionality of DM into AutoCAD Electrical

    This add-on would be great in AutoCAD Electrical, where each device that is added by DM would be smart components within AutoCAD Electrical.

    3 votes
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  19. Importing panel schedules from previous projects

    We do a lot of repeat projects for clients and it would be nice to be able to import panel schedules (including circuiting and loading) from previous projects into a new project. These loads could be converted to fixed loads since the two projects would use different databases. This way we could better keep track of circuiting/loads and when the latter project are completed, the panel schedules would be more accurate.

    3 votes
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  20. I would like to be able to select a circuit number and highlight a device and draw a homerun, i.e. dedicated circuits, equipment, etc.

    This would avoid the more cumbersome 2 step process
    1. circuit device
    2. draw homerun

    Depending on the job there are can be lots of dedicated circuits and/or pieces of equipment...

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