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Product InstalSystem 5
Type of article PRODUCT INFORMATION
Content up-to-date for version GOLD Rev. 18.3


RELEASE Rev. 18.5 (planned date of publication 20.07.2020*)

* The scheduled date of publication may change. It is presented for information purposes only. InstalSoft is not obliged to release the publication on this date

RELEASE Rev. 18.4

Cooling systems

  • Method of determining the specific heat of the medium filling the installation has been improved.

RELEASE Rev. 18.3

  • Update of product catalogues.

RELEASE Rev. 18.2

  • Update of product catalogues.

RELEASE Rev. 18.0


Base module

  • Change of the program architecture to 64-bit. That means there is a possibility to use all of the computer's RAM available. Previous publications, which were in 32-bit architecture, could only use 4GB of RAM.
  • Improvements in the program performance:
    - faster response to switching between two types of elements Worksheet
    - faster loading of 3D view content
    - faster opening of files containing DWG/DXF underlay
    - reduced time of Computation of building structure
    - reduced time of Thermal calculations of building
  • Improvements of the algorithm which creates Automatic schematic view of installation
  • New diagnostic messages related to the function Automatic schematic view of installation.
    The contested elements are indicated in the graphic editor.
  • New graphic presentation of the Endpoint for schematic view.
  • Symbols of the element Starting point are generated automatically after using the function Generate for Automatic schematic view of installation.
  • Selection of item Fragment of installation on Sheet type: Schematic view references to item Endpoint on Sheet type: Plan view.
  • New hints on Status Bar informing about active keys during insertion of the elements.
  • Improved AUTO mode and ORTO mode for drawing of building structure.
  • Possibility to edit Roof element on 3D view.
  • Possibility to define roof slope with automatic calculation of elevation of ordinates for Roof.
  • Dormers are included in calculations of Room cubic capacity.
  • Change in organization of Ribbon in Construction section:
    - Buttons are sorted in order of recommended path of use for building structure designing
    - Button Automatic walls, slabs and roofs moved to the Construction section.
  • New diagnostic related to wall connections after using Automatic walls, slabs and roofs function, informing about detected irregularities.
  • New Component styles 2D and 3D on Construction scope supporting the design and verification of the building structure.
  • New tool Correction of wall geometry enables automatic correction of building structure by using functions:
    - Correct wall connections
    - Correct wall thickness, enables getting the same walls thickness in entire project.
    - Correct angles of the walls, enables the correction of parallelism / perpendicularity of walls relative to each other
    - Correct position between storeys, enables the correction of the position and displacement of walls between storeys with the possibility of indicating a reference storey.
    Tool is available on Ribbon in Construction section.
  • New, precise diagnostic messages for Computation of building structure , facilitate correct edition of the building structure.
  • Improvement of diagnostic message: Overlapping walls or incorrectly connected walls - messages are grouped and there is more precise indication of walls affecting incorrect Computation of building structure
  • Possibility of more accurate location of the Reference point element because of more accurate impact of AUTO mode for snapping to DWG underlays elements (also axis)
  • New Multi-storey room marker in Multistorey room label.

Heating systems

  • Added Automatic labels for Pipe-runs in Starting point (thermal installations) data.

Heat loss

  • The user interface was changed in the scope of specific data of rooms and building units, unifying it with other program modules. Special editors have been left for cooling partitions in rooms and for partition definitions.
  • Improvements in Thermal calculations of building based on a properly defined building structure..

Tap water systems

  • The possibility of calculations according to the EN 806-3 standard.
  • Automatic schematic view of installation - new functionality available - BETA version

RELEASE Rev. 17.5

  • Update of product catalogues.

RELEASE Rev. 17.4

  • Update of product catalogues.

RELEASE Rev. 17.3

  • Update of product catalogues.

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RELEASE Rev. 17.2

  • Update of product catalogues.

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RELEASE Rev. 17.1

  • Update of product catalogues.

