Design Master Wish List

The current releases are DM Electrical RT 1.3, DM Electrical 8.5, 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 1.4, DM Electrical 8.6, 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. More MCC Stater Sizes

    Is it possible to modify the list of standard starter sizes to include VFD, Soft Switch, etc? Or even to choose 'None' and just type it in the Description field?

    I've used the ddedit command on the MCC schedule inserted into the drawing to manually modify it, but if anybody does a coordination this will be lost.

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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Minimum panel clearance width

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

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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. lighting report

    Provide a check box in the Building Room dialog box to NOT include the room in the lighting report.

    I have a job where I need room names to generate the names for the receptacle circuits in the panel schedule, but don't want the rooms to show up in the Indoor Lighting Levels report.

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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Highlight Duct Sizes That Changed After Resizing Ductwork

    For large sprawling duct systems it is difficult to monitor all the duct sizes that change. When you calculate and redraw a single branch, all the ducts are erased and redrawn. This makes it difficult to know which duct sizes changed and which stayed the same.

    18 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Provide Minumum air flow calculations

    If the minimum air flow is set in the calculation bases on a parameter such as air change rate, cfm/sq ft or a set cfm it would be nice to have that as a column in the calculation output.

    5 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Add More Fields for Panel, Transformer, and Other One-Line Device Lists

    Add more fields, such as NEMA rating, and general schedule notes, for lists of one-line devices.

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  7. 32 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  3 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Provide a default voltage for the panels in a project.

    Add a check box to set the voltage for a building. If a building is 120/240, then checking a box will set the default for panels, equipment, etc to 120/240v instead of 120/2083p4w.

    4 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  2 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Circuit and Move Note in one step

    Often when circuiting I find the location DM puts the label is very poor. It would be nice if after inserting the circuit I could move the circuit text without having to stop the circuiting action, move the text, then start the circuiting action again.

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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Link to PDF File

    In the various DM schedules (light fixtures, receptacles, diffuser, etc), add the option to link the entry to a PDF file. The PDF could be opened from the schedule, or there could be an option to include it as a hyperlink on the device so it can be opened from the AutoCAD drawing.

    8 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Equipment Circuit Length in Schedule

    Add new column to the equipment schedule that would display the length of the branch circuit.

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  12. Display Equipment Disconnect Ratings on Drawing

    Display the rating of the disconnect and the rating of the fused on the drawing adjacent to the disconnect symbol.

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  13. Swap & Copy Circuits

    When copying circuits in the swap and copy dialog, multipole breakers do not copy to the new location as multipole breakers, they copy as single pole. It appears that you have to set the number of poles and their positions in the circuiting dialog before starting the copy/swap routine.

    45 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  6 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Make the note fields for panels and switchboard larger and editable

    We need the note fields for Panels and Switchboards to be larger and editable like the Description, Model, and Note fields in the Light Fixture Project Schedule.

    33 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  2 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Rotate Equipment ID Tags

    Presently the equipment ID tag reverts to "world" orientation whenever it is moved or when you coordinate data base. Please make it subject to rotate text command, such that it stays in the orientation selected.

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    low effort to implement  ·  2 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Add an attribute for panel schedule

    Add an attribute that adds the odd circuit and the even circuit in a panel schedule, i.e. circuits 1 & 2, circuits 3 & 4, etc., and be able to put that attribute in the phase block of the panel schedule.

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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. IMC Ventilation Schedule

    Create a ventilation schedule that corresponds to what is required by the IMC.

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  18. Customize Label for Neutral and Ground in Feeder Callout

    Be able to customize the "N" and "G" label in feeder callouts to different text. Likely you would change it to "NEUTRAL" and "GROUND", but give you the option to choose whatever you would like.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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