Author Archives: training


Our Tale of Woe! Lesson Learned!

We are constantly preaching the wisdom of setting up defaults before starting any part of a project. Well, as embarrassing as it is, we’re [...]

Minimize “clutter” on the drawing

You’ve got the drawing done and you’ve added the duct. But you need to work on the walls. It’s hard to see the walls with all the duct [...]

Changing colors on interior walls in drawing

We had a request from a contractor to make the drawing a little easier to interpret. He gave the drawings to the installers to for determini [...]

How many people did I put in?

Okay, this is a common problem… You finish the load and you are confident you’ve added the people into the load. (For the people loa [...]

When you have a Dehumidifier in the system

From our instructor and friend, Tim Pierre, New Orleans, LA We have been using dehumidifiers with increasing frequency in the new homes and [...]

Save time – a lot of time

Our friend, Eddie Lammers, suggested we take a look at this. He’s right, this is great! Measuring the rooms for a retrofit can take fo [...]

Entering Transom Windows

So many new homes are using transom windows to add extra light in the rooms. In addition to the more light, however, these windows also brin [...]

Organize Equipment Files in Model View

Most manufacturer’s databases can be quite extensive. It’s likely you won’t use  every piece of equipment in the database. No pro [...]

Fan External Static Pressure

If you are doing a Manual D, whether through Tabular Manual D or through MD Ductsize, you will want to make sure you have the right external [...]
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