RELEASE Rev. 17.0


Base module

  • When inserting an opening in a sloping roof plane, the "z" coordinates of corner points are determined automatically
  • In the Storeys management window, the values Storey elevation and Storey height are editable, and the complement each other for adjacent stories
  • For the top floor, Elevation of roof top property has been added, the change of which corrects the height of that floor
  • The option of distinguishing the style and label of a "manual" room (drawn directly) from "automatic" (generated automatically based on the arrangement of walls and slabs) has been introduced.
  • When drawing elements "roof edge", Opening in roof, Dormer in AUTO mode, snapping to DWG base elements is carried out
  • In the calculations of the building structure, Overlapping walls or incorrectly connected walls diagnostics was introduced. The contested elements are indicated in the graphical editor
  • In the Settings tab, sub-tab: Screen appearance, checkbox Disable advanced presentation of transparency on 3D' has been added. Checking can make it easier to work on computers with weaker graphics cards.
  • The 'Position tab has been added to the configuration of element label styles, where you can specify the default position of the label relative to the parent.

Heating systems

  • Automatic schematic view of installation - new functionality available - BETA version
  • The Boiler element was introduced as one of the possible properties of the element Source in the field Source appearance
  • Enabled declaration of dimensions of Terminal unit element from 1 cm.

Radiant loop systems

  • Ergonomy of corrections of pipe loops and pipe feeds drawings generated automatically and drawn manually has been improved.
  • New criterion of pipe feeds arrangement -AUTO- has been added to Pipe feeds route tool.

Radiant panel systems

  • In the general data and in the data table of the element Ceiling panels zone the possibility of declaration of automatic placement of adjacent rows of panels in the zone with mutual offset has been introduced.

Tap water systems

  • For sanitary appliances, it is possible to declare the frame.
  • A declaration of default manifold types has been introduced in the general data.

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RELEASE Rev. 16.2

  • Update of product catalogues.

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RELEASE Rev. 16.1

  • Update of product catalogues.

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RELEASE Rev. 16.0


Base module

  • Many elements of the installation (radiator, valve, pump, etc.) by default are inserted with label.
  • Possibility of precise control of pipe-runs arrangement, with different ordinates of the beginning and end of the pipe-run (case of pipe-runs carried out in inclined ceilings / walls).

Heating systems

  • Possibility to declare (General data window, Storeys management tab) the default distance from the floor separately of the supply and return pipe-runs.

Tap water systems

  • Possibility to declare (General data window, Storeys management tab) the default distance from the floor separately of the hot water, cold water and circulation pipe-runs.
  • Rearrangement of general data tabs.
  • New element of the installation - linear drain.

Flat stations

  • New module enabling the design of heating and water supply installations with the use of flat stations.

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RELEASE Rev. 15.3

  • Update of product catalogues.

RELEASE Rev. 15.2

  • Update of product catalogues.

RELEASE Rev. 15.1

Base module

  • List of elements displayed in window Project browser ia automatically adapted to currently edited edit scope.
  • Catalogues window - tabs have been replaced by more precise catalogue filters
  • Window 3D view - possibility to display edges of the elements (available under the button Show edges/Hide edges in section View)
  • The ability to generate rooms, whose whole area is located in another room

Heating systems/ Cooling systems

  • Settings from tab Valves and other fittings - types and default data have been moved to tabs: Distribution system-Types and default data and Radiators-Radiators/Radiator valves - types and default data (tab Valves and other fittings - types and default data has been removed).

Heat loss

  • Enabling module Thermal calculations of building automatically switches common project setting: Method of calculating Φ into variant Calculated acc. to coefficient
  • Enabled correction of room internal temperature (θi,H) of standard room types.

