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. Low Voltage Homerun With Keynote

    On low voltage systems drawings (Fire Alarm, Security, CCTV) we treat homeruns differently than power and lighting homeruns. We do not use the circuit label, wire callout, or tick marks, but rather we use a keynote. If there was a “keynote homerun”, it would save us the time spent removing the wire call-out every time we create low voltage homerun.

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    high effort to implement  ·  4 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Swap circuits in Revit

    Be able to swap circuits in Revit like you can using the "Move Circuit" command in DM Electrical for AutoCAD.

    9 votes
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    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. please show velocity and PD/100ft

    by showing velocity and PD/100ft on a check layer, engineers could check work and easily scan and review a job for errors.

    8 votes
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    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Breaker Using Twice as Many Spaces

    Many breaker panels of old and of new has the ability to put a single, two, or three pole breaker in that takes twice as many spaces as normal. Example is I have a panel I have to represent that has a 2 pole breaker that takes position 36-38 and 40-42. It also has a 3 pole breaker in it that take 24-26,28-30,32-34. I have no way of circuiting the device and still have it on phase A, B, and C.

    8 votes
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    medium effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Reset panel "Fixed Loads".

    Often, I need to "start over" on a panel that I've assigned fixed loads. It would be handy to have a button that would clear every fixed load on the panel. Or even be able to select several circuits and clear those circuit's fixed loads.

    8 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  2 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Update Pipe Breaks on Save or Open

    When inserting fittings or piping the software will go through a regeneration process after each item is inserted. When files are small this is not a big deal. On large projects there is a noticeable delay and the software zooms out to the extents and then back into the area you are working on. Rather than do this on every change, include an option to only do this when the drawing is saved (and possibly when the drawing is opened).

    8 votes
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    medium effort to implement  ·  2 comments  ·  Plumbing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Make schedules sortable by different fields

    Be able to sort schedules by different fields instead of just the default field.

    8 votes
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    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Link to PDF File

    In the various DM schedules (light fixtures, receptacles, diffuser, etc), add the option to link the entry to a PDF file. The PDF could be opened from the schedule, or there could be an option to include it as a hyperlink on the device so it can be opened from the AutoCAD drawing.

    8 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. ComCheck Export For Revit

    I would like to export from Revit to import into ComCheck similar to the AutoCAD version of Design Master Electrical

    8 votes
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    high effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Arc-flash label sizes

    Be able to change the size of the arc-flash labels to fit a specific size.

    7 votes
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    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Be able to add disconnects to equipment so they work similar to Design Master Electrical in AutoCAD

    We need a way to link two family instances together so that when you update one of the instances it updates the other.

    8 votes
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    high effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical RT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 8 votes
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    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Plumbing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. add leaders to duct text

    Add leader for duct text like it does when you add a grille, diffuser, or light fixture

    7 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  HVAC  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. A copy function for identical floor plans in multi-level buildings would be a time saving idea to speed up drawing.

    So that when I am working on a multilevel building all I would have to do is copy the floor plan from one identical level and placing it on the other matching levels then just rename the panels and circuit names, without duplicating the copied information on the original panels. Breaking its connection with the parent panel and giving a notification to reassign panel names.

    7 votes
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    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Photovoltaic Design

    Add features to support PV design, such as inverters, combiners, and a string calculator.

    7 votes
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    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 7 votes
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    low effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Plumbing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Different layer systems for different loops and tick marks on a circuit

    We can assign layers based on one-line (panel) or circuit or devices however not all parts of circuit are on the same layer. I may run some in the slab and some in the walls. Having the ability toi use the manual loop tool to change the layer system would be helpful. Also having the ability to assign a device to multiple layers would be helpful as well.

    Or have some of the loops new and some existing.

    7 votes
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    high effort to implement  ·  3 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Copy panel and loads to new project

    Be able to copy panels and other distribution from one project to another. The loads on the panel will be created as fixed loads in the new project.

    7 votes
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    high effort to implement  ·  1 comment  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. On a one-line diagram, a vertical bus panel should have horizontal branch breakers--NOT vertical!

    When you generate a one-line diagram, if you have panels that have a vertical bus, their branch breakers end up at the bottom of the bus and are vertical. The look like main breakers--not branch breakers. A work around for this is for every vertical bus panel, generate a riser diagram starting with that panel. Even this work around is not perfect, as you have to resize the vertical bus and fiddle with the branch breaker.

    7 votes
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    medium effort to implement  ·  0 comments  ·  Electrical  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. SI units

    SIngle button to change from IP to SI in a drawing.

    7 votes
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