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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. 32 votes
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    • Add a "match circuit" command.

      Make the "Select Circuit from Drawing <" button a command that can be typed into the command line. After this command has been run, do not show the Circuiting window, instead go immediately to "Circuit Devices <". The user can then continue to circuit additional devices to the circuit they selected. A double right click would bring up the Circuiting window or the user could escape out of the command without showing the window.

      26 votes
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      • Circuit and Move Note in one step

        Often when circuiting I find the location DM puts the label is very poor. It would be nice if after inserting the circuit I could move the circuit text without having to stop the circuiting action, move the text, then start the circuiting action again.

        4 votes
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        • Provide a default voltage for the panels in a project.

          Add a check box to set the voltage for a building. If a building is 120/240, then checking a box will set the default for panels, equipment, etc to 120/240v instead of 120/2083p4w.

          4 votes
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          • Equipment Disconnect Highlight Blocks

            Support highlight blocks for equipment disconnects. (Highlights are the blocks that allow you to use a second color in blocks.)

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            • Link to PDF File

              In the various DM schedules (light fixtures, receptacles, diffuser, etc), add the option to link the entry to a PDF file. The PDF could be opened from the schedule, or there could be an option to include it as a hyperlink on the device so it can be opened from the AutoCAD drawing.

              8 votes
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              • Display Equipment Disconnect Ratings on Drawing

                Display the rating of the disconnect and the rating of the fused on the drawing adjacent to the disconnect symbol.

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                • Equipment Circuit Length in Schedule

                  Add new column to the equipment schedule that would display the length of the branch circuit.

                  4 votes
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                  • Add an attribute for panel schedule

                    Add an attribute that adds the odd circuit and the even circuit in a panel schedule, i.e. circuits 1 & 2, circuits 3 & 4, etc., and be able to put that attribute in the phase block of the panel schedule.

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                    • Make the note fields for panels and switchboard larger and editable

                      We need the note fields for Panels and Switchboards to be larger and editable like the Description, Model, and Note fields in the Light Fixture Project Schedule.

                      33 votes
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                      • Rotate Equipment ID Tags

                        Presently the equipment ID tag reverts to "world" orientation whenever it is moved or when you coordinate data base. Please make it subject to rotate text command, such that it stays in the orientation selected.

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                        • Swap & Copy Circuits

                          When copying circuits in the swap and copy dialog, multipole breakers do not copy to the new location as multipole breakers, they copy as single pole. It appears that you have to set the number of poles and their positions in the circuiting dialog before starting the copy/swap routine.

                          45 votes
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