Design Master Wish List

The current releases are DM Electrical RT 1.1, DM Electrical 8.4, 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 1.2, DM Electrical 8.5, 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. Add More Fields for Panel, Transformer, and Other One-Line Device Lists

    Add more fields, such as NEMA rating, and general schedule notes, for lists of one-line devices.

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      • 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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        • Equipment airflow available

          Set the available CFM for a piece of equipment. If this value changes, update the airflow assigned in the downstream ducts.

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          • Quick change between tick mark configurations in "Insert Tick Marks" command

            Add some way to quickly change between tick mark configurations in the "Insert Tick Mark" command. Either templates that the user creates, or a set of commonly used configurations.

            If you do vote for this, it would be helpful for you to leave a comment listing most common configuration of tick marks you use.

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            • Loop Feed Transformer

              Add an option to allow loop feeds for transformers.

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              • Add justification options to DM labels

                Be able to have labels set to right justified or bottom justified, rather than always being top-left justified. This way they will update correctly when the value changes during the design.

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                • Equipment Disconnect NEMA Rating

                  Add "Disconnect NEMA Size" and "Disconnect NEMA Enclosure" as attributes to equipment connections.

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                  • 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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                    • Edit Multiple Pipe Risers

                      Add an "Edit Multiple" command for pipe risers.

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                      • Update impedances based upon conduit material

                        Be able to automatically update the impedance in a wire based upon the conduit material type.

                        Currently you have to create a separate wire configuration for each conduit material type.

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                        • 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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                          • Double neutral wire size for wires less than 1/0

                            When a feeder neutral is doubled, DM simply adds a second neutral wire. NEC 310.10 does not allow this for wires less than 1/0. Update this calculation to correctly resize the wire when appropriate.

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                            • 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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                              • More custom load types

                                Add 3 more custom load types.

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                                • Right click when entering Duct Labels to Rotate Label

                                  Similar to how you can right click to add leader lines when labeling diffusers, it would be helpful to be able to right click duct labels to rotate them instead of making this a two step process. Also, rotating it would remove the arrow that sometimes accompanies the duct label.

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                                    • Custom circuit description for spaces with no breakers

                                      Have a custom circuit description that is automatically used when the breaker size is set to "None" for a circuit.

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                                      • Custom Universal Voltage Description in Light Fixture Schedule

                                        Be able to specify a custom description for the voltage on light fixtures when they are set to "Universal". Currently DM lists all the voltages that are used on the fixture. This feature would allow you to override that and specify custom text for the voltage in order to better match the manufacturer's cut sheet.

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                                        • Diversify zone airflow based upon people diversity

                                          When a VAV zone has people diversity specified, update the zone airflow. Currently, the zone load is updated, but the airflow is not.

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