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      Including mechanical equipment in the takeoffs is a bit more work. It is already separated out as another wish list item. You can vote for it here:
      http://wishlist.designmaster.biz/forums/76977-design-master-wish-list/suggestions/11099457-equipment-in-takeoffs

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        We calculate fault at "Electrical Equipment". The current workaround for this request is to create the disconnect as a piece of electrical equipment in Revit.

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          This wish is specifically for adjusting the load that is used in the calculation.

          Upsizing the wire based upon the calculated voltage drop is requested here (and is pretty popular):
          http://wishlist.designmaster.biz/forums/76977-design-master-wish-list/suggestions/1236415-upsize-wires-based-upon-voltage-drop

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            We have the "Clear Loads" button in the "Set Fixed Loads" dialog box. It can be used to clear an individual circuit.

            We have the "Copy Fixed Loads" button in the "Move Circuits" command. After you clear all the loads on one circuit, you can then copy that to other circuits.

            Both of those are more work than what you are requesting, but those are the features that can best handle your request in the current software.

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              Groups should be sorted alphabetically and the first in the list should be chosen as the default.

              A workaround you can use immediately is to rename the group you want as the default so that it sorts to the top. You can add _ or a space before the group name to force it to be first.

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                The current workaround is to manually set the neutral wire to the correct size.

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                  The current workaround is to insert the device, insert the labels, and make the labels look correct on one. Then use the "Match Device Note Locations" command to make the labels on the other devices the same. See this link for more information on that command:
                  http://www.designmaster.biz/docs/elec/index.html?match_device_note_locations.htm

                  With this request, the labels would come in correct to start, rather than having to be adjusted after they are inserted.

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                    We have the three "Schedule Notes" for light fixtures. These are specifically included for scheduling anything that we don't have a field for. Assuming you are not using them all for something else, the immediate solution is to use one for your color temperature value. In the printed schedule, change the label of the column and you should be set.

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                        The workaround for this issue at the moment is to create an enclosed breaker or something similar and connect the equipment to that, then connect the breaker to the main panel. You still have to manually size the breaker and feeder, but the voltage drop calculations will be correct.

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                          What Marc is asking for is different than what Bryant is asking for. This feature, if implemented, would be to make the notes fields for panels long, with an option for them to wrap when inserted in the schedule.

                          Being able to swap in different attributes based upon the device type would be something else and is unlikely to happen. The way to handle that now would be to create different headers for the different types of devices, with the correct attributes included.

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                            Title 24 also says that lighting may have to be controlled depending on the type, wattage, and location of that lighting. Most times it means that we're using 0-10v dimming on LED fixtures. In those instances we draw loops connecting those fixtures with a standard ground-neutral-hot-switched combination, but we'll also include a tick mark that shows we intend to carry low-voltage wiring to that fixture so we can dim the lamps to comply with T24. This helps our pre-fab crew when they look at the drawings to identify what type and quantity of MC cable they'll need for each project.

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                                We are not currently working on this feature. We know there is interest. It is going to take some work to get it done correctly.

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                                  I merged a similar idea into this one. The description for the other idea was:

                                  "The light fixture schedule allows you to enter lumens/lamp for fixture operation for both general lighting and egress lighting. When we insert the light fixture, we can check a box to include the fixture for general or egress or both photometric calcs. This puts fixtures on the plan with the same callout for both general and egress light fixtures.

                                  "As a way to automatically differentiate between the two. For example, put an "(E)" (remove the quotes) after the fixture type or something else (even an asterisk) to indicate an emergency egress fixture, i.e. L(E), or L*. We would then add a note at the end of our fixture schedule that indicates light fixtures
                                  indicated as (E) are emergency type or put it in the remarks column of the schedule."

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                                    Comment from a merged suggestion: Having the ability to insert multi-gang switches, each with the ability to enter its own subscript would allow the bill of materials to get the coorect count of multi-gang plates. IE SSSS

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                                        I think this is how this would work:

                                        1-pole circuit, #12 wire--no tick marks, no callout
                                        2 or 3-pole circuit, #12 wire--tick marks, no callout
                                        1-pole circuit, #10 wire--no tick marks, wire callout
                                        2 or 3-pole circuit, #10 wire--tick marks, wire callout

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