Design Master Wish List

The current releases are DM Electrical RT 2.0, DM Electrical 8.6, 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 2.1, DM Electrical 8.7, 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. Features marked as "Planned" will be available in these releases.


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  1. People in Room Setting

    Add an option to input people in a room using "People / 1000 sf" as the unit. Currently you can input people using "SF / Person" which requires a conversion from the numbers provided by some codes.

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  2. IMC Ventilation Schedule

    Create a ventilation schedule that corresponds to what is required by the IMC.

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  3. Variable Custom Pressure Drop in Ductwork

    Be able to specify a pressure drop in the ductwork that changes based upon the airflow in the ductwork.

    We currently allow you to lock a specific pressure drop but it does not change as the design changes. Instead lock an equivalent duct length or something similar that would change based upon the airflow.

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  4. Equipment airflow available

    Set the available CFM for a piece of equipment. If this value changes, update the airflow assigned in the downstream ducts.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Show Locked CFM in Duct Centerline

    I have been back into DM after a short break away from it's use. I have found that text now appears along the center line referencing that the width, depth, or shape of the duct has been locked. This is a great new feature. However, I feel that one of the most important features that could be shown as locked is that of the CFM. In a quick duct sizing and CFM check, by locking the CFM of the end duct in the various branch strings, one can size and determine very quickly how a system is going to be.…

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  8. 24x24 Box Around Diffuser

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

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  9. 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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