Design Master Software Releases 3D-BIM Versions of HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing

Shoreline, WA, March 16, 2011 – Design Master Software released new versions of its three programs, Design Master HVAC, Design Master Electrical, and Design Master Plumbing.

3D-BIM IFC Export

The most significant new feature in these releases is the improved support for 3D-BIM. All three programs can now export an IFC file that can be used for 3D collision detection in programs such as Revit, Navisworks, and Sketchup.

Hangers for ductwork and piping were added to Design Master HVAC and Plumbing. The hangers are displayed both on the 2D plans and in the 3D model.

Design Master Electrical added conduits, cable trays, and vertical panel clearances to its 3D model. Panel clearances are exported as 3D solids in the IFC file. Even though nothing is located in that space, it needs to be claimed by the electrical system to guarantee that no other systems pass through it.

Other Features

The new Design Master HVAC release also includes a pressure drop report for the ductwork, a new option for static regain duct sizing, and a more readable ventilation schedule.

The new Design Master Electrical release also includes the ability to size equipment based upon MCA and MOCP, and an improved voltage drop schedule. The material takeoff feature is now available to all users of the software.

A complete list of new features for the three programs is available at

New HVAC Features
New Electrical Features
New Plumbing Features

These new releases are available immediately to all current subscribers to Design Master HVAC, Design Master Electrical, and Design Master Plumbing. A free 30-day trial is available at

Contact Information

David Robison
1-866-516-9497 x774
david at

About Design Master Software, Inc.

Design Master Software develops integrated calculation and drafting software for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing building engineers. Their first two products, Design Master Electrical and Design Master HVAC, have been available since 2001. For additional information about Design Master Software, visit


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