Cooling design with AutoCAD

With the LINEAR solutions, an integrated workflow in cooling design is guaranteed. From the first concept over the cooling load calculation, the product dimensioning and pipe network calculations up to a detailed 3D construction: Create your design quickly and efficiently with LINEAR on AutoCAD or CADinside.

The LINEAR workflow

Input:

Supply requirements for the building


AutoCAD_Schema.png
Output:

Calculable scheme design

Work steps:
  • Create storey table
  • Manual scheme creation with toolbars and specific editing commands
  • Schema generator for drag and drop and automated drawing
Input:

Architectural plan


DE_Workflow_TGA-Modell.jpg
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
Input:

Architecture model with additional information for analysis


DE_Workflow_Kaelte_Kuehllastberechnung_Revit.jpg
Output:

Calculated cooling 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
Input:

Calculated cooling load


DE_Workflow_Kaelte_Auslegung_Revit.jpg
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
Input:

MEP model with dimensioned cooling components


AutoCAD_Heizung_2D-Konstruktion.png
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 
Input:

MEP model with dimensioned cooling components


AutoCAD_3D-Konstruktion.png
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
Input:

Scheme, 2D or 3D model


DE_Workflow_Kaelte_Rohrnetzberechnung_Revit.jpg
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)
Input:

Calculated and optimized cooling pipe network


DE_Workflow_Kaelte_Beschriften_Revit.jpg
Output:

Final cooling design including model for transfer to the coordination model and calculation 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

Input:

Supply requirements for the building


AutoCAD_Schema.png
Output:

Calculable scheme design

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

Input:

Architectural plan


DE_Workflow_TGA-Modell.jpg
Output:

Model for further MEP design including levels and rooms

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

Input:

Architecture model with additional information for analysis


DE_Workflow_Kaelte_Kuehllastberechnung_Revit.jpg
Output:

Calculated cooling load

Arbeitsschritte:
  • 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

Input:

Calculated cooling load


DE_Workflow_Kaelte_Auslegung_Revit.jpg
Output:

MEP model with dimensioned cooling components

Arbeitsschritte:
  • 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

Input:

MEP model with dimensioned cooling components


AutoCAD_Heizung_2D-Konstruktion.png
Output:

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

Arbeitsschritte:
  • 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 

Input:

MEP model with dimensioned cooling components


AutoCAD_3D-Konstruktion.png
Output:

Detailed 3D model

Arbeitsschritte:
  • 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

Input:

Scheme, 2D or 3D model


DE_Workflow_Kaelte_Rohrnetzberechnung_Revit.jpg
Output:

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

Arbeitsschritte:
  • 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)

Input:

Calculated and optimized cooling pipe network


DE_Workflow_Kaelte_Beschriften_Revit.jpg
Output:

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

Arbeitsschritte:
  • 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

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