Audytor H2O

Audytor H2O

Program Audytor H2O is meant for graphical aiding of cold- and hot water systems design, as well as circulation in both dwelling- and public buildings. Allows selection of thermostatic valves in circulation systems.

 

 

What's new?

Automatic axonometry of the installation

The program since version 7.1 has a mechanism that automatically generates the axonometric scheme of the designed installation.

Axonometry drawing can be printed or exported to DWG format, which allows to create a complete project documentation.

The axonometry schema also allows displaying the scheme of the entire installation in one drawing allowing for a more precise orientation in the project and selecting and simultaneously editing the element data on different floors, which significantly speeds up the procedure of design modification and installation adjustment.

Import and export of drawings in DWG 2018 format

The program has been equipped with the latest cooperation module with DWG and DXF files.

It allows among others:

  • Loading DXF and DWG drawings in the newest versions (until 2018).
  • UNICODE text support for most characters to be displayed correctly.
  • Export of drawings in the following formats: DWG 2000, DWG 2004, DWG 2010, DXF 2000, DXF 2004, DXF 2007, PDF, SVG, CGM, HPHL, SWF.
  • Significantly faster display of complex drawings thanks to the simplified paint function.
  • A more realistic export of drawings to DXF and DWG files.
  • Saving raster drawings in DXF and DWG files.
  • More convenient management of drawing layers

The function of organizing zones of risers on the diagrams

In the drawing of the automatically created installation diagrams, the Organize button that has been added, enables the intelligent positioning of the zones of risers based on the data from the storey's plan views.

The program maintains the order of the risers within individual installation systems (CH, CC and H2O).

The function is particularly useful for large projects, significantly reducing the time needed to manually move the risers' zones.

 

The parameters of the organizing function can be modified.

Backup system of data files

The program has a mechanism that automatically creates a set of project backups (up to 8 files).

Data files are backed up every time data is saved, with the new files overwriting the older files so that at least one copy of the file from each stage of the project work is always kept.

This function will allow you to recover the project file even if its last versions are overwritten or damaged.

Import of building bases from Autodesk® Revit®

The function allows to create layout of corresponding to the levels on which rooms have been defined in Autodesk® Revit®. The transfer of data takes place via a file generated in Autodesk® Revit® using the Audytor gbXML plugin.

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Export of the installation project to Autodesk® Revit®

The function allows you to export the installation project to a file that can later be loaded into Autodesk® Revit® using the Audytor SET plugin for Revit.

The function allows you to export from the data and export from the results. Export from data allows you to save even an incomplete installation project (not recalculating), for example, the arrangement of the water risers, or the layout of the radiators. Export from results allows us to use technical data of selected pipes and devices in Autodesk® Revit®, eg pipe diameters, valve settings, radiator sizes, and pipe spacing in underfloor heating. In addition, physical quantities are available, such as the medium speed, the power of the radiator, and pressure losses.

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  7.1 Pro 7.1 Basic 7.0 Pro 7.0 Basic 1.5
Automatic axonometry of the installation
Display of installation pipes with actual diameters
Import and export of drawings in DWG 2018 format
The function of organizing labels on several floors at the same time
The function of organizing zones of risers on the diagrams
System of editable keyboard shortcuts
Backup system of data files
Import of building bases from Autodesk® Revit®
Export of the installation project to Autodesk® Revit®
Working in a shared environment Audytor SET
Three-dimensional visualization of the installation
The ability to control the correctness of the layout of the storey
Data diagnostic system
Designs on plan views
Designs on installation diagrams
Reads the list of building bases with the results of heat load from the program Audytor HL (OZC)
Read the list of premises with the results of heat load from the program Audytor HL (OZC)
Allows drawing the building base (walls, windows, doors)
Automatic creation of expansions of risers based on the plan views
Visualisation of critical circuit
The system default data inheritance
Graphical editor
Guide lines showing characteristic points
Drawing support functions
Draws parts of pipes (supply – return)
Draws pipes with polyline
Automatic insertion of radiators under the windows
Automatic connection of radiators to the distribution pipes
Duplicates parts of drawing on one storey and to the next floors
Creates a mirror image of parts of a drawing
Ready-made blocks of typical parts of the installation
Allows to create your own blocks
Extensive editing function in the tables
The „Find and Replace” function in tables
Error diagnostic
Extensive terror diagnostic
Defines the default data for all types of devices
Pictures catalog of selected devices in hints in the table
Selects diameters of pipes in installation
Selects fittings
Provides total pressure losses in the system.
Reduces excess of pressure in the circuits through the selection of presets on the valves or flanges selection of the throttle bores.
Adjusts presets of the pressure and flow rate governors
Takes into account the requirements regarding the authorities of thermostatic valves

