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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. Improve Indoor Lighting Level Report

    Add "Allowed Watts / SF" as a field to rooms.

    Add "Allowed Watts / SF" and "Total Allowed Watts" as columns to the indoor lighting schedule.

    Add a "Totals" row at the bottom that totals the area, allowed watts, and computed watts.

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    • Track which panel schedules are inserted on drawings

      Keep track of which panel schedules are inserted on all the drawings in a project. Be able to check and confirm there is a schedule inserted for each drawing on a project.

      The goal for this feature is quality control on large projects as panels are added and deleted.

      3 votes
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      • Tick marks for more than 1-pole, wire callouts for > #12

        Add another option to "Homerun wire callouts and tick marks" labeled "Tick marks for more than 1-pole , wire callouts for > #12".

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        • add sub-script option for junction boxes

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

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          • 3 votes
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            • 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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              • 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.

                3 votes
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                • 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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                  • Recurring Low Voltage Panel

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

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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.

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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • 2 votes
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                            • 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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                              • Count devices connected to recurring panels

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

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                                • 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.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Default elevations for all electrical devices

                                    You can specific a default elevation for light fixtures in the schedule. Expand this functionality to all types of electrical devices.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Use Branch Circuit as Main Breaker for Panel

                                      need a way for a branch breaker to serve as the main in a panelboard and allow it to connect on the oneline

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Dash in Empty Schedule Cells

                                        Include an option to print a "-" (a dash) in schedule cells if nothing is printed in them.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Acoustical Calculations

                                          Add acoustical calculations to the ductwork.

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