On-Demand MEP Modeler and Co-Ordination

Estimated Duration: 3h
Accreditation: 3 AIA LUs
Price: $250
Level: Intermediate


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Using Archicad’s MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) Modeler tool can help you and your project team significantly reduce risk and waste.

The MEP Modeler can improve design quality, point out clashes, and detect problem areas well before they become actual problems.

In this session, you’ll learn how to turn your 2D MEP drawings into 3D with ease. What’s more, you’ll learn how the entire team will benefit from improved collaboration and communication, as well as streamlined project delivery across building system design, fabrication, and installation. We will show you how an accurate understanding of how MEP systems work within a space speeds the entire design process.


Installing / Setup – 10 minutes

  • Library Management
  • Work Environment Management

Attribute Setup – 15 minutes

  • Creating custom surfaces / build materials
  • Pen Management
  • Layer Management
  • Creating the MEP systems

Drawing – 60 minutes

  • Placing mechanical systems
  • Routing mechanical systems
  • Placing plumbing systems
  • Routing plumbing systems
  • Placing equipment and in-line components
  • Using hotlinks for repetitive systems

Documentation – 60 minutes

  • Creating properties for detailed information
  • Creating consistency between drawings
  • Creating 3D riser diagrams
  • Using labels to automatically pull information
  • Creating schedules
  • Graphic override management

External sources – 35 minutes

  • Creating custom MEP elements
  • Hotlinking in external models
  • Bringing reviews markups from Bluebeam straight into Archicad
  • Viewing the model outside of Archicad in Solibri Model Checker

Learning Objectives
By the end of this course, attendees will:

  • Get the program up and running, including setting up the needed systems.
  • Set up favorites to quickly work on different systems.
  • Start laying out the systems using the smart routing utility.
  • Create your 3D isometrics straight from the model.
  • Use external sources to review, check and coordinate projects.
Other Information
  • This course will explore tools and techniques using the current version of the software (earlier versions will not be demonstrated)
  • Where this event is a Remote Learning (Live Webinar) Event: A recording of the session will be available to registrants for 30 days after the event
  • Where this course is being undertaken On-Demand (through online video recordings): You will have 6 months’ access to the course materials.
  • SSA Membership Discount: SSA Members use Coupon Code SSAPROMO to receive 20% off at Checkout
  • Refunds: Please see our FAQs page.

Before you begin, please download these MEP Example Files.

Download Files

Simply double click on the downloaded ZIP folder to open the contents.

About your Presenter

Miles Smith is a Professional Services Consultant at GRAPHISOFT North America.