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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. Compare Number of Balancing Dampers with Diffusers

    A simple command that checks the number of volume dampers to the number of diffusers/grilles/registers in the database.

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    • Error Checking

      Provide a simple error checking routine that will look at panel loads and compare them to wire sizes and ratings of upstream breakers. This could be a simple table like voltage drop and fault currents where out of range values are shown in a different font type.

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      • When a panel is designated as existing, the circuit descriptions (editable part in the circuiting form) start off with "EX"

        When a panel is designated as existing, the circuit descriptions (editable part in the circuiting form) start off with "EX"

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        • Duct and pipe demolition

          Convert existing ductwork and piping layer to demolition.

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          • Having the ability to specify a breaker trip setting and plug size.

            Add the ability to specify a breaker trip setting and plug size for adjustable trip breakers.

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            • Existing Loads & Metered Demand

              Include, in options, the ability to not include existing (layered) items in panel, feeder, and service calculations. I'd like to enter the load to keep track of it, but have the ability to exclude it from the load calculations since "existing" would be included in the metered demand load.

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              • HVAC - Allow for the input of design Notes

                In the "Room Project Schedule" add a box which would allow for the addition of design notes. This would allow for the designer to document why certain values where chosen. When the loads are printed the notes would also be displayed for reference.

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                  • Manufactured Wiring (Modular wiring) NEC 604

                    Add wiring and symbols for manufactured wiring systems (NEC 604), MWS, Reloc etc

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                    • Ability to measure wire

                      I am a design build Engineer/Contractor and would like to be able to get takeoff data.

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                        • Equipment and Receptacle Short Circuit Calculations

                          Add the ability to select a checkbox for receptacles and equipment so that short circuit calculations are included for that device.

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                          • Add button to "Select block" dialog boxes to open block customization

                            Add a button in the "Select block" dialog boxes to open the block customization dialog box.

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                            • Wrap wire size text on panel schedules

                              Add the ability for wire size callouts on the panel schedule to wrap if they get too long, similar to how circuit description wrap.

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                              • Edit multiple devices--select from list

                                When editing multiple devices, be able to select from a list in addition to being able to select from the drawing. Equipment currently works this way. Expand it to other types of devices.

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                                • Add a sort by circuit id, then by callout to Project Explorer

                                  Many times on complicated drawings I have a circuit that feeds multiple floors of devices or large areas. When I do Find Circuit, DM will zoom way out, highlight all the devices, and put lines to them. As soon as I try to find those far away circuits the lines disappear and then I start the needle in the hay stack look. If I has sort by circuit id, then callout I could see all the devices and then select find on each device of that circuit till I select the one in question since it creates a line that…

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                                  • Single-phase load on three-phase equipment

                                    Add a way to include a single-phase load on three-phase equipment. One common use for this is VAV boxes with 3-phase heaters and 1-phase motors, all with a single electrical connection.

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                                    • Insert pipe symbols on ends of vertical pipes in isometric

                                      These pipe symbols would be used to represent clean outs, floor drains, and other things like that.

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                                      • Quick change between tick mark configurations in "Insert Tick Marks" command

                                        Add some way to quickly change between tick mark configurations in the "Insert Tick Mark" command. Either templates that the user creates, or a set of commonly used configurations.

                                        If you do vote for this, it would be helpful for you to leave a comment listing most common configuration of tick marks you use.

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                                        • Loop Feed Transformer

                                          Add an option to allow loop feeds for transformers.

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