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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. Add spell check option for schedules.

    ACAD spell check does not update Design Master Schedules. ACAD spell check needs to be run every time a schedule is updated.

    11 votes
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    • Make schedules sortable by different fields

      Be able to sort schedules by different fields instead of just the default field.

      8 votes
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      • Make the note fields for panels and switchboard larger and editable

        We need the note fields for Panels and Switchboards to be larger and editable like the Description, Model, and Note fields in the Light Fixture Project Schedule.

        33 votes
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        • Rotate Equipment ID Tags

          Presently the equipment ID tag reverts to "world" orientation whenever it is moved or when you coordinate data base. Please make it subject to rotate text command, such that it stays in the orientation selected.

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          • SI units

            SIngle button to change from IP to SI in a drawing.

            7 votes
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            • Swap & Copy Circuits

              When copying circuits in the swap and copy dialog, multipole breakers do not copy to the new location as multipole breakers, they copy as single pole. It appears that you have to set the number of poles and their positions in the circuiting dialog before starting the copy/swap routine.

              44 votes
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              • Select automatic conduit based on Type

                When selecting conduit I want to be able to select the feeder as schedule 80 so that the only size option would be based on schedule 80. Then on another feeder I could select EMT for my circuits and the only option for auto sizing would be based on EMT. Finally, I would then have the option of adding the type to my one-lines and a conduit schedule.

                12 votes
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                • Show conduit runs with schedules

                  Be able to show conduits feeder runs on their own layer with up and down riser symbols. Then be able to create a conduit schedule.

                  5 votes
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                  • Update Pipe Breaks on Save or Open

                    When inserting fittings or piping the software will go through a regeneration process after each item is inserted. When files are small this is not a big deal. On large projects there is a noticeable delay and the software zooms out to the extents and then back into the area you are working on. Rather than do this on every change, include an option to only do this when the drawing is saved (and possibly when the drawing is opened).

                    8 votes
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                    • Circuit loops broken into two

                      When you loop from one device to another, be able to select that loop and break it in to two loops that can each individually be moved or broke. This way we can have "S" loops.

                      DM Note: When we implement this, it will probably be by allowing you to insert a loop using a pline. This will allow you to insert the loop however you want without any restrictions.

                      13 votes
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                      • Copy and Increment Across Drawings

                        Improve the "Copy and Increment" command to work across drawings. Make it easier to move everything from one panel to a different panel on the copied devices.

                        4 votes
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                        • VAV Box Schedule

                          Create a schedule of VAV boxes, similar to the diffuser schedule.

                          61 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →

                            We are considering this for DM HVAC 7.1. Additional information about what you would like the schedule to look like would be helpful, either in the comments or emailed to us.

                            In particular, examples of schedules you currently use would help a lot. I prefer Excel or DWG format over PDF if possible!

                          • Set Room Exhaust Rate

                            Specify the exhaust air requirements for rooms and use these numbers in the load calculations and duct design calculations.

                            51 votes
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