Radiant loop systems

  • Manifold can be placed on a drawing in horizontal position or with upward outlet ports (configuration via new field in data table Orientation).
  • In the tab Additional options in General data window Specific market options has been added - possibility to choose the method of the calculation without a surplus to flow rate for compensation of heat flow to the other side of the Heating-cooling surface

Radiant panel systems

  • Data table window of element Wall panel/Ceiling panel - Δpmax field has been added thus enabling control of maximum pressure drop in single panel or set of panels in serial connection.

Tap water systems

  • Water supply installations designing module - availability depending on package

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RELEASE Rev. 14.2

  • The amount and content of neutral product databases available in different language versions has been unified, what will facilitate the transfer of projects between versions.

RELEASE Rev. 14.1

  • There were no significant functional changes in this release.

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RELEASE Rev. 14.0

Modules:

Base module

  • A new access to PDF creation of text printouts. If the appropriate driver is installed in the system, the program uses it and provides the Print to PDF button directly in the print module's toolbar.
  • Possibility to declare the angle (rotation) of fittings (valve, filter etc.) relative to the pipeline axis (Window: Data table, field: Rotation angle).
  • New (separate) style and label for the Building contour element.
  • New field Distance from floor in the data table of the element Pipe-run. Facilitates the control of the elevation of the network and allows correct copying of the repetitive installation to other floors.
  • Attractive graphic styles of certain elements in 3D view, including elements of the building structure.

Radiant loop systems

  • Graph of optimization presenting the quality of supply temperature (θs,H rad) in consideration of heating requirements of zones. Available in window General data on the tab: Sources, after first calculations.
  • New templates for Manifold table
  • New field Structural panel in window General data on the tab: Floor systems allows declaration of default system plate.

Heat loss

  • Improvement of the algorithm recognizing the area of the wall above the windows in a wall adjacent to ground, located entirely below the ground.

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RELEASE Rev. 13.3

Modules:

Base module

  • Improvements of algorithm responsible for shaping the roof slopes

RELEASE Rev. 13.2

  • There were no significant functional changes in this release.

RELEASE Rev. 13.1

Modules:

Base module

  • Rearrangement of icons in Construction

Radiant loop systems

  • Reconstruction and improvements of Interactive radiant systems calculations

RELEASE Rev. 13.0

Modules:

Base module

  • Headers of result tables can be locked and visible while scrolling tables.

Heat loss

  • Possibility to assign thermal partition definition (with defined U value) to construction partition of the same type, irrespective to its thickness.

Radiant loop systems

  • Pipe-feeds for underfloor heating/cooling system can be laid in insulation layer (below heating/cooling pipes in the screed)
  • Possibility to change orientation (vertically or horizontally) of the Mixer / Pump unit .
  • New label for element Mixer / Pump unit .
  • Mixer / control unit chart
  • Improvements of algorithm which determines supply temperature for radiant systems.
  • Improvements of algorithm which divides element Heating/Cooling Zone into Heating-cooling surface.
  • Diagnostics of laminar flow.

Heating systems and Cooling systems

  • More connection variants for element Terminal unit.

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RELEASE Rev. 12.2

Modules:

Base module Package manager

  • Improvement of Autosave function

  • Implemented cooling system module - availability depending on package

RELEASE Rev. 12.1

  • Update of product catalogues.

RELEASE Rev. 12.0

Modules:

Base module i Package manager

  • Improvement of AUTO mode.
  • Diagnostics of available graphics cards.

Radiators sizing

  • Display of radiator output for manually selected sizes through the Data table.

  • Improvement of readability of Manifold table.
  • Improvement of algorithm determining drop of temperature on the set of serially connected panels.

RELEASE Rev. 11.0

Modules:

Base module i Package manager'

  • Improved function Automatic walls, slabs and roofs.
  • Improved zoom scale and the preview scale.
  • Improved diagnostics concerning errors in the building structure.
  • Supplemented information presented in the result tables.
  • Integration of Paper format element with Printout pages element.

