Design Master Wish List

The current releases are DM Electrical RT 1.4, 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 2.0, 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. Automatically generate one-line diagram in Revit based on distribution system.

    Automation is a must! It's all about efficiency to allow more time to focus on aesthetics and functionality, the things that really matter to clients.

    I would not see this as a reverse workflow. Many times I will place panels in the model prior to drafting a one-line.

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  2. Ability to add multiple set of conductor in a single conduit

    Example:
    For 400A feeder:
    (2) 3"C, 3-250kcmil AL, 250kcmil AL N, #1 AL G
    (1) 4"C, 6-400kcmil AL, 2-400kcmil AL N, #1 AL G

    Instead of each set take (1) conduit, would be good to get multiple set into a single conduit. This is mainly because installing (1) 4" conduit is cheaper than (2) 3" conduits.

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  3. Single Line-to-Ground Faults

    Calculate single line-to-ground faults (NEC 230.95).

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  4. Individual Customization Settings Import/Export

    At times I just want to push some changes I made, say to the wire ampacities, to our template from a project. However, I am always concerned that other settings my be incidentally changed since the import/export is all or nothing.

    Providing a dialog to select what gets imported/exported or providing import/export in the individual dialogs would be helpful. I think the former would be preferred.

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  5. Adjust Transformer Taps

    Be able to adjust transformer taps to take care of voltage drop.

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  6. It will be good to add duct size(width&Height or diameter) in "Duct pressure drop report" of HVAC.

    I've been using HVAC program to confirm weather other designers designed well or not, give an options to change his or her design and report these. So, it is essential to show which part's shall be changed in report. Fortunately, "duct length" can be included by checking option box.

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  7. Integrate functionality of DM into AutoCAD Electrical

    This add-on would be great in AutoCAD Electrical, where each device that is added by DM would be smart components within AutoCAD Electrical.

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  8. DC arc flash

    Incorporate DC Arc Flash calculations. A lot of design work now has an element of renewable energy devices - solar, wind, etc. And many of those have battery 'peak shaving' capability. Being able to calculate both AC and DC arc flash given the electrical model will provide a one-stop-shop for arc flash. I would not rely so heavily on SKM. Thanks!

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  9. Importing panel schedules from previous projects

    We do a lot of repeat projects for clients and it would be nice to be able to import panel schedules (including circuiting and loading) from previous projects into a new project. These loads could be converted to fixed loads since the two projects would use different databases. This way we could better keep track of circuiting/loads and when the latter project are completed, the panel schedules would be more accurate.

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  10. I would like to be able to select a circuit number and highlight a device and draw a homerun, i.e. dedicated circuits, equipment, etc.

    This would avoid the more cumbersome 2 step process
    1. circuit device
    2. draw homerun

    Depending on the job there are can be lots of dedicated circuits and/or pieces of equipment...

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  11. Cut and paste devices between drawings and keep circuited

    When cutting devices from one drawing file to another that is in the same DM database it will keep the devices circuited.

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  12. 1 vote
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  13. Fan coils and splits that are electrically fed via heat pump.

    It would be nice if we could define a heat pump as a piece of equipment but have a second piece of equipment like a ductless split or fan coil either as a secondary part of that equipment that can be placed on a separate drawing (or a different part of the same drawing) or if we could link them in some way. The goal would be that once you circuit the heat pump, the same circuit would automatically be assigned to the fan coil which may or may not have an additional load. Then when drawing a homerun from…

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  14. Design Master HVAC Revit

    Provide a way to run loads and layout Ductwork and Air terminals within Revit?

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  15. Recurring Meter Bank

    Be able to create recurring meter banks and recurring panel instances that increment their numbers automatically. For apartment buildings with identical floors. Model one floor, then be able to reuse the model for the other floors.

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  16. Add a 'Find All Circuits on Drawing' command similar to the 'Find Circuit on Drawing'

    This command would be invoked from the panel circuiting dialog box, and would highlight all circuits fed from a particular panel.

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  17. Customization of circuiting callouts

    In circuiting callouts, allow the dash to be replaced by a custom string.

    Example: Default circuiting callout is L1A-1,3,5. Allow us to make it say L1A: 1,3,5 or L1A CKT 1,3,5.

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  18. "Match Room Properties" for Load Calculations

    When doing room definitions for load calculations there are some properties that pertain to many or all other rooms in the building like "ceiling height" and the "roof properties."

    I think it would be useful to have a command like match wall properties for the room properties so I can set up the roof (which almost always applies to the whole building), ceiling height, ventilation requirements, etc. and copy from one room to any others that have the same properties.

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  19. Make duct centerlines independent of DIMSCALE

    When working at a smaller scale (ie. 1/8th"), make it so the duct center lines always appear the same size. The duct center lines are drafting tools only and do not appear on the drawing therefore having them adjust with the DIMSCALE is not neccesary. When the DIMSCALE is changed to 96 or higher, drafting in tight spaces can be difficult when the duct centerlines are large because the arrows are too large to work with and tend to overlap others.

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  20. HVAC Load Calc Graphics for Windows/Glass

    Provide a graphic for windows/glass located on walls so you can see easily and quickly figure out which windows have been entered into the load calculation.

    Additional idea: Make it a dynamic block so that when you change the width (using a grip) you can stretch the window to change the actual width. The width x height would display above this graphic.

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