The program enables performing the complete hydraulic calculations for the system

  • Estimates calculation waterflow in the pipes.
  • Selects pipe diameters.
  • Estimates hydraulic resistance of individual system components, together with required disposable pressure.
  • Selects pressure governors.
  • Performs water flows control in the circulation domestic hot water system, by selecting suitable governing components(initial preset valves, orifices, thermostatic valves)
  • computes the required domestic hot water circulation system water flows by the thermal method.
  • selects three-way mixing valves for the domestic hot water system
  • selects heat insulation for the pipes

Benefits of the program

  • The ability to design several systems in one project.
  • Unlimited size of the installation (even thousands of accessories and draw-off points).
  • fast calculation process.
  • Building underlays in the most popular vector and raster formats.

 

While calculations last, the full data correctness check is conducted, including among others:

  • the picture,
  • individual data range (numbers - room symbols, pipes, catalogue symbols, etc.),
  • pipe-run linking coherence within the system (unlinked pipes, incorrectly linked pipes, etc.),
  • accessories location

Correctness check for calculations results include among others:

  • agent pipe flow velocity,
  • water pressure before the receivers,
  • unchoked pressure in circuits caused by the total lack or insufficiency of governing accessories in circulation circuits,
  • pipes insulation,
  • pipe water cooling.

The list of detected errors as a result of the data- and calculations results correctness check is created, where types of errors and their locations are listed.

The program is equipped with the fast error locating mechanism (automatic table location, row and column with the error data, together with indication of the erroneous item in the installation diagram).

Calculations results are presented both in the graphic, as well as table form. Picture layers format and label format for individual system components can be freely modified (the choice of highlighted quantities, color, font size, etc.). Calculations results can be also presented in the system plan view.

The contents of all tables can be formatted (choice of shown columns and rows, font size) and sorted according to freely selected filter.

Tables with calculations results can be printed and moved to other applications functioning in the Windows environment (eg. spreadsheet, word processor, etc.). Print preview function enables viewing the pages before printing.

Calculations results as plan views and installation diagrams can also be plotted onto the plotter or printer. The user can choose the plotting scale. Plot preview function enables to check the pictures before plotting. Larger pictures are printed or plotted in fragments which then can be combined into one-piece printout, so even large pictures can be executed with the ordinary A4 printer.

Using the program

Working in MS Windows environment makes the program user-friendly. Principles of cooperation with other standard programs for MS Windows make easier the  use for those familiar with Windows enviroment.

The program uses a lot of solutions that simplify the work. The most important of these are:

  • graphical data entry process that gives the opportunity to present the results of calculations in the installation diagram
  • help system while performing calculations the program will store error warning message and info on detected error
  • The ability to view multiple types of data, results, etc. simultaneously
  • access to the help info on quantities being entered
  • fast access to daa directory: pipes, receivers and fittings

Entering data

Thanks to graphic designing process, most info on the installation being designed is entered into the drawing of the installation diagram. Necessary information on the drawn elements are introduced in the tables associated with the installation diagram. This makes it possible to edit both single wires, radiators, fittings and whole selected group.

The program checks, whether no errors, disabling the continuation of calculations, have been encountered. If further calculations are not possible, the calculations’ process is stopped. Info on errors is stored in the file with encountered errors.

