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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. Show Locked CFM in Duct Centerline

    I have been back into DM after a short break away from it's use. I have found that text now appears along the center line referencing that the width, depth, or shape of the duct has been locked. This is a great new feature. However, I feel that one of the most important features that could be shown as locked is that of the CFM. In a quick duct sizing and CFM check, by locking the CFM of the end duct in the various branch strings, one can size and determine very quickly how a system is going to be.…

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Add a sort by circuit id, then by callout to Project Explorer

    Many times on complicated drawings I have a circuit that feeds multiple floors of devices or large areas. When I do Find Circuit, DM will zoom way out, highlight all the devices, and put lines to them. As soon as I try to find those far away circuits the lines disappear and then I start the needle in the hay stack look. If I has sort by circuit id, then callout I could see all the devices and then select find on each device of that circuit till I select the one in question since it creates a line that…

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  6. Insert pipe symbols on ends of vertical pipes in isometric

    These pipe symbols would be used to represent clean outs, floor drains, and other things like that.

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  8. 24x24 Box Around Diffuser

    Have an option to insert a 24x24 box around an diffuser for use in RCP's.

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  9. 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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  10. Takeoffs: Separate Overhead and Underground Wires

    For takeoffs, provide a way to separate overhead and underground wires and provide lengths for each type.

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  11. 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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