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. Calculate Fault at Disconnects

    Be able to calculate the fault at equipment disconnects.

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    • Export Light Fixture Watts to Excel

      Export the Energy Code Settings->Watts field from the light fixture schedule to Excel using the DM Electrical Excel Add-in.

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      • Homerun from non-circuited devices

        We'd like an option to manually homerun from devices that lack a circuit. For example, we frequently connect switched receptacles to relays controlled by occupancy sensors, so we'd like to show our homeruns to start at that relay as opposed to a receptacle. We also currently show lighting homeruns commencing at relays for the same reason.

        We'd still like to be able to select devices whose circuits we want to include in the homerun.

        10 votes
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        • Calculate Fault at Equipment Connections

          Be able to mark equipment connections to be included in the fault calculation.

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          • Voltage Drop in Equipment Schedule

            Add "Voltage Drop" as a column to the equipment schedule. Would list the branch circuit voltage drop to a each piece of equipment in the schedule.

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            • Remove "DM HVAC", "DM Elec", and "DM Plumb" from AutoCAD window titlebar

              Remove "DM HVAC", "DM Elec", and "DM Plumb" from AutoCAD window titlebar.

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              • Light Fixture Settings - Different Blocks

                The ability to define an egress fixture as the same fixture/block as the normal fixtures, with an option to turn a hatch on/off to differentiate. Similar to in Revit, where you can set an instance parameter and check it to turn fixtures into the egress blocks. The fixture type stays the same, only the visible block changes.

                27 votes
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                • Custom Transformer Impedance and XR Ratio

                  Be able to create a custom table of impedance and XR ratio values for transformers based upon the kVA. Currently the default values are fixed. If you always use different values, you have to manually change them every time.

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                  • Change default "max depth" setting for ductwork

                    Add an option for the default "max depth" value that is used when you insert a new duct. Currently it always starts at 24 and you have to remember to change it if you want something different.

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                    • 7 votes
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                      • Customizable tick marks

                        DesignMaster currently supports the following tick marks during an "Insert tick mark" operation:

                        - Hots
                        - Neutral
                        - Ground
                        - Iso ground
                        - Switch leg
                        - Traveller
                        - Space

                        We'd like the option to include customizable tick marks in addition to the ones already implemented above. For example, we include tick marks for low voltage cabling used to dim luminaries on our drawings.

                        I imagine the customization being performed through Design Master Electrical Options under the "Tick Mark Blocks" section. There'd be a "Customized tick mark 1 name" option and another option called "Customized tick mark 1 block". These customized…

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                        • Add "Panel Neutral" in Revit MEP

                          Add "Panel Neutral" as a parameter to panels in Revit MEP.

                          Options for neutral would be:
                          50%
                          100%
                          133%
                          200%
                          None

                          This value would be a shared parameter for scheduling purposes. It would not be used in any calculations.

                          3 votes
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                          • Change Room Names from the Zone Tree or Floor Tree

                            Be able to right click or slow-double-click on a room name in the Zone Tree or Floor Tree to be able to change it

                            15 votes
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                            • Use commas or spaces to separate voltage, #poles, #wires ect for equipment callouts

                              Currently information on the equipment call out is all grouped together without separation. We have had this requested several times by our clients who would like this changed on our drawings. To currently meet this request we are spending to much time adjusting these individually.

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                              • Redundant Ground

                                Add "Redundant Ground" as an option for receptacles. Would add an additional ground wire to the tick marks and add an "RG" or similar label to the receptacle itself.

                                10 votes
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                                • Add "Clear Circuit" Button Back to "Circuiting" Dialog Box

                                  Add the "Clear Circuit" command back to the "Circuiting" dialog box. This button will set all the breaker and branch circuit sizing options back to "Size Automatically", set all the fixed loads to "0", and set the circuit descriptions to be blank.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • ADD SECURITY SYMBOLS TO LV OPTIONS

                                    DOOR STRIKE/DOOR CONTACT
                                    CAMERA
                                    MOTION SENSOR
                                    CARD READER
                                    KEYPAD

                                    JUST A FEW EXAMPLES...

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Luminaire energy code settings should default to "input VA" for Watts & "schedule descrip." for description

                                      This would save two extra input steps in most cases. You could still click into the box to edit the Watts and Description.

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                                      • 'Capped Ductwork for Future Use' command

                                        This is similar to the 'end cap' command, but would draw a 'capped for future use' symbol on the end of a duct branch.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Equipment Disconnect NEMA Rating

                                          Add "Disconnect NEMA Size" and "Disconnect NEMA Enclosure" as attributes to equipment connections.

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