About this app
Revit is a powerful tool for MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) professionals, but sometimes it can be time-consuming and tedious to model openings in slabs and beams for the passage of pipes, cables, and ducts. That's where MEP Opening comes in!
Automated Opening Modeling
MEP Opening is a game-changer for Autodesk Revit users. With this plugin, you can automatically create openings in slabs and beams with ease. The plugin offers a wide range of customization options, allowing you to tailor the openings to your specific project requirements.
One of the key features of MEP Opening is the ability to choose between the current or linked model for both the structural model and the MEP discipline. This flexibility allows you to work seamlessly with different model formats, such as RVT or IFC.
Furthermore, you can specify the MEP discipline name for unique identification parameters in the created openings. This ensures effective coordination and communication within your project team.
Enhanced Customization Options
MEP Opening provides an array of customization options to meet your specific needs. You can define the default gap between piping and structure, ensuring accurate representation of the passage of pipes, cables, and ducts through slabs and beams.
The plugin supports both circular and rectangular openings, allowing you to model openings of different shapes and sizes. You can select desired nominal diameters for creating circular openings, giving you the flexibility to work with various pipe sizes.
Additionally, you can establish the minimum allowed distance to reference beams and slabs, ensuring compliance with project guidelines. This feature is particularly useful for maintaining structural integrity while accommodating MEP systems.
Seamless Integration and Visualization
MEP Opening seamlessly integrates with floor plans and 3D views, allowing you to visualize openings in a comprehensive and intuitive manner. This enables you to identify clashes and conflicts early on, streamlining coordination efforts.
In addition to opening modeling, MEP Opening offers automatic verification of project guidelines. It allows you to easily visualize openings that do not meet defined minimum distances, ensuring compliance with design standards.
The plugin also provides automatic identification of inverted beams, saving you time and effort in identifying and correcting potential errors.
Efficiency and Productivity Boost
MEP Opening revolutionizes the MEP workflow in Revit, enabling you to create and coordinate opening projects with greater precision and efficiency. By automating the opening modeling process, the plugin reduces manual effort and eliminates the risk of errors that can arise from manual modeling.
The plugin's use of custom, standardized, and parameterized families ensures consistency and accuracy throughout your project. It also offers standardized symbology for easy differentiation of circular openings with different diameters, enhancing the clarity of your documentation.
MEP Opening goes beyond simply creating openings. The plugin identifies pre-existing openings, preventing the insertion of duplicate instances and saving you valuable time in the modeling process.
MEP Opening is a must-have plugin for MEP professionals using Autodesk Revit. Its powerful features and customization options allow you to model openings with ease, enhancing coordination and efficiency in your projects.
Although the plugin has some limitations, such as currently supporting MEP model links only in RVT format and considering only specific categories of structural and MEP elements, it is constantly evolving with upcoming features and improvements.
If you're looking for custom tools for Revit, Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Civil 3D, Robot, or other software, MEP Opening's developers are ready to create solutions that go beyond limits and redefine your project's efficiency.