Viewing and Printing Load Calculations

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To have Design Master HVAC calculate and display the load calculations for a single room, go to

DM HVAC arrow Load Calculations arrow View Room Load

Design Master HVAC will prompt you to select a point inside a room. Click inside Conference 102. The Load Detail dialog box will appear as shown below. This dialog box shows you the peak load values for this room.

You may check the load values at other times clicking on the hour input in the Time row and selecting a different time, or by clicking on the month input in the Time row and selecting a different month. After selecting a different time or month, press ENTER to update the values.

The Load Detail dialog box contains a Print button, which allows you to print the load calculation information for the selected room only. For this tutorial, we wish to print the load calculations for the entire building, not for only this drawing. Press OK to close the Load Detail dialog box.

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To view the load calculations for a zone, go to

DM HVAC arrowBuilding Definition arrowZones arrowZone Tree

The Zones and Rooms dialog box will open as shown below.

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Highlight Zone Z2 on the left and press View Load. A Design Master HVAC dialog box will open as shown below.

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Press Yes. Design Master HVAC will calculate the loads for Zone Z2. When the calculations are complete, a Load Detail dialog box will open as shown below. This dialog box now shows you the peak load values for this zone rather than for a single room as was demonstrated above. The same principles apply. Press OK to close the Load Detail dialog box.

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To print the load calculations for the entire building, go to

DM HVAC arrow Load Calculations arrow Print Preview Load Calculations

The Print Load Calculations dialog box will appear as shown below.

print_loads

Make certain "Tutorial (SEATTLE, INT'L AIRPORT, WA)" is selected under Zone or Room to Print as shown above. This indicates that you wish to print the load calculations for the entire building. Because only the load calculations for Room 102 and then for Zone Z2 have already been calculated, you must first press Calculate and Print Loads. Design Master HVAC will perform the load calculations for the entire building and will show the results in your default browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape, Firefox, etc.).

To print the load calculations, you may press Print in your browser, however for this tutorial we will print the load calculations using another Design Master HVAC command to demonstrate the difference between Print Load Calculations and Print Preview Load Calculations. Return to the AutoCAD drawing and go to DM HVAC arrow Load Calculations arrow Print Load Calculations

The Print Load Calculations dialog box will again appear. Make certain "Tutorial (SEATTLE, INT'L AIRPORT, WA)" is selected under Zone or Room to Print. Press Print Loads. The Print dialog box will appear as shown below.

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Select your desired printer and press Print. It will take a few moments for the loads to print, so you may wish to stand up and stretch or perform your favorite in-office exercises, then walk over to the selected printer and pick up the load calculation output. For this tutorial, you may choose the environmentally-friendly option and press Cancel instead of Print to save paper and trees.

In addition to viewing and printing the load calculations, you also have the option to visualize them by creating load calculation maps.


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