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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. 8 votes
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    • More options for panel callouts, circuit labels, and homerun callouts

      Add the ability to specify a prefix or suffix for panel callouts when inserting them on the drawing. For example, be able to label them NEW PANEL 'LA' rather than simple LA.

      Also be able to replace the panel name with a different value in the circuit callout. This feature would be used when the panel name is very long.

      Also be able to leave the panel name off entirely and list just the circuit number in the homerun label. This feature would be used when there is only one panel in an area.

      12 votes
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      • Export the luminaire schedule into excel

        I have lighting reps ask me all the time for an excel spreadsheet of our luminaire schedule. It would be helpful to export our luminaire schedule into excel.

        14 votes
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        • Subfeed Breakers on Panels

          Add a feature to handle subfeed breakers on panels.

          Currently, the workaround is to add additional poles to your panel and use those for the subfeed and mark the ones on the other side as unusable.

          60 votes
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          • Ability to differentiate diffuser of different systems in the diffuser schedule

            Ability to differentiate diffuser of different systems in the diffuser schedule. i.e. turn on or off diffusers associated with New, existing and demo systems.

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            • 1 vote
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              • Photovoltaic Design

                Add features to support PV design, such as inverters, combiners, and a string calculator.

                7 votes
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                • Allow the option to add circuiting to fixture callout

                  Allow the option to put the circuit number or control designation in the bottom of the fixture callout in place of the lamp info.

                  1 vote
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                  • 24x24 Box Around Diffuser

                    Have an option to insert a 24x24 box around an diffuser for use in RCP's.

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                    • Make Grips Work With Diffuser Callouts

                      Fix the diffuser callouts so they can be moved more consistently and reliable with grips instead of using the "Move Callout" command.

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                      • Diffuser Insertion at Corner (for Ceiling Grids)

                        Have the option to insert diffusers at the corner of the diffuser, not the center. This change would assist in placing diffusers properly in ceiling grids.

                        48 votes
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                        • Takeoffs: Separate Overhead and Underground Wires

                          For takeoffs, provide a way to separate overhead and underground wires and provide lengths for each type.

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                          • 11 votes
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                            • Excel Add In

                              Can we change the way that the low voltage devices, switches, and equipment are handled so that they can be exported in the same manner as the light fixtures and receptacles?

                              3 votes
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                              • Add the ability to create plan notes

                                If you could add the ability to create plan or keynotes to all devices and fixtures, you could eliminate some of the notes that occupy space beside them. Typically a hex box, circle would have the keynote number in it, which would refer you to a common list of notes on the edge of the space. Keeping them tied to the respective annotation layers may help keep them sortable by the entities on that sheet.

                                27 votes
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                                • Upsize Wires Based upon Voltage Drop

                                  Automatically upsize branch circuit wires when necessary because of voltage drop.

                                  138 votes
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                                  • Keep Tick Marks on Broken Circuits

                                    When a circuit is broken, keep tick marks inserted on one of the halves.

                                    10 votes
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                                    • Create Separate One-Lines for Each LVD Group

                                      I have Security, F/A, Lighting Control Panels, Audio, and Data groups and would like to be able to create separate low voltage one-line risers for them.

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Aim Lamps Separately for Emergency Fixtures

                                        For fixtures used in the outdoor and egress point-by-point photometrics with two lamps, we need to aim the lamp independently for correct photometrics.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • add multiple pipe label options

                                          Three options: One for system type and size, one for just size, and one for just system type.

                                          6 votes
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