MagiCAD 2018 UR-3 for Revit & AutoCAD

Progman introduced the new MagiCAD version for Revit and AutoCAD. MagiCAD 2018 UR-3 comes with new functions for MagiCAD Ventilation, Piping, Electrical, Sprinkler and Schematics modules.

MagiCAD 2018 Update Release 3 for Revit contains the following exclusive features:

• Generate crossings at one go with smart new functions
• Filter and manage builders work openings more competently
• Workout domestic hot water circulation flow rates
• Workout the time to attain hot water design temperature
• Measure the volume of the piping system
• Compute various design areas all at once in sprinkler design
• Produce custom cable trays in the dataset
• Identify your own circuit numbering rules
• Set up cable packet connections devoid of drawing wires
• Allot sizing methods to duct and pipe segments
• Workout the surface area of ducts and fittings

MagiCAD 2018 Update Release 3 for AutoCAD – Highlights

• New product class: LED stripes
• Workout the time to get to Hot Water Design Temperature
• Determine several design areas and systems concurrently in sprinkler design
• Reproduce text object settings with Create Similar
• Rotate symbols competently while inserting symbols to drawings
• Accumulate and deliver non-model drawings as part of projects
• Update circuit number to all cables

MagiCAD allows MEP design with Europe’s largest product model database, highlighting more than 1,000,000 actual products and product variants from 250 top manufacturers across the world. Each model inside the database is finished with perfect dimensions and wide-ranging technical data. MagiCAD provides localization for different country-specific standards, and it is very popular among contractors and designers in projects in over 70 countries globally.

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50 essential AutoCAD Commands

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50 essential AutoCAD Commands

Autocad: It is 2D or 3D computer supported drafting software program used to make blueprints for buildings, bridges and computer chips and used in architecture, construction and manufacturing.

Operating AutoCAD is depended on some commands and people can create their own set of mostly used commands to normalize in a few steps. Here is a list of only 50 usable commands that can speed up the work game, find new shortcuts or have some easy to use tools to control the project if they forget the commands they need.

1. APPLOAD: it can loads and unloads applications and specifies the applications that need to load at startup. The Startup Suite option loads the specific application whenever the product begins.
2. AREA: the area and perimeter of the certain object are shown at the Command prompt and in the tooltip and the MEASUREGEOM command gives extra measurement options. The BOUNDARY tool can be used to create a closed region and the Properties palette can find the area.
3. Background: while choosing a background image for the work area it can be a solid in color, a gradient in color or an image from the computer.
4. BMPOUT: it is called bitmap file that contains the selected objects made by the users, the file shows what is shown on the screen. Generates a bitmap image or .bmp format after selecting a series of objects, surfaces or regions.
5. BOX: it is used to create box with a specified center point or of sides of equal length or can create a box with length, width and height specifically given.

6. BURST: it expands a block or an object but keeps the qualities same, this is a highly essential tool.
7. CHSPACE: the selected objects are scaled automatically in the new space, objects can be moved from the layout to the model and conversely.
8. CLOSEALL: it opens up all the closed AutoCAD windows and if there are any kind of changes to any files is done which is not saved then this command will ask users to save.

9. COLOR: sets the color for new objects, a layer color can be chosen for future objects, lines and surfaces.
10. DIMALIGNED: shows the In-Place Text Editor that can be used to edit the dimension text and the displayed measurement is represented with angle bracket and a dimension can be created aligned with a circle or arc.
11. DIMBASELINE: it creates a linear, angular or coordinate dimension and the work starts from a baseline of an earlier dimension.
12. DIMRADIUS: it creates a radius dimension for circles and arcs.
13. DIMTEDIT: this command is used to change or restore the location of the dimension line.

