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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. Exterior lining dimensions on plans

    Provide option to show the dimensions for the exterior lining on the duct work.

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      0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →
    • Provide 'hot keys' for pop up dialog box.

      Provide 'hot keys' for pop up dialog box.

      Example: On the Duct Calculations box you could use the following.
      C for Calculate CFM
      D for Calculate CFM and Size Ducts
      P for Calculate CFM, Size Ducts, and Calculate Pressure

      3 votes
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      • Add option to remove spaces in 'DMW: Circuit: Wire Callout'

        Add option so that wire callout will displays without spaces:
        3#10,#10G,3/4"C

        Currently displays as:
        3#10, #10G, 3/4"C

        I see this as being a preference, so that is why I suggest making it an option.

        3 votes
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          Added in DM Electrical RT 1.2.1. We did it using new parameters.

          The original wire callouts included spaces and wrap across multiple lines, but are long. The new “WireCallout_Compact” wire callouts do not include spaces and are shorter, but do not wrap.

        • Provide a demolition layer system for DM HVAC

          Provide a 'demolition' layer system option in addition to the 'new' & 'existing' layer options.

          3 votes
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          • SET TITLE COLUMN LABLES ORDER IN GRILLE SCHEDULE

            Make it so that in the master configuration a user can preset which columns and labels they would like and in the order in which they are displayed. That way they are preset every time and would have save time setting up from project to project

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            • Upsize Ground Wire Automatically

              When upsizing conductors for voltage drop, automatically upsize the ground wire too based upon the increase in wire area.

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              • Import and Export Customization Settings

                Be able to import and export customization settings from a project (options, conduit sizes, wire sizes, and wire ampacities).

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                • Auto one-line riser diagram for Plumbing

                  Automatically creates and continuously update a single line riser diagram for plumbing, similar to the electrical one-line riser diagram tool

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                  • Equipment Connections on Revit One-Line Diagram

                    Be able to display equipment connections from the Revit model on the one-line diagram.

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                    • Voltage Drop at Panels on One-Line Diagram

                      With all the other information that can be inserted into the One-line diagram (feeder size & length, etc.) it would be helpful to also add Voltage Drop percentage for each feeder as well. For longer feeders this is required and it would make it much easier to see the big picture if it was all in one place rather than possibly spread out over several sheets for larger jobs.

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                        0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                      • Custom Transformer Impedance and XR Ratio

                        Be able to create a custom table of impedance and XR ratio values for transformers based upon the kVA. Currently the default values are fixed. If you always use different values, you have to manually change them every time.

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                        • Default one-line labels for dynamically sized one-line blocks

                          By default, creating a one-line diagram generates panel blocks with dynamically sized width to accommodate the number of outgoing connections. This is because the default riser block for panels is set to <Custom Panel Box with Bus>. As a result, a panel that feeds three other panels will have a one-line block three times as wide as a panel which feeds only one panel.

                          If a user wants to generate one-line diagrams which include a default set of labels, they first have to create a one-line block containing the desired labels from entities in the drawing. However, when the user…

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                          • IECC Calculation

                            It would be nice to be able to incorporate the IECC forms for the lighting in DM

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                              0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
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                              • One-Line Diagram: Fixed feeder IDs

                                Be able to have fixed feeder IDs in a project. Two possible uses:

                                1. When a new feeder is added, it won't change the IDs on all the other feeders. Not a problem during early design, but it is a problem when the drawings are under change control. Having to bubble all of the feeder IDs makes it look like a bigger change than it actually is.

                                2. Be able to have consistent ID names across projects. A specific feeder configuration would have a common name, making it easier to read plans for different projects.

                                Also be able to have…

                                8 votes
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                                • Fill in "Schedule Circuit Note" based upon family type

                                  We want a parameter in a family type to fill in the “schedule circuit notes”. We think that would be invaluable to mention things like fuse size, GFCI breaker requirements, etc.

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                                  • Air Diffuser Schedule - Mounting Type & Material

                                    It would be nice to include (2) additional properties within the diffuser schedule:

                                    1) Mounting type (i.e. Surface Mount, Lay-In, Spiral Duct, etc.)
                                    2) Material (Steel, Aluminum, etc.)

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                                      0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →
                                    • Conduit size at end of wire callout

                                      Add an option to display the conduit size at the end of the wire callout instead of at the beginning.

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                                      • Tick marks for #12, Tick marks AND wire callouts if >#12

                                        Tick marks for all homeruns. Insert tick marks on all homeruns regardless of the wire size. Wire callouts for wires sizes greater than #12.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →

                                          This should have been added in the last release. In Options, go to “Homeruns and Loops→Homerun wire callouts and tick marks” and the “Tick marks for #12, tick marks and wire callouts if > #12” option should do what you want.

                                        • "set fault @ switchboard" value should be available to place on the one-line diagram.

                                          The available fault current is available to place on the one-line diagram, but not the "set fault @ switchboard" value. The available fault current includes motor contribution, and is not what plan reviewers are looking for at the service entrance on the one-line. They are looking for the value given by the Utility company in its table.

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