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. Export Light Fixture Watts to Excel

    Export the Energy Code Settings->Watts field from the light fixture schedule to Excel using the DM Electrical Excel Add-in.

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    • Homerun Note

      Be able to add a note to a homerun callout.

      5 votes
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      • Specify fault at upstream device

        Be able to specify the fault at the upstream device, rather than at the current device. This feature would be useful when you want to specify the fault at the utility transformer but it is not included in the Revit model.

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        • Calculate Fault at Equipment Connections

          Be able to mark equipment connections to be included in the fault calculation.

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          • Calculate Fault at Disconnects

            Be able to calculate the fault at equipment disconnects.

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            • please add a new column to the lighting fixture schedule for "KELVIN"

              ADD NEW COLUMN IN LIGHT FIXTURE SCHEDULE FOR "KELVIN"

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              • Label and Leader for Mechanical Equipment

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

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                • Remove "DM HVAC", "DM Elec", and "DM Plumb" from AutoCAD window titlebar

                  Remove "DM HVAC", "DM Elec", and "DM Plumb" from AutoCAD window titlebar.

                  4 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.

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                    • Voltage Drop in Equipment Schedule

                      Add "Voltage Drop" as a column to the equipment schedule. Would list the branch circuit voltage drop to a each piece of equipment in the schedule.

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                      • Custom Transformer Impedance and XR Ratio

                        Be able to create a custom table of impedance and XR ratio values for transformers based upon the kVA. Currently the default values are fixed. If you always use different values, you have to manually change them every time.

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                        • Customizable tick marks

                          DesignMaster currently supports the following tick marks during an "Insert tick mark" operation:

                          - Hots
                          - Neutral
                          - Ground
                          - Iso ground
                          - Switch leg
                          - Traveller
                          - Space

                          We'd like the option to include customizable tick marks in addition to the ones already implemented above. For example, we include tick marks for low voltage cabling used to dim luminaries on our drawings.

                          I imagine the customization being performed through Design Master Electrical Options under the "Tick Mark Blocks" section. There'd be a "Customized tick mark 1 name" option and another option called "Customized tick mark 1 block". These customized…

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                          • Homerun from non-circuited devices

                            We'd like an option to manually homerun from devices that lack a circuit. For example, we frequently connect switched receptacles to relays controlled by occupancy sensors, so we'd like to show our homeruns to start at that relay as opposed to a receptacle. We also currently show lighting homeruns commencing at relays for the same reason.

                            We'd still like to be able to select devices whose circuits we want to include in the homerun.

                            10 votes
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                            • Add "Panel Neutral" in Revit MEP

                              Add "Panel Neutral" as a parameter to panels in Revit MEP.

                              Options for neutral would be:
                              50%
                              100%
                              133%
                              200%
                              None

                              This value would be a shared parameter for scheduling purposes. It would not be used in any calculations.

                              3 votes
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                              • 7 votes
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                                • Light Fixture Settings - Different Blocks

                                  The ability to define an egress fixture as the same fixture/block as the normal fixtures, with an option to turn a hatch on/off to differentiate. Similar to in Revit, where you can set an instance parameter and check it to turn fixtures into the egress blocks. The fixture type stays the same, only the visible block changes.

                                  27 votes
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                                  • Use commas or spaces to separate voltage, #poles, #wires ect for equipment callouts

                                    Currently information on the equipment call out is all grouped together without separation. We have had this requested several times by our clients who would like this changed on our drawings. To currently meet this request we are spending to much time adjusting these individually.

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                                    • Change Room Names from the Zone Tree or Floor Tree

                                      Be able to right click or slow-double-click on a room name in the Zone Tree or Floor Tree to be able to change it

                                      15 votes
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                                      • Different Layers for Schedule Headers

                                        Be able to set a different layer for the schedule header and subheaders.

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                                        • Redundant Ground

                                          Add "Redundant Ground" as an option for receptacles. Would add an additional ground wire to the tick marks and add an "RG" or similar label to the receptacle itself.

                                          10 votes
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