Cooling Solutions for AutoCAD

Design and calculate cooling systems in Autodesk AutoCAD
SKU COAC

Editions

Starter
€ 59.00 / month

billed annually

Advanced
€ 229.00 / month

billed annually

Professional
€ 299.00 / month

billed annually

Professional 3D
€ 509.00 / month

billed annually

Features

MEP Model Creation (Heating, Cooling & Gas)

For example:

  • Pipe command including system class determination with automatic transfer of media and distances in all view types
  • Automatic connection of pipes including necessary transitions (autorouting)
  • Automatic T-piece connection
  • Pipe offset command to resolve collisions
  • Symbols for the trades heating, cooling, gas and architecture (freely expandable)
  • Animated hydraulic assistant for the creation of hydraulic circuits
  • 2D piping design & 2D manifold generator for detailed design
  • Work on 2D and 3D underlays: DWG, DXF, PDF, JPEG, PNG, etc. including design assistant for roof constructions
  • Slot and opening design
  • Parts lists with short and long texts
  • Configurators for radiator, manifolds, tanks and dwelling stations
  • Configurator of parallel pipes for routing multiple pipes at once
  • Panel heating assistant for circle and pipe laying including construction area editor
  • Automatic Labeling and legend creation
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Scheme generator (Heating + Gas)

Create the fastes schemes in the industry with the powerfull scheme generator

For example:

  • Generate a complete and calculable scheme with drag and drop
  • Creating schemes even without CAD experience
  • Automatic drawing of scheme
  • Define sections and bows
  • Easy copy of storeys and pipe runs
  • Definition of components (e.g. valves and pumps) already in the generator
  • Saving and Importing of existing configurations
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Storey table

For example:

  • Automatic import of storeys from the architectural model
  • Control of the storey in the Construction level / offset (+/-) section
  • Easy Creation of storeys and work levels
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Visibility Control

For example:

  • One click visibility control for building parts
  • One click visibility control for storeys
  • One click visibility control for disciplines
  • One click visibility control for component groups (e.g. systems, insulations, etc.)
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Industry Components via CAD Browser

For example:

  • Extensive CAD libraries with approved components of our wide range of industry partner
  • More than 6 billion possible components and component combinations
  • Direct placement of original manufacturer components into your model
  • Multiple placing modes (place, insert, replace)
  • Configurators for complex component combinations (e.g. cascade systems)
  • Including technical and commercial data (e.g. article numbers and packaging units)
  • Detection and consideration in the network calculations
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Creation and Preperation of the Architectural Model for Calculations

For example:

  • Creation of a 3D architectural model for the building analyse based on multiple underlay formats such as DWG, DXF, PDF, PNG or JPEG
  • Easy tools to create walls, windows, doors, roofs etc.
  • Optimized room detecion via automatic room identification
  • Automatic updates of floor plan modifications
  • Automatic transfer of sections, storeys, rooms, room components, temperatures to the building analysis
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Building Analysis

For example:

  • Building detection and analysis including the information required for load calculations (e.g. target heating and cooling temperatures)
  • Definition and transfer of further building parameters (e.g. apartment names)
  • Detection of storeys and rooms
  • Automatic transfer of all building storeys, rooms and room components including room temperatures and adjacent temperatures directly from the AutoCAD model
No Yes Yes Yes

Dynamic Cooling Load Calculation

For example:

  • Automatic transfer of all building sections, storeys, rooms and room components directly from the Revit model
  • Dynamic Cooling load calculations based on multiple national and international norms
  • Calculation of the room air temperature
  • Calculation of the operative room temperature
  • Assistant for determination of internal and external loads
  • Cross-project definition of reusable profiles (loads, brightness, usage, temperatures, operating profiles, etc.)
  • Calculation by means of periodic settling with CDD or by means of aperiodic settling with CDP (defined forward run, start and CDD)
  • Separate display of the results for dry (residual) cooling load, the cooling load from panel cooling, the cooling load from AHU/ supply air system and the total cooling load
  • Window configurator with shadow consideration
  • Parametric data model for easy changes
  • Automatic update after changes in the architectural model
  • Extensive material library for defining components
  • Quick and easy calculation of U-values
  • Faster input by creating standard components
No Yes Yes Yes

