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QA Graphics Releases v3.0 of 3D Symbol Library for Building Controls Industry

QA Graphics releases version 3.0 of their 3D symbol library for building automation system (BAS) software. Version 3.0 is an updated release of the original graphics library which was developed to operate smoothly within most BAS software. Users can rely on the graphic library to easily assemble BAS and HVAC graphics.

Ankeny, IA, March 25, 2010 --( QA Graphics, an industry leader in the design of control system graphics, is proud to announce the release of version 3.0 of their 3D symbol library for building automation system (BAS) software.

Version 3.0 of QA Graphics’ 3D symbol library is an updated release of the original graphics library which was developed to operate smoothly within most BAS software. QA Graphics provides a great deal of graphic outsourcing solutions for the controls industry and saw the need to develop a symbol library that would provide the industry with more appealing and realistic graphics than provided by BAS software. Created with current design techniques, the library provides the equipment and components needed to consistently assemble high-end system graphics, allowing users to spend less time assembling BAS and HVAC graphics and further distinguish themselves in the market.

New in version 3.0 are a number of new symbols and the enhancement of existing symbols such as removing texture from the ductwork symbols, giving the ability to stretch the graphics, updating cooling tower animations to include fan speeds and adding animations to other symbols. New symbols include a CRAC unit, multi-stack chillers, differential pressure sensors, thermostats, a screw compressor and a variety of miscellaneous interface buttons and icons such as security, alarm, lighting, and interactive symbols.

With over 280 static graphics and more than 85 animated graphics, the symbols can be used to create most major mechanical systems. The library is available at two levels to meet users’ needs: Commercial, which provides an extensive variety of graphic options to create almost any system graphic, and Lite Commercial, a condensed symbol set to create system graphics. Key symbols include boilers, chillers, dampers, filters, piping, fans, cooling towers, generators, valves, ductwork, coils and more.

The 3D symbol library is compatible with the following systems:

- Alerton
- Andover
- Computrols
- Reliable Controls
- Trane
- Tridium

Each library is provided for unlimited use by one physical company location, and may be used by additional locations for a one-time licensing fee.

The library offers a competitive advantage within the building automation system industry, and is even more powerful with the new updates. Users can continually provide high-end system graphics and represent mechanical control drawings in a schematic, graphical view. The library is also branded uniquely to the user’s business, displaying a watermark on major equipment components to protect the graphics (watermark can be visible or undetectable). Examples of system graphics may be viewed at:

The 3D symbol library has been successfully implemented into numerous facilities and several leading control system manufacturers have worked with QA Graphics to acquire custom libraries and the distribution rights to provide their system integrators with graphics that have a competitive edge in today’s market. QA Graphics can also create additional symbols and custom graphic libraries, with source code ownership available.

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 custom graphical user interfaces (GUI), energy dashboards, 3D design/animation, and drafting services. QA Graphics also offers interactive solutions including full-service Web site development and multimedia solutions. Visit to learn more.

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