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The current releases are DM Electrical RT 2.0, 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 2.1, 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. 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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  2. Edit Multiple Pipe Risers

    Add an "Edit Multiple" command for pipe risers.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. More custom load types

    Add 3 more custom load types.

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  10. Different Layers for Schedule Headers

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

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  11. 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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  12. Load Calculations for Welders

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

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Change Circuit without Removing Loops

    Be able to change the circuit a device is on and not remove the loops connected to it.

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  16. 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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  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. 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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  19. Redefine Panel Schedule Blocks

    Add a command to automatically erase and reinsert panel schedules so that attribute locations are updated correctly.

    Currently, you have to manually erase the schedule, redefine the block, and reinsert the schedule.

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  20. 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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