If you had the opportunity to purchase a software tool that decreased
the amount of time it took you to complete a project by as much as 80%,
would you buy it? Ron McClane did.
He and others are part of the team of 17 engineering professionals at
Green Anderson Engineers, Inc. who have since reaped the benefits of greatly
improved workflow efficiency using Design Master Software products.
We asked Ron to take some time out of his busy schedule to tell us more
about how he is using Design Master HVAC and Design Master Electrical to make his life at work a lot
easier, while still turning out the highest quality, accurate drawings.
DM: What were your primary reasons for selecting Design Master
RM: For our mechanical engineers, we were looking for a design tool that
could handle sizing and drawing ductwork. For electrical, we wanted a
program that could keep track of circuit loads and generate panel board
schedules, as well as size feeders.
DM: What features of the software are most useful to you?
RM: DM HVAC's duct sizing and automated two-line ductwork functions are
great, as is the function for creating sections. The electrical program,
DM ELEC, automates the process of creating circuiting/panel schedules
and generating the feeder schedule.
DM: Can you describe a situation where Design Master saved
you time, made a process easier, or made your life a whole lot easier?
RM: Sure. One situation where Design Master saved our team a lot of valuable
time was when an electrical designer--using the software for the first
time since training--circuited power and lighting on half of a 380,000
SF high school in about 8 hours!
DM: How do you feel that Design Master differs from other
RM: Where I feel Design Master separates itself from the competition
is their customer support. They are very dedicated to making sure Design
Master is working for their clients. The support team response is always
very prompt and friendly. As for the software itself, it is well organized
and easy to use.