Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director
January 31, 2011
QA Graphics, an industry leader in the design of BAS graphics, is proud to announce the release of version 3.1 of their 3D symbol library for building automation system (BAS) software.
A core part of QA Graphics’ business is graphic outsourcing, taking mechanical control drawings and creating system graphics for the end user. With this experience, they developed the BAS Symbol Library to offer more appealing and realistic graphics than typically provided with BAS software. Version 3.1 is an updated release of the original graphics library. It allows users to maintain their existing software while accessing high-end graphics to provide their customers with a nicer looking user interface.
Over 45 new symbols are available with version 3.1, and several new categories have been added to offer graphics for fire systems, lighting systems, lab systems and security systems. New symbols include heat pumps, sensors, roof elements for roof top units, compressors, boilers for popular HVAC equipment providers including Cleaver-Brooks, Murray and Buderus, and a variety of other symbols needed to create control system graphics. View the graphics(pdf).
With the release of v3.1, the BAS Symbol Library now provides over 310 static graphics and more than 95 animated graphics to construct BAS graphics and HVAC graphics. Key symbols include boilers, chillers, dampers, filters, piping, fans, cooling towers, generators, valves, ductwork, coils and more. This allows users to create more than 95% of all mechanical systems.
The BAS Symbol Library is compatible with the following systems:
• Reliable Controls
The library is provided for unlimited use by one physical company location, and may be used by additional locations for a one-time licensing fee. To provide users with graphics that are secure and unique to their business, major equipment components will be watermarked with a 3-letter acronym (watermark can be visible or undetectable). For Tridium NiagaraAX users, QA Graphics has developed a BAS Image Module so the library can be licensed on a per project basis. Use of the secure graphics can be affordably licensed for Niagara AX JACE and Supervisor devices.
To meet customer needs, the library is offered at two levels: Commercial, which offers an extensive variety of graphic options, and Lite Commercial, which offers a condensed symbol set. For those already using QA Graphics’ BAS Symbol Library, customers can upgrade to v3.1 for a one-time fee and access all of the updates. Learn more about the BAS Symbol Library .
The BAS Symbol Library has been implemented at numerous facilities across the country, and several leading control system manufacturers have worked with QA Graphics to develop custom libraries. To learn more about the library or QA Graphics’ other design services for the building controls and HVAC industry, contact QA Graphics at 515-965-3403.
About QA Graphics
QA Graphics is an innovative graphic development company specializing in the building automation industry. The company is an industry leader in the design of system graphics, symbol libraries, HVAC graphic development, user interfaces, and award-winning energy education dashboards used to showcase building performance and sustainable initiatives. QA Graphics also provides a comprehensive offering of interactive services including 3D design/animation, website development and other multimedia capabilities.