QA Graphics Develops 3D Equipment Library for Building Controls Industry
January 4, 2011 – Des
Moines, Iowa – QA Graphics, an industry leader in providing graphic
outsourcing solutions for the building automation industry, is pleased
to announce the development of a new 3D Equipment Library for the
building controls industry, which offers high-end 3D graphics that can
be used to develop system graphics that more accurately represent the
mechanical equipment in place at a facility.
QA Graphics provides extensive
design solutions for a number of control system and equipment
manufacturers, and with this experience has developed the 3D Equipment
Library, which can be used within most building automation system (BAS)
software. The library provides realistic representations of equipment
from product lines including York, Carrier, Trane, McQuay, Liebert,
Ingersoll, Baltimore Aircoil Company, Buderus, Cleaver Brooks, Murray
Users can maintain their existing
BAS software, and incorporate images from the 3D Equipment Library to
create system graphics that provide better visualization and more
accurately represent the mechanical equipment being monitored. To
ensure that the graphics provide an accurate representation, the
equipment has been thoroughly researched by QA Graphics’ trained
mechanical engineers. Currently, the library offers images for more
than 40 pieces of equipment including air compressors, boilers, cooling
towers, air handing units, rooftop units, generators, pumps, electrical
and other miscellaneous components. The library will
continue to be expanded with new graphics to be added in the upcoming
months, including cooling towers, RTUs, chillers and others.
graphics in the 3D Equipment Library provide detailed cutaways of the
mechanical equipment with more animations and details than typically
provided with BAS software. For example, graphics of chillers provided
by BAS software typically only animate the on/off function, while QA
Graphics’ chillers show the on/off function, as well as the compressor,
evaporator, and condenser animations. And in BAS software, rooftop
units may only show the fans spinning, while QA Graphics’ images
include animations for the fans, heating and cooling coils, dampers,
blowers, heat wheels, and compressors.
The graphics can be purchased
individually for a low one-time fee, with major equipment graphics
available for $350 and minor equipment images available for $200.
Each image will be custom watermarked to identify the user and is
provided for unlimited use. To view the images available in the 3D
Equipment Library, visit www.qagraphics.com/3d-equipment-library.
Background templates are also available, and if custom solutions are
needed, QA Graphics can develop additional equipment or modify existing
graphics to provide alternate viewpoints and animations.
In addition to the 3D Equipment
Library, QA Graphics offers the BAS Symbol Library, which provides a
comprehensive set of graphics and animations needed to construct more
realistic HVAC graphics and BAS graphics than typically provided with
BAS software. QA Graphics also provides a great deal of graphic
outsourcing for the building automation industry, and is experienced
with most systems including Alerton, Andover, Computrols, Johnson
Controls, Inc., KMC Controls, Reliable Controls, Siemens Building
Technologies, Trane and Tridium AX and R2.
About QA Graphics
QA Graphics is an innovative
computer graphic development company specializing in control system
graphics for the building automation industry. The company is an
industry leader in the design of system graphics, custom graphical user
interfaces (GUI), energy dashboards, 3D design/animation, BIM design
and drafting services. QA Graphics also offers creative interactive
solutions including website development, virtual tours and multimedia
solutions. Visit http://www.qagraphics.com to learn more.
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