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Design Master September 2020 Newsletter

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EC&M 2020 Product of the Year Results

The results are in: We won!

EC&M interviewed our president, David Robison, to discuss our Platinum Award-winning Electrical for AutoCAD software, including some behind-the-scenes tidbits about developing the selective coordination features in 8.6. EC&M subscribers can find the article in their August issue, or you can read the article on their website. (Requires a login, registration is free.)

We couldn't have achieved this honor without your votes and, more importantly, your support. We would also like to recognize one of the three voters randomly chosen to receive $100: Jim Peacock, president of Sole Source Engineering in Gibsonville, NC. Jim has been using Design Master Electrical for AutoCAD for nearly eight years, and we wrote a customer story about his experience with the software in 2016. Congratulations, Jim!

Speaking of Product of the Year awards, qualified subscribers to Consulting-Specifying Engineer can still cast their vote for Design Master Electrical for AutoCAD until September 18.

Design Master T-Shirt Giveaway

To celebrate our Product of the Year win and reward our users who made it possible, we're holding a giveaway!

Two lucky winners will each receive a t-shirt with the Design Master "DM" logo on the front, and be recognized in our November newsletter. Complete details and an entry form are available at the link below.

(Editor's Note: The giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winners!)

Take the Eleventh Annual BIM MEP Survey

It's time for our annual survey of MEP engineers and designers 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.

Engineering Professionals, LLC, Gets the Flexibility It Needs With Design Master HVAC

As the sole proprietor of Engineering Professionals, LLC, Bill Philcox, PE, spends his days doing MEP work on commercial projects; recently, a warehouse being converted into a restaurant. The 30-foot ceilings and mezzanine “[make] air conditioning design difficult because you’re working at two different elevations,” he says, “but Design Master [HVAC] is doing the job.” Thinking back to when he first purchased the software during his company’s early days in 2005, and how vital it has been to his business, he reflects that “I owe a lot to Design Master.”

Read more about Engineering Professionals, LLC.

Online Training—New Schedule

A regular online training webinar is available every month for Design Master Electrical RT for Revit.

Electrical for Revit training is the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1:30pm Eastern.

Online training for Design Master Electrical for AutoCAD is paused until further notice.

Complete details about the training and recordings of past trainings 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.

Here is the schedule for the next two months:

September 10, 2020: Electrical for Revit
Answers to customer support questions

October 8, 2020: Electrical for Revit
Answers to customer support questions

Documentation Updates

Knowledge Base Updates

The following articles have been added to the knowledge base:


Training Videos

The following training videos have been added to the knowledge base:

Electrical RT