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Is there a truly graphical heat-loss program?

Is there a truly graphical heat-loss program?



I don't do a lot of heat-loss calculations, but those I do, I want to do well, and I want to be able to explain them to 'civilians'.



For the first point, whenever I enter data into HVAC-Calc, or Hydronics Design Studio, I fear (often correctly) that I've mis-measured a wall or window, or forgotten some element entirely. A simple triple check calms that fear, but makes me wish the applications could show a 3-D view of the building, with color-scaled elements to show where the heat-loss is greatest. Not only would it help the designer/data-entry-drone, but it could be used to show the homeowner where the best opportunities for envelope improvement were.



Anyone seen anything like this? Or have the chops to write it? [I sure don't....]



Stay warm!



Vbob

Comments

  • SWEISWEI Member Posts: 7,356
    I believe

    Wrightsoft uses a graphical model, at least in their mobile app http://www.wrightsoft.com/products/right-j_mobile.aspx

    Caveat: I have not tried it yet.
  • JStarJStar Member Posts: 2,668
    Heat Loss

    Wrightsoft! You draw the blueprints and change your parameters. Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy.
    - Joe Starosielec
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