Panasonic’s New Advanced VRF Software with AutoCAD® compatibility makes design easier than ever

Panasonic is pleased to announce the launch of its new Advanced VRF Designer software. Building on the success of the ECOi VRF Designer software, this package provides air conditioning system designers, installers and dealers with a program to design and size projects for Panasonic’s VRF ranges. 

“We wanted to produce an all-round easy to use, comprehensive design software to aid the designers’ specification process for our VRF ranges”, Marc Diaz, UK Country Manager at Panasonic. “Thanks to the new advanced software, installers can develop projects quickly, with the added benefit of EER and COP calculation according to the specified temperature condition. It comes fully loaded with all appropriate Panasonic product details including compatibility with our AHU Kits and WHE. It is designed with flexibility in mind so that several different system designs can be created within one project.”

AutoCAD

Similar to the standard VRF Designer software, it is possible to create wiring and layout diagrams, and issue bills of quantities with a simple push of a button. With Panasonic’s Advanced software, designers are now able to work directly from AutoCAD files, making the process both time saving and extremely easy to manage. AutoCAD drawings, print outs* and scans from existing designs can be imported and altered with the system. Super-efficient and built for the designers’ every need, Panasonic’s Advanced VRF software can create 1:1 piping designs and automatic length calculation based on imported drawings.

Layout and scale

With zoom options that display up to one metre for full screen layouts, Panasonic’s Advanced VRF software ensures that designers can create with confidence and precision. Not only that, but designers can also change and specify the scale dependent on the project and buildings’ requirements.

The program will continuously check system designs for piping limitations in terms of height and length, capacity matches between indoor and outdoor units, correct piping and wiring. Outdoor and indoor units can be added, rotated or removed from the design, and are displayed according to their actual size. Correction factors are automatically applied to indoor unit capacities, depending on specified height differences, piping lengths, indoor/outdoor capacity ratio, and design conditions. The software can also calculate any additional amounts of refrigerant that may be required, based on configuration and piping lengths, as well as supply project price calculations and price list data. With easy-to-recognise colour indication, the connection status of indoor and outdoor unites, pipes and wiring are determined for complete peace of mind.

AHU kits and WHEs

In addition to the various new indoor, outdoor, controllers, control logic and associated wiring, the new software also incorporate Air Handling Unit (AHU) kits and Water Heat Exchangers (WHEs). Designed to connect with to the extensive range of VRF accessories, the kits add to the planning versatility that the software provides.

Snap Points

Panasonic’s new software provides a number of supportive design techniques, which help the user easily and correctly place units, draw piping and wiring using “Snap Points”, colour coding and object position calculation.

Panasonic’s Advanced VRF Designer software is perfect for the busy M&E consultant, installer and air conditioning equipment dealer who is looking for a comprehensive software program unlike any other. It is available free of charge via Panasonic Pro Club (www.panasonicproclub.com) from 14th September 2012. Although very easy to use, training will be available through Panasonic’s usual extensive support channels. An e-learning training module is to be introduced in the next few months.

*excluding pdf format.

For further information, please contact:

Shereen Russell / Rebecca Taylor

Wildwood PR Ltd

Tel: 01293 851115

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About Panasonic Heating and Cooling Systems

With more than 30 years of experience, exports to more than 120 countries around the world, and 100 million compressors already produced, Panasonic is one of the leaders in the air conditioning sector.

Panasonic proposes four ranges of innovative solutions in heating and air conditioning for the house, the office, companies and industrial sites.

Panasonic attaches special importance to the quality of its solutions, which testify to a well-thought out design and the guarantee of healthy air, whilst complying with the strictest standards in terms of energy consumption, respect for the environment and noise emissions.

For more information, log on to the website www.panasonic.eu

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products in three business fields, consumer, components & devices, and solutions.  Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of about 72 billion Euros for the year ended March 31, 2012. Panasonic’s stock is listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoyaand New York(NYSE:PC) Stock Exchanges. The company has the vision of becoming the No. 1 Green Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry by the 100th year of its founding in 2018. For more information on Panasonic, its brand and commitment to sustainability, visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/.

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