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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. 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.

        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.

          28 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.

            7 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.

                        65 votes
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                        • 15 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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                                • 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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                                      • Count devices connected to recurring panels

                                        Have schedule quantities and takeoffs count the number of items connected to recurring panels.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Acoustical Calculations

                                          Add acoustical calculations to the ductwork.

                                          2 votes
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