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. 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).

    5 votes

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    medium effort to implement  ·  2 comments  ·  Plumbing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Grounding Electrode Conductor for Transformers

    Size and label the grounding electrode conductor (GEC) for transformers based on NEC 250.66.

    4 votes

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  3. Automatically generate one-line diagram in Revit based on distribution system.

    Automation is a must! It's all about efficiency to allow more time to focus on aesthetics and functionality, the things that really matter to clients.

    I would not see this as a reverse workflow. Many times I will place panels in the model prior to drafting a one-line.

    4 votes

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  4. Be able to create a panel schedule for existing loads not in model

    I do a lot of remodel work and it would be nice to be able to fill out a panel schedule with existing load data from a hard copy of an existing panel schedule without have to actually put the loads in the model and then circuiting them.

    4 votes

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  5. Separate column in the feeder schedule for the service grounding electrode conductor.

    The service ground does not get installed in the conduit with the service entrance conductors, so why is it shown just like all the other feeders where the equipment grounding conductor is installed with the feeder conductors. If you want the feature to show the GEC size, show it in a different column and show the feeder with no ground listed with the feeder conductors so its clear it is not in the conduit.

    4 votes

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  6. add leaders to duct text

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

    4 votes

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  7. 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.

    4 votes

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  8. 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.

    4 votes

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  9. Homerun Note

    Be able to add a note to a homerun callout.

    4 votes

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  10. 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.

    4 votes

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  11. Incorporate adjustable trip breakers

    Add the ability to specify breakers with electronic trip units (ETUs), aka adjustable trip breakers, in Design Master projects.

    The intent of adding this capability would be to allow the user to flag where an ETU is used and display the required/desired settings.

    It would NOT be the intent to make DM have the functionality to do the coordination studies necessary to develop the settings.

    1) Electronic trip breakers, when used, are usually MCBs or feeder breakers with the following characteristics:

    Breaker Frame (AF)
    Breaker trip (AT)
    Breaker plug size (AP)*

    Long-time pickup (LTPU)
    Long-time delay (LTD)
    Short-time pickup (STPU) …

    4 votes

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  12. 4 votes

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  13. 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.

    4 votes

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  14. Add a select similar command for devices similar to AutoCAD and AutoCAD MEPs select similar command

    I would like to right click on a device already on the plan, and hit select similar rather than having to open up a separate dialogue to pick a device/LVD/Light Fixture device, and then place it. In other words, I'd like to bypass the select device dialogue altogether whenever possible.

    4 votes

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  15. Shortcut Keys for DM Commands

    Add shortcut commands for commands. For example, "ML" for "Move Loop or Homerun" or "BC" for "Break Circuit".

    4 votes

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  16. 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.

    4 votes

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  17. Photovoltaic Design

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

    4 votes

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  18. New / Existing Pipe Connection Graphics

    When connecting a new waste pipe to an existing pipe, draw the chamfer between the two using the new layer system (not the existing layer system as it currently does).

    4 votes

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  19. Edit Multiple Types of Devices

    Create an "Edit Multiple" command to works on all types of devices. Include only attributes that are common to all types of devices: layer system, elevation.

    4 votes

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  20. Aim Lamps Separately for Emergency Fixtures

    For fixtures used in the outdoor and egress point-by-point photometrics with two lamps, we need to aim the lamp independently for correct photometrics.

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