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Program Updates  

To see if your Windows based program from Elite Software needs an update, open the program and then click the menu "Help | Check for Update." The Elite Software Update Manager will then show you whether or not you need an update.

If your program doesn't have a "Check for Update" menu, then click "Help | About [program name]" and read the version number on the program's About box. Then compare that number to the one in the table below. If you do need an update, click the download file link for your program in the right-hand column of the table below. When prompted whether to Run or Save the file, click Run.

Handling Downloading Errors

Program Updates
Program Version Detailed Update Info Auto Notify Download File
HVAC Equipment Databases 1/3/2019 Update information Notify me Click here for list
Update Manager 1.03.46 Install if your software can no longer check for updates (all programs built before 4/8/2022). N/A update_manager_setup.exe (3.7 MB)
Report Viewer 2.01.3 Click "Help | Readme" after installing N/A repviewsetup.exe (3.1 MB)
Chvac 8.02.85 Update information Notify me ch8setup.exe (78 MB)
Chvac (JCI Logo) ch8setupjci.exe (JCI Logo)
D-Pipe 2.02.9 Update information  Notify me dpsetup.exe (12.3 MB) 
Drawing Board 6.01.218 All Drawing Board updates are included in latest updates for  Ductsize, Rhvac, and Chvac.  Updates for Drawing Board alone are not directly available. Select the notify button for Chvac, Ductsize, or Rhvac. Either r10setup.exe (131 MB),  ch8setup.exe (78 MB), or ducsetup.exe (30.7 MB), depending on which you use.
Ductsize 6.01.305 Update information  Notify me ducsetup.exe (30.7 MB) 
ECA 4.02.5 Update information Notify me EcaSetup.exe (15.3 MB)
E-Coord 3.02.8 Update information  Notify me ecdsetup.exe (11.3 MB) 
Energy Audit 7.02.125 Update information Notify me audsetup.exe (58.6 MB)
E-Tools 1.01.39 Update information  Notify me etlsetup.exe (15.7 MB) 
Fire 7.01.4 Update Information Notify me fi7setup.exe (10.5 MB)
GasVent 2.09.34 Update information Notify me gasventw.exe (8.1 MB) 
Heavent 7.95 Update information Notify me heavent.exe (1.9 MB)  
H-Sym 2.01.33 Update information  Notify me HsySetup.exe (12.6 MB) 
HVAC Tools (H-Tools) 4.01.18 Update information  Notify me ht4setup.exe (15.8 MB) 
Light 5.01.25 Update information  Notify me lgtsetup.exe (9.4 MB) 
Panel 1.15 DOS Update information  Notify me panelpt.exe (251 KB) 
PsyChart 2.01.68 Update information Notify me psysetup.exe (11.9 MB) 
Quote 2.0.38 Update information  Notify me quotew.exe (10.1 MB) 
Refrig 3.02.28 Update information  Notify me refinst.exe (15.6 MB) 
Rhvac 10.01.30 Update information Notify me r10setup.exe (131 MB)
Short 4.18 DOS Update information  Notify me shortpt.exe (260 KB) 
S-Pipe 2.02.18 Update information  Notify me SPSetup.exe (13.9 MB) 
V-Drop 2.18 DOS Update information  Notify me vdroppt.exe (255 KB) 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Updating

I installed an update and my program is now set to the demo level. How do I make it active again?
First insert the installation CD we sent you with your order into the CD drive (or if your order was prior to July 2005, insert the license floppy disk into the floppy drive). If the Elite Software Program Installer window opens, close it. Then open the program you updated and click the menu "Help | About [program name]." Then on the About box, click the Copy License File button. If your license is on the Elite CD, then on the Browse for Folder dialog select the "License" folder on the CD drive and click OK. If your license is on a floppy disk, then select the floppy disk drive on the Browse for Folder dialog and click OK.

After I click the download file in the table above, should I click Run or Save?
Either one will work, but clicking Run may make things a little easier. If you click Save, be sure to save the file in a folder where you can find it after it finishes downloading, and to avoid problems be sure to save it in a new folder that doesn't have any other files in it.

Is there any charge for the update?
Usually not, but there is a charge if your program is behind in the first part of its version number, or in the tenths place of the second part. For example, suppose the current version of a program is 7.22.123. If you have version 6.07.50, you would need to pay for the update because the first number is out of date. If you had 7.02.158 you would also need to pay for an update because the tenths place of the second number is out of date. But if your version is 7.20.6 the update to 7.22.123 would be free.

Why are update prices cumulative?
Because each update builds on each of the previous updates, plus it includes new features. Update prices are usually just a fraction of the full purchase price, so we believe you'll find that it always make sense to stay up to date with the latest version.

Will Elite Software give me technical support if my program is out of date?
Only if the first part of the version number is no more than one version behind the current version, and if it has not been more than a year since the new version was released.

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