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Design Master October 2018 Newsletter

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Take the Ninth Annual BIM MEP Survey

It is time for our annual survey of engineers and designers in the MEP industry to learn about their experiences using building information modeling (BIM). We would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to fill out our survey. The results, including a comparison with surveys from previous years, will be discussed in a future newsletter.

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

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

Survey Hack for Busy People: Just answer the first two multiple choice questions, then click "Next". You don't even have to finish the survey. We would appreciate answers to all of the questions, but three quick clicks is still a big help.

Weekly Training

Weekly training is available every Thursday at 1:30pm Eastern time.

Complete details about the training are available on our website.

Want to be notified when we post upcoming topics or make changes to the schedule? Sign up for email notifications here.

View recordings of past trainings:

Here is the schedule for the next two months:

October 11, 2018 (Today!): Electrical for Revit
Creating Custom Families

October 17, 2018: Electrical for AutoCAD
(Wednesday instead of Thursday this week)
3D Modeling

October 25, 2018: HVAC for AutoCAD
3D Modeling

November 1, 2018: One-line Diagrams (Electrical for Revit and Electrical for AutoCAD)
Feeder Drafting

November 8, 2018: Electrical for Revit
Fault and Arc-Flash Calculations

November 15, 2018: Electrical for AutoCAD
Wire Sizing

November 20, 2018: HVAC for AutoCAD
(Rescheduled to Tuesday because of Thanksgiving)
Envelope Loads

November 29, 2018: Photometrics for AutoCAD
Overview of Design Master Photometrics

Updated Documentation: User Manuals, Tutorials, and Knowledge Base

We are working on updating all of our documentation. Here is a list of what we have most recently finished working on:

Electrical User Manual: Updated for release 8.5.

Electrical Tutorial: Last updated in 2012, the electrical tutorial was restructured and updated to account for all the changes since then. The tutorial is our recommended starting point for all new users to learn the software.

Knowledge Base: The knowledge base is a collection of articles covering a variety of topics, which are largely based upon support questions we have received about all of our programs. These articles have been organized to make browsing the topics easier. An improved search bar has been added to make it easier to find a specific topic.


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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