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. 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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    • 33 votes
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      • Add a "match circuit" command.

        Make the "Select Circuit from Drawing <" button a command that can be typed into the command line. After this command has been run, do not show the Circuiting window, instead go immediately to "Circuit Devices <". The user can then continue to circuit additional devices to the circuit they selected. A double right click would bring up the Circuiting window or the user could escape out of the command without showing the window.

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        • 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.

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          • 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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            • 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.

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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 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.

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                    • 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.

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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • Specify fault at upstream device

                            Be able to specify the fault at the upstream device, rather than at the current device. This feature would be useful when you want to specify the fault at the utility transformer but it is not included in the Revit model.

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                            • Button to reset equipment creation dialog to default values

                              When you create equipment, the information from the last piece of equipment is remembered and filled in. Add a "Reset to Defaults" button to the create equipment dialog box that would clear the information and reset it to its original state.

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                              • Include "1" before single ground and neutral wires

                                Add an option to include a "1" in the wire callout before single ground and neutral wires. Currently the wire size is listed with no count before it.

                                Current wire callout:
                                1/2"C, 1#12, #12N, #12G

                                New wire callout:
                                1/2"C, 1#12, 1#12N, 1#12G

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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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                                        • Minimum panel clearance width

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

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