oreopoulos wrote: Is there any addon (like MEP) for Civil engineers? (so every part of the building can be modeled inside AC
Would make sense given the capabilities of VICO Constructor in this regard - especially if GS are really serious about making ArchiCAD a fully integrated BIM application with all related fields (Construction, Mechanical etc ).
After all, remember that the MEP module was a common feature in Constructor (even though originally developed from Ductworks technology from ArchiCAD 9)
.......but then again, that doesn't mean that GS will see it this way, despite the fact that Civil, or Structural capabilities tie in more closely to Architectural design and mentality than do Mechanical.
It would be nice though.....not having to model slab edges, column caps, and all.
Let's not forget the grass roots surging of residential
architects who might after all want to have some help
with "conventional light frame" construction standards
as spelled out very specifically in the new International
Building Code, which is not only sweeping across the
entire US, but other parts of the world as well.
I don't expect Graphisoft to tangle with chapter 16,
but help with the call outs for Conventional Light Frame should be
a modest investment, which allows you to do quite a bit of stuff
without conventional engineering. (Follow the rules) and it's considered
"engineered" (Of course having a good civil engineer is great when you
want to go beyond C.L.F.C.(And many times I do) and I'm not discounting that, but you don't need to run to an engineer for every structural concept) when you have C.L.F.C. working for you.
Even here in California lots two story residential work is allowed with just convention light frame construction, if you can bring it all together.
If not used in your part of the world yet, it may well
be on it's merry way.
It's quite massive in it's scale and scope.
I use Architerra quite frequently and it is an excellent tool for creating site contours, locating roads, plateaus and cut-and-fills. It is not a civil engineering tool in the engineering sense. The original questioner obviously (I thought) wanted information about structural and civil engineering add-ons and Archicad doesn't have any.
I am wary of marketing types who try to foist products that don't do what is required onto unsuspecting users by confusing the original issue. Archicad has many excellent add-ons but structural design isn't one of them.