Link wire length for feeders (and circuits) to a conduit path determined by the user (from the upstream device to downstream device)14 votes
Revit 2018 added a feature that essentially does this for circuits. We updated DMERT to have a “Revit Calculated” option for feeder lengths that you can set to use this value.
Add an option to display the conduit size at the end of the wire callout instead of at the beginning.3 votes
This will be added in DM Electrical 8.4.
It would be nice to include (2) additional properties within the diffuser schedule:
1) Mounting type (i.e. Surface Mount, Lay-In, Spiral Duct, etc.)
2) Material (Steel, Aluminum, etc.)1 vote
We added two more generic notes to diffuser schedules in Design Master HVAC 7.4 to address this request.
Tick marks for all homeruns. Insert tick marks on all homeruns regardless of the wire size. Wire callouts for wires sizes greater than #12.3 votes
This should have been added in the last release. In Options, go to “Homeruns and Loops→Homerun wire callouts and tick marks” and the “Tick marks for #12, tick marks and wire callouts if > #12” option should do what you want.
The available fault current is available to place on the one-line diagram, but not the "set fault @ switchboard" value. The available fault current includes motor contribution, and is not what plan reviewers are looking for at the service entrance on the one-line. They are looking for the value given by the Utility company in its table.1 vote
Good idea. This will be included in DM Electrical 8.3.
Have custom circuit description separated per phase instead of combining to the first pull3 votes
This is already implemented in the software. In the “Circuiting” dialog, there is a “Set Description in Other Phases” button that is specifically for this purpose.
It would be nice to have a "format painter" type option which copied/pasted properties, especially for ductwork. For example: click the paintbrush, select the item with properties to be copied, then select the item to apply them to.1 vote
You’re in luck! This is implemented and ready to go for the next release of DM HVAC. The beta will be available before the end of 2013.
Have the option to assign a fixed Outside Air CFM to a zone. This will help address over-ventilation to maintain positive building pressure
Have the option to assign a fixed Outside Air CFM to a zone. This will help address zones that need over-ventilation to maintain a positive building pressure.3 votes
This is completed for DM HVAC 7.3.
Add a warning to the panels that would alert the designer when the total load exceeds the ampere rating. (Possibly as an X across the schedule when it is updated).
This would able to be turned on or off with a per-user setting.76 votes
This feature is included in Design Master Electrical 8.5.
On 240/120V-3P-4W systems, the current requirement is that Phase B is the high leg. Should be allowed to select Phase C as the high leg.
On 240/120V-3P-4W systems, the current requirement is that Phase B is the high leg. Should be allowed to select Phase C as the high leg. Should allow 3-pole breaker to start on any phase, should allow 2-pole breaker on any phase. Must prohibit 1-pole breaker on the high leg.1 vote
This is completed for DM Electrical 8.3.
Introduce an option into the standard options that allows disabling the feature of copying IES files to the project folder. The number of IES files introduced into the project directories causes serious clutter.18 votes
We add a feature for one customer (http://wishlist.designmaster.biz/forums/76977-wish-list/suggestions/2292316-copy-ies-files-to-project-folder) and then the next customer asks us to turn it off :) Copying IES files is now an option. This will be included in a patch to DM Electrical 8.2.
Show tick marks on 20A single pole circuits. All other circuits, including 20A two and three pole circuits, show the full wire callout.2 votes
This was added in the last release. In Options, go to “Homeruns and Loops→Homerun wire callouts and tick marks” and set it to “Tick marks for #12 1-pole, wire callouts for all others”.
We have a client that we’re doing minor remodels for that wants to see all their panel schedules on the drawings. Tabbing works to get to the Fixed Loads Input, but incrementing the circuit still requires mouse input (or a lot of tabbing).
One solution that might be to have ‘Enter’ increment the circuit and tab would still behave like it does now. A ctrl+Enter would also be quicker than going to the mouse.
The spirit of this request is implemented in DM Electrical 8.3. It is possible to fill in fixed loads on different circuits on a panel very easily using just the keyboard.
This will be included in DM HVAC 7.3.
A common practice, at least within my own company, is to represent different floors in parallel background drawings separated by an arbitrary and regular distance. It would be helpful for creating drawings if Design Master automatically added to these parallel drawings when a pipe would transfer from one floor to another. For example when a pipe from the first floor goes to the second floor in a vertical pipe it would be useful if Design Master showed the pipe going up on the first floor and coming up on the second floor automatically. These two entities would have to be paired so that deleting one would automatically delete the other to cut down on confusing and database problems (I think). This is especially helpful for multi-floor buildings with piping going from one floor to another quite often, like a hotel.
A common practice, at least within my own company, is to represent different floors in parallel background drawings separated by an arbitrary and regular distance. It would be helpful for creating drawings if Design Master automatically added to these parallel drawings when a pipe would transfer from one floor to another. For example when a pipe from the first floor goes to the second floor in a vertical pipe it would be useful if Design Master showed the pipe going up on the first floor and coming up on the second floor automatically. These two entities would have to be…2 votes
This feature already exists in DM Plumbing.
On isometric drawings it is some times useful or required to include different labels than are present on the 2-D models. Adding an option to have different labels on each would be simpler than the current fix which is to print off all of the drawings which require on type of labeling then change the labeling options and print all of the drawings which require the other.3 votes
This is completed for DM Plumbing 4.1.
It could be useful if there was a Load Calculation Map which indicated when a room peaked in cooling. Perhaps two maps, time of day and which month. It may be useful when determining the zoning.3 votes
This is implemented in DM HVAC 7.2.
The disconnect list is customizable. You can add the VFD yourself to the list using the “Equipment Blocks” command.
See this page in the user manual for more information:
I would like to be able to remove electrical equipment tags. Sometimes the plan is too crowded for the tags. In that case, a person could follow the circuit number to the panelboard schedule to see what something is.3 votes
This was added in DM Electrical 8.2.
Implemented for DM HVAC 7.2.8. This will be included in the next patch that is sent out to everyone.
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