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MagiCAD Solution for design of the systems of internal utilities

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Developers: MagiCAD Group (before Progman Oy)
Last Release Date: 2019/06/04
Technology: CAD

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MagiCAD is the solution for design of the systems of internal utilities: ventilation, conditioning, heating, water supply and water disposal, water fire extinguishing, warm cold supply, electrical and low-current systems. MagiCAD combines a convenient drawing instrument and a powerful settlement core. The program contains more than 100,000 items of equipment supplied with heattechnical, hydraulic and acoustic characteristics from the leading European manufacturers. MagiCAD is the annex to AutoCAD MEP 2011 and Revit MEP 2011.

2019: MagiCAD 2020 for Revit and AutoCAD

On June 4, 2019 MagiCAD Group announced release of MagiCAD 2020 for Revit and AutoCAD. The provided version of MagiCAD 2020 includes a number of additional intellectual functions and the optimized workflows for more convenient and fast design of the engineering systems of buildings. MagiCAD 2020 supports current versions of Autodesk Revit 2020 and AutoCAD 2020.

MagiCAD Group announced release of MagiCAD 2020 for Revit and AutoCAD

According to the developer, together with two previous MagiCAD 2020 service packs provides for designers of the engineering systems of the buildings working in Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD, broad range of functionality. The provided version contains more than 190 updated functions for both platforms. The quantity and a variety of functionality of MagiCAD 2020 facilitates work of the designer and promotes optimization of workflows.

Among the key features mentioned by the developer – full compatibility of MagiCAD 2020 with Autodesk BIM 360 Designa cloud solution for the organization of joint work and project management of Revit. Such compatibility gives the chance to automatically synchronize MagiCAD data sets within projects of Revit thanks to what all project participants use only up-to-date data.

According to the developer, designers of power supply systems will estimate completely updated functionality of the instrument of laying of cables implemented in MagiCAD 2020. Intellectual functions, such as print preview, an opportunity to select alternative options of distributing and automatic drawing of a cable between devices and also the updated display modes and intelligent instruments of drawing increase convenience of work on projects of power supply systems.

MagiCAD 2020 for Revit also allows to use more flexibly in work the whole sections of ventilation systems or pipelines, Section can be copied, moved and to connect to network. An opportunity to work with the whole sections increases performance and quality of modeling, claim in MagiCAD Group.

MagiCAD 2020 gives also adaptive opportunities of making changes in drawings of schemes. When moving elements using the Move and Stretch tool all related characters and designations automatically adapt, saving integrity of all drawing. Automatic fine tuning of coupled elements facilitates process of editing drawings of schemes.

MagiCAD 2020 for AutoCAD increases the design accuracy of pipeline systems thanks to an opportunity to use constant pressure valves in the systems of house water supply and an opportunity to execute calculations of heatlosses for heating systems.

Designers of power supply systems will be able to use advantages of such improvements as total calculation of power of the systems of extra-low voltage and the updated functions of centralized operation by boards and head devices.

Additional functionality of the module "MagiCAD Electrical circuits", such as verification of drawings on existence of errors, purpose of scopes of devices and management of object properties, increase efficiency, consider in MagiCAD Group.

MagiCAD 2020 allows to use in the module "MagiCAD Premises" of n50 and q50 value for multiplicity of air exchange and air permeability of buildings.

Possibilities of MagiCAD 2020 for Revit mentioned by the developer:

  • Support of Autodesk Revit 2020
  • Support of Autodesk BIM 360 Design
  • Support of the Russian standard of calculations for the systems of household water supply
  • The choice of several 2D - characters for openings and other improvements of the Construction Openings tool
  • The updated instrument of laying of cables with intellectual functions of drawing
  • Convenient editing schematic drawings using the Move and Stretch tool
  • Copying and connection of the whole sections at design of vent and pipeline systems
  • Change of indents on height by means of the Intellectual Movement function
  • Change of the sizes of air ducts and pipes directly in the report of calculations and the choice of contents of the report
  • Access to MagiCAD Create from MagiCAD
  • Use of mixing nodes in design of pipeline systems
  • Use of constant pressure valves in the systems of household water supply
  • Calculations of heatlosses for heating systems
  • Support of the relevant standard for fire protection systems and other improvements of the solution "MagiCAD Sprinklers".