In order to facilitate entering data program is equipped with:

  • simultaneous edition of more than one system element,
  • ability to use ready blocks
  • function of copying any fragment ofthe picture vertically or horizontally, togheter with automatic renumbering of rooms and pipe-runs,
  • function of defining unlimited number of own blocks consisting of freely seected fragments of the picture
  • fast access to the most commonly viewed system elements, with the application of pull-down buttons
  • dynamic linking of data in the picture with the relevant table data
  • aided linking of pipes, draw-off points, accessories and other syste elements.

The program is accompanied with the library of the typical picture fragments (blocks), such as storey risers, dwelling system- and manifold elements, and enables fast creation of the installation diagram. Additionally, the user has the possibility to define practically unlimited number of own blocks consisting of freely selected picture fragments. Such blocks can be then used in following projects

Thanks to the copying function for the freely selected picture elements, it is possible for example to enter the fragment of the installation diagram onto the whole storey (subsequent risers or dwelling systems), and then automatically create the diagram and data for the subsequent storeys.

Drawing graphic elements

The program's graphic processor enables drawing individual system components and other graphic elements, with their later edition (moving, copying, pasting, deleting, editing components data).

Drawing and edition methods in the program are very similar to the methods you are familiar with from other popular graphic programs of the MS Windows environments.

It is possible to modify dimensions, as well as the rotation angle of previously drawn components. It is possible to add the remaining layer parameters, such as the line style, thickness, color, filling ecc. Drawing properties enable modification of the picture's appearance, element selection method, undo history, system components linking aid and many other features concerning creating the system picture.

Building underlays

The program enables creation of the complete graphic documentation of the system design, thanks to the possibility of displaying the calculations results on the storey plan views. It is often required to enter the picture of the project under design. Pictures can be entered by reading pictures from a file, scanning or pasting from clipboard. After being entered, pictures frequently require levelling, calibrating, cropping and additional correction.

Technical drawings (eg. underlays) are now as a default created using computers. They are then available in the electronic format as files. Vector formats (eg. DWG, DXF, WMF, EMF) are the most suitable for technical drawings. Picture files can also be created as scans, then they are almost always available in the raster format (BMP, JPG, JPEG, TIF, TIFF, GIF, ICO, PNG).

Usually, while loading the picture, it will be necessary to complete information from the dialogue Picture units. After the picture has been inserted into the program it is usually necessary to perform its levelling and cropping, also the calibration might prove necessary to adjust the picture to its electronic equivalent. It is possible to choose the resolution and quality of the scan and to save scanned documents in a selected graphical format. The program is equipped with scanners compatible with the TWAIN specification.

Floor projections

The program allows to draw storeys on the views. Thanks to that, when using the program you can create the whole drawing specification for the central heating installation’s design. It is necessary to draw a floor plan, and then enter the radiators, pipes and other components. The program describes the radiators and then gives pipe diameters and valve settings.

If drawings are available in the electronic form (CAD, CorelDraw, MS Word drawings), it is possible to copy them directly to the program and use as architecture drawings. The program accepts the drawings in WMF and BMP formats. This allows the close cooperation between the architect and the designer of heating system. It contributes to a significant shortening of the design process.

Working in a shared environment Audytor SET

The program (since version 7.0) has been created as a module of the Audytor SET program and enables the simultaneous design of cooling, cold and hot water systems together with circulation and central heating installations. Individual modules of the program cooperate with each other and use a common 2D and 3D graphic environment.

Data control and calculation results

While entering data the program maintains the control of their correctness.. The program will store error warning message and info on detected errors in the error file. Error list window has been equipped with the function of positioning errors. The program will highlight the relevant fragment of the picture and display the data table, marking the cell referring to the error that has been found.

The error diagnostics allows the designer to evaluate the quality of the project. The program features a fast search mechanism that indicates he place of error(finds the tables, rows and columns with incorrect data and identifies incorrect components in the installation diameter).

