For Immediate Release
- AppliCad’s first foray into the solar market has proved to be
a huge success with the launch of their new Solar Wizard software at the recent
InterSolar North America show in San Francisco.
SolarWizard is a 3D modelling program that calculates solar radiation and
shadows on a 3D model of the client's structure and helps determine the optimum
location of solar assets such as PV arrays and solar thermal equipment. It
should not have been a surprise having developed most of the modelling tools
for the roofing industry during the past 20 years or so, the solar application
was an easy and quite logical extension.
However, Ray Smith, Managing Director of AppliCad says, “The
show in SF was a fishing trip for my company.
We knew we had a great solution but being new to the solar market we
were a little unsure how close we were to meeting the needs of integrators and
distributors in this industry. We are
very excited by the prospects for our new software.”
Given the ready
availability of aerial image libraries to the construction sector, accessible
via the web and from specialist vendors, the re-designed image digitising tools
in the new AppliCad enable every consultant, integrator or installer to prepare
accurate client proposals from the desk without the need for an expensive site
visit. This results in huge savings in
time and gas and improves turn-around time from initial enquiry to professional
proposal. It also saves money spent on
third party service providers doing this for the contractor, who can now do it
without any additional cost or delay.
The entire client structure can be modelled in 3D along with
the immediate surrounds, and the interference effects of shadows from these
items explored in detail. The new
calculators create very precise results displayed in very easy to understand
maps of shadow and solar radiation on the 3D structure for any location in the
The high performance report generator then connects all the
calculated data and images to report in MS Word. The Word templates provides enormous
flexibility to the operators who can create the most detailed reports with as
much artistic flair and imagination as they can muster. See how it might look - http://www.applicad.com/docs/AppliCad%20Full%20Report-Solar-2up.pdf
Integration with other stakeholders is an essential
component for running a professional roofing or cladding business. The new AppliCad now exports data in various
text file formats including XML.
Please contact AppliCad to discuss your requirements and for
a personal tour of the new software, on your computer using a web meeting.
AppliCad is a specialist CAD/CAM software development
company based in Melbourne, Australia.
It has been developing CAD applications since 1991 and now exports their
specialist software to roofing and cladding companies to 39 countries around
Contact AppliCad on 1 800 966 1698 or go to their web site
for detailed information - .