What's New

Right-Suite® Universal: What Have You Been Missing?

Below is the full list of features (organized by version) released in Right-Suite® Universal over the past few years.

What's New in Right-Suite Universal 2017

Weather Data

  • 2013 ASHRAE weather data
  • ACCA addendum E weather data update: Microclimate data for CA, AZ, HI, NV
  • F280 2012 weather data

ASHRAE 62.2 Ventilation

  • Includes both 2010 and 2013 standards
  • Calculates minimum fresh air needed per home

Energy Star HVAC Report Version 8

  • Integrated Energy Star Certified Home Version 3 for demonstrating compliance

Toggle Layer Button

  • Lock and unlock layers on the draw screen with new button

Return Registers

  • Easily move registers to different floors by changing the sheet name

Equipment Selection

  • Search equipment with AHRI number

Heat Pump Balance Point

  • Show heat pump balance point on the project summary and short room summary reports

Duct Report Added

  • Duct: Static Pressure and Friction Rate report

Specify Shaded Areas

  • You can now specify when a wall, window or door surface is shaded per orientation

ACCA Manual J 8 Version 2.5 Updates

Equipment Selection

  • Wildcard search for furnaces and coils
  • Change default max SEER to 30

Register Size Library

  • Limit register sizes to match what the company sells with custom libraries

Backup Heat

  • Show backup heating options for electric strip, furnace or boiler on the load short form or load project summary

Lock Duct System

  • Lock ducts to easily attach air handlers


  • Ability to hit undo-action while using wall-by-wall tool

Snap to Grid

  • Snap to grid button added

Return Filter

  • Added filter types offers more mapping capabilities

Override Property Sheet

  • Override fields in the floor or ceiling property sheet

Duct Leakage Test

  • Enter duct leakage test results easily

Weather City Selection

  • Ability to select weather bin data by zip code

What's New in Right-Suite Universal 2015

ASHRAE 62.2 Ventilation

  • Provides users with the minimum best practices for ventilation and acceptable indoor air quality for low rise residential buildings.

Riser Take Off

  • Ability to run a horizontal trunk or branch from  mid- section of duct riser.

Auto-Branch Run

  • The program connects branch to registers or grills after trunk line is drawn.

Auto-Place Registers

  • Automatic register placement using customized user rules.

Auto-Input Flex Duct Define

  • A fixed length of flex duct to be installed at the end of every branch run to attenuate noise.

Read and Write to AutoCAD Version 2014 and Lower

Auto-Size Registers

  • The program will auto-size all your registers to maintain your target register face.

New Register Types

  • Increase accuracy of registers with new register types like high wall, low wall, ceiling one way, ceiling two ways and more to choose from.

Default Building Material Options

  • For partition walls and floors as well as vaulted ceilings.

Smarter Glass Door Shapes

  • More default sliding glass door materials, including half wing and half fixed door type, to save design time.

Optional Side Notations for Vaulted Ceiling Objects

Smart-Checker for Branch-to-Trunk Connections

  • Warning displays when non-congruent sized branch-to-trunk.

Improved Wall Register Display

Register Notation

  • Improve look and feel of drawing by controlling register notations displayed.

Improved Appearance of Riser Fitting in 2 Line

Improved 2 line duct drawing reducing overlap and more realistic view

  • More realistic elbow fitting with radius
  • Unit connection fittings improved
  • Wye fittings automatically reduces radius in tight spaces

Key Features in Right-Suite Universal 2012 & 2013

Wall-by-Wall Draw Tool

  • Enables users to draw out homes with knee walls and walk out basements.
  • Increased detail in the Property Sheet to simplify use, as well as ability to note below grade depth.

Energy Pro Link

  • Allows users to use the load calculation and other information already calculated in Right-Suite® Universal and automatically transfer it to California’s Energy Pro program to prove your Title 24, Part 6 code compliance

Return Duct Balance Tool

  • Easily assign and identify supply registers to return registers.

Smart Object and Notation

  • Users can create smart objects in the draw catalog with part numbers to be assigned to BOM, including outdoor unit, thermostat, damper, condensing pad, line set, wire and more.
  • View and change duct part numbers directly on the Right-Draw screen.

Expanded Wizards

  • Expanded to include orientation, plan #, jurisdiction, ACCA reports and more.
  • Add number of stories to infiltration and fireplace quality to infiltration wizards.

Universal File Format

  • Right-Suite® Universal, Right-J® Mobile and Right-Mobile Consultant™ now all have the same file format, enabling easy collaboration between the field and the main office.

Payback Analysis & Proposal Cost Variables

  • Including total price, tax, rebate, total cost, rebates on cost, rebates on price, total cost after and average margin for each investment option.
  • Ability to copy accessories selected from one investment option and apply to another.

Smart Ceiling Tool

  • New double shed, window on ceiling and dormer ceiling options.
  • Separate wall construction(s) and wall area override for appropriate ceiling types.
  • Additional output properties to improve user feedback, including surface ceiling area, ceiling volume, and wall area.