Possibilities of MagiCAD 2020 for AutoCAD mentioned by the developer:

  • Support of Autodesk AutoCAD 2020
  • Application of reducers in the systems of household water supply
  • Summing of power in the low-current systems
  • Calculations of heatlosses for heating systems
  • Support of the Russian standard for calculation of the systems of household water supply
  • Use of n50 and q50 values for in multiplicity of air exchange and air permeability of buildings
  • Grouping of a framework of drawings in "Scheme MagiCAD" for increase in informational content
  • Centralized operation by boards and head to devices
  • Access to MagiCAD Create from MagiCAD
  • Management of object properties in "MagiCAD Electrical circuits"
  • Purpose of areas of the equipment on drawings of a chain
  • Verification of drawings on errors and existence of the free equipment
  • Expansion of opportunities during the work with data of the equipment

2017: MagiCAD 2018

The Progman company provided in the summer of 2017 of MagiCAD 2018 with expanded functions for design of the engineering systems. MagiCAD 2018 offers an expanded set of intellectual functions for optimization of workflows which accelerate and simplify design process of ventilation systems, conditioning, heating, water supply, the sewerage, fire extinguishing and power supply. MagiCAD 2018 supports Autodesk Revit AutoCAD technologies 2018 and 2018.

To make process of management of licenses more convenient for the clients, starting with the version of MagiCAD 2018, numbering and a release of new versions will follow the practice accepted for products of Autodesk. The new model assumes release of the annual new version of MagiCAD and also 2-3 service packs within a year including new and the improved MagiCAD functions. Thus, new products in development of the program will be available to users quicker and more often than earlier.

MagiCAD allows to automate a set of difficult and labor-consuming tasks in the field of design that saves time for accomplishment of daily work and reduces the general time spent for project implementation, on average for 30 and more percent.

Among new opportunities there is MagiCAD 2018 for AutoCAD: support of Autodesk AutoCAD 2018, integration with a cloud service of MagiCloud, improvement in power supply calculations, are expanded possibilities of the instrument of generation of single line diagrams, the new version of the BCF manager for coordination of BIM projects, advanced calculations of balancing, possibilities of acoustic calculation of ventilation, the improved work with data sets in the module "Technology Schemes", automatic notifications about an exit of updates of MagiCAD and many others are expanded.

Among new opportunities there is MagiCAD 2018 for Revit: support of Autodesk Revit 2018, integration with a cloud service of MagiCloud, the advanced system of balancing of engineering networks, the new instrument of creation of horizontal contours, enhanced capabilities of drawing of cables, the tool for creation of construction openings is improved, the tool for creation of the user characters, new functionality in the module "Support and Suspension" and many others is improved.

MagiCAD allows to project the engineering systems using the database, largest in Europe, including more than 1,000,000 real models of the equipment and its options from 230 leading manufacturers from around the world. All models contain the exact sizes and a full range of technical characteristics. The solution MagiCAD is successfully used by many construction and project companies in projects of varying complexity in more than 70 countries of the world.

2012: MagiCAD 2012.4

June, 2012 This solution is used for design and calculation of ventilation systems, heating, water fire extinguishing, electricians. The software package MagiCAD combines a convenient drawing instrument and a powerful settlement core. Contains more than 200,000 items of equipment of the leading European manufacturers with heattechnical, hydraulic and acoustic characteristics.

In a software package a number of changes was made and new opportunities are implemented. Let's call the main of them.

  • Support of AutoCAD 2013 and Autodesk Revit MEP 2013 is provided.
  • The new options in settings of installation of the electrotechnical equipment allowing to set the plane, turn and height of installation are added.
  • There was an opportunity to copy objects by means of "handles".
  • Now it is possible to move objects on axis Z with preserving of initial corners of shaped parts of air ducts or pipelines.
  • During creation of construction openings there was an opportunity to use the sizes of cable trays directly from external references.
  • It became possible to display the airdistributing equipment in the form of 2D - the character.
  • When copying or moving section of network together with an air duct also the texts associated with it and tags are copied now.
  • The new option allows to set a gap between cable trays during the laying of cable constructions and alignment of height of trays relatively each other.
  • The new features allowing to find even quicker and more conveniently the most loaded section of network and to display it on the drawing are added.
  • Work with texts is simplified: there were new formats and also an opportunity to edit the free text double click of a mouse button.
  • And to replace additional opportunities of the Find function allow to change the pipeline sizes, without mentioning connecting branch pipes.
  • Work of export of IFC is improved: now when exporting the hyperlinks set in settings of objects and isolation are considered.
  • Now it is possible to browse an equipment 3D model directly in an equipment selection window.
  • During creation of series of pipelines their sizes are automatically added to settings of the Revit pipelines.

2011: Modules as a part of MagiCAD

As of March, 2011 the following modules are a part of MagiCAD: MagiCAD Pipelines, MagiCAD Ventilation, MagiCAD Power supply, MagiCAD Premises, MagiCAD Comfort and energy, MagiCAD Schematics and MagiCAD Sprinklers.