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. 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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    • 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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      • 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.

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        • 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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          • 32 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.

              26 votes
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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.

                4 votes
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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.

                    8 votes
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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.

                          45 votes
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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.

                            33 votes
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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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                                • IMC Ventilation Schedule

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

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                                  • 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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                                    • 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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                                      • 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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                                        • 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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