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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. Allow diffuser tags to be moved and modified with standard AutoCAD editing commands.

    It would be helpful to not have to use the "special" DM commands to manipulate the diffuser tags.

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    • Aim Lamps Separately for Emergency Fixtures

      For fixtures used in the outdoor and egress point-by-point photometrics with two lamps, we need to aim the lamp independently for correct photometrics.

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      • Set Room Exhaust Rate

        Specify the exhaust air requirements for rooms and use these numbers in the load calculations and duct design calculations.

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        • add multiple pipe label options

          Three options: One for system type and size, one for just size, and one for just system type.

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          • Select automatic conduit based on Type

            When selecting conduit I want to be able to select the feeder as schedule 80 so that the only size option would be based on schedule 80. Then on another feeder I could select EMT for my circuits and the only option for auto sizing would be based on EMT. Finally, I would then have the option of adding the type to my one-lines and a conduit schedule.

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            • Circuit loops broken into two

              When you loop from one device to another, be able to select that loop and break it in to two loops that can each individually be moved or broke. This way we can have "S" loops.

              DM Note: When we implement this, it will probably be by allowing you to insert a loop using a pline. This will allow you to insert the loop however you want without any restrictions.

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              • Make schedules sortable by different fields

                Be able to sort schedules by different fields instead of just the default field.

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                • Update Pipe Breaks on Save or Open

                  When inserting fittings or piping the software will go through a regeneration process after each item is inserted. When files are small this is not a big deal. On large projects there is a noticeable delay and the software zooms out to the extents and then back into the area you are working on. Rather than do this on every change, include an option to only do this when the drawing is saved (and possibly when the drawing is opened).

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                  • Duct and pipe demolition

                    Convert existing ductwork and piping layer to demolition.

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                    • Update impedances based upon conduit material

                      Be able to automatically update the impedance in a wire based upon the conduit material type.

                      Currently you have to create a separate wire configuration for each conduit material type.

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                      • Edit multiple devices--select from list

                        When editing multiple devices, be able to select from a list in addition to being able to select from the drawing. Equipment currently works this way. Expand it to other types of devices.

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                        • Add justification options to DM labels

                          Be able to have labels set to right justified or bottom justified, rather than always being top-left justified. This way they will update correctly when the value changes during the design.

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                          • More custom load types

                            Add 3 more custom load types.

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                            • Right click when entering Duct Labels to Rotate Label

                              Similar to how you can right click to add leader lines when labeling diffusers, it would be helpful to be able to right click duct labels to rotate them instead of making this a two step process. Also, rotating it would remove the arrow that sometimes accompanies the duct label.

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                              • Wrap wire size text on panel schedules

                                Add the ability for wire size callouts on the panel schedule to wrap if they get too long, similar to how circuit description wrap.

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                                • Change Circuit without Removing Loops

                                  Be able to change the circuit a device is on and not remove the loops connected to it.

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                                  • Diversify zone airflow based upon people diversity

                                    When a VAV zone has people diversity specified, update the zone airflow. Currently, the zone load is updated, but the airflow is not.

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                                    • Add button to "Select block" dialog boxes to open block customization

                                      Add a button in the "Select block" dialog boxes to open the block customization dialog box.

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                                      • Custom circuit description for spaces with no breakers

                                        Have a custom circuit description that is automatically used when the breaker size is set to "None" for a circuit.

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                                        • 5-Wire Feeders

                                          Create feeders with a 5th wire (dedicated neutral) for computer/technology panels. These are typically routed to "K-Rated" dry-type transformers.

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