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Project and Database Management Webinar

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

How to maintain the integrity of your project drawings and databases when using Design Master.

 

We look at the following topics for managing the database:

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How to Back Up a Design Master Project

Creating a backup is more complicated than just creating a copy of the drawing in the same folder. The easiest method is to use the Copy or Backup Project command.

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Project Database File Name

Design Master project database files always follow a set naming convention, which also allows for a suffix you can set with the Start New Project command.

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Manual J Calculations

Design Master does not specifically include Manual J as a calculation basis, but will provide results that are at least as precise.

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Dialog Box Keyboard Shortcuts

Many Design Master dialog boxes can be navigated using keyboard shortcuts. Here is a table of common shortcuts and instructions on how to find what shortcuts are available in each dialog box.

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Pipe Sizing Overview

Sizing pipes is easy once you configure the pipe sizes, flow categories, and pipe sizing tables to your company’s standards.

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Displaying Hidden Lines on Pipes

When drafting Design Master Plumbing pipes along with Design Master HVAC ductwork, you can convert some pipe types to hidden lines using the Pipe Types customization commands.

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