The MEP (Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing) Modeler is an addon to ArchiCAD® 16. Architectural practices and architectural departments of firms using ArchiCAD can use the GRAPHISOFT MEP Modeler™ to create, edit or import 3D MEP networks (ductwork, piping and cable tray) and coordinate them with the ArchiCAD Virtual Building. The MEP Modeler uses familiar tools and interface. Poor coordination between trades is perhaps the biggest reason for budget and time overruns in buildings. These problems regularly cause as much as a 2-4% cost overrun on a total project budget. Thus, owners and architects are looking to dramatically reduce coordination errors. The MEP Modeler is the best solution for architects to help achieve greater efficiency in the building process.
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In order to try MEP Modeler without a license under a licensed ArchiCAD 16, you need to run ArchiCAD 16 in DEMO mode. Unplug the WIBU dongle prior to launching ArchiCAD to switch to DEMO mode.
How to obtain a Graphisoft MEP Modeler license
If you decide to purchase an MEP Modeler license, please contact GRAPHISOFT SA (TotalCAD Solution Centre). +27 (0)31 205-1854
Product licenses may be uploaded to the ArchiCAD protection key via the internet. After obtaining the license to the MEP Modeler you have already installed, it is going to work under your licensed ArchiCAD 16 with full functionality.
- Where the MEP engineer can provide 3D data, architects are able to import the consultant’s MEP model into ArchiCAD using the IFC format. In addition to this generic IFC interface, the MEP Modeler package provides an improved connection with AutoCAD MEP 2008/09/10 and with Revit MEP 2010/2011/2012 via the IFC format, using an export plug-in called ArchiCAD Connection.
- If the MEP Engineer provides 2D data, using the MEP Modeler it is very easy to model and visualize the designed MEP systems in 3D and eliminate possible collisions.