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
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CADS Electric is the most used software in electrical and automation design in Finland and Estonia,
including functionalities as well to building electrical as industrial electrical and automation needs.
Centralised control of design data from different fields is the key to everything, such as quality
assurance and making changes. In the sector of building electrical installation, the CADS Electric
covers the needs, all the way from BIM to the final contracting documentation. CADS Electric is IFC 2x3
CV 2.0 certified software.
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