NEWS: Revit-based MEP tool introduces live clash detection

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MagiCAD 2019 for Revit also features new tools for the ventilation design, sprinkler system design and electrical design

MagiCAD 2019 for Revit, the latest release of the MEP software from Progman, features a new clash detection tool for live and on-demand detection of hard and soft clashes in Revit projects.

The new version also includes new tools for ventilation design that allow air devices to be connected to the network using rectangular ducts. In addition, the length of the final duct segment can now be automatically corrected in BOMs to the nearest longer standard length and equipped with a loose flange.

MagiCAD 2019 for Revit also offers extended standards support for domestic hot water calculations and enables sprinklers to be connected to the network using flexible pipes. For electrical design, there are also several improvements, including summarisation of power loads from spaces to switchboards and calculation of wire lengths based on the Revit model.

Progman also offers a version of MagiCAD 2019 for AutoCAD, which provides more advanced automation for Running Index based on user-defined validity settings. At the same time the software introduces an upgraded Change Properties tool which enables improved property search, object filtering and editing of multiple properties simultaneously. There’s also a new option of hiding underlying objects behind dimension texts, which is designed to provide the user with more control over the readability of plan drawings. In electrical design, the number of devices and the longest branch can now be calculated also in low-voltage (LV) and extra-low voltage (ELV) circuits.

MagiCAD enables MEP design using what Progman claims to be Europe’s largest product model database, featuring over 1,000,000 actual products and product variants from 250 leading manufacturers across the world.

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