The ability to model Monodraught Cool-phase systems in the Virtual Environment is available as part of the VE 2013 Feature Pack 1 release.
The Cool-phases sytems are the latest edition to the Performance Components Library within the Virtual Environment. Performance components help architects and consultants deliver low maintenance, energy efficient designs within the built environment. Pre-built manufacturer assemblies can be imported to the Virtual Environment, providing a mix of geometry and thermal data as per manufacturer specification.
Using the VE Navigator for Monodraught Cool-Phase, components are imported to rooms and the pre configured Cool-Phase system is automatically created in ApacheHVAC with the room assigned.
There are three main options available to the user for Monodraught's cool-phase performance components, to suit the type of installation that would be required – Facia, Suspended Ceiling and Exposed Void.
The Cool-phase User Guide provides a step-by-step guide to modelling with Cool-phase Components, from navigating the new performance catalogue, through to the import process for the placement of the components within a building model and assigning the appropriate ApacheHVAC profiles.