Plandroid is a software solution that uses a standard floor plan drawing, to create the optimal heating and cooling solution for a property and provides a project quote in minutes, said Mike Garrett, Founder of Delft Red Simulation Technology, an Australia–based company.
Garrett said: “The industry standard is still graph paper and drawing rough hand designs with crayons, and it is inefficient. By using Plandroid, they can do all the planning in a fifth of the time. The thing about Plandroid is it’s a simple, point-and-click, drag-and-drop program that anyone can use, and you don’t need to be an engineer to get the right design.”
Explaining the software dynamics, Garret said: “Manufacturers who use installation teams to deliver their products are able to choose from a stock list of items from the air conditioning companies and drag them onto a CAD-style ducting design superimposed over a house plan. This eliminates the need for custom designing of a project. The software calculates basic heat loads, the total design cost and creates reports for the customer, installer and supplier. It also saves favoured designs as presets to be used for other buildings.”
Elaborating on the benefits of the software, he said: “The old barriers between electricians, plumbers and air conditioning installers are being reduced and our program will expand into more of those jobs. The software would be beneficial for shopping centres, airports, factories and large commercial buildings.”