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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. 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...

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    • Incorporate adjustable trip breakers

      Add the ability to specify breakers with electronic trip units (ETUs), aka adjustable trip breakers, in Design Master projects.

      The intent of adding this capability would be to allow the user to flag where an ETU is used and display the required/desired settings.

      It would NOT be the intent to make DM have the functionality to do the coordination studies necessary to develop the settings.

      1) Electronic trip breakers, when used, are usually MCBs or feeder breakers with the following characteristics:

      Breaker Frame (AF)
      Breaker trip (AT)
      Breaker plug size (AP)*

      Long-time pickup (LTPU)
      Long-time delay (LTD)
      Short-time pickup (STPU) …

      6 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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          • 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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              • 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.

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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.

                    33 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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                              • 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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                                • Electrical Symbol Legend

                                  Add a Schedule of all blocks used in the project. This could be used a Symbol Legend for the Project.

                                  70 votes
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                                  • 18 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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                                        • 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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