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. Metric

    Support drawings with metric base units.

    14 votes
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    • Background Mask for Text

      Have a mask on all the text inserted with Design Master that will hide anything on the drawing behind it to make it easier to read.

      22 votes
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      • VAV Box Schedule

        Create a schedule of VAV boxes, similar to the diffuser schedule.

        61 votes
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          1 comment  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →

          We are considering this for DM HVAC 7.1. Additional information about what you would like the schedule to look like would be helpful, either in the comments or emailed to us.

          In particular, examples of schedules you currently use would help a lot. I prefer Excel or DWG format over PDF if possible!

        • Add spell check option for schedules.

          ACAD spell check does not update Design Master Schedules. ACAD spell check needs to be run every time a schedule is updated.

          11 votes
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          • password protect the master database to prevent accidental changes

            It is too easy for anyone to select "Copy to Master" and make a mess of the master database.

            4 votes
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            • SI units

              SIngle button to change from IP to SI in a drawing.

              7 votes
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              • Copy and Increment Across Drawings

                Improve the "Copy and Increment" command to work across drawings. Make it easier to move everything from one panel to a different panel on the copied devices.

                4 votes
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                • Show conduit runs with schedules

                  Be able to show conduits feeder runs on their own layer with up and down riser symbols. Then be able to create a conduit schedule.

                  5 votes
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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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