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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. Existing Loads & Metered Demand

    Include, in options, the ability to not include existing (layered) items in panel, feeder, and service calculations. I'd like to enter the load to keep track of it, but have the ability to exclude it from the load calculations since "existing" would be included in the metered demand load.

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  2. HVAC - Allow for the input of design Notes

    In the "Room Project Schedule" add a box which would allow for the addition of design notes. This would allow for the designer to document why certain values where chosen. When the loads are printed the notes would also be displayed for reference.

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  3. Number Circuits Sequentially in Panels

    Allow panels to have the circuits in them numbered sequentially, rather than split odd and even.

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  4. Query Low Voltage Device

    Query command does not show circuit connection for low voltage devices. We typically have low voltage devices connected to different panels, and querying the device to determine the panel to which it is circuited would be nice.

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  5. 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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  6. put alternating shading on successive rows in outputted html tables/reports

    For example, when I print an HVAC load calculation report, the many row entries can be difficult to follow visually across the screen. This obviously won't be useful in absolutely every case, but an option to have a little bgcolor="#EEEEEE" every other line would be awesome.

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  7. Selected device type to find that are uncircuited

    Often I circuit items by device type, such as equipment first, then general receptacles, and finally lighting. Sometimes I only show the light fixtures or site lighting but don't ever circuit them as a lighting designer is taking that part of the contract. So under either situation if the symbols have already been placed and I do the “Highlight Uncircuited Devices” command, I get so many lines going all over the place that I can't find out which receptacles I haven't circuited. It would be nice under the Highlight Uncircuited Devices label you have a sub-selection of: Receptacle, Lights, Equipment,…

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  8. Customization of circuiting callouts

    In circuiting callouts, allow the dash to be replaced by a custom string.

    Example: Default circuiting callout is L1A-1,3,5. Allow us to make it say L1A: 1,3,5 or L1A CKT 1,3,5.

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  9. Make all Panel/Device selections drop downs

    Some windows allow you to choose a panel or device (receptacle, lvd, light, etc) by a drop down box. Others require you to slowly click next/previous. It would be great if all the next/previous windows were converted to the drop down box.

    I feel the benefits are pretty obvious.

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  10. Add an attribute for panel schedule

    Add an attribute that adds the odd circuit and the even circuit in a panel schedule, i.e. circuits 1 & 2, circuits 3 & 4, etc., and be able to put that attribute in the phase block of the panel schedule.

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  12. Manufactured Wiring (Modular wiring) NEC 604

    Add wiring and symbols for manufactured wiring systems (NEC 604), MWS, Reloc etc

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  13. Ability to measure wire

    I am a design build Engineer/Contractor and would like to be able to get takeoff data.

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  15. Equipment and Receptacle Short Circuit Calculations

    Add the ability to select a checkbox for receptacles and equipment so that short circuit calculations are included for that device.

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  16. Specify fault at upstream device

    Be able to specify the fault at the upstream device, rather than at the current device. This feature would be useful when you want to specify the fault at the utility transformer but it is not included in the Revit model.

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  17. Add button to "Select block" dialog boxes to open block customization

    Add a button in the "Select block" dialog boxes to open the block customization dialog box.

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  18. Wrap wire size text on panel schedules

    Add the ability for wire size callouts on the panel schedule to wrap if they get too long, similar to how circuit description wrap.

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  19. Button to reset equipment creation dialog to default values

    When you create equipment, the information from the last piece of equipment is remembered and filled in. Add a "Reset to Defaults" button to the create equipment dialog box that would clear the information and reset it to its original state.

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  20. Edit multiple devices--select from list

    When editing multiple devices, be able to select from a list in addition to being able to select from the drawing. Equipment currently works this way. Expand it to other types of devices.

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