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ASHRAE Duct Fitting Database,Version 6.0: Frequently Asked Questions

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1. Is this a network program?

2. I am having difficulties installing the program. What do I do?

3. I am unable to view the 'Loss Coefficients (pdf)' from the Help menu. What is going on?

4. In the preferences screen, what is the difference in Lost Focus, Change and Use Calculate buttons?

5. I would like to look at the loss coefficient data used in this program. How do I do this?

6. What changes were incorporated into the latest version of this program?

7. I would like to request a new feature to be considered for this program. How do I do this?

1. Is this a network program?
Duct Fitting Database Ver. 6.00.05 is only available as a single-user product.

2. I am having difficulties installing the program. What do I do?
Make sure to close all programs that are open as this may prevent proper installation. Be sure to close any programs that may be open or minimized on the taskbar. Reinstall program. Reboot computer.

3. I am unable to view the 'Loss Coefficients (pdf)' from the Help menu. What is going on?
This file requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader program available at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html. This program is free and is used to view/print pdf files.

4. In the preferences screen, what is the difference in 'Lost focus', 'Change' and 'Use Calculate' buttons?
This preference was added to allow the user to choose when calculated results were displayed. The 'Lost Focus' selection will recalculate when you move to another field. The 'Change' selection will recalculate after every key press. The 'Use Calculate' button will display a calculate button to click to perform a recalculation.

5. I would like to look at the loss coefficient data used in this program. How do I do this?
All coefficient data is contained in a text file with a .tbl extension. To view this data, choose a fitting, and from the File menu, choose Preview Tbl...

6. What changes were incorporated into the latest version of this program?
Version 6 includes includes an integrated database; fully available input, output, calculations, and table data properties; and easily viewable calculations that update in real time.

What changes were incorporated into Version 5.0 of this program?
The following fittings were modified in Version 5.0:

CD ED ER SD SR
CD3-9 ED1-4 ER1-2 SD1-2 SR1-1
CD3-16 ED2-1 ER5-8 SD5-11 SR5-8
CD3-9 ED1-7 ER5-7 SD5-10 SR5-5
CD3-16 ED5-2 ER5-6 SD5-9 SR5-3
CD3-17 ED5-1 ER5-5 SD5-8 SR5-1
CD3-18 ED5-4 ER5-3 SD5-7 SR5-21
CD3-19 ED5-10 ER5-2 SD5-6 SR5-20
  ED5-9 ER5-1 SD5-5 SR5-15
  ED5-8   SD5-4 SR5-13
  ED5-7   SD5-3 SR5-12
  ED5-6   SD5-2 SR5-11
  ED5-5   SD5-1 SR5-10
      SD5-12  
      SD5-27  
      SD5-26  
      SD5-25  
      SD5-24  
      SD5-23  
      SD5-22  
      SD5-21  
      SD5-19  
      SD5-18  
      SD5-17  
      SD5-16  
      SD5-15  
      SD5-14  
      SD5-13  


7. I would like to request a new feature to be considered for this program. How do I do this?
We would be happy to hear your requested new feature or improvement. Send your e-mail to cdsupport@ashrae.org.

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