Radiant loop systems

  • Improved algorithm of heat output calculations of Heated by pipe feeds floor type connected virtually.
  • Improved algorithm which automatically inserts a heating/cooling floors into rooms with a hole in the slab.

Heating systems

  • Improved automatic connections of integrated radiators to distrubution pipes, depending on the configuration: valve shape (straight, angle) and connection direction (from the floor, from the wall).

Radiant panel systems

  • Improved flow rates calculations for the serial-connected panels.

RELEASE Rev. 9.2

  • Update of product catalogues.

RELEASE Rev. 9.1

  • Update of product catalogues.

RELEASE Rev. 9.0

Modules:

Base module i Package manager

  • Added declare multi-wing doors and windows.
  • Added the appearance configuration of the Reference point.
  • AUTO mode has been extended of snap the vertices Opening in slab to elements from the DWG underlay.

  • Improved algorithm of insert Heating floor in multi-storey rooms (with Opening in slab).
  • Implemented automatic algorithm which cuts Heating wall lying in the area of windows / doors.

  • Added the possibility of defining Tolerance relative to thickness of graphical partition (wall, ceilings and roofs), that the Partition definitions will be assign.

  • Improved determination of the optimal refrigerating level (Δθ) for the serial-connected panels.
  • Maximum height position for the panels has been increased to 30 m.
  • Expanded information of the flow rate for panel hint and panel label.

RELEASE Rev. 8.0

Modules:

Base module i Package manager

  • Improved diagnostics for incomplete data when Generate walls and slabs from rooms and building contour algorithm has launched.
  • Room label - added the ability of display the Description field.
  • Added the possibilty of creating default room types (with their data and parameters).
  • Added configure the appearance of elements during their insertion operations.
  • Improved the ergonomy of filling graphic elements data.

  • Changed diagnostics from error to warning for Partition definitions with no thickness filled for Part. with specified U (Heat transfer coefficient).

RELEASE Rev. 7.3

  • Update of product catalogues.

RELEASE Rev. 7.2

Modules:

Base module i Package manager

  • New diagnostic messages for incorrect or incomplete building structure data have been introduced.
  • The rank of the message with zero thickness of the partition definition has been reduced to a warning or hint (when the definition has no default status).

  • "Zone of ceiling panels" tool has been improved and developed.

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RELEASE Rev. 6.1

Modules:

Base module i Package manager

  • Added A0 and A1 formats to printout pages.
  • Improved AUTO and ORTO modes.

Radiators sizing

  • Added possibility to display in radiator’s label setting of valves insert.
  • Allowed defining in project options default distance of radiator from wall.
  • Improved graphical presentation of radiators mounting items (so-called consoles) on plan views.

  • Added possibility to choose criterion of supply temperature optimization in radiant systems with correction of the algorithm's operation.
  • Improved algorithm of automatic division Heating/Cooling Zones into Heating/Cooling Areas.
  • Improved algorithm of automatic drawings of radiant heating/cooling loops.

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RELEASE Rev. 5.1

  • Update of product catalogues.

RELEASE Rev. 5.0

Modules:

Base module i Package manager

  • Added dimension lines.

  • Improved the algorithm of automatic division of heating/cooling floor zone.
  • Improved presentation of RHC loop drawing on 3D view.
  • Extended functionality of pipe feed route to automatically fill the entire width of the stip with pipe feeds.

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RELEASE Rev. 4.0

Modules:

  • Improved the algorithm drawing the RHC loop.

  • Added ceiling panels zone - tool for automatic stacking of ceiling panels.

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RELEASE Rev. 2.2

Modules:

Base module i Package manager

  • Added possibility to saved files read-only.
  • 3D view printout has been avaliable.

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RELEASE Rev. 2.1

  • Update of product catalogues.

RELEASE Rev. 2.0

Initial scope of modules:

  • Base module i Package manager
  • Radiators sizing
  • Interface gbXML (BIM)

Initial state of information materials