Dimensioning of Cooling Convectors

For example:

  • Dimensiong of convectors for each room based on the head load calculation
  • Consideration of allready integrated convectors in the model and new dimensioning, layout and update of the model
  • Easy variant comparison
  • Determination and assignment of pipe runs, manifolds, manifold connections and control components (e.g. valves)
  • Extensive data sets of manufacturer products for convectors and panel cooling systems
No Yes Yes Yes

Dimensioning of Panel Cooling

For example:

  • Dimensioning and layout of panel cooling (floor, wall and Ceiling) based on the cooling load calculation
  • Easy variant comparison
  • Determination and assignment of pipe runs, manifolds, manifold connections and control components (e.g. valves)
  • Automatic creation of pipe run schemes
  • Extensive data sets of manufacturer products for radiators, convectors and panel heating systems
No Yes Yes Yes

Automatic Drawing of dimensioned Components

For example:

  • Automatic placement of radiators, convectors and panel heating systems into your CAD model
  • Automatic labeling of transferred components
  • Transfer and update of dimensioned components into your model and from your model to the dimensioning
No Yes Yes Yes

Automatic Detection of the Cooling Pipe Network

For example:

  • Detection of drawn pipes directly in the model and analysis of the system
  • Detection of all integrated components
  • Consideration of technical datas integrated in the model
  • Detection of drawn dimension for the optionally consideration in the network calculation
  • Easy mapping of foreign components for the consideration in the network calculation
No No Yes Yes

Cooling Pipe Network Calculation with Redimensioning

For example:

  • Automatic calculation and dimensioning of all components in the cooling pipe network
  • Consideration of given gerneral conditions e.g. limit values for velocities and the pipe friction pressure gradient (R-value)
  • Determination and variant comparison of pipe materials and components including original manufacturer data sets with real product properties
  • Calculation directly in the model incl. redimensioning
  • Hydraulic calculations with transfer of performance data from family parameters
  • Calculation of multiple systems in one model
  • Selection of suitable (manufacturer) components based on the calculation results
  • Saving of values directly in the model with optional consideration in the IFC export
  • Interface for valve data sets, shut-off valves, differential pressure closed-loop controllers, volume flow closed-loop controllers, regulating valves, control valve and fixed resistors
  • Extensive adjustment possibilities for the calculation boundary conditions (maximum velocities, valve authorities, active pipe diameters, fixed pipe dimensions for existing systems, etc.)
  • Visualization of results using liNear Data Coloring (dimensions, materials, velocities, unfavorable flow path and many more)
No No Yes Yes

Hydraulic Balancing of complex Systems

For example:

  • Hydraulic calculations with transfer of performance data from family parameters
  • Calculation of multiple systems in one model
  • Determination also of networks with several control levels
  • Consideration not onlyof the distribution networks, but also the generator part
No No Yes Yes

Bill of Quantities including Article Numbers

For example:

  • Clear and comprehensible calculation results as well as complete bill of quantities
  • Detailed parts lists including article numbers and material check
  • Bill of quantities and parts lists in several output formats (Windows printout, Excel, text, UGS, GAEB, ASD)
No No Yes Yes

Detailed 3D Design (Heating, Cooling, Gas, Potable Water, Waste Water)

For example:

  • Pipe design with routing function and pipe classes for creating the fittings with millimeter precision (integrated slope construction)
  • Automatic connection of pipes including transfer of media, materials, dimensions and pressure levels.
  • Manifold generator for the production of assemblies including pumps and valves and configurators for tanks, plate heat exchangers and other devices
  • Insertion of components with suitable transitions and flanges in existing systems
  • Real-time collision check
  • Automatic 3D generation of calculated single-line drawings
  • Connection editor for your own 3D components
  • Automatic connection of pipes including transfer of media, materials, dimensions and pressure levels
  • Automatic bolting of the entire construction (bolts, nuts, washers) with complete transfer to the parts list
  • Predefine insulation materials and show or hide them with transfer to the parts list
  • Consideration of deductions for welding seams, gaskets and insertion and bolting depths
  • Manually or automatically assigned item numbers
  • Material lists, parts lists with item numbers, sawing lists for pipes, item lists
No No No Yes