Results

Calculations results can be viewed both in table- and in graphic format, as well as table form. Picture layers format and label format for individual system components can be freely modified (the choice of highlighted quantities, color, font size, etc.). Calculations results can be also presented in the system plan view.

The contents of all tables can be formatted (choice of shown columns and rows, font size) and sorted according to freely selected filter. Tables with calculations results can be printed and moved to other applications functioning in the Windows environment (eg. spreadsheet, word processor, etc.). Print preview function enables viewing the pages before printing.

Calculations results as plan views and installation diagrams can also be plotted onto the plotter or printer. The user can choose the plotting scale. Plot preview function enables to check the pictures before plotting. Larger pictures are printed or plotted in fragments which then can be combined into one-piece printout, so even large pictures can be executed with the ordinary A4 printer.

The program is equipped with a function to save drawings in DXF or DWG format. Saved drawings can then be loaded into the program such as Auto CAD. Drawing in DXF or DWG format is divided into layers, and the typical components of the system are stored in the form of blocks.The tables with the results of calculations can be printed as well as transferred to other applications running in a Windows environment (such as a spreadsheet, word processor, etc.).

Print Preview function allows you to view the appearance of the pages before they are printed on paper. Program Auditor C.O. 3.8 has been designed to work with the program OZC Auditor 4.0 and newer versions (5.0 OZC 3D). Program C.O. version 3.5 or lower is not possible to import data from the latest public version of OZC. Auditor C.O. 3.8 runs on both 32 and 64 bit Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7

Three-dimensional visualization of the installation

The function allows you to export the installation project to a file that can later be loaded into Autodesk® Revit® using the Audytor SET plugin for Revit.

The function allows you to export from the data and export from the results. Export from data allows you to save even an incomplete installation project (not recalculating), for example, the arrangement of the water risers, or the layout of the radiators. Export from results allows us to use technical data of selected pipes and devices in Autodesk® Revit®, eg pipe diameters, valve settings, radiator sizes, and pipe spacing in underfloor heating. In addition, physical quantities are available, such as the medium speed, the power of the radiator, and pressure losses.

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Data entry

Data can be entered to the program graphically on plan views or diagrams. The necessary information about the drawn elements are introduced into the tables associated with the plan views or diagrams. As a result of table approach, it is possible to edit quickly data related to single pipes, radiators, fittings, as well as whole selected groups of elements. Each component of the system is equipped with the validation and support system that allows to obtain information about the quantity being inputted or the relevant catalogue data.

In order to facilitate data entry, the software includes:

  • The ability to edit simultaneously many system components.
  • The possibility of using ready-made blocks.
  • Intelligent functions duplicating any parts of a drawing horizontally and vertically, together with the appropriate renumbering of elements.
  • Possibility to define an unlimited number of custom blocks consisting of any parts of the drawing.
  • Quick access to auxiliary information on the quantities being inputted.
  • The pop-up buttons facilitating access to frequently used components.
  • Function dynamically linking data from a drawing with the data in the table.
  • Functions connecting automatically fittings, radiators and other system components by pipes.
  • Automatic creation of the risers on the basis of plan views.
  • Editing data in tabular form giving the possibility of setting of parameters of multiple selected items at the same time.
  • Dynamic linkage between the drawing data table highlights in the drawing, the element being edited in the table.

Data diagnostic system

Each inputted component is equipped with the validation and support system that allows to obtain information about the values or evokes the relevant catalogue, as well as test of data.

While entering data the program checks its correctness on an ongoing basis. This allows a significant reduction in the number of errors. During the calculation process, complete data validation takes place. As the result of that the list of errors, warnings and hints is created. The list includes the information about the significance levels and the place of the problems.

After the calculations, program analyses the obtained results. The analogue list of messages is created. Extensive system diagnostics enables the designer to fully assess the quality of the design. The program is equipped with a mechanism for quick search of where the error occurred (automatic finding a table, a row and a column with wrong data and faulty component is indicated in the drawing).

