When an electrical device is created that always has a subscript(i.e. G subscript for ground fault receptacle) that subscript is not inserted with the device in the symbol column of the schedule. We have to add text to the symbol in the schedule to note the different types of receptacles. If the schedule changes the text needs to be manually updated. An option to include the subscript with the symbol would be helpful.3 votes
This will be included in DM Electrical 8.0.
Omit the line that appears on only one side of a transparent duct section. Simply make the duct section transparent and allow the user to insert symbols as desired.7 votes
We have added this as an option for DM HVAC 7.0.
Add a new "Edit Multiple Equipment" command. You can select multiple pieces of equipment either from a list in the database or from the drawing. You can then make changes to all the selected equipment at once.
Add "Find", "Next", and "Previous" buttons to the equipment dialog box that work like in the panel or schedule dialog boxes.70 votes
This will be included in DM Electrical 8.3.
Under Design Master Electrical Options=>Miscellaneous=>Custom Load Type=>Calculation Method, add a fourth option which is call “Panel Based” which would still have a default demand factor. Then when we go in to circuit a device with that demand factor name we will circuit it to the default demand. However, as we move up to upstream panels and see that device circuited already, we can change the demand factor in the circuit panel which is typically dimmed. This will solve the problem we have of dealing with Trailer parks, docks, Ranges, Dryers, and other devices that have different demands as you move up the feeder.
Under Design Master Electrical Options=>Miscellaneous=>Custom Load Type=>Calculation Method, add a fourth option which is call “Panel Based” which would still have a default demand factor. Then when we go in to circuit a device with that demand factor name we will circuit it to the default demand. However, as we move up to upstream panels and see that device circuited already, we can change the demand factor in the circuit panel which is typically dimmed. This will solve the problem we have of dealing with Trailer parks, docks, Ranges, Dryers, and other devices that have different demands as you move…7 votes
This is implemented for DM Electrical 8.3.
Give us the ability to set default styles/values for fault current and lighting fixture schedules so we don't have to recreate them for every project.6 votes
You should be able to accomplish this with the standards and master databases currently available. I wrote a support blog post to explain the process:
If there is still something missing, post a comment to this request to let me know about it.
Added for DM Electrical 8.2.
This is completed for DM HVAC 7.2, DM Electrical 8.2, and DM Plumbing 4.0.
Be able to copy a room already inserted on the drawing.24 votes
We have implemented this for DM HVAC 8.2 and DM Electrical 7.2.
Account for the rest of the load types in NEC 220 Part II, Part III, and Part IV that are currently ignored.
Load types that will be included:
Existing loads that can be specified for each panel (NEC 220.87).
Cooling loads. The panel load calculation will use the larger of the heating and cooling loads.58 votes
This is completed and will be included in DM Electrical 8.3.
We need an easy way to deal with multiple identical electrical panels35 votes
This is implemented for DM Electrical 8.3.
Be able to take a block that I already inserted into my one-line and then change the actual block without re-inserting it.6 votes
This is implemented in Design Master Electrical 8.1.
The breaker for motors & transformers need to be manually selected. A default suggestion for the motor hp and transformer kva would save time.34 votes
Equipment breakers are sized automatically in DM Electrical 8.0 using MCA and MOCP. You can also assign specific breaker and wire sizes for equipment in the equipment dialog, not the circuiting dialog.
Transformer breaker sizes are currently set automatically when you change the kVA or voltage. In DM Electrical 8.1, we are adding a “Size to match kVA” option to the transformer OCP selection to make it more obvious this is happening.
I think this covers the features in this request. If not, let me know.
I often find twin or tandem breakers in existing panels. There is no way to circuit them now.47 votes
This feature is completed for DM Electrical 8.3.
Have the option to specify which way pipes flow (toward fixtures or away) and have the arrows on the pipe drawn to match.5 votes
This feature is finished for DM Plumbing 3.1.
Make it so that arrowheads point in the direction of airflow in ducts.8 votes
This will be included in DM HVAC 7.0.
Allow each layer system for a pipe type to have a different linetype. In particular, demo pipes need to have a different linetype from new and existing pipes.3 votes
This will be included in DM Plumbing 3.2.
Specify a minimum size for ductwork when automatically sized.16 votes
This is completed for DM HVAC 7.2. It is implemented as a project-wide option. You cannot have different minimums for different duct sections or types. If you need anything more complicated like that, let us know.
Be able to create different groups for light fixtures, receptacles, and diffusers, similar to equipment and low voltage devices. Have different schedules for each different group.
Also groups for one-line devices, including panels, switchboards, transformers, and all the other types of devices.20 votes
This is completed for DM HVAC 7.3 and DM Electrical 8.3.
Add an option to automatically draw a hatch over the ductwork in 2D. Have the hatch be controlled by the type of duct (return vs supply) and layer system (new vs existing).38 votes
This feature will be included in DM HVAC 7.2.
Completed for DM Plumbing 3.2. Go vote for other features—there’s a little time left before the next release, so we might have a chance to get something else implemented for you!
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