With DDS-CAD PV, users are now able to plan PV systems flexibly in two or three-dimensional forms. This can be done regardless of whether the system is in-roof mounted, facade or roof mounted or in an open space. Elevations, wall arrangements and cutouts can be freely defined using the software. A customizable material list is also available.
The software allows for photorealistic representation of the project that includes the simulation of sun and shading that can occur due to interfering objects. This simulation can be presented via static images or as an animated movie. Decisions on placement of photovoltaic modules can thus be made on this basis.
There is an integrated database as well as the company states with global climate data from over 8,000 weather stations. Weather data can also be calculated for custom locations.
Data Design Systems states that comprehensive calculation and planning functions for electrical wiring are also available. The software runs on Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7.
Output of drawings are in DWG, DXF and PDF formats. An optional addition is the full functionality of the sophisticated Polysun software from Vela Solaris. With the fully integrated plug-in, Polysun Inside, DDS-CAD PV is able to make precise yield calculations on the basis of global weather data for complete PV systems.