ARCHICAD users having a license for GRAPHISOFT MEP Modeler can utilize the full functionality of the application with content received via IFC file import from MEP applications that export “intelligent” (specific IFC properties, port information, etc.) MEP models.
Make sure to import the MEP content into an ARCHICAD environment that has an accessible, valid GRAPHISOFT MEP Modeler license and the MEP Library loaded. ARCHICAD’s IFC import function then co-operates with the GRAPHISOFT MEP Modeler application so that 3D MEP elements created with an external application automatically translate into native GRAPHISOFT MEP Modeler objects. If the imported file contains multiple placed instances of an MEP object, MEP Modeler will recognize them as a single MEP Modeler element type.
Collision detection between GRAPHISOFT MEP Modeler elements and architectural design elements may then be executed to find any collisions between MEP elements and architectural elements.
ARCHICAD users without a valid GRAPHISOFT MEP Modeler license import the MEP data by executing a normal IFC file import.
In this case, the MEP objects created in the external application translate into individual Library Parts (Objects) within ARCHICAD. The MEP model appears in full detail within the architectural model but the collision detection option is unavailable.