Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing

The GRAPHISOFT MEP Modeler™ is an ARCHICAD® Add-on. Architects working with ARCHICAD can use the MEP Modeler to create and edit 3D model-based MEP networks (ductwork, pipework and cable tray systems) and coordinate them within the ARCHICAD Virtual Building. The MEP Modeler uses a familiar interface and tools integrated right in the ARCHICAD environment.

The biggest reason for budget and time overruns in building construction is partly caused by poor coordination between the various trades. This can result in cost overruns of up to 2-4% of a project budget. For owners and architects seeking to reduce coordination errors, the MEP Modeler is the best solution to help achieve greater efficiency.

The MEP Modeler also improves ARCHICAD’s import of IFC models with MEP content arriving from mechanical engineers and mechanical modeling applications. Collision detection can be done between the imported MEP system elements and the architectural project elements.