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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. Set CFM Total for a Zone

    Set the total CFM value for a zone. This value will be distributed to the rooms based upon the relative calculated CFM values.

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      0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →
    • "set fault @ switchboard" value should be available to place on the one-line diagram.

      The available fault current is available to place on the one-line diagram, but not the "set fault @ switchboard" value. The available fault current includes motor contribution, and is not what plan reviewers are looking for at the service entrance on the one-line. They are looking for the value given by the Utility company in its table.

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        • Separate hangers on their own layer for BIM modeling.

          Need to print various trades by color for coordination drawings. I think the hangers would be more legible if they could be a different color.

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          • Join Broken Circuit Command

            Create a command that would "unbreak" a circuit that was broken.

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            • Air Diffuser Schedule - Mounting Type & Material

              It would be nice to include (2) additional properties within the diffuser schedule:

              1) Mounting type (i.e. Surface Mount, Lay-In, Spiral Duct, etc.)
              2) Material (Steel, Aluminum, etc.)

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              • On 240/120V-3P-4W systems, the current requirement is that Phase B is the high leg. Should be allowed to select Phase C as the high leg.

                On 240/120V-3P-4W systems, the current requirement is that Phase B is the high leg. Should be allowed to select Phase C as the high leg. Should allow 3-pole breaker to start on any phase, should allow 2-pole breaker on any phase. Must prohibit 1-pole breaker on the high leg.

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                • Remove callouts from equipment connections

                  Be able to remove a callout from a single piece of equipment on the drawing.

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                      1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                    • Place Panel Lug or Main OPD, the Panel Outline in One-Line Diagram

                      Also when a panel/switch board is inserted we currently draw the outline of the panel and the lug and/or main OPD is placed automatically. We would like to place the lug and/or OPD first so it is easier to line up devices.

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                      • It would be nice to have a "format painter" type option.

                        It would be nice to have a "format painter" type option which copied/pasted properties, especially for ductwork. For example: click the paintbrush, select the item with properties to be copied, then select the item to apply them to.

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                          0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →
                        • Merge Circuits

                          Add the option to merge two circuits together.

                          One of the circuits would end up as a space with nothing connected to it, no fixed loads, and no locked breaker or wire sizes.

                          The other would have all of the devices that were originally connected to the two devices, the sum of the fixed loads from the two circuits, and all the fixed breaker and wire sizes from the two circuits.

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                          • Remove Feeder Line Between Devices in One-Line Diagram

                            Include an option to not draw a feeder line between devices on the one-line diagram. This would be useful when drawing the connections between devices and bus gutters.

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                            • Merge or Combine Circuit

                              Take two circuits, both with devices connected to them, and combine them. All the devices will be on one of the circuits, and the other circuit will be left a space.

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                              • Custom Transformer Impedance and XR Ratio

                                Be able to create a custom table of impedance and XR ratio values for transformers based upon the kVA. Currently the default values are fixed. If you always use different values, you have to manually change them every time.

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                                • Copy IES files to project folder

                                  When an IES file is assigned to a light fixture, I would like DM to copy the IES file into the project directory. If the original IES file is moved, the project is unaffected.

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                                  • Not Include Flex Duct in IFC File

                                    Include an option to not include flex duct in the IFC file when exported for 3D collision detection.

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                                      0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide Consistent Ordering to Combined Circuit Descriptions

                                      If you circuit two items with different descriptions, the order of those descriptions in the circuit is random. You will get descriptions of "Primary, Secondary" and "Secondary, Primary". Make the circuit descriptions combine in a consistent manner. The default will be to sort them alphabetically. Include an option to force an different ordering on descriptions when alphabetical is not appropriate.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Admin →
                                      • Voltage Drop at Panels on One-Line Diagram

                                        With all the other information that can be inserted into the One-line diagram (feeder size & length, etc.) it would be helpful to also add Voltage Drop percentage for each feeder as well. For longer feeders this is required and it would make it much easier to see the big picture if it was all in one place rather than possibly spread out over several sheets for larger jobs.

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                                        • Link room numbers with panel schedules

                                          Use the 'Room Number' field to specify where loads are located in the panel schedules. The 'Description' field in the panel would automatically be filled with the description linked to the load, then the room numbers. i.e. RECEPTACLE 105, 108, 110, 100 or LIGHTING 209, 210, 211, 212.

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