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The current releases are DM Electrical RT 1.3, DM Electrical 8.5, 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 1.4, DM Electrical 8.6, 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 a select similar command for devices similar to AutoCAD and AutoCAD MEPs select similar command

    I would like to right click on a device already on the plan, and hit select similar rather than having to open up a separate dialogue to pick a device/LVD/Light Fixture device, and then place it. In other words, I'd like to bypass the select device dialogue altogether whenever possible.

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    low effort to implement  ·  4 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Homerun Note

    Be able to add a note to a homerun callout.

    6 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. please add a new column to the lighting fixture schedule for "KELVIN"

    ADD NEW COLUMN IN LIGHT FIXTURE SCHEDULE FOR "KELVIN"

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    low effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Provide Minumum air flow calculations

    If the minimum air flow is set in the calculation bases on a parameter such as air change rate, cfm/sq ft or a set cfm it would be nice to have that as a column in the calculation output.

    5 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Add a hatch pattern to room definitions

    When defining rooms, it is often difficult to determine which rooms have been defined and which have not, if an area gets surrounded. Adding a hatch pattern on its own layer would make it much easier to determine if you've included all room definition areas.

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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Remove "DM HVAC", "DM Elec", and "DM Plumb" from AutoCAD window titlebar

    Remove "DM HVAC", "DM Elec", and "DM Plumb" from AutoCAD window titlebar.

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    low effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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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    low effort to implement  ·  2 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Separate column in the feeder schedule for the service grounding electrode conductor.

    The service ground does not get installed in the conduit with the service entrance conductors, so why is it shown just like all the other feeders where the equipment grounding conductor is installed with the feeder conductors. If you want the feature to show the GEC size, show it in a different column and show the feeder with no ground listed with the feeder conductors so its clear it is not in the conduit.

    4 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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 →
  12. Circuiting layer dependent on device layer system

    DM's default circuit layer system can be determined by three different options: (1) same as distribution equipment, (2) new, and (3) existing. We'd like a fourth option that makes the circuit layer system match the circuit layer system of the device that's being circuited.

    For example, we're currently designing a job where we are installing new receptacles that are being fed from an existing panel. Our receptacle circuit callouts are coming up under the existing layer system (based off of the panel) instead of the new layer system (based off of the new receptacles). To address this, we changed the…

    3 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Manufacturer Name field included within Notes Settings of distribution equipment

    It would be helpful when creating distribution equipment lists if there was an option for the manufacturer's name. Currently we have to use an unused Note key, rename the label for that key and then remember which Notes Setting corresponds to the list entry.

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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Calculate Fault at Equipment Connections

    Be able to mark equipment connections to be included in the fault calculation.

    3 votes
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  15. Electrical elevation label

    Create a label that will display the elevation of a device and update automatically when the elevation changes.

    3 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  3 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. More MCC Stater Sizes

    Is it possible to modify the list of standard starter sizes to include VFD, Soft Switch, etc? Or even to choose 'None' and just type it in the Description field?

    I've used the ddedit command on the MCC schedule inserted into the drawing to manually modify it, but if anybody does a coordination this will be lost.

    3 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Add "Panel Neutral" in Revit MEP

    Add "Panel Neutral" as a parameter to panels in Revit MEP.

    Options for neutral would be:
    50%
    100%
    133%
    200%
    None

    This value would be a shared parameter for scheduling purposes. It would not be used in any calculations.

    3 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Print Full Panel Schedules to 8.5x11 Sheets

    Print full panel schedules, exactly as shown on the drawing, to a printer using 8.5x11 paper.

    One specific use for these panel schedules would be to be submitted to Labor and Industries in Washington state for review.

    3 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  2 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Add "Clear Circuit" Button Back to "Circuiting" Dialog Box

    Add the "Clear Circuit" command back to the "Circuiting" dialog box. This button will set all the breaker and branch circuit sizing options back to "Size Automatically", set all the fixed loads to "0", and set the circuit descriptions to be blank.

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    low effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Label and Leader for Mechanical Equipment

    Add a label and leader for the callout to mechanical equipment.

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