Design Master Wish List

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. Automatically add Diffuser Arrows for 1W, 2W, 3W & 4W

    In the diffuser definition dialog box, designate whether it is a 1W, 2W, 3W or 4W diffuser, then attach that number of arrows. When placing the diffuser, allow the user to rotate the diffuser to align the appropriate air flow direction.

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    • Duct Size Preview

      I would like to be able to have the duct size update on the plans (like a preview) without closing the dialog box.

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      • Duct and pipe demolition

        Convert existing ductwork and piping layer to demolition.

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        • Equipment Schedules

          Allow for equipment schedules to be created by use, such as chiller, air handlers, pumps, etc. The schedule would be populated with equipment that is drawn by DM equipment command

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          • Equipment Database

            Allow us to create an Equipment Database similar to the diffuser database which would include dimensions, and notes such as: electrical requirements, efficiency, performance data at design conditions, etc. The equipment should also be included in the takeoff report.

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            • Print Load Calculations: Have a Select All/Unselect All checkbox

              When printing load calculations, have a Select All/Unselect All check box. It's a bit tedious to do manually.

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              • Variable Custom Pressure Drop in Ductwork

                Be able to specify a pressure drop in the ductwork that changes based upon the airflow in the ductwork.

                We currently allow you to lock a specific pressure drop but it does not change as the design changes. Instead lock an equivalent duct length or something similar that would change based upon the airflow.

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                • add leaders to duct text

                  Add leader for duct text like it does when you add a grille, diffuser, or light fixture

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                  • 1 vote
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                    • Diffuser Airflow Patterns

                      HVAC diffusers have air flow patterns much like light fixtures have photometric patterns.

                      Air Diffuser manufacturers supply the pattern shapes and provide the distances in feet for airflow velocities at 150FPM, 100FPM and 50FPM for heating and cooling.

                      Is there a way you can give the DM user the ability to insert their own airflow pattern (through a formatted file input) with contour lines similar to DM photo metrics?

                      This would be DM's start into Computational Fluid Dynamics.

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                      • Equipment airflow available

                        Set the available CFM for a piece of equipment. If this value changes, update the airflow assigned in the downstream ducts.

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                        • Equipment in takeoffs

                          Display equipment information in takeoffs. (Currently the equipment blocks are graphical only, mainly for 3D drafting).

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                          • System capacity for mechanical equipment

                            It would be great if when entering the equipment you could enter system capacity; then when running the load calc, similarly to what DM offers for CFM, you could have Current BTUs and Required BTUs. This could be per zone.

                            6 votes
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                            • Label and Leader for Mechanical Equipment

                              Add a label and leader for the callout to mechanical equipment.

                              3 votes
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                              • Change default "max depth" setting for ductwork

                                Add an option for the default "max depth" value that is used when you insert a new duct. Currently it always starts at 24 and you have to remember to change it if you want something different.

                                3 votes
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                                • Transfer Grilles for Air Balance Report

                                  Add a transfer grille option for return air so that you can use the balance report function on projects which use transfer grilles.

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                                  • 3 votes
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                                    • Provide Weight or Area of Ducts in Takeoffs

                                      Weight of ducts in HVAC Takeoffs provide a very simple way to estimate cost of projects.

                                      Or, add an option to calculate square feet of sheet metal ductwork.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Acoustical Calculations

                                        Add acoustical calculations to the ductwork.

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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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