14. EDGESURF: creates a mash between four adjoining edges or curves.
15. EXPLODE: breaks a compound object into its component objects while modifying the components separately.
16. ID: shows the coordinates of any point on the worksheet.
17. LIGHT: controls lights and its effects on 3D models.
18. LINETYPE: creates, manages and selects line types.
19. MATLIB: it can import and export materials from and to a library.
20. MLINE: creates multiple parallel lines.
21. MLEDIT: it edits the lines.
22. MULTIPLE: continues next command again and again still stop.
23. MVSETUP: fix the layout of a drawing.
24. OOPS: restores the recent deleted items.
25. OVERKILL: goes through the entire model and deletes the duplicate and overlapping items to make the model smooth.
26. PAGESETUP: defines the page layout and adds more to the plotting device, paper size and other settings for every new layout.
27. PFACE: creates a 3D mesh height by height.
28. PREVIEW: shows the model before printing.
29. PURGE: it deletes unused objects in the drawing through a series of filters.
30. QDIM: after select any object it can create a dimension quickly.
31. QLEADER: creates a leader and a leader annotation fast.
32. QSAVE: it auto saves the file while working and gives a name to the unnamed files.
33. QSELECT: it can select objects quickly as per list of filters.
34. RECOVER: regains a damaged file.
35. RENDER: creates a render of the current model.
36. REVOLVE: makes revolved solids by moving 2D objects around a user defined angle.
37. RULESURF: creates a surface to join two previously defined curves.
38. SAVEALL: automatically saves all drawings.
39. SHOWMAT: shows a set of information for a selected object.
40. SKETCH: makes a series of freehand drawing things.
41. SPELL: checks the spelling.
42. SUBTRACT: creates a region from a solid and region by subtraction:
43. TABLET: adjusts a tablet.
44. TIME: shows a statistics table of the recent file with every time of updating, editing and making.
45. U: undoes the mistakes.
46. UNDEFINE: undoes the deleted command.
47. VPORTS: controls AutoCAD windows for 2D and 3D models.
48. XLINE: makes an eternal line.
49. 3DSOUT: export files consistent with 3D studio.
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50 essential AutoCAD Commands

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A free Revit and AutoCAD App is just launched for HVAC specialists

MEPcontent and Mitsubishi Electric jointly introduce a free Revit and AutoCAD App to allow HVAC specialists to discover appropriate Mitsubishi Electric articles for their projects.

To download MEPcontent App: the Mitsubishi Electric System Designer for Revit and AutoCAD, click on the following link.

With this app, it becomes easier for MEP engineers, designers and modelers to discover, choose and configure entire Mitsubishi Electric heating and cooling systems inside a BIM project. Now, it is not required to leave your Revit or AutoCAD project with the built-in Mitsubishi Electric plugin. After downloading this free App, one can instantly access all Mitsubishi Electric products associated with cooling and heating systems.

Save time by exploring through article number, description, model or series and filter on technical properties like the nominal heating capacity. As soon as it is arranged in your model, it is possible to distribute product specific data like localized article numbers, GTIN or URL’s with purchasing- or management stakeholders. Directly order your essential Mitsubishi Electric products from inside the BIM project with an up-to-date Bill-Of-Materials.

The following product series are now accessible in the App: Mitsubishi Electric City Multi, Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan, Mitsubishi Electric E-series, Mitsubishi Electric Lossnay, Mitsubishi Electric Mr. Slim. This App will be continuously sustained and updated, with the updated product information, as well as with new functionalities to accelerate the designing process of HVAC systems. Later on, the App will be updated with the inclusion of functionality to draw piping and place fittings with exact sizes to easily join units.

One can download the MEPcontent Mitsubishi Electric System Designer App for Revit and AutoCAD for free from the MEPcontent store:

A free Revit and AutoCAD App is just launched for HVAC specialists

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ – The newest free program for BIM professionals

The iluac software, a company from France, recently launched a new program called, to deal with the barriers which BIM delivers to designers by facilitating them to produce BIM models with software they are well versed.

The program can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. The software facilitates the users to develop a BIM model and database from almost any CAD or 3D source model. As the designers will be able to utilize their CAD or 3D design software according to their choice, they don’t need to focus on BIM considerations throughout the design and drawing phase of building projects. facilitates the users to import a 3D model as per their choice of CAD software. As soon as the model is imported, the user will be able to develop a BIM database by allotting the BIM hierarchies with in-built templates and standard IFC property data. Presently, permits 3D models for being imported from the formats given below:

• SKP and SKB file formats (SketchUp)
• 3Dxx file format (3DTurbo)
• DXF file format (AutoCAD)
• FBX file format (Autodesk)
• OBJ and MTL file formats (Wavefront)
• 3DS file format (3D Studio)
• STL file format (3D Systems)
• DAE file format (COLLADA)
• ABC file format (Alembic)

After importing the model into, users can simply generate BIM data hierarchy, and set up connections among its components and the imported geometry with predefined templates and user-friendly, drag-and-drop features. The users will be able to produce their own property and quantity dictionaries. The software is also applied to explore BIM data and navigate through a model, as well as render it, transforming it a robust 3D visualization tool. is free, but with the use of the software’s Premium Pack (in-App purchase), it is possible to export a final BIM project with the IFC 2×3 format. IFC is a base language that can be employed to deliver information among BIM applications whereas retaining the definitions of various types of information in the transfer. It arranges for BIM interoperability. offers the following exclusive features:

• An easy to use Mac interface
• Include different types of data to elements in a 3D model
• Generate and compose BIM hierarchy and visualization
• Drag-and-drop BIM entity to geometric components
• History of operations on any individual model components
• Find out components in the BIM by clicking on a map
• Intuitive and powerful hierarchical selection
• Apple Metal API-based rendering with anti-aliasing and Retina display support
• Perfect per-pixel transparency with fresnel term
• Cut-Planes
• X-Ray
• Textures and transparency

For more information, go through the following link – The newest free program for BIM professionals

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New HVACPAC for AutoCAD 2018

JTB World recently launched HVACPAC, an exclusive AutoCAD app for creating design of HVAC and Piping system in 2D and 3D.

