Design Master Wish List

The current releases are DM Electrical RT 2.0, DM Electrical 8.6, 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 2.1, DM Electrical 8.7, 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. Features marked as "Planned" will be available in these releases.


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  1. Ability to Adjust Distribution Equipment Schedule

    Currently the "Print Distribution Equipment Schedule" does not allow the option to adjust the column widths. The default column widths are too small for the circuit number and breaker and too large for the description. As a result when the schedules are printed they are often illegible or too wide to fit in the sleeves that come standard in panels.

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  2. People in Room Setting

    Add an option to input people in a room using "People / 1000 sf" as the unit. Currently you can input people using "SF / Person" which requires a conversion from the numbers provided by some codes.

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  3. Panel Edit - AIC Rating to include Size Automatically Option

    It would be nice to have Electrical DM Panel Edit to have an option for Fault Current - AIC Rating to include "Size Automatically" option, on top of the standard AIC ratings DM provides in the drop down option.

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  4. Upsize wire based on circuit length

    Upsize the wire based on voltage and length. Example is we often have a note to use #10's for 120V 20A circuit greater than 100ft in length and 277V 210A circuit greater than 150ft in length.

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  5. Auto update the feeder lengths on single line

    when we move a panel/equipment, the feeders should not break, they should change their lengths as we move the panel connected to it, so that we don't have to refeed the whole thing again

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  6. Update the Excel Add-in to work in Recent Version of Excel

    The Excel Add-in is two pieces: functions in Excel for pulling information from the DM database, and a set of pulldown menus and dialog boxes for inserting these functions.

    The functions still work and can be used manually.

    The pulldown menus and dialog boxes no longer work in newer versions of Excel.

    This wish list item is for us to fix the menus and dialog boxes to work again.

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  7. Find device without a homerun

    This would work similar to 'find uncircuited devices' on a drawings, except that it would find circuited devices that aren't connected to a homerun.

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  8. Blank and Spare circuit differentiation

    It would be nice if the 'SPARE' circuit label default could automatically change to something else (such as 'BLANK' or 'SPACE' if a circuit is set to have no breaker. This would look like two default names for unused circuits: one for unused circuits with a breaker and another for unused circuits without a breaker.

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  9. Inverter with Multiple Voltages

    Allow the creation of UPS (or central inverter) to have multiple output voltages. We do a lot of tornado shelters where the backup power source is a central inverter. When using 277V lighting, we often need 120V backup power for other loads such as ventilation/exhaust fans and some plumbing loads to provide water for sinks/lavs. There is currently no good way to model an inverter with both 277V and 120V output capabilities.

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  10. Add logo and contact information to arc-flash sticker

    Add a company logo and contact information to the arc-flash stickers.

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  11. printing of settings

    It would be helpful to have a way of printing out the design master settings for a project to Q.C. and check. example would be wire sizes. it would also be nice to be able to save this to back check when something looks off or to compare with other projects.

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  12. Edit Multiple - Instance Edit

    Enable editing multiple instances with the Instance Edit functionality, similar to Edit Multiple in AutoCAD.

    Use case: You have a line of 10 motors and the mechanical designer decides that they need to bump up 5 hp.

    Current workflow: Instance edit one at a time or delete and start from scratch.

    Desired workflow: Multiple Instance Edit to change MCA and MOCP.

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  13. Spare Breakers on One-Line Diagram

    Automatically insert spare breakers on the one-line diagram.

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  14. Balance Loads on Panels

    Add a command to automatically balance the loads on a panel.

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  15. Size Motor Disconnect using NEC 430.110

    Add a feature to size and label motor disconnects.

    NEC 430.110 calls for 115% of the full-load current rating of the motor.

    We could also include an option to require the disconnect to be at least as large of the OCPD rating of the circuit.

    Also an option for a specific size selected by the user.

    And an option for a specific custom value if you want to indicate something such as "With unit" or "Not required".

    Finally, a list of acceptable sizes to use for the disconnect. A default list of standard sizes would be included but you could…

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  16. Size ground and isolated ground separately

    Add an option to the isolated ground to size it to a specific value. Currently it is an on/off toggle and sized to match the ground wire.

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  17. Set Selective Coordination Graph Voltage

    Add an option to set the voltage that selective coordination graphs use for their display.

    Currently the voltage is set based on the voltage of the majority of equipment displayed on the graph.

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  18. Selective Coordination Graph: Fault Options

    The fault labels are currently displayed automatically at the top of the selective coordination graphs.

    Add an option to display the fault at the top (current functionality), at the bottom (current label would move to the top of the graph), or remove them.

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  19. Selective Coordination Graph: Set minimum time

    Be able to set the minimum time for selective coordination graphs. Currently it is fixed at 0.01. We could add an option to set it at 0.1 or 0.01. Or add an option to set it at a specific value.

    We are leaning toward implementing it as a 0.1 or 0.01 option. If you would like it as a custom value, indicate that in the comments.

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  20. Transformer Inrush Current on Selective Coordination Graph

    Be able to mark transformer inrush current on selective coordination graphs.

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