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Design Master February 2015 Newsletter

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No Future Upgrades for AutoCAD 2004, 2005, and 2006

The current release of our software will be the final one that supports AutoCAD 2004, 2005, and 2006. We will continue to support these versions of AutoCAD on the current software indefinitely. To use the next release of our software, you must have AutoCAD 2007 or later.

To the customers still running AutoCAD 2004, 2005, and 2006, we apologize that you will no longer be getting new features. However, the current version of Design Master you are running will continue to run. We will continue to support it and fix new bugs that are discovered.

To everyone else, this does not affect you. The technical reasons we are no longer supporting AutoCAD 2004, 2005, and 2006 do not exist for AutoCAD 2007 or later. In fact, AutoCAD 2007 has some advantages that make it our preferred version of AutoCAD to use for development. For the foreseeable future, we plan to continue to offer new features on AutoCAD 2007 and later.

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Support Articles from the January and February Archives


Linking or Importing an IFC File into Revit
Using Project Customization on New Projects
How to Print a Master Schedule
Customizing Schedule Columns
Project Database File Name


Correctly Using ASHRAE 62.1 or IMC Ventilation Calculations
Ventilation or Psychrometric Airflow Values are 0
How to Hatch Ductwork
Changing Duct Offset in the Middle of a Duct Run
Ductwork Centerline Width
HVAC Equipment Commands
How to Make Dashed Ductwork
Roof, Glass, and Wall Types
Missing Roof Load
Removing Duct Labels
Ductwork Hidden By Circles
Exporting Ductwork in IFC Format


Connecting 240V Panel to a 208V Panel
How to Create a Motor Connection with No Disconnect
Creating Devices with 2 Circuits (Such as Modular Furniture)
Show NEMA Rating in Equipment Schedule, not on Drawing
Inserting Equipment on One-Line Diagram
Three-Phase Lighting Circuits
Copying or Moving Panels to Another Drawing
50 Hz Electrical Systems
Assigning 3D Blocks
Disconnected Receptacles Error and Fix
Turning Off 3D Blocks
Rooms Labels in Circuit Descriptions
Error When Copying Electrical Devices

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.


Compare Number of Balancing Dampers with Diffusers