HVACPAC comprises of all In-line duct fittings and equipment, air terminals and HVAC related pipe work. HVACPAC was created as per South African standards (Which are identical to most countries) but can be modified as per your requirements).

This newest app is well suited with AutoCAD versions like AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD 2018 as well as all flavors/verticals derived from AutoCAD like AutoCAD Architecture (ACA), Architectural Desktop (ADT), AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Electrical , AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD MEP (AMEP, ABS), AutoCAD P&ID, AutoCAD Plant 3D.

It also contains various 2D and 3D tools for producing overhead schematic maps together with side-on views for HVAC control rooms and other facilities for managing and servicing HVAC hardware.

HVACPAC is mostly effective for draughtsmen and engineers.

It allows for superior quality measurement of ducts, pipes and components in a matter of seconds. It also generate tables of elements instantly and automatically.

To get more information about the app, go through the following link

New HVACPAC for AutoCAD 2018

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Progman introduces latest version of MagiCAD for Revit and AutoCAD

Progman, a Glodon Group having specialty in software and services for the building industry over 35 years, has introduced the most updated version of its flagship building information modeling (BIM) platform, MagiCAD 2018 Update Release 2 (UR-2).

MagiCAD 2018 UR-2 for Revit and AutoCAD provides new features for MagiCAD Ventilation, Piping, Electrical and Room modules.

Given below, some exciting features of the software :-

MagiCAD 2018 UR-2 for Revit New Features

Ventilation: Simulate the operation of ventilation systems — The users can assess how a ventilation system will operate in a building prior to installation of the system. The software allows working out flow distribution for various fan settings and damper positions. This BIM feature makes sure that an inexpensive and efficient system is designed. This feature is also available in the AutoCAD module.

Use an extended set of standard connections with rectangular ducts — Designing duct connections can be a time-consuming process, especially when the ducts you are connecting are different sizes. This new feature simplifies the process for designing duct connections of various sizes. It saves significant times by automating duct connections with standard (15, 30, 45, 60 and 90) bends. It is possible to attach two duct ends or a duct end to the side of another duct. In spite of the fact that ducts to be designed do not contain the equivalent size or height, MagiCAD automatically includes the required reducer while generating the connection.

Set up access panels in ventilation projects— This MagiCAD comprises blocks for multiple types of access panels, along with circular, semicircular, flat surface-based panels and end cap panels. These premodeled blocks facilitate smooth installation and management of access panels for a completely designed ventilation system.

Choose and configure S parts and Y branch fittings— It has the capability to choose, configure and set up S parts and Y branch fittings directly from the MagiCAD toolbar at the time of designing and modeling the system. For this purpose, just select the appropriate fitting type, put the connector sizes, and install them.

Create flange definitions for rectangular ducts— You can design the best ventilation system possible, but if you haven’t taken into account commercially available standard duct lengths, you’re going to rack up custom fabrication costs very quickly that could potentially eliminate any savings you’d hoped to achieve with an efficient design. MagiCAD allows you to create ductwork flange definitions. The MagiCAD Split Segments tool empowers the designers to split the duct system into standard lengths and then allocate flange definitions from the dataset for separate duct instances and fittings. It allows the users to recognize individual duct parts and count them properly when producing bills of materials as well as ordering products from manufacturers.

Piping: Make calculations on the basis of exact product temperature variation— Precise flow data is necessary for sizing pipes and pumps. With the use of the new temperature difference setting with fan coil units, climate beams, heaters and so on, the flow and pressure drop values are recalculated automatically, to provide more precise flow data for sizing and pressure drop calculations.

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Progman introduces latest version of MagiCAD for Revit and AutoCAD

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How to use revit for finding out the pipe sloping in isometric drawing

This revit video tutorial is presented to teach you how to view isometric drawing of piping and determine the measurement map of pipe as well as identify the material symbol of pipe isometric drawing.

You will also learn how to determine the sloping of pipe in isometric drawing, types of valves in piping, types of vales in piping joints, types of pipe fittings materials.

Slope Editor in Revit can be used to assign a slope to whole system or to particular parts of a system. In case of using large slope values, it becomes easier to draw the piping at the preferred angle in a section view or an elevation view.

Watch the following video tutorial to learn the detail process.

How to use revit for finding out the pipe sloping in isometric drawing

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