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. Object Enabler for Navisworks

    Create an object enabler for Navisworks to allow the 3D ductwork, pipes, conduit, and cable tray to be viewed directly from the DWG without requiring it to be exported to an IFC file.

    11 votes
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    • Device Count

      I have noticed that when equipment connections use receptacles or toggle switches, these devices are not included in the device count on the respective device schedules. Can DM be modified to included these devices in the count? This issue has created some confusion on some projects.

      3 votes
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      • Diffuser Insertion at Corner (for Ceiling Grids)

        Have the option to insert diffusers at the corner of the diffuser, not the center. This change would assist in placing diffusers properly in ceiling grids.

        49 votes
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        • Fire Alarms

          Add better support for fire alarm system design.

          Various improvements related to this suggestion include:

          Add 12V, 14V, 16V, 18V and 24V DC device support for Fire Alarm Systems

          Change loads from KVA to mA or even VA. Two load types should be
          available, standby power and alarm power for each FA device.

          Add ability for wiring such as 24, 22, 18, 16, and 14 awg.

          Add ability to perform standby and alarm battery ampere-hour
          calculations.

          Display length, current, voltage, and voltage drop for each circuit.

          Have fire alarm panels with appropriate attributes, such as alarm time, standby time, battery…

          64 votes
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          • Photovoltaic Design

            Add features to support PV design, such as inverters, combiners, and a string calculator.

            7 votes
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            • Before & After Model

              Develop a simple way to build and manage a "before" and "after" model of an electrical distribution system for renovation and build-out projects.

              3 votes
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              • Add More Fields for Panel, Transformer, and Other One-Line Device Lists

                Add more fields, such as NEMA rating, and general schedule notes, for lists of one-line devices.

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                • Ability to differentiate diffuser of different systems in the diffuser schedule

                  Ability to differentiate diffuser of different systems in the diffuser schedule. i.e. turn on or off diffusers associated with New, existing and demo systems.

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                  • Copy distribution panels from job to job in multi-story buildings to serve lease space panels.

                    We do a lot of design work in multi-story buildings that require us to show distribution panels on one-lines with load info. Right now I have to create the DPin each job. I would like to be able to copy from job to job with existing loads.

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                    • 1 vote
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                      • New / Existing Pipe Connection Graphics

                        When connecting a new waste pipe to an existing pipe, draw the chamfer between the two using the new layer system (not the existing layer system as it currently does).

                        5 votes
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                        • Edit Multiple Types of Devices

                          Create an "Edit Multiple" command to works on all types of devices. Include only attributes that are common to all types of devices: layer system, elevation.

                          5 votes
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                          • Allow the option to add circuiting to fixture callout

                            Allow the option to put the circuit number or control designation in the bottom of the fixture callout in place of the lamp info.

                            1 vote
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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.

                              29 votes
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                              • 32 votes
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                                • Add the capability to make a note in panel schedules for special circuit breakers - HACR, SWD, etc.

                                  Would make sense to add a note field in the equipment connection creation form or in the circuiting form to tag individual breakers with specific requirements, possibly with a superscript which refers to a box of notes attached to the bottom of the schedule.

                                  168 votes
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                                  • Add a "match circuit" command.

                                    Make the "Select Circuit from Drawing <" button a command that can be typed into the command line. After this command has been run, do not show the Circuiting window, instead go immediately to "Circuit Devices <". The user can then continue to circuit additional devices to the circuit they selected. A double right click would bring up the Circuiting window or the user could escape out of the command without showing the window.

                                    26 votes
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                                    • Make all Panel/Device selections drop downs

                                      Some windows allow you to choose a panel or device (receptacle, lvd, light, etc) by a drop down box. Others require you to slowly click next/previous. It would be great if all the next/previous windows were converted to the drop down box.

                                      I feel the benefits are pretty obvious.

                                      1 vote
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                                      • 11 votes
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                                        • Provide a default voltage for the panels in a project.

                                          Add a check box to set the voltage for a building. If a building is 120/240, then checking a box will set the default for panels, equipment, etc to 120/240v instead of 120/2083p4w.

                                          4 votes
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