Elite Software
Elite Software Newsletter
July 9th, 2019

In this Issue

  • Drawing Board in Rhvac can now convert a manual entry project into a drawing project.

  • Rhvac Online allows multiple users to share project Files.

Elite Software offers over 30 programs for all kinds of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design applications. This monthly email newsletter will announce new software, tradeshow events, and tips on using existing software in new ways to address various code related issues. See previous newsletters here.

Drawing Board (DB) for $299 is a low cost software add-on for Elite's Windows based programs Rhvac, Chvac, and Ductsize. DB is essentially a CAD (computer aided drafting) program that allows you to make professional drawings of anything. Most often though, DB is used to draw floor plans and ductwork. See examples here.

Beyond making drawings, DB also allows calculations to be made from its drawings, so it is essentially a graphical data entry system as well. Contractors often use DB as their main CAD program, but even engineers that already have a high end CAD program such as AutoCAD or Revit may want to use DB with Chvac simply as a graphical data entry system.

For contractors already using Rhvac Desktop in manual entry mode, a great new feature in DB is the ability to convert a manual entry project into a graphic entry project. Essentially, any previous project entered through the Room Data window of Rhvac Desktop can be converted into a full drawing.

When a manual entry project is converted to drawing mode, the software knows the size and load details of each room, but it doesn't know exactly how those rooms fit with each other. So the initial conversion process places all the rooms one after another on the drawing screen and then allows the user to shift the rooms around to create the actual floor plan of the building. See a video here on how this works.

Be sure to check our web site at www.elitesoft.com for even more info. Many programs have received free downloadable updates. Go here to see if there are updates relevant to your software.

Elite's web based Rhvac Online modules for ACCA Manual J, D and S calculations continue to improve, with lots of new pop up help. Modules are available for as little as $49 per year. Special discounts are available for Rhvac desktop users. Register for a free trial version today at elitesoftapps.com and check out new instructional videos for Rhvac Online Manual J, D and S calculations here.

Rhvac Online allows multiple users to import each other's project files. See more about how that feature works, here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call 800-648-9523 or 979-690-9420, or send email to info@elitesoft.com


Bill Smith
President, Elite Software

Room Data window before conversion:

Drawing created from conversion:

Drawing after user adjusts converted rooms:

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