06.06.2017 | By Mikko Lehtinen

The deliveries of the new MagiCAD 2018 have begun. The new MagiCAD 2018 offers an extensive selection of intelligent new functions and improved workflows for making Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) design faster and easier. At the same time, MagiCAD 2018 supports the latest Autodesk technologies Revit 2018 and AutoCAD 2018.

To make license management easier for our customers, MagiCAD 2018 aligns our version numbering and release cycle with Autodesk practices. In the new release model, there will be 1 major MagiCAD release and 2-3 Update Release feature packs annually, offering MagiCAD users with new features and improvements at a shorter interval than before.

MagiCAD automates many complex and time-consuming design tasks, saving time in day-to-day design work, and shortening the total project run-through times on average by 30% or more.

MagiCAD 2018 for Revit – New features:

  • Support for Revit 2017-2018
  • Search and load products from MagiCloud
  • Announcements concerning important software updates
  • Wire drawing enhancements
  • Powerful new wire type management tool and wire type search in Wire Drawing Options
  • New product class: Combination boxes
  • Time-saving Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing routing tool for horizontal crossings
  • User-configurable balancing methods in ventilation and plumbing design
  • Design and calculate using air terminals with multiple connections
  • Improvements to defining provisions for builders work openings
  • Enhancements to creating custom user symbols
  • More versatile Running Index tool
  • Load-bearing calculations for Supports & Hangers
  • Export of installation coordinates from Supports & Hangers
  • Array installation for Supports & Hangers
  • Click here for more details on these and other new functions

MagiCAD 2018 for AutoCAD – New features:

  • Support for AutoCAD 2015-2018
  • Search and load products from MagiCloud
  • Announcements concerning important software updates
  • Enhanced short-circuit calculations – Selectivity checking
  • System Designer – Merge dataset
  • System Designer – Improved settings for dataset location
  • Circuits in communication and data systems design
  • Find & Replace for climate beams and fan coil units
  • New option for defining temperature difference for climate beams and fan coil units
  • User-configurable balancing methods
  • Dimension text variables for slanted cable tray elevations
  • New properties for electrical circuits
  • New properties for switchboard schematics
  • Click here for more details on these and other new functions

MagiCAD enables MEP design using Europe’s largest product model database, featuring over 1,000,000 actual products and product variants from 230 leading manufacturers across the world. Each model within the database comes complete with accurate dimensions and comprehensive technical data. MagiCAD offers localisation for different country-specific standards, and it is used by contractors and designers in projects in over 70 countries across the world.

Contact us to find out more about the benefits of MagiCAD 2018 for your company