Design Master Wish List

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. Annotation Scaling / Multiple Scales on a Single Drawing

    Add support for annotative scale factors for blocks and text. This would allow blocks and text to be the same size in different scaled viewports.

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    high effort to implement  ·  10 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Background Mask for Text

    Have a mask on all the text inserted with Design Master that will hide anything on the drawing behind it to make it easier to read.

    22 votes
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    high effort to implement  ·  3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Metric

    Support drawings with metric base units.

    14 votes
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    high effort to implement  ·  4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Add spell check option for schedules.

    ACAD spell check does not update Design Master Schedules. ACAD spell check needs to be run every time a schedule is updated.

    11 votes
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    high effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Object Enabler for Navisworks

    Create an object enabler for Navisworks to allow the 3D ductwork, pipes, conduit, and cable tray to be viewed directly from the DWG without requiring it to be exported to an IFC file.

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    high effort to implement  ·  7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Create Room Outlines Automatically

    Detect room boundaries from the architect's XREF automatically and create rooms based upon it.

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  7. SI units

    SIngle button to change from IP to SI in a drawing.

    7 votes
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  8. password protect the master database to prevent accidental changes

    It is too easy for anyone to select "Copy to Master" and make a mess of the master database.

    6 votes
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    high effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Remember Location of Dialog Boxes

    When a dialog box is moved, remember the location so that the next time it is opened, it is displayed in the same location.

    4 votes
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  10. Importing Revit Model Information

    It would be a great tool if we can have the ability to import model information from Revit drawings which are done by architects. A simple feature would be importing the rooms. This would speed up the process and make designs happen faster.

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  11. Canadian Electrical Code Capability

    As the word of this software is increasing in Canada, it would be a good idea to have the capabilities of incorporating the Canadian Electrical Code into Design Master.

    4 votes
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  12. Device information on hover

    When you hover (or float) your mouse over a DM device, display information about that device in a tooltip.

    For DM Electrical, possible information would include callout and circuit number

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  13. Define data base location in directory other than project directory.

    Give us the ability to specify directory location for the project data base rather than being forced to have the data base in the project directory. In a multi-tenant project if each tenant space is in a separate sub-directory you have to copy the building master data base to each sub-directory in order to work on that space. It is difficult to keep track of which tenant space has the most up to date project data base. In an earlier version of Designmaster, we had the ability to look for the data base in a directory above the specific project…

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  14. enable object snap for Move Note

    Nitpicky feature, but it would be nice to be able to use the object snaps when moving notes so they can be more easily lined up.

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  15. Electrical + HVAC for Revit in German with german norms

    We have a large Building design Industrie. And all Arch and Eng companies are now changing from AutoCad to Revit but there is no good Software on the market for engineers to calculate electrical or HVAC Systems. An app for Revit for both will make it all better and faster. The potential could be in the millions.

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  16. Device Customization blocks subfolders

    Many of our projects require custom device blocks. We also have blocks for US standards, European standards, Middle Eastern standards, etc. The Customization folder is a mess. It would be nice if DM searched this selected folder and all of it's subfolders for it's blocks without having to add them each to AutoCAD's support paths.

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