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The current releases are DM Electrical RT 1.3, DM Electrical 8.5, 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 1.4, DM Electrical 8.6, 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. Adding Further Pipe Symbols

    All of these symbols came up on one particular project, please leave comments on common plumbing symbols that I may have missed. Adding in these symbols and the corresponding isometric representations would greatly reduce the amount of time required to create each one of them by hand on both models. The following are the symbols that I found would be useful additions:

    - Mixing valves
    - Water heaters
    - Grease interceptor
    - Sample wells for grease interceptors
    - Cleanout
    - Cleanout to grade
    - Two-way cleanout
    - Backflow preventer
    - Water filter

    21 votes
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    medium effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  Plumbing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Update Pipe Breaks on Save or Open

    When inserting fittings or piping the software will go through a regeneration process after each item is inserted. When files are small this is not a big deal. On large projects there is a noticeable delay and the software zooms out to the extents and then back into the area you are working on. Rather than do this on every change, include an option to only do this when the drawing is saved (and possibly when the drawing is opened).

    8 votes
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    medium effort to implement  ·  2 comments  ·  Plumbing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 8 votes
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    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Plumbing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Remove pipe label from specific pipes

    Be able to remove text from specific pipes so that not every little branch and section has a label.

    6 votes
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  5. add multiple pipe label options

    Three options: One for system type and size, one for just size, and one for just system type.

    6 votes
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  6. Mirror Plumbing Plans

    Be able to easily mirror plumbing plans. Risers that extend to multiple floors cause problems for the mirror command.

    4 votes
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  7. Automatically Add a "Jog" When a Direct 90-degree Vertical at Wall Would Create an Overlap

    Currently, when a Direct 90-degree Vertical at Wall returns back from the wall on top of the pipe going towards the wall, the pipe on top hides the underneath pipe. A common way of representing this in 2-D models is by adding a "jog" in the pipe. However, in the isometric model the jog doesn't need to appear because overlapping isn't a problem. Automatically showing this "jog" on the 2-D model would make representing these cases much easier.

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  9. Insert Valves on Vertical Pipes

    Be able to insert valves on vertical pipes. Valves would be displayed on isometric and possibly also on plan view.

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  10. 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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  11. Edit Multiple Pipe Risers

    Add an "Edit Multiple" command for pipe risers.

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