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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. Manufactured Wiring (Modular wiring) NEC 604

    Add wiring and symbols for manufactured wiring systems (NEC 604), MWS, Reloc etc

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    • add sub-script option for junction boxes

      Add subscript for junctions boxes like you did for low voltage devices.

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      • For Energy Code compliance, the light Fixture Schedule should include a subtotal of watts for each fixture type, and a total of watts for al

        For Energy Code compliance, the light Fixture Schedule should include a subtotal of watts for each fixture type, and a total of watts for all the fixtures on the posted schedule. That will help expedite the Lighting Power Density calculations required for Energy Code Compliance.

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        • Choose Fittings Used In Pressure Drop Calculations

          Add the ability to choose the specific fitting type used when calculating pressure drop in duct systems. Currently, the fitting type is fixed.

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          • Shortcut Keys for DM Commands

            Add shortcut commands for commands. For example, "ML" for "Move Loop or Homerun" or "BC" for "Break Circuit".

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            • Create training material for the HVAC section.

              The tutorial doesn't get into enough depth or cover everything, specifically the master schedule and project schedules and how they affect the project.

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              • When a panel is designated as existing, the circuit descriptions (editable part in the circuiting form) start off with "EX"

                When a panel is designated as existing, the circuit descriptions (editable part in the circuiting form) start off with "EX"

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                • Add a sort by circuit id, then by callout to Project Explorer

                  Many times on complicated drawings I have a circuit that feeds multiple floors of devices or large areas. When I do Find Circuit, DM will zoom way out, highlight all the devices, and put lines to them. As soon as I try to find those far away circuits the lines disappear and then I start the needle in the hay stack look. If I has sort by circuit id, then callout I could see all the devices and then select find on each device of that circuit till I select the one in question since it creates a line that…

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                  • Breaker Using Twice as Many Spaces

                    Many breaker panels of old and of new has the ability to put a single, two, or three pole breaker in that takes twice as many spaces as normal. Example is I have a panel I have to represent that has a 2 pole breaker that takes position 36-38 and 40-42. It also has a 3 pole breaker in it that take 24-26,28-30,32-34. I have no way of circuiting the device and still have it on phase A, B, and C.

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                    • please show velocity and PD/100ft

                      by showing velocity and PD/100ft on a check layer, engineers could check work and easily scan and review a job for errors.

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                      • Same equipment in multiple drawings or areas

                        Right now I can put one-line devices on multiple drawings, but not equipment. Sometimes the equipment is so large such as a chiller that it needs to be seen on the site drawing at a different scale than the electrical plan view.

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                        • Set room boundaries to also be light-obstructing rectangles for photometric analysis

                          It duplicates work to trace the boundaries of all rooms for energy analysis and circuit naming, then have to trace all the rooms again for photometric analysis. This would likely require the addition of a 'door' object to define places where light-obstructing boundaries would be ignored

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                          • Remember Zone Tree Settings

                            Remember which zones are opened and closed in the zone tree dialog box when you open and close it.

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                            • Error Checking

                              Provide a simple error checking routine that will look at panel loads and compare them to wire sizes and ratings of upstream breakers. This could be a simple table like voltage drop and fault currents where out of range values are shown in a different font type.

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                              • Use Branch Circuit as Main Breaker for Panel

                                need a way for a branch breaker to serve as the main in a panelboard and allow it to connect on the oneline

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                                • 2 votes
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                                  • Handle LED Lighting Better

                                    Calculate the load based upon the length and the remote transformers.

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                                    • Insert pipe symbols on ends of vertical pipes in isometric

                                      These pipe symbols would be used to represent clean outs, floor drains, and other things like that.

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                                      • Support feeder calcs for track lighting

                                        See NEC 220.43(B). The connected load for the branch circuit is the sum of the wattage of the connected light fixtures. The demand load is an additional 150VA per foot. I would like a place to enter the number of feet of track on a branch circuit so the demand load is calculated correctly in the load summary. We currently accomplish this through a 'Variable Caclulated Load', but it might be more intuitive if there is a 'Length Variable Demand' option. Thank you.

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                                        • Variable Pressure Drop for Diffusers

                                          Using the maximum scheduled pressure drop for every scenario over inflates the pressure calcs. This is very important for low-pressure systems with low static terminal units such as ducted VRF and Fan Coil Units that max out at .25". Using the maximum scheduled pressure drop of say, .1" for air devices make it difficult to design low static systems accurately.

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