TRACE® 3D Plus

TRACE® 3D Plus

TRACE® 3D Plus

TRACE® 3D Plus Version 5.20.117 is the newest release for this next generation building design and analysis software program. It delivers faster, more accurate results through a seamless workflow that closely aligns with today's building process.

The latest HVAC systems and controls can be modeled quickly, precisely and with the intricacies of today's many building applications. TRACE® 3D Plus is built on the U.S. Department of Energy's EnergyPlus® engine and enhanced with Trane's industry leading expertise to help designers validate and interpret projects with confidence and clarity. All of these new features plus a more robust support experience to get you up and running quickly. 

TRACE 3D Plus allows you to move from project plan to load design to energy and economic analysis all through the same project file and interface. Import 3D models directly from CAD using Green Building XML (gbXML), or import floor plans and trace over using the draw tools. Easily create and validate your architectural design and HVAC systems in 2D or 3D.

The latest Version 5 software is here!

In the Version 5.20.117 release you'll find new efficiencies through added functionality, ASHRAE® standard modeling and compliance, enhanced reporting options and more!

Visit the Download section below to begin the V5.20.117 update, including:

  • New! Peak Load Summary Report provides a summary of cooling and heating conditions at the system, zone, and room level. Modeled after TRACE® 700 reporting
  • New! Ability to assign Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS) to multiple zone level systems
  • New! U-factors are now displayed on the Building Construction template allowing for verification all in one place
  • New! Standard Wizard now supports ASHRAE® 90.1-2019
  • New! Ability to model the ASHRAE® 62.1 Simplified Procedure
  • New! Easily Zoom from the spreadsheet to locate a surface on the building drawing
  • New! Hide Room Type and Zone Type names to unclutter building drawings when assigning templates
  • Expanded Spreadsheet View functionality includes the ability to easily edit geometry of doors

Limited Time Offer - FREE 30-Day Trial from LightStanza

For a limited time, Trane TRACE 3D Plus license holders can benefit from a 30-Day special access to the LightStanza platform to experience its full features and capabilities. 

TRACE® 3D Plus

To learn more about daylighting analysis through LightStanza, watch the videos below.

TRACE 3D Plus export to LightStanza Part I

This video demonstrates how to export TRACE 3D Plus building geometry into a .day file so that it can be imported into the LightStanza daylighting analysis application.

Watch Part I

TRACE 3D Plus export to LightStanza Part II

This video shows how to import the .day file from TRACE 3D Plus into LightStanza for daylighting analysis.

Watch Part II

High Performance 3D Modeling for Sustainability

Cloud Functionality Produces Significantly Faster Simulation

  • New Step-by-step guided wizard experience for LEED and ASHRAE 90.1 makes keeping up with the ever-changing world of codes and standards easier than before
  • New Automated fan calculations and libraries help demonstrate code compliance or performance ratings using ASHRAE 90.1
  • Simultaneous calculation & comparison of up to 20 alternatives
  • Comprehensive energy modeling & economic analysis
  • Demonstrates best options for carbon, renewable energy & cost savings

Model Complex Buildings & Systems with Ease

Create Schedules Faster with Graphical Plotting and Drag-and-Drop Features

  • New Undo/Redo capabilities in the building drawing canvas make correcting missed snaps or unintended model changes as simple as 'Control-Z'
  • Multi-story, multi-level floors and detailed roofing systems capabilities

  • Drag walls, vertices, and roof peaks to quickly modify your models or create complex roofs

  • Adiabatic/thermal boundary tool streamlines the workflow for partial retrofit analysis or core and shell building models
  • Intricate system and central plant designs
  • EnergyPlus® engine drives and substantiates accuracy

Visually Dynamic, Intuitive Workflows

Tons of Building Themes, Libraries and Templates to Choose From

  • Precision PDF import feature makes scaling floor plan images and getting them aligned easier than ever
  • Use pre-configured building themes and thousands of pre-loaded and scalable libraries and templates
  • View and validate architectural designs, HVAC systems in 2D and 3D views
  • Built-in intelligence prevents potential modeling mistakes
  • Schematically configure systems and plants easily with built-in systems validation and intelligence
  • Guided experience matches real world design practices
  • User interface designed for simplicity

Advanced Cloud Analytics

Ensure Greater Equipment Modeling Accuracy Leveraging the Cloud

  • New Parametric data sweeps enable a much deeper understanding of complex relationships between model input and KPI outputs

  • Cloud functionality produces significantly faster simulation

  • Simultaneous calculation & comparison of up to 20 alternatives

  • Perform advanced, detailed sensitivity analysis

  • Continuing to leverage cloud capabilities for the future

Lean on World Class Support Teams

TRACE 3D Plus is sold as a Software as a Service (SaaS) package with annual license renewals. The world-class support that you have come to rely on is now more robust and offers even more ways to interact, including a searchable online knowledge database and in-depth online training. As always, it is backed by a team of support engineers to help you migrate to this new software program.

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Beginning in 2023, new extended renewal subscription options will be available for the TRACE 700 family of products and Trane Design Tools. Learn more about your software End of Service and Support options.

Downloads and Important Links

Trial Download

  • Release Date: 05/31/23 Size: 1.8 GB

Full Version

  • Release Date: 05/31/23 Size: 1.8 GB