Elite Software
Elite Software Newsletter
September 29th, 2021

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Elite Software offers over 30 programs for all kinds of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design applications. This monthly newsletter will announce new software, tradeshow events, and tips on using existing software. 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.

For those needing to import a PDF drawing into the Drawing Board window, there are some new tips on how to do that faster and easier than ever before. See a video here on how to do that.

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.

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


Bill Smith
President, Elite Software

Importing PDF Video

Converting Manual Entry to Drawing Video

Drawing after user adjusts converted rooms:

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