The system default data inheritance

A significant part of the parameters entered at the beginning of the building defining is data typical for the whole building (i.e. the default data). This data is used by the system of data inheritance.

The user can define for each class of device among others default catalogue symbol. The symbol is automatically assigned (inherited) to each device placed in the design. The default catalogue symbol can be changed at any time, even after inserting devices to the drawing. Change of the symbol in global data will change the symbols of all devices of that type, unless for a given element was another symbol was entered individually. Many other parameters may be inherited in the analogue way.

The data is edited in the table which allows the simultaneous determination of parameters for multiple elements. Linkage between the drawing and the table highlights in the drawing the element edited in the table.

Data inheritance system allows you to:

  • significant time savings on data entry stage (eliminates the need for entering of repetitive data many times)
  • very quick change of repetitive data in case of changes of design assumptions or preparing variant designs.

Graphical editor

Drawing with marked room zones is necessary to create the design of the system. The designer can draw the room zones manually or load them together with the plan views form heat load program (HL 6.5). If in HL 6.5 the three-dimensional model of the building was created, the plan views together with heat load results will be imported to SET program. The building entered in tabular form will be loaded as a list of rooms with the results. 

The most comfortable mode of work using the full potential of cooperation between programs HL and SET: 

  1. Loading building plan views from files such as DWG, DXF, WMF etc. to HL program.
  2. Drawing in HL program a 3D model of the building and running the thermal calculations.
  3. Loading results from HL program into SET program (heat load and floor plan views).
  4. Drawing the system in software installation HL program and performing calculations.

Design of the system can be done in the diagram, in plan views and partly in the diagram and partly in plan views. 
In the case of drawing the system in plan views the program automatically creates a simple diagram “connecting” plan views.

Drawing support functions

  • The mouse cursor takes the shape of a small image of adequate to the currently used function.
  • Auxiliary lines are displayed suggesting an automatic connection to specific characteristic points (e.g. radiator connection points).
  • Pipes can be drawn as pairs (supply/return) with a selected spacing, which, if necessary, automatically adjusts to the connected devices (e.g. to the spacing of the connection points of radiators).
  • Drawing pipes as a polygonal chain reduces the number of required mouse clicks.
  • Automatic insertion of radiators under windows.
  • Automatic connection of radiators with bottom connection to the pipes.
  • The possibility of duplicating any parts of a drawing within one storey or to the next storey.
  • The ability to create a mirror image of the elements.
  • The possibility of using ready-made blocks. Delivered with the software library of standard parts of a drawing (blocks) such as riser-storeys, the elements of apartment and manifold system allows for quick creation of the diagram.
  • Possibility to define an unlimited number of custom blocks consisting of any parts of the drawing. Predefined blocks can be used in subsequent projects.

Bonding and scaling drawings

HL programs (from version 6.0), and CH (from 4.0) are equipped with the function of Graphic creation of a building model. This function gives you the opportunity to draw a building model. To simplify the action of drawing, you can load a drawing base into the program. The file being loaded can come from an external program for creating technical drawings (eg DWG), or from a scanned drawing (eg JPG). The scanned drawing can be divided into several files. Drawings scanned into several files usually do not keep the scale precisely enough. They can also be rotated relative to each other by a small number of degrees.

Drawing bonding allows you to quickly scale multiple scanned drawings (in different sizes and rotated) and bond them with one another.

Technical requirements

The program runs under MS Windows (7, 8, 8.1, 10) 32bit and 64 bit.

The minimum hardware:

  • 1200 MHz processor, 
  • 1 GB RAM, 
  • A color monitor with a minimum screen resolution of 1024x768,
  • 200 MB free space on the hard drive,
  • Compatible graphics card with OpenGL 2.0 and higher: all new graphics cards on the market should meet the minimum hardware requirements;Graphics card integrated with the motherboard: minimum GMA 500;

Hardware requirements for the 3D editor

Vertical resolution requirements for the screen: 
- minimum - 768 points, 
- sufficient for comfortable work - 900 points, 
- the most convenient - 1080 points. 

