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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. Duct and pipe demolition

    Convert existing ductwork and piping layer to demolition.

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    • Copy equipment connections in equipment group

      When you copy an equipment group, copy all of the equipment connections in it, too. (Currently the group is copied and the group settings, but not the actual pieces of equipment in the group.)

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      • Variable Custom Pressure Drop in Ductwork

        Be able to specify a pressure drop in the ductwork that changes based upon the airflow in the ductwork.

        We currently allow you to lock a specific pressure drop but it does not change as the design changes. Instead lock an equivalent duct length or something similar that would change based upon the airflow.

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        • Update impedances based upon conduit material

          Be able to automatically update the impedance in a wire based upon the conduit material type.

          Currently you have to create a separate wire configuration for each conduit material type.

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          • Specify fault at upstream device

            Be able to specify the fault at the upstream device, rather than at the current device. This feature would be useful when you want to specify the fault at the utility transformer but it is not included in the Revit model.

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            • 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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              • 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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                • More custom load types

                  Add 3 more custom load types.

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                  • Right click when entering Duct Labels to Rotate Label

                    Similar to how you can right click to add leader lines when labeling diffusers, it would be helpful to be able to right click duct labels to rotate them instead of making this a two step process. Also, rotating it would remove the arrow that sometimes accompanies the duct label.

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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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                      • Layer Control Commands for Photometrics

                        It would be nice if you could add layer control commands for the associated photometric calculation layers (both general and egress) to turn them on and off like you have for room layers and duct centerlines. The boundaries, foot candles and contours can really clutter up the drawing. Also make it so that when you need to run a general or egress calculation the respective layers will turn back on automatically.

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                        • Load Calculations for Welders

                          Add support for calculating loads based upon NEC 630 Electric Welders.

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                          • Be able to move light fixture callout during fixture insertion

                            After inserting a light fixture, prompt for the location of the light fixture callout. This feature exists for the callout style that is not directly linked to the fixture. The request is to make it work for callouts that are part of the fixture.

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                            • Wrap wire size text on panel schedules

                              Add the ability for wire size callouts on the panel schedule to wrap if they get too long, similar to how circuit description wrap.

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                              • Change Circuit without Removing Loops

                                Be able to change the circuit a device is on and not remove the loops connected to it.

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                                • Diversify zone airflow based upon people diversity

                                  When a VAV zone has people diversity specified, update the zone airflow. Currently, the zone load is updated, but the airflow is not.

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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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                                    • Load on circuit by type

                                      Display load assigned to each load type on a circuit.

                                      Note that this would be implemented as total load on the circuit for each type. It would not be broken down by phase.

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                                      • Button to reset equipment creation dialog to default values

                                        When you create equipment, the information from the last piece of equipment is remembered and filled in. Add a "Reset to Defaults" button to the create equipment dialog box that would clear the information and reset it to its original state.

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                                        • Redefine Panel Schedule Blocks

                                          Add a command to automatically erase and reinsert panel schedules so that attribute locations are updated correctly.

                                          Currently, you have to manually erase the schedule, redefine the block, and reinsert the schedule.

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