MagiCAD 2021, together with the preceding two update releases, brings extensive new functionality for MEP design in Autodesk Revit environment. The new version introduces tools for the design of a completely new system type, and provides numerous features that improve workflows, enable effective cooperation, and enhance the overall MEP design experience.
Gas system design with integrated calculations
New gas specific parts, including gas valves, gas taps and gas meters, have been added to the piping module, enabling the design of gas-powered water heating, and gas connector support has been added to heating and cooling plant products.
Install back boxes for electrical devices
You can now install back boxes together with electrical devices. Including back boxes enables the modelled conduit system to be used, for example, in concrete element pre-fabrication, and for calculating more accurate bills of materials.
Create automatic main riser diagrams
You can now create main riser diagrams of electrical networks automatically, saving a considerable amount of time and manual work.
Intelligent radiator configuration and installation according to space data
The new radiator installation tool uses space data to define an optimal radiator setup. The tool suggests suitable radiator sizes, identifies correct radiator positions and installs the radiators automatically.
Upgraded drainage connection tool
New routing options, angle support and fitting connections in the drainage connection tool provide dramatic increases in modelling speed, flexibility, and accuracy with complex drainage systems.
Renewed Update Parameter tool and improved handling of parameters in Schematics
The Update Parameter tool has been renewed with improved functions and discipline specific tabs separating the settings. MagiCAD Schematics also now offers similar functionalities for parameter handling as other MagiCAD software.
New routing options for sprinkler connections
The Sprinkler Connection tool now supports sprinkler connections to both sides of the selected pipe.
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Perform electrical calculations based on real circuiting
The new version enables electrical calculations for all load circuits. Longest branch lengths can be calculated by using wire lengths or orthogonal lengths between devices.
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Connection nodes between Electrical and HVAC systems
Connection nodes allow electrical designers to collaborate with mechanical designers regarding the power demands and electrical connection needs of their equipment.
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Clearance Analysis tool for MEP elements, supports and hangers and structural elements
The new Clearance Analysis tool allows designers to ensure the required free height from the floor to the lowest-hanging MEP object. Plan drawings can be color-coded according to free height and users can also receive real-time feedback on clearance.