Cymap Mechanical

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Cymap uses the CIBSE quasi-dynamic analysis method to calculate building energy loads. CIBSE uses the admittance procedure and allows heating and cooling systems to be sized with a CAD model. It includes gas pipe sizing and hot and cold water system design (including HW returns that use CIBSE or BSEN 6700). The integrated QuickPlan CAD module, a materials properties calculator, shadows this program and the psychrometrics program. It has UK SAP and iSBEM and Cyprus iSBEM-CY capabilities. Screen Shots

Keywords

Load calculation, Pipe sizing & Radiator selection, Duct sizing, Hot and cold water design, SAP, iSBEM, EPCs, Psychrometrics.

Validation/Testing

iSBEM output is validated by BECSAS; SAP output is validated by the BRE. These are in use and have been developed for more than 25 years.

Expertise Required

Computer expertise is not required; building services engineering background is helpful and basic knowledge of CAD is useful. The tool includes PDF and CHM manuals for all programs, along with training tutorials and example projects for CIBSE. It uses ASHRAE and DIN calculation standards and includes iSBEM and SAP projects. Context-sensitive help is available from most dialogs.

Users

Thousands internationally, most of whom are in the United Kingdom.

Audience

Building services engineering designers, consultants, and contractors wanting to calculate and size systems graphically. Colleges and universities can obtain student licenses and assistance on integrating projects into their curricula.

Input

Building services engineering designers, consultants, and contractors wanting to calculate and size systems graphically. Colleges and universities can obtain student licenses and assistance on integrating projects into their curricula.

Output

Crystal reports, gbXML, DXF, CSV, HTML, and NCT MS Access DB for iSBEM export facility and links to TAS software.

Computer Platform

PC, XP, Vista, Windows 7

Programming Language

C++, Visual Basic, VB.NET

Strengths

Quick intuitive multilevel 2D setup, user-editable databases, global change capabilities, and automatic routing and connecting of piped and ducted systems.

Weaknesses

Does not perform dynamic simulation modeling directly. Requires software dongle lock.

Contact

Company:

CADline Ltd

Address:

Northumberland House
Drake Avenue
Staines, Middlesex TW18 2AP
United Kingdom

Telephone:

+44(0)8448006527

E-mail:

sales@cadline.co.uk

Website:

http://www.cadline.co.uk

Availability

The price is 2,200 for Cymap 2010 Mechanical or Electrical and 3,100 for the combined M&E package. Maintenance is 490 annually for Mechanical or Electrical and 690 for a combined M&E package. All prices are exclusive of VAT and multicopy discounts are available.