New MagiCAD 2020

with record number of new features

Features for Revit Features for AutoCAD

MagiCAD 2020, together with the preceding two update releases, brings extensive new functionality for MEP design in Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD environments. The new release totals over 190 features and improvements for both platforms combined, making it the largest release yet by MagiCAD Group in terms of new functionality. The amount and variety of features allows MagiCAD 2020 to make design work easier and to improve workflows throughout the MagiCAD ecosystem.

New Feature Highlights for MagiCAD 2020 for Revit

MagiCAD 2020
Common Tools

Support for Autodesk BIM 360 Design

Offers up-to-date MagiCAD dataset to all project participants

  • Full support for Autodesk BIM 360 Design solution
  • MagiCAD datasets can automatically synchronize within a Revit project using Revit standard functionality

MagiCAD 2020
Electrical

Updated wire routing tool

Provides better productivity & ease of use

  • Real-time preview of the drawn wire before accepting the next point
  • Most commonly used options available in toolbar
  • New chamfered wire routing presentation style
  • Possibility to activate an angular snap or a grid snap
  • New automatic wiring mode that draws wires automatically between devices in a circuit
  • Automatic wiring also displays a preview and you can toggle between alternatives before accepting a routing

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MagiCAD 2020
Schematics

New Move & Stretch tool for schematics

Enables easy editing of schematic drawings

  • New advanced Move & Stretch tool for modifying schematic drawings
    • When a line is moved all associated symbols follow & connections are automatically kept intact
  • New tool to prevent broken links when removing a symbol or device

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MagiCAD 2020
Piping

Heat loss Calculations for heating systems

Enables verification of radiator power calculations & evaluating the need for insulation

  • Calculate the heat losses and fluid temperatures of supply pipes
  • Use a general ambient temperature or the temperatures of the spaces where the pipes are located

MagiCAD 2020
Ventilation & Piping

Copy & connect tool for entire branches in ventilation and piping design

Greatly improves modelling productivity and quality

  • Copy, mirror, rotate or move a full ventilation or piping branch
  • Adjust orientation and connect it into an existing network

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MagiCAD 2020
Piping

Using constant pressure valves in domestic water systems

Enables calculations to be performed for the entire system

  • Support for constant pressure valves
  • Simply place the valves and define the correct outlet pressure from them
    • Ensures that the system downstream has correct service pressure

MagiCAD 2020
Ventilation, Piping & Electrical

Smart Move tool for Changing elevation offsets

Improves modeling productivity

  • Easily modify the elevation offsets for selected network parts
    • Move existing objects to a new elevation based on other objects’ offset
    • Ready offset alternatives for needed changes available
    • Selections can be previewed before they are applied

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MagiCAD 2020
Ventilation & Piping

Resizing ducts and pipes directly from calculation & select report content

Introduces new bidirectional functions to calculation reports

  • Change duct & pipe size and insulation type directly from the calculation report
  • Select the report columns to be displayed and edit their order in the reports

MagiCAD 2019 UR-2
Common Tools

Integration to heating and cooling load calculations

Improves communication and collaboration between MEP designers and energy simulation professionals

  • Enables integration with external tools for calculating heating and cooling load demands

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MagiCAD 2019 UR-2
Ventilation, Piping & Electrical

New 3D routing tool for Ventilation, Piping and Electrical

Improves productivity in 3D modelling for all MEP disciplines

  • Wide range of quick, helpful, and effective functions for routing work in a 3D view
  • Employ both local and global coordinate systems
  • Easily define the placement, direction and length of MEP elements
  • Offers numerous short cuts and visual tools will also help to improve 3D modelling productivity

MagiCAD 2019 UR-1
Electrical

Integrated electrical calculations inside Revit

Brings calculations conveniently inside Revit

  • MagiCAD for Revit now includes the Schneider Electric Ecodial calculation engine
  • Performs complete calculations with bidirectional flow of data between the calculations and Revit project
  • Enables a wide range of electrical calculations:
    • Cable sizing
    • Voltage drop
    • Short-circuit calculations
  • Enabler to automatically select appropriate protective devices from early stage electrical design information

