Residential 2-Day Training Course Outline

Right-Suite™Universal Residential Training

Course Description:

2-day, in-person training program designed to teach HVAC Contractors how to use Right-Suite™ Universal software for load calculations, duct design, and tech-savvy proposals.

Course Mission:

Enable individuals to use RSU to design residential HVAC systems. To make the process easier, faster, and more accurate so HVAC Contractors are able to offer the highest quality services to their customers.


This class will be conducted using ACCA Manual J 8th Edition (Right-J™) and ACCA Manual D (Right-D®) calculation methodologies.


1. Overview of Right-Suite™ Universal

  • The power of a single universal HVAC design tool
  • Designing, selling, and costing a job
  • The Approach: Replacement vs. new construction
  • Time Savers: Templates, libraries, wizards, and the Navigator Bar
  • Calculation options

2. Template Wizard

  • Designer information
  • Design conditions and building description
  • System and distribution preferences
  • Report packages
  • Saving a template

3. Project Wizard

  • Customer and job information
  • Reviewing and changing default settings
  • Verifying project information
  • Saving a project

4. Familiarizing Yourself with Right-Draw®

  • The "Preflight Checklist"
  • The HVAC Shapes™
  • Property sheets
  • Block load example

5. Working Smarter in Right-Draw®

  • Drawing non-rectangular shapes
  • Duplicating drawing objects
  • Notation tips

6. Practical Application: Room by Room Design

  • The "Assembly Line" approach
  • Focusing on the corners
  • Hands On Design: First Floor 
  • Grouping objects and global changes
  • Additional floors
  • Hands On Design: Bonus Room

7. Zoning and Equipment Selection

  • Air vs. hydronic systems
  • Variable air vs. equipment zones
  • Screens affected by zoning
  • Load evaluation
  • Selecting the equipment

Day One Optional Material: Cost Comparisons


1. Review

  • Opening and saving files
  • Set-up wizards and libraries
  • Right-Draw basics

2. Additional Right-Draw® Features

  • Using an AutoCAD file
  • Catalog items
  • Drawing Q&A

3. Air Distribution

  • Setting the system CFM
  • Static pressure settings
  • Friction rate calculations

4. Duct Library

  • Calculation preferences
  • Duct types
  • Duct size schedules
  • Register details
  • Fitting types

5. Connecting the Dots: Duct Design in Right-Draw

  • Selecting register locations
  • Balancing supply and return air
  • Setting register sizes and materials
  • Hands-On Design: One-Level Duct System
  • Bending flex duct and using flex ends
  • Creating and using vertical duct
  • Hands-On Design: Multi-Level Duct System

6. Editing a Duct System

  • Repositioning the Trunk
  • Changing the duct fitting materials
  • Changing notation for an installer-ready design

7. Sales and Proposal

  • Using an automated, custmized proposal
  • Bill of materials and parts takeoff
  • Parts library
  • Overview of parts mapping
  • Overview of the Excel import