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.
BIM or 2D Workflow
Wherever the MEP engineer can provide 3D data, architects can 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 Revit.
If the MEP engineer provides 2D data, the MEP Modeler makes it very easy to model and visualize the MEP systems in 3D and eliminate potential collisions.