Start New HVAC Project

This section describes how to start a new project.

When you start a new project, a database file will be created in the same folder as the current drawing. The file will be named dm_hvac.dm If you entered a project name when starting the project, that will be included at the end of the file name (e.g., the project name "Seattle" will create a file named "dm_hvacSeattle.dm"). This is the database file where all of the information about your project is stored.

To create the database file, go to

DM HVAC->Start New HVAC Project

Start New HVAC Project Dialog Box

Start New HVAC Project dialog box

Project Name: The name of the project is used in two places.

The project name is added to the end of the database file name. If you leave this field blank, the project database name will be "dm_hvac.dm".

The project name is also displayed when the building load calculations are printed. See the Print Project Information section for more information.

City Data for Loads: The city where the project is located. The selected city sets the default temperature and location values in the Project Information dialog box. These values are used during building load calculations.

Select City: Press the button to select the city. See the City Definitions section for information on modifying the list of cities available to choose from.

Project Directory: This indicates the folder in which Design Master HVAC will place the database and will expect to find all the relevant project drawings.

Standards Database: The default standards database will be used unless you change this using the pull-down menu.

Diffuser Schedule Group: Check this box to automatically import a complete diffuser group from the master database to the new project. See the Master Database Groups section for more information about diffuser groups.

Room Design Schedule Group: Check this box to automatically import a complete room design group from the master database to the new project. See the Master Database Groups section for more information about room design groups.

Wall Schedule Group: Check this box to automatically import a complete wall group from the master database to the new project. See the Master Database Groupssection for more information about wall groups.

Door Schedule Group: Check this box to automatically import a complete door group from the master database to the new project. See the Master Database Groupssection for more information about door groups.

Glass Schedule Group: Check this box to automatically import a complete glass group from the master database to the new project. See the Master Database Groupssection for more information about glass groups.

Roof Schedule Group: Check this box to automatically import a complete roof group from the master database to the new project. See the Master Database Groupssection for more information about roof groups.


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