The biggest advantage of the LIFEcad Application is that it uses standard commands and tools of CAD programmes and the fact that the files are saved in the most popular format, DWG. Working on DWG files does not require any conversion. We draw the installation using the line or copy command by placing it on the appropriate drawing layers. When designing installations, we use ready-made base blocks that we use to build and describe installations.
LIFEcad has a large sprinkler base made according to the guidelines of three standards, which include all the necessary information needed to perform hydraulic calculations.
Compliant with standards
LIFEcad was built in accordance with the guidelines of three standards, thanks to which the Designer will perform automatic calculations of installations according to standards. After selecting the appropriate standard, the programme enables designing in accordance with the selected standard. Hydraulic calculations are performed in accordance with the selected type of standard. For each of the standards, the libraries of the respective sprinklers and pipelines have been prepared.
Thanks to the Application algorithms, the project can be divided into many DWG files corresponding to separate floors of the building. It is enough to connect the file with the defined building storey and enter the symbol of the plumb line connecting the installation with another storey. The symbol of the plumb line connects and transfers information between separate storeys, which are on separate DWG files. It is a “bridge” connecting many drawings into one project.
Automatic spacing of sprinklers in the array
There are various spacing methods adapted to the specifics of a given project.
Crowd sprinklers near the wall
Maximum distance according to the standard
Move the entire group
Calculation of the minimum water source volume
The designer finally receives a set of necessary calculations. The required water source capacity for the sprinkler system is the one of the many results that the programme will provide.
Calculation of the duty point of the supply pump
It enables quick determination of the required duty point of the pumping system
Automatic connection of sprinklers to pipelines
The function allows you to automate the drawing of a sprinkler installation. With several clicks, we can automatically connect hundreds of sprinklers to pipelines.
Automatic hydraulic calculations of the water pipe networks
LIFEcad performs hydraulic calculations from the most unfavourable sprinkler in the design area to the water supply. Thanks to intuitive work, it encourages the optimization of installation. It takes a few seconds to change the diameters and recalculate the installation.
Automatic indication of the hydraulically most unfavourable sprinkler
Thanks to the automatic indication of the hydraulically most unfavourable sprinkler, the designer can find with one click a design area that require special attention.
Automatic dimensioning of pipelines
Thanks to advanced algorithms built into LIFEcad Applications, pipe dimensioning comes down to one click. The Application uses the entered graphic data and automatically measures the pipelines in accordance with the requirements of the selected standard. The designer, on the other hand, has the option to correct manually the diameters or change the maximum water speeds in pipelines.
After designing the installation and performing calculations, the LIFEcad Application allows you to generate reports from hydraulic calculations and retail lists of pipelines, fittings and armature that have been used in the designed installation. The programme provides the designer with all the necessary data needed for selection of devices.
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