Free Access to Online Tutorials

  • Easy start and education with the liNear tutorials and example projects in the exclusive customer area on our website
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Videos

Description

LINEAR Workflow for cooling design with Autodesk AutoCAD

Schematic design

Input: Supply requirements for the building

Output: Calculable scheme design

Work steps:

  • Create storey table
  • Manual scheme creation with toolbars and specific editing commands
  • Scheme generator for drag and drop and automated drawing

Derivation of the thermal model

Input: Architecture plan

Output: Model for further MEP design including levels and rooms

Work steps:

  • Referencing DWGs, DXFs or PDFs from the architect
  • Create storey table
  • Create and enrich the architecture with room data

Building analysis and cooling load calculation

Input: Architecture model with additional information for analysis

Output: Calculated heat load

Work steps:

  • Powerful building analysis as a basis for the cooling load calculation
  • Automatic mapping of the building structure (building parts, storeys and rooms)
  • Identification and collaborative correction of modeling errors in exchange with the architect  
  • U-value calculation and addition of any missing calculation parameters
  • Dynamic cooling load calculation for the project, the storeys as well as all rooms
  • Transfer of all relevant values into the model

Cooling convector and panel cooling dimensioning

Input: Calculated  cooling load

Output: MEP model with dimensioned cooling components

Work steps:

  • Dimensioning of convectors or panel cooling systems on the basis of the cooling load calculation
  • Comparison of variants by using verified manufacturer data sets 
  • Transfer of the designed components into the model 
  • Optional automatic or manual placement of components

Create system in the isometry or floor plan

Input: MEP model with dimensioned cooling components

Output:MEP Model with a calculable network (isometric or floor plan)

Work steps:

  • 2D or isometric pipe network design using time-saving construction commands
  • Automatic connection of all consumers
  • System design in a neutral way or with the help of extensive manufacturer CAD libraries 

Create system in 3D

Input: MEP model with dimensioned cooling components

Output: Detailed 3D model

Work steps:

  • Detailed pipe design
  • Automatic routing functions with preview of possible alternatives
  • System design in a neutral way or with the help of extensive manufacturer CAD libraries 
  • Subsequent placement of components with matching transitions and flanges
  • Automatic bolting of the entire construction (bolts, nuts, washers) with complete transfer to the parts list
  • Pre-define insulation materials and show/hide them with transfer to the parts list
  • Real-time collision check
  • Manually or automatically assigned item numbers
  • Material lists, parts lists with article numbers, sawing lists for pipes, position lists

Cooling pipe network calculation

Input: Schematic, 2D or 3D model

Output: MEP model with optimized cooling system (schematic, 2D or 3D)

Work steps:

  • Specification of calculation-relevant specifications (e.g. assignment of pipe materials, settings of valves, specification of insulation and ambient temperatures).
  • Comparison of variants by using verified manufacturer data sets (e.g. pipe systems)
  • Calculation of existing networks by fixing individual or all dimensions
  • Redimensioning of the heating pipe network based on the calculation
  • Colored display of all results directly in the model
  • Automatic 3D generation during system creation in 2D (step 5 - variant 1)

Labeling, output of model data and results

Input: Calculated and optimized cooling pipe network

Output: Final cooling design including model for transfer to the coordination model and calculated results incl. material lists

Work steps:

  • Saving of all inputs and calculation results in the model
  • Publication of selectable values as component data
  • Automatic labeling of the model
  • Addition of own parameters and meta information
  • Printout of the results in standardized forms 
  • Transfer of results and model in all relevant formats