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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. Edit multiple devices--select from list

    When editing multiple devices, be able to select from a list in addition to being able to select from the drawing. Equipment currently works this way. Expand it to other types of devices.

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    • Add a sort by circuit id, then by callout to Project Explorer

      Many times on complicated drawings I have a circuit that feeds multiple floors of devices or large areas. When I do Find Circuit, DM will zoom way out, highlight all the devices, and put lines to them. As soon as I try to find those far away circuits the lines disappear and then I start the needle in the hay stack look. If I has sort by circuit id, then callout I could see all the devices and then select find on each device of that circuit till I select the one in question since it creates a line that…

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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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          • 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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              • Insert pipe symbols on ends of vertical pipes in isometric

                These pipe symbols would be used to represent clean outs, floor drains, and other things like that.

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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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                  • 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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                    • Minimum panel clearance width

                      For panels smaller than 30" width, increase the panel clearance width to 30" automatically.

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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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                        • Tick Marks on Switches in Parallel

                          Handle tick marks on switches in parallel correctly.

                          One use for this is multiple occupancy sensors in which case if any one switch is on the lights will be one. Each switch requires a hot and neutral as well as the switched leg.

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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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                            • When inserting circuited equipment on a drawing, do not insert a homerun

                              When inserting a piece of equipment on a drawing that is connected to a circuit, the homerun is inserted, too. Add a checkbox to the insert equipment dialog box to allow you to insert the equipment with a circuit label but no homerun.

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                              • Equipment Disconnect Highlight Blocks

                                Support highlight blocks for equipment disconnects. (Highlights are the blocks that allow you to use a second color in blocks.)

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                                • More custom load types

                                  Add 3 more custom load types.

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                                  • Duct and pipe demolition

                                    Convert existing ductwork and piping layer to demolition.

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                                      • Custom circuit description for spaces with no breakers

                                        Have a custom circuit description that is automatically used when the breaker size is set to "None" for a circuit.

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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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