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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In addition to traditional 2D workflows, MEP systems can be directly imported into ArchiCAD from Autodesk AutoCAD MEP 2008 and 2009 applications (update: new version also supports AutoCAD MEP 2010, 2011 and Revit MEP 2010, 2011). All AutoCAD and Revit MEP systems are identified and automatically converted to native ArchiCAD MEP elements. The ArchiCAD Connection plug-in can be installed free with the Autodesk AutoCAD MEP 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and Revit MEP 2010 and 2011 applications. Engineers using AutoCAD MEP and Revit MEP can then export their MEP design using the ArchiCAD Connection plug-in, and architects using ArchiCAD can import the MEP design database as smart ArchiCAD MEP elements.
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