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Design Master HVAC User Manual

You are reading the user manual for Design Master HVAC 7.3.

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Design Master HVAC is a complete ductwork drafting and calculation software program that works directly inside AutoCAD.

Duct Layout: Lay out your ductwork easily. You can focus on the "big picture " as you design your HVAC system without getting bogged down with constant data entry.

CFM and Sizing Calculations: Duct sizing calculations are integrated directly into the drafting of the ductwork. You set the CFM values at the diffusers, define a sizing method, and the software takes care of the rest.

Pressure Loss Calculations: Pressure drop is automatically calculated based upon the CFM in the ducts, the duct shape and lengths, and the particular fittings used in the duct section.

3D Drafting and BIM Compatibility: Generate a full 3D-BIM model of the ductwork and equipment. Export to an IFC or DWG file, which can then be imported into Revit, Navisworks, and Sketchup for 3D collision detection.

Building Setup: Heating and cooling load calculations function entirely within your CAD program. Your building is defined over the top of your architect’s backgrounds. Reports: Load, ventilation, and psychrometrics calculations can be displayed within your CAD program, previewed in your web browser, or printed on paper.