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  1. Add Equipment Items to Fault Current and Voltage Drop schedules.

    Add mechanical and elevator equipment to the fault current calculations. Similar to DM Electrical CAD. We get the requirement for 5kA SCCR equipment from mechanical and elevator and we need to know what those values are.

    2 votes

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  2. Import Ductwork from Past Project Databases

    Import ductwork and equipment from other databases. This facilitates additional projects at the same location. The thought is that if we can import the ductwork as existing from old projects, it would allow us to add/remove/modify ductwork much easier and quicker then re-drawing the existing ductwork from the previous project.

    1 vote

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  3. Balance Loads on Panels

    Add a command to automatically balance the loads on a panel.

    2 votes

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  4. Inverter with Multiple Voltages

    Allow the creation of UPS (or central inverter) to have multiple output voltages. We do a lot of tornado shelters where the backup power source is a central inverter. When using 277V lighting, we often need 120V backup power for other loads such as ventilation/exhaust fans and some plumbing loads to provide water for sinks/lavs. There is currently no good way to model an inverter with both 277V and 120V output capabilities.

    1 vote

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  5. Size Motor Disconnect using NEC 430.110

    Add a feature to size and label motor disconnects.

    NEC 430.110 calls for 115% of the full-load current rating of the motor.

    We could also include an option to require the disconnect to be at least as large of the OCPD rating of the circuit.

    Also an option for a specific size selected by the user.

    And an option for a specific custom value if you want to indicate something such as "With unit" or "Not required".

    Finally, a list of acceptable sizes to use for the disconnect. A default list of standard sizes would be included but you could…

    2 votes

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  6. Transformer Inrush Current on Selective Coordination Graph

    Be able to mark transformer inrush current on selective coordination graphs.

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  7. Add logo and contact information to arc-flash sticker

    Add a company logo and contact information to the arc-flash stickers.

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  8. Spare Breakers on One-Line Diagram

    Automatically insert spare breakers on the one-line diagram.

    1 vote

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  9. Set Selective Coordination Graph Voltage

    Add an option to set the voltage that selective coordination graphs use for their display.

    Currently the voltage is set based on the voltage of the majority of equipment displayed on the graph.

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  10. Modify Family Settings in Project

    Be able to modify family settings for a family in a project directly, rather than modifying the family and loading it back into the project.

    1 vote

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  11. Display Single Equipment Instance in List for Each Equipment Callout

    The equipment list currently displays all equipment in a group. The list can be longer than necessary if there are multiple similar pieces of equipment in the list.

    Add a "Display one row per unique equipment callout" toggle to the "Insert Equipment List". If multiple pieces of equipment have the same callout, they would be collapsed to a single row.

    For the columns, if the information is same for all the equipment, the common information would be listed. If the information was different, the different values would somehow all be included in the column so that no information was lost.

    3 votes

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  12. DM Plumbing - Tool to connect a fixture to a pipe directly beneath the fixture.

    Tool to connect a fixture to a pipe directly beneath the fixture. There currently is no such tool. HVAC has a bottom diffuser connection counterpart. Plumbing needs one too!

    1 vote

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  13. i would like a pop up cheat sheet for motors/amps and wires amps

    i would like a pop up cheat sheet for motors/amps and wires amps

    2 votes

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  14. 2 votes

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  15. Net Occupiable Floor Area

    Most codes determine ventilation air based on "Net Occupiable Area" and not the actual room area. It would be nice to have a feature added that would allow for the net occupiable area be added at the room dialogue level (either by inputting the value or setting it as a percent of the room area) and be utilized in calculating the ventilation air.

    2 votes

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  16. Importing panel schedules from previous projects

    We do a lot of repeat projects for clients and it would be nice to be able to import panel schedules (including circuiting and loading) from previous projects into a new project. These loads could be converted to fixed loads since the two projects would use different databases. This way we could better keep track of circuiting/loads and when the latter project are completed, the panel schedules would be more accurate.

    3 votes

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  17. Cut and paste devices between drawings and keep circuited

    When cutting devices from one drawing file to another that is in the same DM database it will keep the devices circuited.

    1 vote

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  18. 1 vote

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    Here’s the best workaround with the current features that exist in the software:

    Set the default to the option you will use on most panels in the project.

    In the other panels, change the circuit description to the other value. Then use the “Move Circuits” command. Use the “Copy” button in that dialog to copy the description to the other circuits. When you copy, the selected circuit will increment down one each time. You can press the button multiple times to fill in multiple circuits.

  19. Fan coils and splits that are electrically fed via heat pump.

    It would be nice if we could define a heat pump as a piece of equipment but have a second piece of equipment like a ductless split or fan coil either as a secondary part of that equipment that can be placed on a separate drawing (or a different part of the same drawing) or if we could link them in some way. The goal would be that once you circuit the heat pump, the same circuit would automatically be assigned to the fan coil which may or may not have an additional load. Then when drawing a homerun from…

    2 votes

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  20. "Match Room Properties" for Load Calculations

    When doing room definitions for load calculations there are some properties that pertain to many or all other rooms in the building like "ceiling height" and the "roof properties."

    I think it would be useful to have a command like match wall properties for the room properties so I can set up the roof (which almost always applies to the whole building), ceiling height, ventilation requirements, etc. and copy from one room to any others that have the same properties.

    2 votes

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