Simutech - Product Information

By: Simutech Systems  09-12-2011
Keywords: Simulators, Simulator Training Systems, Computer Simulation Software,


Simutech --- the leader in "hands-on" HVACR training software, offers a wide array of simulators that cover nearly every area of the industry. SimutechSimulator Training Systems are used extensively by vocational schools, colleges, trade unions, contractors, and facilities worldwide to provide realistic "hands-on" HVAC and refrigeration service training. All levels of users, from the entry-level student to the seasoned technician, will benefit by using Simutech simulators! Computer simulation software provides "hands-on" training at a fraction of the cost of purchasing and maintaining mechanical HVACR equipment and their required facilities! Besides the cost savings, computer-based training has been proven to greatly enhance the retention level and interest of trainees.

Simulators are invaluable tools in teaching students the basics of HVACR equipment operation and troubleshooting, as well as improving the service skills of experienced technicians.  By using computerized fault-insertion and built-in test equipment, the trainee can quickly learn the operating characteristics and methods of troubleshooting and repairing faults commonly encountered in the field. Simulators are also ideal for testing the knowledge and service skills of prospective employees.

Simutech simulators meet the accreditation standards of (Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation) and . Also, they are ideal study-tools for NATE and ICE Certification.

You'll find Simutech simulators are easy to use -- even for first-time computer users!  The software runs on any standard IBM-compatible PC using Windows 95, 98, Me, XP, Vista, and 7 (32 and 64-bit), and on servers using Novell Netware, and Windows NT, 2000, Server 2003 and Server 2008 operating systems.


Some important features of Simutech simulators:

  • Animated graphics enable trainees to watch the system functioning and refrigerant flowing
  • Adjustable operating parameters, including indoor and outdoor temperatures, and humidity
  • Built-in test equipment allows measurement of pressure, temperature, combustion, and electrical values
  • Automatically tracks trainee performance and log-on time
  • Networkable up to 99 users simultaneously
  • Compatible with Windows 95 thru Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)


An Instructor Interface is a stand-alone program for use in a training environment that's utilizing multiple stand-alone computers. This program, which is generally installed on the instructor's computer, makes fault selection and report retrieval easier for the instructor. These interfaces are not compatible with our network version simulators.

Faults for the simulator's users may be preselected by the instructor by going to each workstation and manually picking the faults from an on-screen fault list. However, an easier and faster method is simply for the instructor to use the Instructor Interface to select faults for all the workstations at one time. The faults are then quickly uploaded (transferred) to each workstation, using a disk or flash drive.

The simulators generate Repair Logs and other reports that can be viewed or printed by the instructor at each workstation. However, if the Instructor Interface is available, these reports may be easily downloaded to a disk or flash drive from each workstation, then uploaded to the instructor's computer. The instructor may then view or print reports for each workstations' users. The Instructor Interface is ideal if a printer isn't available at each workstation!

An Instructor Interface is available for each simulator. They are not interchangeable or for use with our network versions. The interfaces are strongly recommended if six or more stand-alone computers are being utilized.

Hardware Requirements

The Instructor Interfaces require the following minimum computer system to operate:
  • IBM compatible PC with a Pentium® class processor, 32 or 64-bit.
  • Minimum RAM required by operating system
  • Windows 95/98/2000/Me/NT/XP/Vista/7
  • VGA or SVGA display
  • Hard drive, minimum available disk space of 500KB
  • Pointing device, such as Windows-compatible mouse

Ordering Information


The simulators are available in either Stand-alone computer versions or network versions. Please note the proper Part Number when ordering.

Stand-alone Computer Versions
These versions are available with either a single license, which allows installation and use of one simulator on one computer, or multiple licenses, which allows the simulator to be installed on more than one computer at the same campus or training facility. One license is required per computer and must be owned (or leased) and under the direct control of the software licensee.

Network Versions
The Network version is licensed for installation on one local-area network (LAN) at one campus or training facility only, for concurrent use by the maximum licensed users (seats). All network workstations ("clients") that are capable of accessing the software must be physically located within the server's campus or facility. The server must NOT be accessible from "off-site" by any means, including an intranet, WAN, or the Internet (unless a special license is purchased). Each workstation using or accessing the software must be owned (or leased) and remain under the direct control of the software licensee.

For branch or satellite training locations, multi-site licenses are available.


Stand-alone Computer Versions
One USB hardware key ("dongle") is supplied for each licensed stand-alone computer. The key plugs into any USB port and allows all simulators that are installed on that computer to operate. Parallel-port type keys are also available upon request.

Network Versions
One USB hardware key ("dongle") is supplied per server (except Novell or Virtual servers), to allow all simulators installed on the server to operate. This key allows only the licensed number of user-clients (seats) to access each simulator concurrently. Keys are available for 25-user, 50-user, and 99-user networks. A parallel-port type key is also available upon request. A license management program is included with each simulator, to allow your IT Department to monitor license usage.

Reprogrammed Keys
If an additional simulator is purchased at a later date, the key will automatically be reprogrammed to enable the new simulator to operate.

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Last Update: 10/18/11

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