Sunday, April 23, 2017

Design Master Electrical RT Version 1.2.1

From the Design Master website:

Design Master Electrical RT: Electrical Calculations for Revit

Design Master Electrical RT is an add-in for Revit. It adds electrical calculations to your existing Revit model.

It runs on Revit MEP 2015, Revit 2016, Revit 2017 and Revit 2018.

One-Line Riser Diagrams
  • Automatically generate a one-line riser diagram
  • Unlimited customization to match your existing drafting style
  • Feeder sizes and other labels updated as your electrical model is changed

Learn more about one-line riser diagrams. . .

Feeder Sizing
  • Size feeders automatically based upon the overcurrent protection
  • Complete control over default feeder sizes
  • Customize individual feeders as needed

Learn more about feeder sizing. . .

Branch Circuit Breaker and Wire Sizing
  • Size branch circuit breakers and wires based upon connected load
  • Motor breakers and conductors sized based upon FLA, MCA, and MOCP
  • Complete control over default breaker and wire sizes
  • Customize individual breakers and wires as needed

Learn more about branch circuit breaker and wire sizing. . .

Voltage Drop
  • Voltage drop calculated using the selected wire sizes
  • Feeder and branch circuit lengths calculated based upon location of equipment in Revit
  • Override lengths for specific circuits as needed
  • Use the Voltage Drop Schedule to document the calculated values

Learn more about voltage drop. . .

Fault Calculations
  • Calculate available fault current for electrical equipment in your model
  • Use the Fault Current Schedule to document the fault current and AIC rating

Learn more about fault calculations. . .

  • Calculate incident energy and required PPE
  • Use the Arc-Flash Schedule to document the calculated values
  • Print warning labels for the equipment in the model

Learn more about arc-flash. . .

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Release Notes

Version 1.2.1, April 20, 2017
  • Added support for Revit 2018.
  • Fixed export of equipment to one-line diagram that is not connected to a circuit.
  • Fixed error setting room in circuit descriptions in projects with multiple phases.
  • Added new "WireCallout_Compact" shared parameters that do not have spaces in the wire callouts. The original wire callouts included spaces and wrap across multiple lines, but are long. The new wire callouts do not include spaces and are shorter, but do not wrap.

Version 1.2.0, March 23, 2017


Branch Circuit Voltage Drop: The voltage drop on each branch circuit is now calculated. The voltage drop is calculated by putting the whole load at the average distance from the panel of all the devices on the circuit. The distance can be overriden on a per-circuit basis to give you control over the calculation when the default value does not match the actual installation.

Improved Length Calculations: Length calculations for feeders and branch circuits have been improved to give you greater control over what distance is measured. The length can be based upon a straight-line distance between items or based upon an orthogonal distance. The calculation method can be overriden at multiple different levels to give you control over how each length is calculated.

Motor Breaker and Conductor Sizing: Motor and motor-compressor loads can have their breakers and conductors sized correctly based upon NEC 430 and NEC 440. The values necessary for these calculations are set in the family using the new Family Edit command.

Motor Contributions to Fault: Fault calculations include contributions from motors in the project. Connectors that have the built-in Load Sub-Classification Motor toggle turned on will be counted as motors for the purposes of this calculation.

One-Line Diagrams

Branch Circuit Equipment: Branch circuit equipment can be displayed on the one-line diagram. The option to export equipment can be set for an entire family or for a specific family instance.

Improved Feeder IDs: Feeder IDs have been improved to allow for consistent naming across projects. More information about the feeder IDs is available in this support article.

Family Editing

Improved Circuit Descriptions: The built-in Revit circuit description functionality was replaced with an improved system. The circuit description can be set in the family, family type, and family instance. For each specific circuit, you can add additional text to the description pulled from the attached families, or completely override the description when necessary.

Family Editor: Families can have electrical information added to them that is for either the entire family or specific to the family type. The Family Edit command is used to assign a Device Type to the family which then controls the type of information that is stored in the family.

Family Instance Editor: Family instances in the model also can have electrical information added to them, based upon the Device Type of the family.

Other Changes

Two Feeders on Distribution Equipment: Distribution equipment can have a second feeder connected to it and sized properly.

Improved Edit Circuits Dialog Box: The dialog box for the Circuit Edit command has been reorganized and improved. A list of the circuits on the panel is displayed in the center of the dialog box. Information for the currently selected circuit is displayed in a separate grid. The new layout makes it easier to visualize what is connected to the panel and hides the settings for all the circuits except the currently selected one.

Import and Export Customization Settings: All the customization settings in a project can be exported to a separate file that can then be imported into other projects. These import and export commands allow you to manage your customization separately from your Revit template files.

More Shared Parameters: The shared parameters available on most everything has been expanded. In particular, circuits have a number of new shared parameters that can be used to display calculated fault and voltage drop values.

Version 1.1.1, July 19, 2016
  • Change how global project data is stored to work correctly with multiple users.
  • Fixed parameters on circuits to be filled in with data instead of some times being left blank.
  • Fixed error in labels when multiple homeruns come from a device.

Version 1.1.0, March 9, 2016

One Line Diagrams!

This release of Design Master Electrical RT adds one-line diagrams as a new feature for Revit MEP.

Visit this page to learn how to use one-line diagrams in Design Master Electrical.

Edit Panels Changes
  • Improved layout of panel information
  • Added main disconnect information for graphics in one-line diagram
  • Added frame sizing

Edit Circuits Changes
  • Improved layout of circuit information
  • Added frame sizing

Other Changes
  • Updated shared parameters to include text and numeric versions of all parameters
  • Added a Cusomization->Options command. See the user manual for information of the options that new options that have been added.

Design Master Electrical RT is brought to you by Design Master Software, Inc. It's priced starting at 400.00 USD per year.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015.

There's more information available on the Design Master website.

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