OSE Piping Workbench. A external FreeCAD's workbench for Open Source Ecology (OSE)

A FreeCAD user (rus) just developed a new workbench for the Open Source Ecology (OSE) project.
Links for discussion, documentation and repo:
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=52175

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  • Fantastic! I've never seen the fabrication level designs for pipes and fittings. Does FreeCAD have any support for "systems design" of MEP (i.e. prior to fabrication)?

  • @Moult said:
    Fantastic! I've never seen the fabrication level designs for pipes and fittings. Does FreeCAD have any support for "systems design" of MEP (i.e. prior to fabrication)?

    FreeCAD has some integrated tools for pipes and connectors (Arch Pipe) in the Arch workbench. Also it has the Dodo workbench that work with the BIM WB.
    https://wiki.freecadweb.org/Arch_Pipe/en
    https://wiki.freecadweb.org/Flamingo_Workbench

  • @bitacovir that's very cool! But I think it's not what I was referring to. I'm not trained in MEP, but I think in MEP it's not just about drawing pipes, it's about defining a "system" with inputs, outputs, and junctions / connectivity relationships with various capacities and loads that can be then analysed / simulated / calculated. The visual appearance is less important. Does that type of feature exist in FreeCAD?

  • @Moult said:
    Does that type of feature exist in FreeCAD?

    Nop. I don't think so.

  • for MEP , we need some 'topoligize'-tool to manage the distribution trees of water, heat, electricity, air or what ever 'medium' is needed in different building locations. Then on the 'tree'-node points some 'sverchok'-nodes could do calculations (medium flow). and 'ifcopenshell'-nodes take care or the object geometry and placements.. need to look at jesusbill work how he is managing his nodes on static-weight issues (which is also a kind of distribution network).

  • edited November 19

    http://www.brianlinkletter.com/open-source-network-simulators/
    from google.. puuh plenty of stuff... which of those is the most approprate? the closest to the BIM structure (if structure is the qualifying argument).. or does it only have to be python based.. or sql or.. no clue of computer programms.
    This link is for DATA Networks.. plenty of results for Water, or Electrical-grids...
    So it comes to a compatibility criterion to BlenderBIM for finding out which fits best to our AEC concerns.

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