Add an option to display the conduit size at the end of the wire callout instead of at the beginning.3 votes
This will be added in DM Electrical 8.4.
It would be a great help to be able to choose an equipment callout to be tied to each equipment group instead of a single global selection. We use a different equipment tag for Kitchen equipment, Mechanical equipment, Shop equipment, etc.3 votes
This is completed for DM Electrical 8.3.
Provide 'hot keys' for pop up dialog box.
Example: On the Duct Calculations box you could use the following.
C for Calculate CFM
D for Calculate CFM and Size Ducts
P for Calculate CFM, Size Ducts, and Calculate Pressure3 votes
Completed and will be included in DM HVAC 7.3.21.
UPS voltage choices3 votes
This feature is completed for DM Electrical 8.2.
After circuits are inserted or circuit is modified in some way, the tick marks that were placed on multipole homerun circuits disappear and have to be re-inserted. It would be helpful for those tick marks to remain upon completion of circuit changes.3 votes
This was a bug. We’ve fixed it in DM Electrical 8.1. I sent Aaron a patch directly. This fix will be included for everyone else when we release 8.1.1.
With the price of copper so high we use aluminum wire for feeders on jobs that are over budget.3 votes
This is currently possible in DM Electrical 7.3.5, it is just a matter of having the right wire sizing options defined in your customization. See this support blog post for more info on loading the aluminum table we entered if you don’t have it:
Tick marks for all homeruns. Insert tick marks on all homeruns regardless of the wire size. Wire callouts for wires sizes greater than #12.3 votes
This should have been added in the last release. In Options, go to “Homeruns and Loops→Homerun wire callouts and tick marks” and the “Tick marks for #12, tick marks and wire callouts if > #12” option should do what you want.
I would like to be able to remove electrical equipment tags. Sometimes the plan is too crowded for the tags. In that case, a person could follow the circuit number to the panelboard schedule to see what something is.3 votes
This was added in DM Electrical 8.2.
We are having issues with permits using the ASHRAE Ventilation calculation because DM is using the calculated CFMs instead of actual CFMs on plans. We are having to tweak all the load inputs and use minimum air flows to spit out correct CFMs in ventilation calculation. The loads have actual loads print out, so maybe this is an easy fix.2 votes
This will be included in DM HVAC 7.2.
Show tick marks on 20A single pole circuits. All other circuits, including 20A two and three pole circuits, show the full wire callout.2 votes
This was added in the last release. In Options, go to “Homeruns and Loops→Homerun wire callouts and tick marks” and set it to “Tick marks for #12 1-pole, wire callouts for all others”.
Have the "Diffuser Connection Settings" be able to be set based upon airflow type. For example, supply ducts always connect with flexible and return ducts connect with hard.2 votes
This is completed for DM HVAC 7.3.
A common practice, at least within my own company, is to represent different floors in parallel background drawings separated by an arbitrary and regular distance. It would be helpful for creating drawings if Design Master automatically added to these parallel drawings when a pipe would transfer from one floor to another. For example when a pipe from the first floor goes to the second floor in a vertical pipe it would be useful if Design Master showed the pipe going up on the first floor and coming up on the second floor automatically. These two entities would have to be paired so that deleting one would automatically delete the other to cut down on confusing and database problems (I think). This is especially helpful for multi-floor buildings with piping going from one floor to another quite often, like a hotel.
A common practice, at least within my own company, is to represent different floors in parallel background drawings separated by an arbitrary and regular distance. It would be helpful for creating drawings if Design Master automatically added to these parallel drawings when a pipe would transfer from one floor to another. For example when a pipe from the first floor goes to the second floor in a vertical pipe it would be useful if Design Master showed the pipe going up on the first floor and coming up on the second floor automatically. These two entities would have to be…2 votes
This feature already exists in DM Plumbing.
We often need to lock a duct size or sizes for various reasons. After creating large sprawling duct systems, it is difficult to track these locked ducts so that we can check them when airflows change and resize them if necessary.2 votes
Completed for DM HVAC 7.2.
Currently, when two plan view blocks, for example a panel and subpanel, are very close (say 1 foot apart), the feeder length may be as much as 16 feet. Electricians often ask if they need to add extra length to meet short ckt calc. Of course, one can manually adjust the length in the panel definition, but one should not have to. It should be assumed that this will be a nipple 1 foot long - not run under ground and back up. DM adds 10 feet to each feeder.2 votes
We added an option to DM Electrical 8.2 for feeders shorter than a certain length to not add the additional feeder length.
At times there is not enough room on the particular view to have both receptacles and the AC equipment. I have started changing the equipment to new "Equip" layer.1 vote
In the “Layers” command, use the different layer keys to move the devices to separate layers.
It would be nice to be able to incorporate the IECC forms for the lighting in DM1 vote
This is part of the COMCheck export that is included in DM Electrical 8.3. Instructions for how to make this work are available here:
You've seen our panelboard schedules and it would be great to have the same options we show on ours to be able to show on the customized blocks in DM. Being able to display total VA of Left & Right phase and then total (Sum of both Left and Right in VA). Connected load total in VA. Being able to display Project name on Panel schedule. I love some of the options we don't show that I can include. So please keep what you have to add some more attributes.1 vote
Added for DM Electrical 8.2. Includes options for kVA, VA, or amps.
Provide a way to export the 3D model from Design Master for collision detection with architects using Revit or Navisworks.1 vote
This feature is included in the next release of Design Master.
Add a button to label the pressure drop for a run of duct (the "Pressure Drop in this Section" value from the the "Query Duct" window). We use DM HVAC to do a lot of existing ductwork analysis for energy audits, etc., and we could really use a function that shows us how much pressure drop each section of the ductwork has, and the pressure drop for each fitting, in much the same format as the ductwork size labels currently appear.1 vote
The new pressure drop schedule in DM HVAC 7 should satisfy this request.
Add the subscript option to Low-Voltage Devices.1 vote
This will be available in DM Electrical 8.2.
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