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Design Master October 2016 Newsletter

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Take the Seventh Annual BIM MEP Survey

For six years now, we have conducted a survey of engineers and designers in the MEP industry to learn about their experiences using building information modeling (BIM). We are running the same survey again this year to see how the adoption of this technology has changed. We would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to fill out our survey. The results, including a comparison with the surveys from the last six years, will be discussed in a newsletter later this year.

(Editor's Note: The survey has ended.)

You can read the results of last year’s survey here.

Sole Source Engineering “Couldn’t Be Happier” with Design Master Electrical

Based in Gibsonville, North Carolina since 2002, Sole Source Engineering, PC provides electrical engineering services to architects and contractors in the commercial and industrial sectors. This one-person firm, run by Jim Peacock, PE, first purchased a license for Design Master Electrical in November 2013.

Read more about Sole Source Engineering.

Support Articles from the October Archives


The "Coordinate Drawings and Database" Command: What the "Coordinate Drawings and Database" command does and when to use it.


Room Loads vs System Loads: The difference between room and system loads in HVAC building load calculations.
Loop in Ductwork Error: What to do what your ductwork contains a loop.

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.


Voltage Drop Based upon Connected or Other Load
Reset Panel "Fixed Loads"
Better Automatic Generation of Feeders on Horizontal Bus Panel in One-Line Diagram

Electrical RT

Ability to Measure Wire


Add Zone Name to Room Label