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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. 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.

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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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                    • 14 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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                                      • Unique ID for all Feeders and Branch Circuits

                                        Have a way to make a unique cable ID for every feeder, branch circuit and low voltage circuit. For example P-MCC1-001 for the power cable fed from MCC1 or PT-FLOWGAS-003 for a pressure transmitter.

                                        I'm working on a big industrial plant where I need a have a cable number for every cable in the plant.

                                        I would like to have the ID on the one line, plan view drawing and export to Excel.

                                        7 votes
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                                        • Right click when entering Duct Labels to Rotate Label

                                          Similar to how you can right click to add leader lines when labeling diffusers, it would be helpful to be able to right click duct labels to rotate them instead of making this a two step process. Also, rotating it would remove the arrow that sometimes accompanies the duct label.

                                          3 votes
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