A time-saving tool to help professionals tackle complex calculations for the design of window systems is being been launched by GEZE UK.

WinCalc 2.0 is an online specification platform that allows users to populate design and specification data to identify and plan suitable window configurations.

The system is intended for architects, architectural ironmongers, fabricators, M and E (mechanical and electrical) companies and consultants.

It can be used to calculate requirements for both manual and electric window drives for natural ventilation, smoke and heat extraction, and SHEVs (smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems) and design the most appropriate emergency power control unit while incorporating calculations for cable cross sections and planning.

WinCalc 2.0 can be used on computers or tablet devices and has a new user interface with advanced calculation options and a shortened calculation methodology.

It provides a range of information that can be downloaded including calculation reports, bill of materials and diagrams which can be saved in pdf format.

Key benefits include:

performance – it minimises the volume of data to be calculated and delivers faster results.
temporary save – WinCalc 2.0 temporarily saves the last project so the next time that it’s opened, the most recent project can be selected
flexibility – the system can be used in different browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

WinCalc 2.0 is intended only to be used by trained professionals as the programme is not a replacement for detailed planning.

Said Andy Howland, director of sales and marketing for GEZE UK: “WinCalc 2.0 offers real advantages to professionals and will take a lot of the pain out of undertaking calculations for window systems. Its intuitive operation and speedy navigation delivers faster results and the ability to download pdf’s in ZIP format is a definite winner.