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. 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

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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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          • Layer Control Commands for Photometrics

            It would be nice if you could add layer control commands for the associated photometric calculation layers (both general and egress) to turn them on and off like you have for room layers and duct centerlines. The boundaries, foot candles and contours can really clutter up the drawing. Also make it so that when you need to run a general or egress calculation the respective layers will turn back on automatically.

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            • Add "Clear Circuit" Button Back to "Circuiting" Dialog Box

              Add the "Clear Circuit" command back to the "Circuiting" dialog box. This button will set all the breaker and branch circuit sizing options back to "Size Automatically", set all the fixed loads to "0", and set the circuit descriptions to be blank.

              3 votes
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              • ADD SECURITY SYMBOLS TO LV OPTIONS

                DOOR STRIKE/DOOR CONTACT
                CAMERA
                MOTION SENSOR
                CARD READER
                KEYPAD

                JUST A FEW EXAMPLES...

                3 votes
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                • Load Calculations for Welders

                  Add support for calculating loads based upon NEC 630 Electric Welders.

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                  • 'Capped Ductwork for Future Use' command

                    This is similar to the 'end cap' command, but would draw a 'capped for future use' symbol on the end of a duct branch.

                    3 votes
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                    • Luminaire energy code settings should default to "input VA" for Watts & "schedule descrip." for description

                      This would save two extra input steps in most cases. You could still click into the box to edit the Watts and Description.

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                      • Be able to move light fixture callout during fixture insertion

                        After inserting a light fixture, prompt for the location of the light fixture callout. This feature exists for the callout style that is not directly linked to the fixture. The request is to make it work for callouts that are part of the fixture.

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                        • Equipment Disconnect NEMA Rating

                          Add "Disconnect NEMA Size" and "Disconnect NEMA Enclosure" as attributes to equipment connections.

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                          • Query Low Voltage Device

                            Query command does not show circuit connection for low voltage devices. We typically have low voltage devices connected to different panels, and querying the device to determine the panel to which it is circuited would be nice.

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                            • Print Full Panel Schedules to 8.5x11 Sheets

                              Print full panel schedules, exactly as shown on the drawing, to a printer using 8.5x11 paper.

                              One specific use for these panel schedules would be to be submitted to Labor and Industries in Washington state for review.

                              3 votes
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                              • Add a select similar command for devices similar to AutoCAD and AutoCAD MEPs select similar command

                                I would like to right click on a device already on the plan, and hit select similar rather than having to open up a separate dialogue to pick a device/LVD/Light Fixture device, and then place it. In other words, I'd like to bypass the select device dialogue altogether whenever possible.

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                                • Button to reset equipment creation dialog to default values

                                  When you create equipment, the information from the last piece of equipment is remembered and filled in. Add a "Reset to Defaults" button to the create equipment dialog box that would clear the information and reset it to its original state.

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                                  • Redefine Panel Schedule Blocks

                                    Add a command to automatically erase and reinsert panel schedules so that attribute locations are updated correctly.

                                    Currently, you have to manually erase the schedule, redefine the block, and reinsert the schedule.

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                                    • Break Loop Between Equipment and Disconnect

                                      Be able to break the loop going from an equipment connection to a disconnect.

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                                      • Command to Automatically Turn Photometric Layers On and Off

                                        It would be nice to have ribbon menu icon commands to turn the photometric layers on and off as well as automatically turn the respective layer back on after doing a recalc of either general or egress lighting.

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                                        • Show Locked CFM in Duct Centerline

                                          I have been back into DM after a short break away from it's use. I have found that text now appears along the center line referencing that the width, depth, or shape of the duct has been locked. This is a great new feature. However, I feel that one of the most important features that could be shown as locked is that of the CFM. In a quick duct sizing and CFM check, by locking the CFM of the end duct in the various branch strings, one can size and determine very quickly how a system is going to be.…

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