Elite Software DPipe V2.00.8
Elite DPipe is a program that computes optimal pipe sizes for waste drainage systems in both residential and commercial buildings. DPipe can handle systems with virtually unlimited numbers of pipes. Besides computing pipe sizes, DPipe can also perform a system analysis complete with a bill of materials and labor estimate.
Using the Elite Software Waste Drainage Pipe Sizing Program DPipe, you can evaluate pipe sizes, fixture units, and stack and vent sizes in waste drainage piping systems. DPipe provides an intuitive program interface with on-line help and dynamic error checking, making it practical and easy to use. All the information you enter into DPipe is checked for correctness, and calculation results are returned so DPipe can create nicely formatted, useful output, including a list of pipe size results and a bill of materials.
The equations used in DPipe calculations are developed from the procedure described in the 2000 Uniform Plumbing Code and the International Plumbing Code 2000, with some references to 1984 BOCA Basic/National Plumbing Code and ASPE drainage pipe sizing procedures. The program employs a unique table look-up approach in computing optimal pipe sizes. This approach allows the program to obtain exactly the same results that you would obtain manually. Therefore, the output can be quickly and easily verified by hand so that you can have the utmost confidence and assurance in the program output. The DPipe user's manual contains more details on the calculation procedure, demonstrating with an input example.