In many cases, installations cost many times more than the rest of the building, while at the same time, this is one of the professional areas where BIM has the greatest value. MEP Modeler extends ARCHICAD so you can simply model installations for electricity, ventilation and plumbing.
This little extension adds important functionality to ARCHICAD, so that installation systems can be modelled as easily and intuitively as you would expect from ARCHICAD — regardless of whether you create routes in plan, section and elevation, or whether they are modelled in 3D perspective.
MEP Modeler also has an associated library of MEP objects in GDL format that means even large and complex models are shown quickly in ARCHICAD. Installation of MEP Modeler also expands ARCHICADs built-in object library, so that washbasins and toilets get connections for installations.
The MEP objects can be assigned a range of properties and information such as e.g. classification. You can also use these for large extracts in ARCHICAD, just as there is also a simple collision control built into the MEP Modeller.
For coordination and exchange MEP Modeler provides the possibility of improved import and export of installations in IFC format, which can be imported in Revit MEP, DDS-CAD, AutoCAD MEP and MagiCAD.
PRESENTATION OF MEP MODELER
This series of 11 videos demonstrates how MEP Modeler can contribute to fewer errors in the building. Ninety per cent of all construction projects are delayed or over budget. This is often due to complicated installations which have not been adequately designed, coordinated and quality-assured together with the team of consultants and their own technical models. MEP Modeler is the easiest way to profit from BIM for installations.
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