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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. 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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    • Upsize wire of branch circuits based on voltage drop

      have the branch circuits upsize wire based on the voltage drop or have a setting similar to what we have in AutoCAD.

      6 votes
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      • 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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        • Reset panel "Fixed Loads".

          Often, I need to "start over" on a panel that I've assigned fixed loads. It would be handy to have a button that would clear every fixed load on the panel. Or even be able to select several circuits and clear those circuit's fixed loads.

          5 votes
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          • Homerun Note

            Be able to add a note to a homerun callout.

            5 votes
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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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.

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                  • 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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                    • Calculate Fault at Equipment Connections

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

                      3 votes
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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • 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.

                                3 votes
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                                • Label and Leader for Mechanical Equipment

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

                                  3 votes
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                                  • MULTIPLE ARROWS

                                    It would be nice to be able to have multiple arrows for 1 piece of text pointing to different devices

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Vertical Alignment of Schedules

                                      Add an option to control the vertical alignment of text in schedule cells.

                                      Currently everything is justified to the top of the cell. Make it so that text can be centered or at the bottom instead.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Change default "max depth" setting for ductwork

                                        Add an option for the default "max depth" value that is used when you insert a new duct. Currently it always starts at 24 and you have to remember to change it if you want something different.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • 'Capped Ductwork for Future Use' command

                                          This is similar to the 'end cap' command, but would draw a 'capped for future use' symbol on the end of a duct branch.

                                          3 votes
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