Design Master Wish List

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. Make schedules sortable by different fields

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

    4 votes

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  2. SI units

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

    4 votes

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  3. Show conduit runs with schedules

    Be able to show conduits feeder runs on their own layer with up and down riser symbols. Then be able to create a conduit schedule.

    4 votes

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  4. Copy and Increment Across Drawings

    Improve the "Copy and Increment" command to work across drawings. Make it easier to move everything from one panel to a different panel on the copied devices.

    4 votes

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  5. 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.

    3 votes

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  6. 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.

    3 votes

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  7. Print Load Calculations: Have a Select All/Unselect All checkbox

    When printing load calculations, have a Select All/Unselect All check box. It's a bit tedious to do manually.

    3 votes

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  8. 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.

    3 votes

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  9. 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.

    3 votes

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  10. Electrical elevation label

    Create a label that will display the elevation of a device and update automatically when the elevation changes.

    3 votes

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  11. System capacity for mechanical equipment

    It would be great if when entering the equipment you could enter system capacity; then when running the load calc, similarly to what DM offers for CFM, you could have Current BTUs and Required BTUs. This could be per zone.

    3 votes

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  12. Label and Leader for Mechanical Equipment

    Add a label and leader for the callout to mechanical equipment.

    3 votes

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  13. Voltage Drop in Equipment Schedule

    Add "Voltage Drop" as a column to the equipment schedule. Would list the branch circuit voltage drop to a each piece of equipment in the schedule.

    3 votes

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  14. Simpler way to Change fonts in all your panel/switch box schedules

    Right now, one has to edit all the blocks of a panel schedule in order to simply change the font. There should be a way to set the preferred font for all these schedules. If there is a way, I don't know about it. When I first set up DM 10 years or so ago, I do not remember having to change every block, but it's been so long ago...

    3 votes

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  15. Track which panel schedules are inserted on drawings

    Keep track of which panel schedules are inserted on all the drawings in a project. Be able to check and confirm there is a schedule inserted for each drawing on a project.

    The goal for this feature is quality control on large projects as panels are added and deleted.

    3 votes

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  16. Arc-flash label sizes

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

    3 votes

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  17. Improve Indoor Lighting Level Report

    Add "Allowed Watts / SF" as a field to rooms.

    Add "Allowed Watts / SF" and "Total Allowed Watts" as columns to the indoor lighting schedule.

    Add a "Totals" row at the bottom that totals the area, allowed watts, and computed watts.

    3 votes

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  18. A spreadsheet like table, simular to the fault calculations, that shows all the load calculation fields by panel, as they move to the final

    A spreadsheet like table, similar to the fault calculations, that shows all the load calculation categories by panel, as they move to the final service calculation. We could then turn the load calculation footer off on the panel schedules and include this summary table in the drawings. It would also be great to figure out how the loads are adding up.

    3 votes

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  19. Add "Clear Circuit" Button Back to "Circuiting" Dialog Box

    Add the "Clear Circuit" command back to the "Circuiting" dialog box. This button will set all the breaker and branch circuit sizing options back to "Size Automatically", set all the fixed loads to "0", and set the circuit descriptions to be blank.

    3 votes

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  20. Make circuit dialog box non-modal

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

    3 votes

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