Companies will strengthen their cooperation in product development and marketing, providing exceptional software and tools to design and document MEP building systems
September 20 2016 – TURKU, FINLAND – Progman, the developer of leading design software MagiCAD, and Autodesk will strengthen their collaboration to accelerate BIM adoption amongst MEP customers. The companies will work together with engineering customers helping them migrate to Autodesk Revit and MagiCAD for Revit. On the product development level, Revit and MagiCAD product teams will continue to exchange knowledge to improve and fulfill customers' needs for mechanical design calculations and the overall design engineering workflow. In addition, teams will work together to localize their offerings for specific countries, key to removing barriers to BIM adoption and gaining success amongst MEP designers. Companies will also engage in co-marketing activities to educate and build awareness in the market.
"Progman, with their popular MagiCAD software, has been a renowned provider of MEP software and content for Autodesk platforms for more than 25 years," says Vikram Dutt, Sr. Director Building Business Line at Autodesk. "We welcome Progman as an Autodesk Solution Associate. This collaborative effort is a progression of Autodesk's strategy to provide BIM platforms, enabling third-party developers like Progman to extend the MEP feature set and secure an end-to-end BIM process."
"We're excited to increase upon our collaboration with Autodesk, one of the world's leading BIM technology providers," says Jukka Nyman, Managing Director of Progman. "Our MEP customers tell us that by using MagiCAD software integrated with Revit, they can take full advantage of BIM. With MagiCAD, designers are able to use a series of application-specific productivity tools, as well as utilize our database of one million+ intelligent 3D products."
"In addition, through our new online BIM library, MagiCloud, our customers can collaborate in the planning and design phase with other parties in the construction project. These all make their design work faster and BIM models extremely accurate and reliable," Nyman concludes.
Success in the design phase is crucial to enable downstream benefits of BIM, and MEP design is an important and integral part of the overall workflow. To unite the Progman´s MagiCAD with Autodesk Revit will enable the evolution of the design process from simple computer-aided drafting, to BIM.
MagiCAD for AutoCAD® and Revit® offers a high level of automation to MEP designers with powerful drawing and calculation functions on top of AutoCAD or Revit. MagiCAD makes producing accurate and calculated designs (along with data-rich BIM product models and user-configurable printouts) easier, more flexible and less time-consuming. It includes easy-to-use yet versatile tools for MEP design including: heating and cooling; ventilation and air conditioning; water, sewer and sprinkler systems; electrical, lighting, data and telecommunication systems; electrical circuits of differing complexities; and, energy-efficiency optimisation calculations.
Designs can be made comprehensive not just with physical specifications but layered with such details as lighting conditions, heating conditions, air flow – essentially, what it will feel like for people inhabiting the building. Noise levels, sizing, balancing, and pressure can all be built into a design and analysed.
MagiCAD enables MEP design using Europe's largest product model database, featuring more than one million actual products from leading manufacturers across the world. Each model within the database comes complete with accurate dimensions and comprehensive technical data. MagiCAD offers localization for different country-specific standards, and it is used by numerous major contractors and designers in a variety of projects across the world.
Progman specialises in software and services for the building industry. Our popular MagiCAD software for Revit and AutoCAD, is the number one Building Information Modelling (BIM) solution for Mechanical, Electrical and Piping design in the Nordics, Russia and China. In addition, our online BIM library, MagiCloud enables access to more than 1,000,000 intelligent 3D product models from leading industry manufacturers. Each product has been carefully modelled to contain accurate dimensions and comprehensive technical data.
With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, our team of passionate software professionals continues to provide our customers with intelligent solutions which make daily engineering and design easier, faster and more profitable. Our products are developed in Finland and they are sold in 56 countries around the world. Our business is steadily growing and profitable. Progman is a Glodon Group company. www.magicad.com
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