Design Master Wish List

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. Set number of spare breakers

    Add an option to require a set number of spare breakers on every panel. The other breakers in the panel would be listed as spaces.

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    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Create Separate One-Lines for Each LVD Group

    I have Security, F/A, Lighting Control Panels, Audio, and Data groups and would like to be able to create separate low voltage one-line risers for them.

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    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Upsize wire of branch circuits based on voltage drop

    have the branch circuits upsize wire based on the voltage drop or have a setting similar to what we have in AutoCAD.

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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Add spell check option for schedules.

    ACAD spell check does not update Design Master Schedules. ACAD spell check needs to be run every time a schedule is updated.

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    high effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Object Enabler for Navisworks

    Create an object enabler for Navisworks to allow the 3D ductwork, pipes, conduit, and cable tray to be viewed directly from the DWG without requiring it to be exported to an IFC file.

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    high effort to implement  ·  7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Create Room Outlines Automatically

    Detect room boundaries from the architect's XREF automatically and create rooms based upon it.

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  8. Homerun from non-circuited devices

    We'd like an option to manually homerun from devices that lack a circuit. For example, we frequently connect switched receptacles to relays controlled by occupancy sensors, so we'd like to show our homeruns to start at that relay as opposed to a receptacle. We also currently show lighting homeruns commencing at relays for the same reason.

    We'd still like to be able to select devices whose circuits we want to include in the homerun.

    10 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  2 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Demolition Layer Devices

    I do not feel that the schedules should show counts for devices like receptacles and computer outlets that are on a demolition layer.

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    medium effort to implement  ·  3 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 10 votes
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    high effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  HVAC  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Keep Tick Marks on Broken Circuits

    When a circuit is broken, keep tick marks inserted on one of the halves.

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    medium effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Unique ID for all Feeders and Branch Circuits

    Have a way to make a unique cable ID for every feeder, branch circuit and low voltage circuit. For example P-MCC1-001 for the power cable fed from MCC1 or PT-FLOWGAS-003 for a pressure transmitter.

    I'm working on a big industrial plant where I need a have a cable number for every cable in the plant.

    I would like to have the ID on the one line, plan view drawing and export to Excel.

    10 votes
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    high effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Voltage Drop Based upon Connected or Other Load

    Be able to specify that the voltage drop on a feeder should be based upon the connected or other load, rather than the calculated load.

    One example of a use for this feature is a piece of equipment that serves a single motor. You want the voltage drop for the connected load of the motor, rather than the calculate load, which will be 125% of the motor load.

    10 votes
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    medium effort to implement  ·  2 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Redundant Ground

    Add "Redundant Ground" as an option for receptacles. Would add an additional ground wire to the tick marks and add an "RG" or similar label to the receptacle itself.

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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Assign Layer System in AutoCAD based upon Phase in Revit

    When exporting the one-line diagram from Revit to AutoCAD, assign the layer system used in AutoCAD to match the phase in Revit.

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    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Default label locations in blocks

    Be able to specify locations for labels in blocks. When the labels are added to the block, they will be placed in the desired locations, rather than in the somewhat random default location they are currently placed in.

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    low effort to implement  ·  2 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Selective Coordination

    Comply with NEC Article 700 requirements for selective coordination of overcurrent protective devices in the supply side of emergency system.

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    high effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Make circuit dialog box non-modal

    Allow users to leave circuit dialog box up on screen while still manipulating floor plans.

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  19. Duct Size Preview

    I would like to be able to have the duct size update on the plans (like a preview) without closing the dialog box.

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  20. Add command to match diffuser callout and location; just like you have for light fixtures.

    It would be nice to at least have the command to match diffuser callout location.

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