Design Master Wish List

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. Add justification options to DM labels

    Be able to have labels set to right justified or bottom justified, rather than always being top-left justified. This way they will update correctly when the value changes during the design.

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      medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Tick Marks on Switches in Parallel

      Handle tick marks on switches in parallel correctly.

      One use for this is multiple occupancy sensors in which case if any one switch is on the lights will be one. Each switch requires a hot and neutral as well as the switched leg.

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        medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Edit Multiple Pipe Risers

        Add an "Edit Multiple" command for pipe risers.

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          medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Plumbing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Update impedances based upon conduit material

          Be able to automatically update the impedance in a wire based upon the conduit material type.

          Currently you have to create a separate wire configuration for each conduit material type.

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            medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • More custom load types

            Add 3 more custom load types.

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              medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Right click when entering Duct Labels to Rotate Label

              Similar to how you can right click to add leader lines when labeling diffusers, it would be helpful to be able to right click duct labels to rotate them instead of making this a two step process. Also, rotating it would remove the arrow that sometimes accompanies the duct label.

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                medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Custom circuit description for spaces with no breakers

                Have a custom circuit description that is automatically used when the breaker size is set to "None" for a circuit.

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                  medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Custom Universal Voltage Description in Light Fixture Schedule

                  Be able to specify a custom description for the voltage on light fixtures when they are set to "Universal". Currently DM lists all the voltages that are used on the fixture. This feature would allow you to override that and specify custom text for the voltage in order to better match the manufacturer's cut sheet.

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                    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Diversify zone airflow based upon people diversity

                    When a VAV zone has people diversity specified, update the zone airflow. Currently, the zone load is updated, but the airflow is not.

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                      medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make Grips Work With Diffuser Callouts

                      Fix the diffuser callouts so they can be moved more consistently and reliable with grips instead of using the "Move Callout" command.

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                        medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 24x24 Box Around Diffuser

                        Have an option to insert a 24x24 box around an diffuser for use in RCP's.

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                          medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Change Circuit without Removing Loops

                          Be able to change the circuit a device is on and not remove the loops connected to it.

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                            medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Takeoffs: Separate Overhead and Underground Wires

                            For takeoffs, provide a way to separate overhead and underground wires and provide lengths for each type.

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                              medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Custom Feeder or Wire Callouts

                              Be able to custom the wire callouts used for feeders and branch circuits.

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                                medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 5-Wire Feeders

                                Create feeders with a 5th wire (dedicated neutral) for computer/technology panels. These are typically routed to "K-Rated" dry-type transformers.

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