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Software: TiPS Inc., Estimation, Inc., Eagle Point Software, R.S. Means Co., Inc., Vac System Industries, Logic MicroSystems, LLC, Dexter + Chaney, WennSoft, Inc., Wrightsoft Corp., Team Management Systems, Inc., Fluent Inc., and Tiscor

September 1, 2000

Colmac Coil Manufacturing Inc.: COIL SIZING

CoilPRO IV version 1.11 is the latest evolution of the company’s coil sizing selection software. Designed specifically for the Windows® environment, this allows for the use of many common Windows features. The end result is a more user-friendly interface, says the company. Improvements to the latest version are said to include enhanced numerical models, increased functionality, and improved speed. Colmac Coil Manufacturing Inc., P.O. Box 571, Colville, WA 99114; 509-684-2595; 509-684-8331 (fax); mail@colmaccoil .com (e-mail); www.colmaccoil.com (website). eProduct #51 at achrnews.com

TiPS Inc.:ALARM MANAGEMENT

LogMate 2000 for Windows provides everything needed to monitor, search, and identify problem alarms, says the company. The newly developed architecture now allows for alarm connectivity from a variety of control systems, including input via RS-232, TCP/IP, or ASCII text files. The system can capture data from up to 64 simultaneous devices, including across a network. TiPS Inc., 2402 Williams Drive, Georgetown, TX 78628; 800-242-8477 or 512-863-3653; 512-863-5392 (fax); tips@tipsweb.com (e-mail); www.tipsweb.com (website). eProduct #52 at achrnews.com

Estimation, Inc.: ESTIMATING SYSTEM

Bidmaster NET Series® is the new version of the company’s computerized estimating system. Developed with the input of specialty contractors, the software is designed to provide users with a fast, accurate, and flexible way to estimate, the company says. Features include an expanded materials database with over 30,000 electrical items and 1.98 million hvac and mechanical items; pre-built, customizable assemblies; and a consolidated audit trail. Estimation, Inc., 805 L Barkwood Ct., Linthicum Heights, MD 21090; 800-275-6444 or 410-789-3207; marketing@ estimation.com (e-mail); www.estimation.com (website). eProduct #53 at achrnews.com

Eagle Point Software: AUTOCAD TRAINING

AutoCAD 2000 What’s New computer-based training (CBT) contains over 40 lessons demonstrating the use of the commands in the recently released AutoCAD 2000. Lesson areas include new features such as improved access and usability, expanded reach across the web and networks, and more advanced plotting output. The CBT provides step-by step instruction. Before every series of lessons, there is a section that defines the commands and what they do. Eagle Point Software, 4131 Westmark Drive, Dubuque, IA 52002-2627; 800-678-6565 or 319-556-8392; 319-556-5321 (fax); www.eaglepoint.com (website). eProduct #54 at achrnews.com

R.S. Means Co., Inc.: COST INFORMATION

The company has added cost-estimating data from its Light Commercial, Residential, and Facilities Maintenance and Repair cost data books to its CostWorks 2000 CD-ROM. With this addition, users can now obtain cost information from 18 different digital data books. The CD-ROM’s search and customize functionality enables users to easily find and organize cost data, create and save project-specific cost lists, localize costs automatically, and more, says the company. R.S. Means Co., Inc., P.O. Box 800, 63 Smiths Lane, Kingston, MA 02364-0800; 800-334-3509 or 781-585-7880; 781-585-7466 (fax); www.rsmeans.com (website). eProduct #55 at achrnews.com

Vac System Industries: PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Super Project Manager is software designed for the project management of commercial hvac system cleaning projects. The program allows the user to personalize data to fit his/her business, and to quickly and easily create an estimate and then generate project management reports to help run the business more profitably, the company says. The software includes a free 30-day trial period. Vac System Industries, 5995 W. 149th St., Ste. 102, Apple Valley, MN 55124-5711; 612-432-3955; 612-432-1584 (fax); sales@vacsystem.com (e-mail); www.vacsystem.com (website). eProduct #56 at achrnews.com

Publication date: 09/04/2000