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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. Diffuser Airflow Patterns

    HVAC diffusers have air flow patterns much like light fixtures have photometric patterns.

    Air Diffuser manufacturers supply the pattern shapes and provide the distances in feet for airflow velocities at 150FPM, 100FPM and 50FPM for heating and cooling.

    Is there a way you can give the DM user the ability to insert their own airflow pattern (through a formatted file input) with contour lines similar to DM photo metrics?

    This would be DM's start into Computational Fluid Dynamics.

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    • Insert Load Calculation Output on Drawing

      Insert the load calculation schedules on the drawing.

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      • Add Static Regain that balances duct system correctly

        Current Static Regain calculation does not seem to calc and size ducts to balance system. The static regain should balance the system where the ducts split.

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          • 28 votes
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            • Export to eQuest or DOE2.2

              Be able to export building load information to eQuest or DOE2.2 using gbXML for energy modeling purposes, such as ASHRAE 90.1, LEED, and Title 24.

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              • VAV Box Schedule

                Create a schedule of VAV boxes, similar to the diffuser schedule.

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                  1 comment  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →

                  We are considering this for DM HVAC 7.1. Additional information about what you would like the schedule to look like would be helpful, either in the comments or emailed to us.

                  In particular, examples of schedules you currently use would help a lot. I prefer Excel or DWG format over PDF if possible!

                • Equipment airflow available

                  Set the available CFM for a piece of equipment. If this value changes, update the airflow assigned in the downstream ducts.

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