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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. Change Fixture Tags as a part of "Edit Multiple Fixtures".

    When "Editing Multiple Fixtures", the fixture in the database is changed, but the fixture tag is not changed in the drawing. It would be good for this to change automatically, similar to the attributes of "edit multiple receptacles" so that each fixture tag does not have to be edited manually.

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      0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
    • Add lumens, lamp depreciation, IES file name, and possibly mtg height (if it's constant) to the light fixture schedule.

      Add lumens, lamp depreciation, IES file name, and possibly mtg height (if it's constant) to the light fixture schedule.

      Would be useful when evaluating different lighting options. Also would make identifying input errors easier when swapping out IES files and lamp types.

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        0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
      • Import Time Current Curves

        The ability to save and import a time current curve to be used in the arc flash calculations and to overlay the curves on a graph. Preferably to save these curves into a master database to have the ability to use the same curve on multiple projects

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          1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →

          This is implemented for DM Electrical 8.3.

          You are able to associate a file with the panel and easily view it while entering your arc-flash values.

          You can’t do anything more involved that displaying the file for now. You are still responsible for interpreting the file and determining the arcing times based upon the calculated arcing current.

        • Auto one-line riser diagram for Plumbing

          Automatically creates and continuously update a single line riser diagram for plumbing, similar to the electrical one-line riser diagram tool

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            0 comments  ·  Plumbing  ·  Admin →
          • Add option to remove spaces in 'DMW: Circuit: Wire Callout'

            Add option so that wire callout will displays without spaces:
            3#10,#10G,3/4"C

            Currently displays as:
            3#10, #10G, 3/4"C

            I see this as being a preference, so that is why I suggest making it an option.

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              Added in DM Electrical RT 1.2.1. We did it using new parameters.

              The original wire callouts included spaces and wrap across multiple lines, but are long. The new “WireCallout_Compact” wire callouts do not include spaces and are shorter, but do not wrap.

            • Provide a demolition layer system for DM HVAC

              Provide a 'demolition' layer system option in addition to the 'new' & 'existing' layer options.

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                0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →
              • Provide a keyboard shortcut for incrementing the circuit in the Circuiting window.

                We have a client that we’re doing minor remodels for that wants to see all their panel schedules on the drawings. Tabbing works to get to the Fixed Loads Input, but incrementing the circuit still requires mouse input (or a lot of tabbing).

                One solution that might be to have ‘Enter’ increment the circuit and tab would still behave like it does now. A ctrl+Enter would also be quicker than going to the mouse.

                Thanks!

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                • Different Piping Labels on Isometrics vs. 2-D Models

                  On isometric drawings it is some times useful or required to include different labels than are present on the 2-D models. Adding an option to have different labels on each would be simpler than the current fix which is to print off all of the drawings which require on type of labeling then change the labeling options and print all of the drawings which require the other.

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                    0 comments  ·  Plumbing  ·  Admin →
                  • CUSTOM CIRCUIT DESCRIPTIONS

                    Have custom circuit description separated per phase instead of combining to the first pull

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                      0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                    • Room Peak Load Map

                      It could be useful if there was a Load Calculation Map which indicated when a room peaked in cooling. Perhaps two maps, time of day and which month. It may be useful when determining the zoning.

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                        0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →
                      • Device subscripts on schedules

                        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.

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                          3 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                        • Have the option to assign a fixed Outside Air CFM to a zone. This will help address over-ventilation to maintain positive building pressure

                          Have the option to assign a fixed Outside Air CFM to a zone. This will help address zones that need over-ventilation to maintain a positive building pressure.

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                            1 comment  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →
                          • Fill in "Schedule Circuit Note" based upon family type

                            We want a parameter in a family type to fill in the “schedule circuit notes”. We think that would be invaluable to mention things like fuse size, GFCI breaker requirements, etc.

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                            • SET TITLE COLUMN LABLES ORDER IN GRILLE SCHEDULE

                              Make it so that in the master configuration a user can preset which columns and labels they would like and in the order in which they are displayed. That way they are preset every time and would have save time setting up from project to project

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                                1 comment  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to store and display light fixture input watts to one decimal place. Useful for LED fixtures.

                                The fractions of watts come int play on some projects wit a lot of LED fixtures. Right now DM accepts a decimal and stores it until you look at that fixture again. It will then display a rounded value, act as if you changed the value and ask you to save your changes. If you do, you lose the decimal. Even storing without displaying would be helpful if you get the correct value in Excel.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                                • 3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                                  • Universal update button

                                    This button would update all schedules, panels and one lines with one click. Currently going through each schedule option and then during review only finding out you missed one is agonizing. Update drawing and database does NOT do this.

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                                    • Set Pipe Linetype by Layer System

                                      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.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Plumbing  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →
                                        • Reverse Tick Marks

                                          Add a button to the "Insert Tick Marks" command to reverse the order of the tick marks in the dialog box.

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