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. More MCC Stater Sizes

    Is it possible to modify the list of standard starter sizes to include VFD, Soft Switch, etc? Or even to choose 'None' and just type it in the Description field?

    I've used the ddedit command on the MCC schedule inserted into the drawing to manually modify it, but if anybody does a coordination this will be lost.

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    • Backfeed Breakers

      Be able to use a branch breaker on the panel as the main breaker.

      3 votes
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      • Print Full Panel Schedules to 8.5x11 Sheets

        Print full panel schedules, exactly as shown on the drawing, to a printer using 8.5x11 paper.

        One specific use for these panel schedules would be to be submitted to Labor and Industries in Washington state for review.

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        • Add "Clear Circuit" Button Back to "Circuiting" Dialog Box

          Add the "Clear Circuit" command back to the "Circuiting" dialog box. This button will set all the breaker and branch circuit sizing options back to "Size Automatically", set all the fixed loads to "0", and set the circuit descriptions to be blank.

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          • Paralleling Switchgear Support

            Would be very helpful to be able to be able to have multiple sources connect to the same bus. We have had numerous situations where we have had Geneva type switches, multiple kirk-key input as well as paralleling switchgear situations where we were unable to find a "work-around" using this software. This is becoming especially common with ConEdison now permitting the paralleling of electrical sources.

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            • Per-Circuit Wire Callout Option

              Be able to enable or disable the wire callout on a homerun on a circuit-by-circuit basis.

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              • Excel Add In

                Can we change the way that the low voltage devices, switches, and equipment are handled so that they can be exported in the same manner as the light fixtures and receptacles?

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                • Edit Multiple Types of Devices

                  Create an "Edit Multiple" command to works on all types of devices. Include only attributes that are common to all types of devices: layer system, elevation.

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                  • Convert panel schedules to tables

                    Convert panel schedules to use the AutoCAD table feature so they are more customizable.

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                    • Device Count

                      I have noticed that when equipment connections use receptacles or toggle switches, these devices are not included in the device count on the respective device schedules. Can DM be modified to included these devices in the count? This issue has created some confusion on some projects.

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                      • Set room boundaries to also be light-obstructing rectangles for photometric analysis

                        It duplicates work to trace the boundaries of all rooms for energy analysis and circuit naming, then have to trace all the rooms again for photometric analysis. This would likely require the addition of a 'door' object to define places where light-obstructing boundaries would be ignored

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                        • Improve Indoor Lighting Level Report

                          Add "Allowed Watts / SF" as a field to rooms.

                          Add "Allowed Watts / SF" and "Total Allowed Watts" as columns to the indoor lighting schedule.

                          Add a "Totals" row at the bottom that totals the area, allowed watts, and computed watts.

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                          • Default Groups

                            Have the ability to define a default device group name. In multi-phase projects it would be helpful to be able to set a group name as the default instead of having DM go to the "General" group.

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                            • Track which panel schedules are inserted on drawings

                              Keep track of which panel schedules are inserted on all the drawings in a project. Be able to check and confirm there is a schedule inserted for each drawing on a project.

                              The goal for this feature is quality control on large projects as panels are added and deleted.

                              3 votes
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                              • Add DC

                                For modeling complete solar systems.

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                                • Tick marks for more than 1-pole, wire callouts for > #12

                                  Add another option to "Homerun wire callouts and tick marks" labeled "Tick marks for more than 1-pole , wire callouts for > #12".

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                                  • add sub-script option for junction boxes

                                    Add subscript for junctions boxes like you did for low voltage devices.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Different Layers for New and Existing Items in Schedules

                                      Use different layers for new and existing circuits in panel schedules or new and existing equipment in equipment schedules.

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                                      • ADD SECURITY SYMBOLS TO LV OPTIONS

                                        DOOR STRIKE/DOOR CONTACT
                                        CAMERA
                                        MOTION SENSOR
                                        CARD READER
                                        KEYPAD

                                        JUST A FEW EXAMPLES...

                                        3 votes
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                                        • For Energy Code compliance, the light Fixture Schedule should include a subtotal of watts for each fixture type, and a total of watts for al

                                          For Energy Code compliance, the light Fixture Schedule should include a subtotal of watts for each fixture type, and a total of watts for all the fixtures on the posted schedule. That will help expedite the Lighting Power Density calculations required for Energy Code Compliance.

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