January 7, 2003
Dear Elite Software Customer,

     Elite Software is pleased to announce the release of Rhvac8 which incorporates the
new 8th edition of Manual J for residential hvac load calculations.  This update costs $149 for existing customers and more details can be seen below.
     Check Elite's web site  for major new releases on several other programs as well.  Light (Zonal cavity lighting calculations) has been updated to Windows as well as Dpipe (Drainage pipe and vent sizing) 
See http://www.elitesoft.com/web/plumbing/elite_dpipe_info.html) for more details on Dpipe.
See http://www.elitesoft.com/web/electrical/elite_light_info.html for more details on Light.
     Each of those updates is $195.   There are also several significant free updates that you can download as well.  Hsym (hot and chilled water analysis) has a free update that expands its capacity to 3,000 pipe sections.  If you already own Drawing Board, all programs related to DB (Chvac, Rhvac, and Ductsize) have been updated to show realistic doubleline duct fittings. 
RHVAC 8.0 New Feature Summary
More Updates and ASHRAE Show Jan 27-29
     Lots of updates for other programs have been posted on Elite's web site since the last email announcement.  For existing windows users of these programs, these updates are all available as free downloads from Elite's web site www.elitesoft.com
     We will be exhibiting in booth # 6232 at the annual ASHRAE Show at the McCormick Place in Chicago on January 27-29.  Please come and see all the new software first hand.  We look forward to visiting with you.
     Elite offers over 30 programs for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design.  Download your free trial version today!


Bill Smith
President, Elite Software