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. Provide Minumum air flow calculations

    If the minimum air flow is set in the calculation bases on a parameter such as air change rate, cfm/sq ft or a set cfm it would be nice to have that as a column in the calculation output.

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    • Add an option to the "Duct: Edit Multiple" dialog that allows users to choose whether to preserve duct endpoint connections or not.

      So if I query and individual duct section and change the elevation of either end, the ducts the ends are connected to also change elevation to preserve the connection between the endpoints. If I "edit multiple" on several duct sections and change the endpoint elevations, the other duct sections connected at those points do not change elevation to preserve the connection. Sometimes, changing the elevation of one endpoint without keeping any other endpoints attached is what I want, and sometimes I wish the connections were all preserved. I think there should be a drop-down, a radio button, or something on…

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      • 25 votes
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        • Add Sections to Panels

          Define how many breakers are in each section of panel. This would be used when creating a 84 circuit panel that is made up of 2 sections, each with 42 circuits.

          For the panel schedule, include a separator between the sections.

          When circuiting, do not allow 2 or 3 pole circuits to span the two sections.

          20 votes
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          • Remember Location of Dialog Boxes

            When a dialog box is moved, remember the location so that the next time it is opened, it is displayed in the same location.

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            • 8 votes
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              • Number Circuits Sequentially in Panels

                Allow panels to have the circuits in them numbered sequentially, rather than split odd and even.

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                • Pipe breaks caused by only one set of pipes

                  Our plumbing drawings will typically be drawn with supply and drainage on the same drawing. It would be helpful if only the drainage piping caused breaks with drainage piping and the supply piping with only the supply piping. Additionally we place venting on a separate layer. I am thinking that you could place different pipe types into different categories and they would only affect pipe breaks on pipes in their category.

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                  • Highlight Duct Sizes That Changed After Resizing Ductwork

                    For large sprawling duct systems it is difficult to monitor all the duct sizes that change. When you calculate and redraw a single branch, all the ducts are erased and redrawn. This makes it difficult to know which duct sizes changed and which stayed the same.

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                    • More options for panel callouts, circuit labels, and homerun callouts

                      Add the ability to specify a prefix or suffix for panel callouts when inserting them on the drawing. For example, be able to label them NEW PANEL 'LA' rather than simple LA.

                      Also be able to replace the panel name with a different value in the circuit callout. This feature would be used when the panel name is very long.

                      Also be able to leave the panel name off entirely and list just the circuit number in the homerun label. This feature would be used when there is only one panel in an area.

                      12 votes
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                      • Export the luminaire schedule into excel

                        I have lighting reps ask me all the time for an excel spreadsheet of our luminaire schedule. It would be helpful to export our luminaire schedule into excel.

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                        • Device Count

                          I have noticed that when equipment connections use receptacles or toggle switches, these devices are not included in the device count on the respective device schedules. Can DM be modified to included these devices in the count? This issue has created some confusion on some projects.

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                          • Subfeed Breakers on Panels

                            Add a feature to handle subfeed breakers on panels.

                            Currently, the workaround is to add additional poles to your panel and use those for the subfeed and mark the ones on the other side as unusable.

                            60 votes
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                            • Ability to differentiate diffuser of different systems in the diffuser schedule

                              Ability to differentiate diffuser of different systems in the diffuser schedule. i.e. turn on or off diffusers associated with New, existing and demo systems.

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                              • 1 vote
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                                • Add More Fields for Panel, Transformer, and Other One-Line Device Lists

                                  Add more fields, such as NEMA rating, and general schedule notes, for lists of one-line devices.

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                                  • Object Enabler for Navisworks

                                    Create an object enabler for Navisworks to allow the 3D ductwork, pipes, conduit, and cable tray to be viewed directly from the DWG without requiring it to be exported to an IFC file.

                                    11 votes
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                                    • Before & After Model

                                      Develop a simple way to build and manage a "before" and "after" model of an electrical distribution system for renovation and build-out projects.

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                                      • Photovoltaic Design

                                        Add features to support PV design, such as inverters, combiners, and a string calculator.

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                                        • Copy distribution panels from job to job in multi-story buildings to serve lease space panels.

                                          We do a lot of design work in multi-story buildings that require us to show distribution panels on one-lines with load info. Right now I have to create the DPin each job. I would like to be able to copy from job to job with existing loads.

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