The video based Tutorial is an excellent learning resource with nearly 2 hours of video lessons. You can launch it from LoopCAD’s Main Menu, or online by clicking here.
AutoCAD is not required to run HeatCAD. However, HeatCAD is able to import AutoCAD
2010 (and earlier) drawing files for use as a template for your plumbing system
design, and it can also export to the DWG and DXF file formats.
Yes you can import PDF drawings or scanned drawings in JPG, PNG, or BMP formats
as well as AutoCAD DWG and DXF files.
The HeatCAD version is displayed on the Main Menu directly under the “License Status”
heading. You can also get more detailed information about HeatCAD by selecting ‘Help
| About HeatCAD’ menu.
We are continually working hard to improve HeatCAD. We encourage you to send us your comments, and invite you to
contact our development team with your ideas.
Free upgrades are available if you have an active subscription in place. To upgrade, simply
and install the desired version of HeatCAD 2011.
No. HeatCAD will remain fully functional after the subscription expires, but you
will no longer have access to upgrades or all of the support options. See the License and Subscriptions
page for more information.
Yes. You can install the HeatCAD 2011 trial without affecting your HeatCAD 2010 installation.
Both versions can be used on the same computer at the same time.
If you choose not to renew your annual subscription and then later want to upgrade
to a newer version of HeatCAD, you can either:
You can choose the option that is least costly for you, which will depend on how
long it has been since your subscription expired.
The HeatCAD license permits one primary-use installation (for example, your office
computer) and one secondary-use installation (for example, on a home or notebook
computer), provided that they are both for your use only. If you want a secondary-use
activation, complete the online request form by
To obtain a new or replacement Activation Code for your HeatCAD license, complete
the online request form by visiting
The professional Edition of LoopCAD includes all of the functionality of HeatCAD 2011,
so you would not normally need both software packages. However, the Standard
Edition of LoopCAD 2012 does not includes the automated heat loss calculations.