Design Master Wish List

The current releases are DM Electrical RT 1.4, 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 2.0, 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. Loop Feed Transformer

    Add an option to allow loop feeds for transformers.

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  2. Add justification options to DM labels

    Be able to have labels set to right justified or bottom justified, rather than always being top-left justified. This way they will update correctly when the value changes during the design.

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  3. Equipment Disconnect NEMA Rating

    Add "Disconnect NEMA Size" and "Disconnect NEMA Enclosure" as attributes to equipment connections.

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  4. Recurring Meter Bank

    Be able to create recurring meter banks and recurring panel instances that increment their numbers automatically. For apartment buildings with identical floors. Model one floor, then be able to reuse the model for the other floors.

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  5. Tick Marks on Switches in Parallel

    Handle tick marks on switches in parallel correctly.

    One use for this is multiple occupancy sensors in which case if any one switch is on the lights will be one. Each switch requires a hot and neutral as well as the switched leg.

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  6. Edit Multiple Pipe Risers

    Add an "Edit Multiple" command for pipe risers.

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  7. Update impedances based upon conduit material

    Be able to automatically update the impedance in a wire based upon the conduit material type.

    Currently you have to create a separate wire configuration for each conduit material type.

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  8. When inserting circuited equipment on a drawing, do not insert a homerun

    When inserting a piece of equipment on a drawing that is connected to a circuit, the homerun is inserted, too. Add a checkbox to the insert equipment dialog box to allow you to insert the equipment with a circuit label but no homerun.

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  9. Double neutral wire size for wires less than 1/0

    When a feeder neutral is doubled, DM simply adds a second neutral wire. NEC 310.10 does not allow this for wires less than 1/0. Update this calculation to correctly resize the wire when appropriate.

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  10. Equipment Disconnect Highlight Blocks

    Support highlight blocks for equipment disconnects. (Highlights are the blocks that allow you to use a second color in blocks.)

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  11. More custom load types

    Add 3 more custom load types.

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  12. 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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  14. Custom circuit description for spaces with no breakers

    Have a custom circuit description that is automatically used when the breaker size is set to "None" for a circuit.

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  15. Add a 'Find All Circuits on Drawing' command similar to the 'Find Circuit on Drawing'

    This command would be invoked from the panel circuiting dialog box, and would highlight all circuits fed from a particular panel.

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  16. Custom Universal Voltage Description in Light Fixture Schedule

    Be able to specify a custom description for the voltage on light fixtures when they are set to "Universal". Currently DM lists all the voltages that are used on the fixture. This feature would allow you to override that and specify custom text for the voltage in order to better match the manufacturer's cut sheet.

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  17. 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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  18. Single Line-to-Ground Faults

    Calculate single line-to-ground faults (NEC 230.95).

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  19. 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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  20. IMC Ventilation Schedule

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

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