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Reduce Modeling Time by Up to 85% with the Automated MEP Modeling Tools in EdgeWise!

Automated Feature Extraction + Full Revit Integration = Substantial Workflow Time-Savings

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EdgeWise for MEP Modeling


For the first time, users can bring extracted ducting, conduit and other mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) elements directly into Autodesk® Revit® as fully functional pipe, conduit or duct Revit families. Even rectangular ducting, complex transitions and mitered elbows can be easily modeled from point clouds. ClearEdge3D’s MEP solution leverages the powerful feature extraction technology of EdgeWise to extract cylindrical and rectangular solids from laser scan point clouds. EdgeWise dramatically speeds the process of modeling MEP as-builts, offering users time savings of up to 85%.

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“We estimated modeling all 10 pump rooms would take us three months, but with EdgeWise we finished the project in 30 days.”
- Scott Cedarleaf, President of SkyBucket 3D

EdgeWise for MEP Modeling Features Include:


Full integration with Revit Ensures Complete Compatibility


EdgeWise is designed to take the pain out of modeling as-built MEP. Our automated feature extraction technology and semi-automated tools quickly extract pipe and duct geometry from point clouds so you spend minimal time tracing. The EdgeWise finished model can be brought into Revit as fully functional duct, conduit or pipe (even non-standard elbows) Revit families.

QA Tools Ensure Total Accuracy of Your Model


EdgeWise quality assurance tools allow you to check the accuracy of every extracted element to ensure your model is true to the point cloud. Any poorly fitted objects can be easily and quickly resized and adjusted to the points to give you precise control and accuracy of your model. With EdgeWise, you can stand confident that your final deliverable meets or exceeds specified project accuracy.

Improved Algorithms Extract Nearly Every Pipe & Duct—Even Complex Transitions


We’ve fine-tuned the algorithms in EdgeWise to virtually eliminate the problem of false-positive pipes, extracting even more pipes and ducts from point clouds faster than ever before. EdgeWise’s new duct tools model highly complex transitions and elbows—saving you countless hours in manual modeling.

Fast Finishing Tools to Complete Your Model in Record Time, While You Save Money & Improve Your Competitive Advantage


Occlusions, transitions, elbows, or other difficult elements can slow down your workflow and add hours to your modeling project. ClearEdge has created completely new tools and algorithms that can accurately connect occluded regions of pipe, join elbows and model transitions to move your workflow along in record time.

In fact, users report an average time-savings of about 70% over other MEP modeling software tools – which can add up to thousands of dollars on larger projects! With savings like this, you can bid more competitively, win more projects and grow your firm’s revenue. EdgeWise users usually see a 100% return on investment in just one or two projects.


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MEP Modeling EXAMPLE WORKFLOW:


  • STEP 1: IMPORT POINT CLOUD: EdgeWise can process numerous formats including: .fls, .ptx, .ptg, .zfs, and .rsp.
  • STEP 2: EXTRACT DUCTING, CONDUIT, AND MEP ELEMENTS: Use EdgeWise’s automated and semi-automated tools to quickly extract the pipes, ducts and conduit in the scene.
  • STEP 3: CONFIRM ACCURACY: QA tools verify accuracy of the extracted pipes to the point cloud.
  • STEP 4: EDIT & FINISH: Fast editing and finishing tools help you complete the model in record time.
  • STEP 5: ADD INTELLIGENCE: SmartSheet™ technology captures key model intelligence in an easy-to-edit worksheet.
  • STEP 6: EXPORT DIRECTLY TO REVIT: Our integration with Revit allows you to import the EdgeWise MEP model directly into Revit.

“I honestly don’t think we could have completed the project on time and on budget without EdgeWise.”
- Nick Bobbitt, BIM Coordinator, 3D Imaging Services, Inc.