Graphisoft MEP Modeler v13 Build 3000 | 12.5 MB
The MEP (Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing) Modeler is a new extension to ArchiCAD® 13. Architectural practices and architectural departments of A/E firms using ArchiCAD can use MEP Modeler to create, edit or import 3D MEP networks (ductwork, piping and cable trays) and coordinate them with the ArchiCAD Virtual Building™.
The Graphisoft MEP Modeler™ can be used in the following workflows:
BIM Workflow - Where the MEP engineer can provide 3D data, architects are able to import the consultant's MEP model into ArchiCAD using the IFC format. In addition to this generic IFC interface, the MEP Modeler package provides an improved connection with AutoCAD® MEP 2008/09 via IFC format, using an export plug-in called ArchiCAD Connection.2D Workflow - Based on 2D documentation received from engineers, architects can use the powerful built-in tools to create and edit the MEP model within ArchiCAD.Its powerful modeling & coordination capabilities in combination with the above workflows make the MEP Modeler the solution for architects to help drive more efficiency in the building process.
The MEP Modeler consists of a rich set of capabilities in the areas for modeling, editing and coordination:
* The MEP Toolbox provides a dedicated set of tools to create components of the various MEP systems:
* Straight segments of HVAC ducts, pipes and electrical cable trays
* Transitions, junctions, in-line elements to connect MEP components with each other
* Equipment and terminals for automatic connection at the intake and the output locations of the MEP systems.
* MEP elements are parametric for easy configuration of custom dimensions.
The Graphisoft MEP Modeler ships with a rich MEP specific object library. This library contains specially configured MEP elements that include smart connection points for automatic connection during routing of MEP systems. Upon installation of the MEP Modeler, relevant standard ArchiCAD objects will be extended with smart connection points as well as specific MEP related parameters.
he Graphisoft MEP Modeler uses MEP systems to represent a group of MEP elements that are handled together, making the creation and editing of MEP elements much more efficient and consistent. MEP systems, such as ducts, pipes and cable trays control certain attributes of elements belonging to the same system. System level attributes such as contour pens, system materials and centerlines define the look of entire systems, helping with identification. When new elements are added to an existing MEP system, they will automatically take on the appropriate connection parameters such as shape and diameter as well as width and height values.
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