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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. Support Paralleled Generators Connected to Switchboard

    DM does not currently support more than one source on the Normal side of an ATS or the EM side of ATS, however larger I-2, I-3 occupancies generally have paralleled generators connected to a switchboard. This feature would avoid cumbersome work arounds.

    14 votes
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    • Calculate Voltage Drop for Subset of Project

      Be able to recalculate the voltage drop for just a portion of the project when updating the schedule.

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      • Fewer Tick Marks and Circuit Labels on Combined Homeruns

        Have an option for combined homeruns that will display tick marks and a circuit callout on the loop where the circuits change.

        For example, if you have a circuit like this:

        <-----(1)------(1)------(3)------(3)

        It would insert a circuit label and tick marks between the devices on circuit 1 and 3.

        P-1,3<-----(1)------(1)---3--(3)------(3)

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        • RV Park and Marina Branch Circuit Calculations

          For RV Parks and Marinas, be able to model the pedestals or shore power receptacles as equipment connections, and use the feeder calculations on the branch circuits for breaker sizing and voltage drop purposes.

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          • Simpler way to Change fonts in all your panel/switch box schedules

            Right now, one has to edit all the blocks of a panel schedule in order to simply change the font. There should be a way to set the preferred font for all these schedules. If there is a way, I don't know about it. When I first set up DM 10 years or so ago, I do not remember having to change every block, but it's been so long ago...

            5 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.

              22 votes
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              • Recurring Low Voltage Panel

                Create recurring low voltage panels that work like standard recurring panels.

                2 votes
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                • Remove pipe label from specific pipes

                  Be able to remove text from specific pipes so that not every little branch and section has a label.

                  6 votes
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                  • Per-Circuit Wire Callout Option

                    Be able to enable or disable the wire callout on a homerun on a circuit-by-circuit basis.

                    3 votes
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                    • Change breaker size in Panel Schedule based on Revit family parameter

                      Change breaker size in Panel Schedule based on Revit family type parameter.

                      30 votes
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                      • Swap circuits in Revit

                        Be able to swap circuits in Revit like you can using the "Move Circuit" command in DM Electrical for AutoCAD.

                        9 votes
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                        • Track which panel schedules are inserted on drawings

                          Keep track of which panel schedules are inserted on all the drawings in a project. Be able to check and confirm there is a schedule inserted for each drawing on a project.

                          The goal for this feature is quality control on large projects as panels are added and deleted.

                          3 votes
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                          • Edit multiple devices--select from list

                            When editing multiple devices, be able to select from a list in addition to being able to select from the drawing. Equipment currently works this way. Expand it to other types of devices.

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                            • Default elevations for all electrical devices

                              You can specific a default elevation for light fixtures in the schedule. Expand this functionality to all types of electrical devices.

                              2 votes
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                              • Mirror Plumbing Plans

                                Be able to easily mirror plumbing plans. Risers that extend to multiple floors cause problems for the mirror command.

                                4 votes
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                                • Add justification options to DM labels

                                  Be able to have labels set to right justified or bottom justified, rather than always being top-left justified. This way they will update correctly when the value changes during the design.

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                                  • More custom load types

                                    Add 3 more custom load types.

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                                    • Locate and edit schedules within groups to create T.I. voltage drop and other schedules that don't include the entire project.

                                      When there is T.I. work within a large project you want to show only the the voltage drop for the TI space. You have to deselect all the equipment not in the space one at a time to show a voltage drop schedule for just the TI work. What if you could group the panels in a similar way to luminaires so that the TI voltage drop or fault schedule has only the TI panels, without disabling the ability to show a schedule for the main project or another TI within that project.

                                      3 votes
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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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