Daikin produces CAD and BIM plugin
Called VRVCad, the software will provide a faster schematic production of Daikin aided-design CAD & BIM objects. It will ensure VRV systems meet building requirements at every design stage as well as simplifying project costing.
A software plugin for design programmes Autodesk AutoCAD and Revit, Daikin UK’s CAD & BIM objects are available in 2D format. Embedding the VRV Xpress software rules and limitations, customers can check the designed system meets installation requirements in terms of pipe length with just a click of a button.
Allowing Daikin air conditioning units to be overlaid on to a building schematic means the HVAC design process is simpler and quicker, also through use of BIM, the possibility of over ordering equipment such as piping is dramatically reduced.
Richard Green, VRV specialist at Daikin UK said, “By providing our BIM objects to designers and specifiers free of charge, time consuming drawings of system schematics can be done in a few clicks of a mouse, and the added bonus is that the software also ensures compliance with EN378 legislation, without undertaking any calculations.
“This removes human error and provides both the installer and end-client with confidence that their installed air conditioning system is compliant with all the relevant legislation.”
Latest news from the world of air conditioning and refrigeration
UK: A cascade refrigeration system twinning CO2 with the HFO refrigerant 1234ze has been named as Retail Energy Project of the Year in last week’s Energy Awards in London.
UK: Industrial refrigeration contractor Stonegrove Refrigeration has appointed Steve Gowing as design and project engineer.
UK: Javac UK, the refrigerant recovery and vacuum pump supplier, has been named as Climate Centers’ Supplier of the Year for the second year running.
UK: Ruskin Air Management has been renamed Swegon Air Management following its acquisition by the Swedish manufacturer Swegon.
EUROPE: The European Commission has warned that the uptake of training in alternative refrigerants is too low to match the requirements of the F-gas phase down.
SOLOMON ISLANDS: Customs authorities in the Solomon Islands have reported their second seizure of the illegal CFC refrigerant R12 this year.
IRAN: German compressor manufacturer Bitzer has established a subsidiary company in Iran.
USA: Seven local residents are reported to be suing Honeywell after a chemical leak at its Geismar, Louisiana, plant in August.