The MEP (Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing) Modeler was 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™.
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This capability provides a unique, fully automated routine to identify and visualize conflicts between the architectural design and the MEP network (update: new version examines collisions between different parts of the MEP System itself). Collision detection of the MEP system against the building structure ensures fast and precise feedback for the architect and streamlines coordination with the building engineering team.
MEP Collision Detection identifies the exact location of discrepancies on the floor plans and the 3D views. All collision entries are automatically added to ArchiCAD’s Mark-Up Palette, providing easy identification. Designers can quickly evaluate these entries one-by-one and identify their location in the design with a single click. Discussions can be conducted between the members of the extended design team to evaluate alternative solutions, using ArchiCAD’s Mark-Up tools.
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