TRACE® 3D Plus

TRACE® 3D Plus

TRACE® 3D Plus

TRACE® 3D Plus Version 4.12.74 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 Version 4.12.74 software update is here!

Thanks to feedback from current users, we're making TRACE® 3D Plus better, faster, easier than ever before in the latest 4.12.74 update. With a faster, more efficient modeling process you'll experience the flexibility needed at any stage of the building life cycle and in any level of model fidelity.

Visit the Download section below to begin the V4.12.74 update, including:

New! 64-bit installation
provides optimized computer memory usage, improved scalability, and better responsiveness with screen navigation

Improved! Overall quality focus
provides dozens of user-driven improvements including:
- Improved zone level ventilation and air flow reporting
- Added robustness to existing file migrations from previous versions
- System improvements including 2-pipe fan coil controls and scheduling, and new options for sizing VAV boxes

New! Multi-select capabilities
speeds up room and zone assignments, especially for larger, more detailed models

New! File saving options
provides the ability to save variations or backups of the project during the normal workflow, reducing time spent opening and closing the application or files

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 intelligenceUser interface designed for simplicity
  • Guided experience matches real world design practices  


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.

What our customers are saying...

Looking for Convenient, Technical Training Information?

For TRACE 3D Plus Training

Explore all virtual and in-person training solutions delivered by C.D.S. [Link]

For all other C.D.S. Support

Find answer documents, free eLearning material, or submit a question to our support center. [Link]

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: 06/24/22 Size: 1.75 GB

Full Version

  • Release Date: 06/24/22 Size: 1.75 GB