Simplified Duct Mapping Tool

  • Now change these settings directly from the Right-Draw® screen.
  • Allows for custom fittings.

Equipment Selection

  • Ability to save extended data and additional models in equipment database.
  • Filter by EER and AHRI #
  • More equipment types from AHRI.
  • Duct losses / gains library items.
  • Grouping enabled for multi-zone control.

Released in Version 8

Global Improvements

  • New Web Style User Interface—Simpler, easier, more powerful user interface. Comes with different modes for different uses or make your own.
  • Ability to hide equipment by manufacturers and/or specific units that you don’t sell from AHRI equipment list.
  • Windows 7/Vista Compatible
  • ERV/HRV load inputs for residential and commercial applications.
  • ASHRAE 2009 weather data with updated solar calculations


  • Ability to Open PDF—Insert, scale and re-size multiple PDF files in same way as DWG and DXF files
  • New Point-to-Point Drawing Capability–Insert room by inserting vertices (walls)–Same easy-to-use draw capability as Right-J Mobile


  • AHRI database updated weekly
  • Proposal database updated with all AHRI equipment listing

New Reports:

  • Load for all orientations


  • Duct Systems by colors by air handler— change colors of each duct system objects by air handler
  • New Duct labels on draw screen for better inspector and code reporting


A new sales tool that automates the entire sales process with the most complete sales presentation and proposal builder solution available today.

  • New Simple System Builder—an interactive easy-to-use user interface designed for computer novice and experts
    • Easily add accessories, kits, rebates and/or discounts to proposal
    • Identify customer needs with built in customer questionnaire
    • Compare up to 4 types of equipment
    • Fast, easy, accurate, custom proposal in minutes
    • Point and Click user interface – virtually no typing
    • Multi-brand capability
  • Superior in-home presentations with PowerPoint, videos and flash
  • Show Financing on every job
  • Improve account management with individual and team data synchronization
  • Simplified set up that is faster, easier, and more powerful
    • Show only equipment you sell
    • Equipment family selection
    • Easily add your part numbers and descriptions
    • Easy to assign kits, accessories, rebates and discounts
    • Add your own images to any part
    • Simple mapping capabilities

Released in Version 7

Right-Suite® Universal integrates the functionality of both the Right-Suite® Residential and Right-Suite® Commercial HVAC software programs to allow users to quickly switch calculation methods (modules) depending upon project requirements, instead of opening and operating separate programs.

Global Improvements:

  • One building file format for residential and commercial buildings!
  • All load and duct calculation methods can use the other Right-Suite Universal modules including Right-Draw®, Right-Radiant®, Right-Loop™, Right-HV™, Right-Proposal® and Right-$™
  • New Layered Materials Technology™ simplifies building materials selection! No more long lists to choose. Describe any surface type to automatically translate into the selected calculation method.
  • Internet licensing makes it easy to get started and add features.
  • Right-Catalog provides timely and automatic updates of ARI/GAMA and manufacturer equipment and parts data.
  • Print reports, drawings, and proposals to PDF for easy sharing.
  • New program help screens with built-in video tutorials for common tasks and frequently asked questions.
  • Ability to manually input loads for quick radiant and duct system design and estimation.

Duct Design and Sizing:

  • Improved trunk-move mode drags all attached fittings and branches for quick modifications.
  • Improved high-velocity features including:
    • More layout patterns such as x-axis and y-axis, plenums, and improved perimeter and H-like patterns.
    • Updated Unico parts data and placement rules.
  • Registers automatically placed on bill of materials and ability to select different register types on the property sheets.
  • Registers are enabled to be located directly on the trunk line.
  • Ability to override duct sizes for custom designs and to change stud/joist space height and width.
  • Separate material and size properties for risers.
  • Uses three levels of external duct insulation to generate separate parts for different insulation.
  • Includes the ability to map each insulation to different parts for quotes. Duct liner and oval duct types and shapes are also enabled.

Right-Draw and Zoning:

  • Zoom-to-window or source and zoom-to-previous capabilities plus mouse-wheel zoom and pan.
  • Ability to specify spaces open to above or below for multi-floor spaces such as foyers, great rooms, atriums, and more.
  • Building Materials Library is extended to store information on infiltration, duct gains and losses, HRV and initial cost information plus apply to existing drawing objects.
  • Mirror image ability for drawing objects.
  • Ability to customize title blocks in drawings and use program variables.
  • Independent zoning for hydronic and air systems and primary and secondary sources.
  • Enabled multi-level, multi-equipment zoning.

Bill of Materials and Parts Takeoff:

  • Ability to assign labor to any item or part. Labor is now available as a section on the bill of materials.
  • Ability to sort bill of materials by construction phase or other column variables.
  • Ability to change view by hiding any costs for homeowner presentations.
  • Ability to add item-by-item discounts.
  • Manually edited items can be saved and locked to protect bill of materials.