C.D.S. Software News Archives

The C.D.S. Newsletter was a quarterly electronic publication designed to keep our customers informed about current HVAC industry topics as they relate to our software. It included regular features such as frequently asked questions, best practices, new software features, training and program releases.

In 2014, the newsletter format changed to monthly videos on how to use Trane design & analysis software. These short videos will cover topics ranging from how to set up schedules to how to model geothermal systems.

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Archived newsletters...

  • December 2013
    The C.D.S. Newsletter is changing format for 2014; take our survey; software renewal letters will no longer be mailed; meet the CDS support staff; and more.
  • October 2013
    TRACE 700 version 6.3; VariTrane Duct Designer methodologies; TOPSS update available; frequently asked questions; meet the CDS support staff; and more.
  • June 2013
    Model waterside free cooling in TRACE; TRACE turns 40; Trane celebrates 100 years of innovation; attend C.D.S. training; new continuing education courses available; frequently asked questions; meet the CDS support staff; and more.
  • March 2013
    Updated single-zone VAV control, PRM fan power calculation in TRACE 700; new versions of TRACE 700 and TOPSS available; new continuing education courses available; frequently asked questions; meet the CDS support staff; and more.
  • December 2012
    Updates available for VariTrane Duct Designer, Pipe Designer, TAP, and Engineering Toolbox; the advantages of static regain duct design; frequently asked questions; meet the CDS support staff; and more.
  • October 2012
    Updates available for TRACE 700 and TOPSS, new 90.1-2010 equipment library in TRACE, frequently asked question, meet the CDS support staff, and more.
  • June 2012
    Underfloor air distribution and TRACE™ 700, frequently asked questions, meet the CDS support staff, and more.
  • April 2012
    TRACE 700 update has single zone VAV, dual VAV control strategy, ice storage templates, and more.
  • December 2011
    Model CO2-based demand-controlled ventilation in TRACE; TRACE design reports reference guide available; single-zone VAV system coming soon to TRACE; frequently asked questions
  • September 2011
    TRACE 700 update available; modeling thermal energy storage in TRACE; new courses added for LEED credential maintenance; frequently asked questions
  • June 2011
    Defining energy recovery devices in TRACE 700; new courses added for LEED credential maintenance; frequently asked questions
  • March 2011
    How to implement ASHRAE Standard 62.1 in TRACE 700; frequently asked questions; ASHRAE Standard 62.1 resources
  • December 2010
    ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 resources available; determining ASHRAE 90.1 fan full-load energy rates in TRACE; new courses added for LEED credential maintenance
  • October 2010
    TRACE 700 update available; earn LEED CE units by attending TRACE training; selecting the appropriate 90.1 cooling equipment in TRACE
  • July 2010
    Modeling ventilation for LEED; Building Information Modeling (BIM), TOPSS, and TRACE; LEED credential maintenance courses available online
  • April 2010
    TRACE 700 version 6.2.5.1 includes geothermal and LEED modeling enhancements
  • November 2009
    Changes for TRACE 700 version 6.2.4, including changes to the Coils tab of Create Systems and a new software activation process
  • August 2009
    Reduce or eliminate unmet load hours in TRACE 700, new features and system types in TRACE 700 version 6.2.2, use TRACE to model for LEED v3
  • April 2009
    Time-saving TRACE 700 features and new system types, take advantage of updated resources, keeping up with TOPSS, modeling in TAP
  • January 2009
    TRACE 700 version 6.2 release, using TRACE for additional LEED credit points, importing TOPSS selections into TRACE
  • October 2008
    LEED for Schools: Acoustics, recent survey results, improving ASHRAE Appendix G brainstorm session at GreenBuild
  • May 2008
    Thermal energy storage (TES), System Analyzer release, 3D CAD templates now available
  • March 2008
    ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007, geothermal systems
  • December 2007
    LEED, CO2-based DCV with ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004