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MagiCAD 2019 UR-1
Common Tools

Different formats for generating clash reports

Offers more options for clash reports

  • Via BCF Manager export all or selected clashes in:
    • BIM Collaboration Format BcfZip
    • PDF
    • Spreadsheet
    • Printouts

New Feature Highlights for MagiCAD 2020 for AutoCAD

MagiCAD 2020
Piping

Using constant pressure valves in domestic water systems

Enables calculations to be performed for the entire system

  • Support for constant pressure valves
  • Simply place the valves and define the correct outlet pressure from them
  • Ensures that the system downstream has correct service pressure

MagiCAD 2020
Piping

Heat loss calculations for heating systems

Enables verification of radiator power calculations & evaluating the need for insulation

  • Calculate the heat losses and fluid temperatures of supply pipes
  • Use a general ambient temperature

MagiCAD 2020
Electrical

Centralized switchboard and panel management

Brings managing all switchboards and extra low voltage panels in one centralized location

  • See list of all objects in dialogue
  • Select either one or multiple objects on the list and edit their data
  • Data that can be directly input into a field is directly accessible with a right-click

MagiCAD 2019 UR-2
Electrical

Supply area calculations for switchboards

Offers an easy way for ensuring that the supply areas for switchboards are not too large

  • Enables adding and showing switchboard surface area to an area summary for the corresponding switchboard

MagiCAD 2019 UR-2
Ventilation, Piping & Schematics

Mapping property data from Schematic projects to Ventilation & Piping projects

Write several types of property data from Schematic projects to Ventilation & Piping projects

  • Map data for:
    • Cooling power for Climate beam devices
    • Heating power for Climate beam devices
    • Heating power for Radiator devices
    • Required flow for e.g. air devices

MagiCAD 2019 UR-2
Electrical

Simultaneous handling of multiple circuits in switchboard schematics

Editing of circuits in switchboard schematics made easier and faster

  • Move, copy or delete multiple sequential circuits simultaneously

MagiCAD 2019 UR-1
Ventilation, Piping & Electrical

Improved Change Properties function

Ventilation & Piping design

  • Height levels of multiple devices can be changed using a single command

Electrical design

  • Bend & branch types of modelled cable trays, lighting tracks and LED stripes can be changed using Change Properties without needing to change default fitting type for the whole cable route in project settings

MagiCAD 2019 UR-1
Ventilation & Piping

Defining functional areas separately for each product

Provides an option for more accurate functional area separation

  • Functional areas can now be defined for:
    • Each ventilation and piping product separately (New)
    • Each product type (Previously existing)

MagiCAD 2019 UR-1
Ventilation & Piping

Selecting whether components installed to insulated duct or pipe inherit insulation

Minimises the need for changes

  • When installing components to insulated ducts or pipes, you can now select whether the insulation is inherited by the installed components
  • When e.g. a flow damper is installed to an insulated duct, you can choose whether the flow damper is to be insulated by default or not

MagiCAD 2019 UR-1
Ventilation

Performing diversity calculations in ventilation design

Optimises cost, energy consumption and indoor air quality

  • Diversity calculations enables estimation of the real flow of ventilation system when taken into use

MagiCAD 2019 UR-1
Sprinkler

Designing and calculating sprinkler systems using flexible pipes

  • Flexible pipes are compatible with MagiCAD’s sprinkler calculations and reports
  • Reports include the actual length and the corresponding equivalent length of the flexible pipes

MagiCAD 2019 UR-1
Sprinkler

Verifying sprinkler system coverage and sprinkler operation areas

  • Verify that the coverage of the sprinkler system is adequate for the selected room spaces
  • Easy to view and hide sprinkler operation areas on the floorplan

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