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Design Master May 2014 Newsletter

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New Version Released

The new versions of all our software were officially released earlier this week. All current users of our software are invited to download and start using the new software.

Install the new release.

We packed a bunch of new features into these versions. The links below describe the changes we made to each program.

New Design Master Electrical Features

New Design Master HVAC Features

New Design Master Plumbing Features

The electrical program in particular saw a lot of changes. We are hosting two free webinars next week to demonstrate all the new features. The webinars are on May 6 at 11am Eastern and May 7 at 1pm Eastern.

Register online to attend.

More Online Training Classes

Our first training class offered last month was well received. We are going to hold a number of classes again this month. The classes are listed at the end of this article. We are offering the classes for free. It will cost $3 to connect to the conference call to listen to the class. Continuing education credits are available for $30 per class.

Register online

New Electrical Features, May 6, 11am Eastern: An overview of the new features in Design Master Electrical 8.3.

New Electrical Features, May 7, 1pm Eastern: An overview of the new features in Design Master Electrical 8.3.

New Panel Load Calculations, May 14, 11am Eastern: How to use the new panel load calculations in Design Master Electrical. Will cover feeder and service load calculations, load types, and recurring panels.

Project and Database Management, May 21, 11am Eastern: Learn how your drawing and your database files are related, how problems between the two can occur and how to fix those problems, and how our system for storing your project’s information allows you to recover work that is lost when AutoCAD crashes. The concepts in this class are applicable to users of any of our programs.

Electrical Customization, May 28, 11am Eastern: Learn about Design Master Electrical’s customization options. We will cover basic customization options that you might already be familiar with as well as more advanced options that you might not have discovered.

Design Master Electrical: The Quick and Easy Answer at MEP Associates’ Oklahoma Office

MEP Associates, LLC is a multi-disciplinary engineering consulting and design company, serving clients nationwide. Long-time Design Master Electrical user Jesse Babb, PE, is based in MEP Associates’ Norman, Oklahoma office. “I’ve been using the software since 2008,” Mr. Babb recalls. “At that time all I knew was what I now call ‘the old way’ of doing things, which involved using Excel spreadsheets to calculate table loads and so on. On the first day of our 30-day free trial I could see that this was a much better way to do design.

Read more about MEP Associates.

New Support Articles


Using New Panel Schedule Blocks
Adding Aluminum Wires to Your Project
Inserting Fixed Loads Without Using the Mouse
Branch Circuit Using #10 Instead of #12 Wire

Best Support Articles from the May Archives


Multiple Scales on a Single Drawing


How to View Hidden Lines
Partition Above and Below Floor
Inserting Vertical Ducts Going Up or Down
Modifying Room Outline
Curved Walls


Motor Load Calculations
Indoor Lighting Coefficient of Utilization
Footcandle Levels Inside Building Outlines


Electrical for Revit

Electrical for AutoCAD

HVAC for AutoCAD

Photometrics for AutoCAD

System Requirements


Contact Support

Install & Update Instructions

Online Training

Knowledge Base

User Manuals


Release Notes


Wish List

Remote Support



Customer Stories





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