Professional Version Features
This version has all the basic features
needed to produce 2D, 2-line ductwork layouts very quickly.
- Radus Elbows turning 45 & 90 degrees
- Mitered Elbows turning 45 & 90 degrees
- Transitions: concentric, round to rectangular
& recangular to round
- Elbows turning up and down
- Basic Diffusers and grilles
- Flexible Duct
- Basic branch taps, spin-ins
- Caps, Breaks, etc.
- Accessories: VD's, Access doors, Thermostats,
Check out the Example Usage and Screen Shots
to get a feel for how the system works.
After you add each fitting, it is automatically connected to the
previous fitting with a straight section of duct. The duct is labeled
with the text oriented properly. After each fitting is completed, the
program ends and returns to the AutoCAD Command: prompt. I found it
very frustrating using other systems that tried to draw the entire duct
system from a single command, only to find out that an intermediate
step was performed incorectly, and the only way to fix it was to draw
the whole thing again.
The following additional advanced features are included:
Automatic, on-the-fly duct sizing
Instead of the program prompting for a duct diameter or width, the
program prompts for CFM flow rate and calculates the minimum standard
duct size that does not exceed adjustable velocity and pressure drop
Automatic Materal List
Each fitting and straight section can be logged in a comma delimited
ASCII file. It is designed to be imported into a spreadsheet for cost
estimating or other calculations.
In the Pro version, 90 degree mitered elbows can optionally have
turning vanes shown.
In the Pro version users can select from menus of VAV, CV or Fan
Powered terminal units that can be dragged into place just like any
other fitting. When you use a terminal unit, the duct cursor is
automatically placed at the discharge opening of the terminal unit.
3D Ductwork and Fittings
A limited set of 3D fittings using the same easy to use method as the
2D fittings. Even makes elbows turning up and down or sloping. Includes
more than 40 additional 3D fittings and allows you to specify the BOD
Toolbar Menu Support
This is THE fastest and most convienient way to use the system. The
assigns the most commonly used fittings to the on-screen toolbar. One
click gets you
the fitting, no menu navigation required.
Digitizer Tablet Menu Support
This is another fast way to use the system. One click gets you
the fitting, no menu navigation required. Finally, a reason to dig out
and dust off that digitizer tablet that you stopped using when you
switched to ACAD for Windows.
Documentation for custom menu programming
One of the best things about this system is that it is so easy to
customize. You can easily add your own fittings and symbols. The Pro
version comes with complete documentation that allows you to create
your own custom menus and lisp programs as well as add your own
fittings and symbols.
For information about purchase of the 'Pro'
version go to the Professional Version
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Updated: January, 2017
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