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. Adjust Transformer Taps

    Be able to adjust transformer taps to take care of voltage drop.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. IMC Ventilation Schedule

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

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  5. Customize Label for Neutral and Ground in Feeder Callout

    Be able to customize the "N" and "G" label in feeder callouts to different text. Likely you would change it to "NEUTRAL" and "GROUND", but give you the option to choose whatever you would like.

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  6. Edit Multiple Pipe Risers

    Add an "Edit Multiple" command for pipe risers.

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  7. Copy equipment connections in equipment group

    When you copy an equipment group, copy all of the equipment connections in it, too. (Currently the group is copied and the group settings, but not the actual pieces of equipment in the group.)

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  8. Variable Custom Pressure Drop in Ductwork

    Be able to specify a pressure drop in the ductwork that changes based upon the airflow in the ductwork.

    We currently allow you to lock a specific pressure drop but it does not change as the design changes. Instead lock an equivalent duct length or something similar that would change based upon the airflow.

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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. 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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  11. Equipment airflow available

    Set the available CFM for a piece of equipment. If this value changes, update the airflow assigned in the downstream ducts.

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. More custom load types

    Add 3 more custom load types.

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  15. 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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  16. Different Layers for Schedule Headers

    Be able to set a different layer for the schedule header and subheaders.

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  17. Layer Control Commands for Photometrics

    It would be nice if you could add layer control commands for the associated photometric calculation layers (both general and egress) to turn them on and off like you have for room layers and duct centerlines. The boundaries, foot candles and contours can really clutter up the drawing. Also make it so that when you need to run a general or egress calculation the respective layers will turn back on automatically.

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  18. Load Calculations for Welders

    Add support for calculating loads based upon NEC 630 Electric Welders.

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  19. Be able to move light fixture callout during fixture insertion

    After inserting a light fixture, prompt for the location of the light fixture callout. This feature exists for the callout style that is not directly linked to the fixture. The request is to make it work for callouts that are part of the fixture.

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  20. 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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