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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. Add load column to receptacle schedule

    Add a column to the receptacle schedule to show the load on the receptacle.

    2 votes
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    • Indoor point-by-point calculations

      Add indoor point-by-point lighting calculations.

      18 votes
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      • Connect loops to fixtures on same switch first

        When inserting automatic loops, connect devices on a switch together first rather than mixing up the loops when multiple switches are on a circuit.

        6 votes
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        • Homerun Note

          Be able to add a note to a homerun callout.

          5 votes
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          • Define fixed load by phase

            When defining fixed load on a panel schedule allow entry of per phase loads on two and three phase circuits in stead of lumped loads, i.e., on 2-pole circuit be able specify a load for phase A and B on any of the demand categories.

            2 votes
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            • Outdoor point-by-point calculations

              Add outdoor point-by-point calculations for parking lot lighting.

              12 votes
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              • Label and Leader for Mechanical Equipment

                Add a label and leader for the callout to mechanical equipment.

                3 votes
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                • please add a new column to the lighting fixture schedule for "KELVIN"

                  ADD NEW COLUMN IN LIGHT FIXTURE SCHEDULE FOR "KELVIN"

                  6 votes
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                  • Support Paralleled Generators Connected to Switchboard

                    DM does not currently support more than one source on the Normal side of an ATS or the EM side of ATS, however larger I-2, I-3 occupancies generally have paralleled generators connected to a switchboard. This feature would avoid cumbersome work arounds.

                    11 votes
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                    • Calculate Fault at Disconnects

                      Be able to calculate the fault at equipment disconnects.

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                      • System capacity for mechanical equipment

                        It would be great if when entering the equipment you could enter system capacity; then when running the load calc, similarly to what DM offers for CFM, you could have Current BTUs and Required BTUs. This could be per zone.

                        6 votes
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                        • 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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                          • 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.

                                3 votes
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                                • Transfer Grilles for Air Balance Report

                                  Add a transfer grille option for return air so that you can use the balance report function on projects which use transfer grilles.

                                  21 votes
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                                  • Electrical Symbol Legend

                                    Add a Schedule of all blocks used in the project. This could be used a Symbol Legend for the Project.

                                    65 votes
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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.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Change breaker size in Panel Schedule based on Revit family parameter

                                        Change breaker size in Panel Schedule based on Revit family type parameter.

                                        28 votes
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                                        • Equipment in takeoffs

                                          Display equipment information in takeoffs. (Currently the equipment blocks are graphical only, mainly for 3D drafting).

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