Thanks to recent technological developments, professionals in building design and development increasingly rely on integrated architectural and engineering workflows. Using the IFC standard as a common language, architects and HVAC engineers can share and coordinate their projects, using the work of other disciplines as a reference.
OPEN BIM in Practice
The movie clip is a training video that presents the basic concepts and skills of ARCHICAD's OPEN BIM tools including IFC and BCF (BIM Collaboration Format).
DDS-CAD MEP is an advanced BIM tool for the design and documentation of electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems for buildings. It is a stand-alone system; you can work with DDS-CAD MEP on its own, creating building models directly in the software, or work with 2D floor plans or 3D models imported from your architect or building designer. The software supports 2D floor plan import in DWG or DXF format, and also is certified for import and export of buildingSMART/IFC data.
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CADmep+ (alias CADduct/CADmech) loads as an approved application from within AutoCAD. CADmep+ contains HVAC, mechanical, public health fitting and equipment libraries based on leading manufacturer's products. There are also electrical containment and structural steel libraries. CADmep+ has a proven track record on major construction projects and is used by all disciplines from design and build through to facilities management.
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MagiCAD includes several modules, each fully compatible with current AutoCAD-based products, including Ventilation, Heating and Piping, Sprinkles, Electrical, Circuit Designer, Comfort and Energy, Object Enabler. MagiCAD has been developed over more than 10 years in close cooperation with end users, consultants, contractors and other specialists in building services.
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Design Master approaches building design from the MEP engineer's perspectives. The software emphasizes calculations, code requirements, and design speed. HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing Software are complete drafting and calculation software programs that works directly inside AutoCAD.
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Autodesk Revit MEP
Autodesk® Revit® MEP software is the building information modeling (BIM) solution for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineers. Revit MEP offers purpose-built tools for building systems design and analysis. With the parametric change management technology in Revit MEP, you can coordinate modifications more consistently across the model. Built-in analysis capabilities and interoperability with partner applications offer support for sustainable construction, enabling better decision making for cost-effective and environmentally conscious designs.
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AutoCAD® MEP software is the version of AutoCAD® software for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) designers and drafters. AutoCAD MEP automates routine drafting tasks, to help create more accurate construction documentation faster. Sharing, collaborating, and coordinating with architects, structural engineers, and contractors is easier using the software's reliable, widely-used DWG™ file format.
Plancal nova offers integrated CAD/BIM and engineering calculation in one unified system; the software has been developed specifically for building services firms and has advanced functionally as a result. The solution supports system engineering in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, electrical, and public health trades. Combining design with integrated calculations increase design efficiency by over 30%. Plancal’s modular structure allows the composition of an optimum software solution for individual requirements.
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CADS Planner Electric is the most used software in electrical and automation design in Finland. It is widely applicable for different designing and documenting needs in the electric and automation field: electrical installation, industrial electricity and automation, and the layout design of centres as well as designing distribution networks. In the sector of building electrical installation, the CADS Planner Electric covers the needs, all the way from BIM to the final contracting documentation. The international IFC 2x3 certification received by the CADS Planner Electric serves as a quarantee for quality.
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