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  1. Add "OCP" parameter

    In Instance Edit we have an MOCP parameter but no OCP parameter. More often than not in my experience, manufacturers list an OCP not an MOCP. The difference being an MOCP is a maximum rating, but you can use a smaller rating. An OCP listing means we have to use that size regardless of any other calculations.
    My ask is that we get an OCP parameter, and if filled out or >0 the OCP Trip will be set to that number regardless of any other FLA/load/MOCP calculation method picked.

    2 votes

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  2. Modify Motor OCP Trip calculations

    I'm proposing modifications, or new options, to the OCP Trip calculation methods for motors.
    Currently, if you have one of the options using FLA and/or MOCP, if those values are blank and all you have is a load, you won't get an accurately sized breaker.
    I'm looking for a single universal calculation method, that can be used whether you have an FLA/MOCP or not.

    My thought on how that can work: if FLA is blank, use the Load to calculate an FLA and size the breaker based on that load per the selected calculation method.

    Some background on why this…

    2 votes

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  3. Calculate feeder voltage drop base upon 80% of upstream breaker capacity

    Add a line under voltage drop in the project options that says “Calculate feeder voltage drop base upon 80% of upstream breaker capacity”? In big warehouses we often have main lug only panels that the bussing is rated for more than the breaker feeding it because we need to increase the wire size for voltage drop. The panelboard needs to be larger so the increased wire size for voltage drop will fit the lugs of the panelboard.

    2 votes

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  4. Custom Parameter Push for Panel Edit and Circuit Edit

    This dovetails with another topic about circuit comments. I would like to see a function where panel edit has maybe 2 or 3 custom user params that get pushed onto the one-line diagram symbols similar to the way the ratings are pushed in. Preferably this would be mappable onto shared parameters as implemented recently with many of the other parameters. This would allow us to tag owner required values like "previous panel name" or ratings that DM does not natively support like KW/KVA ratings of generators and UPSs.

    Additionally, being able to have a couple custom parameters in circuit edit…

    1 vote

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  5. Circuit Comments

    Add comments to circuits in the Circuit Edit command. Transfer the comment value to the circuit and to the devices connected to the circuit.

    This feature would allow additional information from a circuit to be scheduled on the devices. It would be similar to how DM currently pushes the breaker size to from the circuit to the device that can then be used in equipment schedules.

    6 votes

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  6. Add 15kV feeders / medium voltage feeders as an option for all calculations.

    Add 15kV feeders / medium voltage feeders as an option for all feeder calculations. While not as common as 600V feeders, several projects do require medium voltage systems and calculations. Having to input these feeders as custom is time consuming

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  7. Update Electrical One-line Diagram symbols

    Up-date Electrical One-line Diagram to show Existing, Demo, New, and Future out of the box. My suggestion is listed below but I am open to other suggestions.

    • Existing - gray thin solid lines
    • Demo - black dashed medium lines
    • New - black solid medium lines
    • Future - gray solid medium lines

    4 votes

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  8. Calculate Whole Project on Workshared Project

    On large workshared projects, it's virtually impossible to find a single time in a 24-hour window where no one is working on the electrical model. This means someone always has ownership of something, and this prevents us from calculating the whole project. It would be nice if the tool could work around checked out elements and just make a note of which elements were not updated. Right now, we get errors about other users having ownership, and then all the changes appear to be rolled back.

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  9. Support UCS coordinate systems for Labels

    On large campus jobs the ability to support UCSs is needed. Autodesk Parallels like Plant3D do not allow for backgrounds to have different rotations. Common coordinate system must be used.
    Seems like an easy tweak to the software as the North Arrow frameworks you already have built should be able to support this.

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  10. voltage drop

    Would like to have the ability at instance edit or circuit edit to be able to select load or 80% of breaker for the calculation in lieu of only having overall project level option.

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  11. Make Link > Select from Model a separate button

    When linking many items on large projects, the Link window can begin to slow down dramatically since it loads all the equipment in the project into the tree. It would be nice if we could use the Select from Model option without having to load the rest of the Link dialog box.

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  12. Make bulk changes to multiple circuits in Circuit Edit

    Allow for multiple selections of circuits in the circuit edit windows to allow for changes to multiple circuits at one time. (This is very useful for existing circuits when we need to set wire and conduit size as "Existing")

    3 votes

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  13. Batch link

    Assign/Change link of multiple detail items based on matching panel name of 3D equipment. That way standard risers for certain building types can be reused more easily

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  14. Relink Detail Items copied to a new drafting view

    Our risers are so large that we typically use multiple drafting views for each substation. When loads get refed from one substation to another, I need to cut and paste the transformers, the disconnects, and the panels to the second drafting view, then link all of them all over again. It would be nice if there was a re-link button I could use, where I just select all the items I have pasted then run the tool to re-link them all in one go.

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  15. SOLAR

    Ability to accurately model solar PV power systems. We use a lot of 3 phase inverters in our designs due to PV system size, but PV modules are 48V. Can model using a transformer, but can only model single phase inverters, since the 48V power selector is only available for single phase. Need an updated power selector for 48V 3 phase or a dedicated modeling method for 3 phase inverters.

    2 votes

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  16. Count up or down from starting circuit number.

    About 3 out of 10 times when I get an as built of mine or someone else’s drawings, the EC flips the panel so that 42 is at the top left and 1 is at the bottom right. I understand from other EC that it is perfectly legal. But it drives me crazy as I have to export the drawing and then manually update the circuits numbers in the schedule. Hoping it never comes back again for another As-built update. Many years ago, you added the feature of letting us start on a different number. Would really be helpful to…

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  17. Custom voltage deop

    We would like to know if you can set up custom voltage drop for feeder and branch circuit.

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  18. One-Line Distribution Equipment "Wrapping". For printability

    Often times MCC's have so many loads on them that once they are generated as a One-Line, they are too long and can no longer be printed without truncating off most of the loads for printing.

    The current recommended solution is to divide the loads into MCC sections and then to connect them as sub-feeds to the parent MCC. This solution is convoluted and not easily scalable. True support of this fundamental need is requested.

    I request a dedicated wrapping functionality that allows the user to select where on distribution equipment the user would like for the distribution equipment to…

    6 votes

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  19. Photometrics: Combined Results Table

    For Photometrics:
    Request ability to combine results from each calculation zone into one large table. We have numerous zones and that many tables are hard to manage and look through and is not how we present our final results.

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  20. damage/withstand curves

    Add the ability to add Transformer and conductor damage curves to the selective coordination graphs in the same manner as OCP devices.

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