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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. Copy Room

    Be able to copy a room already inserted on the drawing.

    24 votes
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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
    • Transformer and Other One-Line Device Schedule

      Create a schedule like the light fixture or equipment schedule that lists all of the transformers, panels, or other one-line devices in a project.

      19 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
      • Equipment Connections with Shared Definitions

        Create a way to schedule equipment similar to light fixtures or receptacles so that you have multiple instances of one type of equipment. Often a piece of equipment appears multiple times in a project. This feature will make it easier to update when the definition of the equipment changes.

        6 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →

          We implemented what we hope covers the spirit of this request in DM Electrical 8.3. Rather than make shared definitions, we decided to make it possible (and easy) to change multiple pieces of equipment at once. Using the “Edit Multiple Equipment” command, you can select all the similar equipment and make changes to all of it at once.

        • Improve Duct Break Graphics

          Omit the line that appears on only one side of a transparent duct section. Simply make the duct section transparent and allow the user to insert symbols as desired.

          7 votes
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            0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →
          • Set CFM Total for a Zone

            Set the total CFM value for a zone. This value will be distributed to the rooms based upon the relative calculated CFM values.

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              0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →
            • Minimum Duct Size

              Specify a minimum size for ductwork when automatically sized.

              16 votes
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                1 comment  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →
              • Place Panel Lug or Main OPD, the Panel Outline in One-Line Diagram

                Also when a panel/switch board is inserted we currently draw the outline of the panel and the lug and/or main OPD is placed automatically. We would like to place the lug and/or OPD first so it is easier to line up devices.

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                • Reverse Arrowheads on Return Ducts

                  Make it so that arrowheads point in the direction of airflow in ducts.

                  8 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →
                  • 7 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                    • Be able to change a one-line device block

                      Be able to take a block that I already inserted into my one-line and then change the actual block without re-inserting it.

                      6 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                      • Have Pipes Arrows Point in Flow Direction

                        Have the option to specify which way pipes flow (toward fixtures or away) and have the arrows on the pipe drawn to match.

                        5 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Plumbing  ·  Admin →
                        • Odd Duct Sizes

                          Add an option to size ducts to odd sizes for certain small ducts (5", 7", 9").

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                            0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →
                          • Set Pipe Linetype by Layer System

                            Allow each layer system for a pipe type to have a different linetype. In particular, demo pipes need to have a different linetype from new and existing pipes.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Plumbing  ·  Admin →
                            • Join Broken Circuit Command

                              Create a command that would "unbreak" a circuit that was broken.

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                                0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                              • Support Revit and Navisworks

                                Provide a way to export the 3D model from Design Master for collision detection with architects using Revit or Navisworks.

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                                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                                • Separate level for motors and equipment rather than the same as receptacles

                                  At times there is not enough room on the particular view to have both receptacles and the AC equipment. I have started changing the equipment to new "Equip" layer.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                                  • Remove Feeder Line Between Devices in One-Line Diagram

                                    Include an option to not draw a feeder line between devices on the one-line diagram. This would be useful when drawing the connections between devices and bus gutters.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                                    • Merge or Combine Circuit

                                      Take two circuits, both with devices connected to them, and combine them. All the devices will be on one of the circuits, and the other circuit will be left a space.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                                      • Not Include Flex Duct in IFC File

                                        Include an option to not include flex duct in the IFC file when exported for 3D collision detection.

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                                          0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide Consistent Ordering to Combined Circuit Descriptions

                                          If you circuit two items with different descriptions, the order of those descriptions in the circuit is random. You will get descriptions of "Primary, Secondary" and "Secondary, Primary". Make the circuit descriptions combine in a consistent manner. The default will be to sort them alphabetically. Include an option to force an different ordering on descriptions when alphabetical is not appropriate.

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