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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. add sub-script option for junction boxes

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

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      medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Different Layers for New and Existing Items in Schedules

      Use different layers for new and existing circuits in panel schedules or new and existing equipment in equipment schedules.

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        low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 3 votes
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          medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • ADD SECURITY SYMBOLS TO LV OPTIONS

          DOOR STRIKE/DOOR CONTACT
          CAMERA
          MOTION SENSOR
          CARD READER
          KEYPAD

          JUST A FEW EXAMPLES...

          3 votes
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            low effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              medium effort to implement  ·  2 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Spaces in Feeder Callouts

              Be able to display feeder callouts with spaces after commas, instead of having all the wire sizes right next to each other.

              Current Callout:
              2''C,2#3/0,#3/0N,#6G

              Desired Callout:
              2''C, 2#3/0, #3/0N, #6G

              3 votes
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                low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                  medium effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  HVAC  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Import single piece of equipment

                  Currently, the "Import Equipment from Another Project" command imports all the equipment. Update that function to allow you to choose specific pieces of equipment to import.

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                    low effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Automatically Add "ON" prefix to homerun labels for which a homerun already exists.

                    It is customary for circuits that are shared on opposite ends of a building or from one floor to the next to be identifed with multiple homerun symbols, with all but one of those homeruns labeled with "ON <Panel-Ckt>" rather than connecting with a loop. Currently, to do this, the homerun text itself must be modified, and this rarely works well because that text reverts back to the default <Panel-Ckt> text each time the circuits are updated.

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                      medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide a button (or perhaps under the Cir Opts button) for quicker selection of "Display tick marks on loops"

                      I've given up on loop tickmarks for lighting loops (because of all the energy code relay and occupancy sensor requirements); but I still do tickmarks on power loops. It would be great to be able to more quickly toggle between displaying tickmarks on loops.

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                        high effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Recurring Low Voltage Panel

                        Create recurring low voltage panels that work like standard recurring panels.

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                          medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

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                            medium effort to implement  ·  2 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Actual Tonnage for HVAC Equipment

                            Add an option to specify the actual tonnage for HVAC equipment in the zone dialog. Use this value to display actual CFM / ton and other values.

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                              medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Define fixed load by phase

                              When defining fixed load on a panel schedule allow entry of per phase loads on two and three phase circuits in stead of lumped loads, i.e., on 2-pole circuit be able specify a load for phase A and B on any of the demand categories.

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                                medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Voltage Drop in Equipment Schedule

                                Add "Voltage Drop" as a column to the equipment schedule. Would list the branch circuit voltage drop to a each piece of equipment in the schedule.

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                                  low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 2 votes
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                                    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Plumbing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add Static Regain that balances duct system correctly

                                    Current Static Regain calculation does not seem to calc and size ducts to balance system. The static regain should balance the system where the ducts split.

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                                      high effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Equipment circuit label should be near the equipment symbol--not the equipment label.

                                      We often turn off printing of equipment label/leader, and use a keynote number with arrow instead. But we have to move the circuit to the equipment symbol, because it ends up under the equipment label (which we are not printing).

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                                        medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Count devices connected to recurring panels

                                        Have schedule quantities and takeoffs count the number of items connected to recurring panels.

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                                          medium effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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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                                            medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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