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TRACE 3D Plus Load Design

TRACE® 3D Plus Load Design is the next evolution of the globally used and trusted TRACE® 700 Load Design software. This 3D design platform makes accurately sizing your HVAC systems faster and easier at any desired level of fidelity. We've taken our 50 years of HVAC systems design and software simulation knowledge and combined it with the U.S. Department of Energy's state-of-the-art EnergyPlus  simulation engine. The result is a platform that makes right sizing HVAC systems intuitive and visually dynamic with an easy to understand workflow that's less error prone. Try the new TRACE 3D Plus platform today and get accurate sizing results in a fraction of the time.

Trane® Design Assist™

Trane® Design Assist™ is the newest web application from Trane that delivers project-ready Building Automation Control designs and documentation.

This web-based tool gives users the power to design, collaborate, and export project layouts of all sizes and regardless of brand.

myPLV®

Because every situation is unique, the myPLV® chiller performance evaluation tool offers a quick and simple option for chiller economic comparisons.    

The customized myPLV value is calculated based on your individual criteria, reflecting specific chiller installation location, building purpose and chiller plant design. Because it considers all of these factors, myPLV is the best way to accurately predict future chiller performance. 

VariTrane Duct Designer

VariTrane Duct Designer streamlines duct design and improves calculation precision, letting you optimize your designs while obtaining a minimum pressure system. VariTrane Duct Designer enables you to organize the layout structure of your duct system and provides detailed engineering information on a section-by-section basis making revisions and updates easier.

The software is based on engineering data and procedures outlined in the ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook. It includes tested data from ASHRAE Fitting database and from United McGill to provide the most accurate modeling possible.

Advantages:

  • Improves calculation precision
  • Organizes and optimizes designs
  • Updates and revisions made simple

Trane Pipe Designer

The Trane Pipe Designer streamlines the pipe design process. Use the program to determine required pipe sizes, find the critical path for proper pump sizing, and calculate pressure drops through valves/fittings or from elevation changes.

Trane Pipe Designer helps you:

  • Model new piping designs
  • Evaluate existing piping systems
  • Incorporate a combination of old and new layouts
  • Examine open and closed systems
  • Create a complete bill of materials

Trane Acoustics Program

Acoustic levels can be a key element of high performance indoor environment quality, and they are often difficult to determine. Trane Acoustical Program analysis software makes it easy to:

  • Accurately predict and compare system sound levels
  • Quickly compare the sound characteristics of several system alternatives

Trane Acoustical Program is updated to incorporate changes made by ASHRAE. As a result, Trane Acoustical Program is an excellent tool for predicting background sound levels from HVAC equipment.  The program can be used to meet LEED® for Schools EQ Prerequisite 3 and EQ Credit 9.

Trane Engineer's Toolbox

Engineering Toolbox provides nine calculation tools to simplify HVAC design and service tasks. The latest version of the Engineering Toolbox is an intuitive redesign that provides a consolidated input and output view, an advanced report generation method for comparing multiple datasets and additional refrigerant and fluid types

Advantages:

  • Design and service tasks made easy
  • Compares multiple items simultaneously
  • Easy to read input and output view

TRACE 700

TRACE® 700 is currently being phased out.

TRACE® 700 is Trane’s legacy platform for the current version of the award-winning TRACE® 3D Plus design and analysis software tool that helps engineering professionals optimize their building design and operation though simulation.

TRane Air Conditioning Economics, better known as TRACE®, has been a leading tool for building simulation for nearly 50 years. TRACE 700 has become the industry standard for HVAC system design as well as energy and economic analysis over the past 20 plus years.  The TRACE 700 family of products are in the process of being sunset as customers migrate to the updated technology platform TRACE 3D Plus.

Click here to learn more about TRACE 3D Plus software solutions and upgrade to the latest platform.

**Note: TRACE 700 software is no longer available for purchase, but can still be renewed through 2022.

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