Requirements for system font settings: 
- Windows Vista, 7, 8 - fonts "100% smaller", 
- Windows XP - "normal" fonts. 

The computer should have a graphics card that supports OpenGL technology in the version: 
- minimum 2.0, 
- sufficient for comfortable work: 3.3 and higher.


How can I check which graphics card model is on my computer? 
- Windows Vista, 7, 8: Control Panel/System/Device Manager/Graphics Cards, 
- Windows XP: Control Panel/System/Hardware/Device Manager/Graphics Cards.

Not recommended graphics cards that do not support OpenGL 2.0 (according to the manufacturer's data), on which the 3D editor will not work:

 

ATI/AMD: 
- ATI Rage 
- Original "ATI Radeon", jak i Radeon DDR, Radeon 7000, Radeon VE, LE, 
- Mobility Radeon 7500, 9000 
- Radeon 8500, 9000, 9200 and 9250. 

Nvidia: 
- Riva, Riva TNT 1 i 2, Vanta, 
- GeForce256, GeForce2, GeForce3, GeForce4, GeForce FX 
- Quadro 
- Quadro NVS (50, 100, 200, 210S, 280) 

Intel: 
- Intel740 
- Extreme Graphics (1-2) 
- GMA 900, 950 
- GMA 3100, GMA 3150 
- HD Graphics (Rok 2010) 
- HD Graphics (CPU Sandy Bridge) (Rok 2011) 
- HD Graphics 2000 
- HD Graphics 2500 
- HD Graphics 3000 
- HD Graphics P3000 
and most of the integrated ones

OpenGL 2.0 support cards (sufficient

ATI/AMD: 
- Mobility Radeon 9600, 9700 
- Radeon X300, X550, X600 
- Radeon X700–X850. 
- Radeon X1300–X1950 

Nvidia: 
- GeForce 6 (GeForce 6xxx) 
- GeForce 7 (GeForce 7xxx) 
- Quadro FX Series 
- Quadro FX (x300) Series 
- Quadro FX (x400) Series 
- Quadro FX (x500) Series 
- Quadro NVS 285 

Intel: 
- GMA 500 
- GMA 600 
- GMA 3000 
- GMA 3600 
- GMA 3650 
- GMA X3000 - X3500 
- GMA 4500 
- GMA X4500 
- GMA X4500HD 
- GMA 4500MHD


OpenGL 3.3 support cards (recommended)

ATI/AMD: 
- Radeon HD 2000 series. 
- Radeon HD 3450-3650, Radeon Mobility HD 2000 and 3000 series. 
- Radeon HD 3690-3870. 
- Radeon HD 4000 series. 
- FireStream 

Nvidia: 
- GeForce 8 (GeForce 8xxx) 
- GeForce 9 (GeForce 9xxx) 
- GeForce 100 Series 
- GeForce 200 Series 
- GeForce 300 Series 
- Quadro FX (x600) Series 
- Quadro FX (x700) Series 
- Quadro FX (x800) Series 
- Quadro NVS (290 - 300) 

Intel: 
- HD Graphics 4000 
- HD Graphics P4000 
- HD Graphics 4200 
- HD Graphics 4400 
- HD Graphics 4600 
- HD Graphics 5000 
- Iris Graphics 5100 
- Iris Pro Graphics 5200 

OpenGl 4.2 
- FirePro Workstation 
- FirePro Server 

OpenGl 4.3 and higher
ATI/AMD: 
- Radeon HD 5000 series 
- Radeon HD 6000 series 
- Radeon HD 7000 series 
- Radeon HD 8000 series 
- Radeon HD 9000 series 

Nvidia: 
- GeForce 400 Series 
- GeForce 500 Series 
- GeForce 600 Series 
- GeForce 700 Series 
- Quadro x000 
- Quadro Kxxx Series 
- Quadro NVS (310 - 510)

 

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