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Design Software

Good morning everyone. Hope all are staying healthy and productive during these strange times
I live in the mountains of Colorado and its boom town!!!!!
I have using Uponor Design Suite for years. Most importantly, I have designed and installed 100 systems and they all work well because of this program. I really like it because of the ability to perform the heat loss and radiant design all in one. I have become very efficient while using it and I have learned a lot from adjusting all types of the design variables such as loops lengths, water temps, tube spacing, insulation etc, I have become lazy and haven't tried another program for heat loss. I do use SIggy's HDS 1.13 software for system designs.
I recently found out the Uponor design program is not being supported anymore and I am now forced into finding a new heat loss/radiant design program. What programs are you guys using and like. Thanks for you help. Regards Jeffrey
Jeffrey Campbell


  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 15,039
    LoopCAD seems to be a favorite
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Steve Minnich
    Steve Minnich Member Posts: 2,674
    Uponor spoiled us. Powerful, accurate, user-friendly FREE software. I know I miss it. 
    Steve Minnich
    Minnich Hydronic Consulting & Design, LLC
    [email protected]
  • Paul Pollets
    Paul Pollets Member Posts: 3,429
    I'm in the same position. Heat Cad and Loop Cad are both made by Avenir, who did the original ADS software. It's offered on a 30 day trial for free, than it's $1200. for the software. They offer tutorials, but it's not very user friendly.