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Design Master April 2015 Newsletter

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AutoCAD 2016 and BricsCAD V15

Last month brought changes to the CAD software we support. Make sure to upgrade to the latest version of our software if you intend to upgrade AutoCAD or BricsCAD.

AutoCAD 2016 is now supported.

BricsCAD V15 is now supported.

BricsCAD V14 is no longer supported.

PVE Sheffler Saves Time, Money and Trouble with Design Master Photometrics

PVE Sheffler offers engineering, design and surveying services to clients in the energy, commercial and residential sectors, including Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering as well as title mapping and GIS. Gabrielle Bovard, Architectural Designer, has been using Design Master Photometrics outdoor site lighting software for just over a year. “We use Design Master Photometrics for every lighting design plan we do, whether the project comes from our structural engineering, civil engineering, landscape, oil & gas or surveying team,” Ms. Bovard describes.

Read more about PVE Sheffler.

Support Articles from the March Archives


Odd Duct Sizes: How to automatically size to odd duct sizes.


Using New Panel Schedule Blocks: How to use the new panel schedule blocks that support the new feeder and service calculations.
Adding Aluminum Wires to Your Project: How to add aluminum wire sizes to your projects.
Inserting Fixed Loads Without Using the Mouse: Tips for inserting fixed loads using only your keyboard.
Branch Circuit Using #10 Instead of #12 Wire: Why some branch circuits use #10 wire instead of #12 wire.

New Wishlist Requests

Below is a list of recent ideas on our wishlist. 

Customers regularly share ideas about what they would like us to add to the software. What we don't know is how many other people are interested in the idea. If you see something that looks interesting to you, vote for it. We prioritize features based upon the number of votes and the difficulty to implement. Knowing whether other people are interested in an idea or not helps us know if we should spend development time on it or on something else.


Count Devices Connected to Recurring Panels


Provide Weight of Ducts in Takeoffs


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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