CADPIPE HVAC Tutorial
Welcome to the CADPIPE HVAC Tutorial. CADPIPE is an AutoCAD-based HVAC design anddrafting program for preparing two-dimensional and three-dimensional HVAC designs. Using CADPIPE,you can create drawings and design HVAC systems faster and more accurately than with traditional meth-ods. You can customize specifications to reflect how you design and install ductwork. CADPIPE storesyour design criteria and creates drawings using your shop specifications.When you use CADPIPE, you create much more than a drawing. Your CADPIPE drawing is a data-base containing precise locations, sizes, and attributes of the ductwork you draw. After you complete thedrawing, you can retrieve and analyze this information to generate Bills of Materials for estimating, ordering,shipping, and installation.This tutorial is a guide to help you evaluate the CADPIPE HVAC software.
It is important that youhave a working knowledge of AutoCAD and have completed and understood the instructionalmaterials available for the AutoCAD software before attempting this tutorial
.This tutorial is designed to follow an order that reflects how a draftsman would design or draw a ductsystem. The HVAC system we used could be designed in any number of more efficient ways but has beendeveloped to expose you to as many drawing features of the CADPIPE program as possible.
The CADPIPE tutorial has been organized to include many of the timesaving features of the CADPIPEHVAC program. While it would be impossible to highlight every aspect of the program, we believe thatafter completing these exercises you will have a good working knowledge of CADPIPE.All AutoCAD commands referenced in the tutorial (Zoom Window, e.g.) are shown in CAPITALLETTERS while all CADPIPE commands (
, e.g.) are shown in
. This tutorial is writtenunder the assumption that you are using a mouse and selecting commands from the toolbars or pull-downmenus. All CADPIPE system prompts are in italics and the appropriate responses are numbered consecu-tively.
Note: Be sure that you have gone through the instructional materials for your AutoCAD software.The CADPIPE tutorial assumes that you have a basic working knowledge of AutoCAD.
If you are evaluating CADPIPE HVAC (running the demo program without hardware locks), the programwill run fully functional for 25 days from the date of installation. This should provide adequate time todiscover the time saving benefits from easily drawing one 3D model, one time, and generating as manyviews and sections as necessary that will automatically be updated every time the model is changed. Itvirtually eliminates having to draw and redraw multiple orthographic views.
Place the CADPIPE CD into your CD ROM drive
If “Autorun” is enabled on your system, the installation screen will appear. ( If not, you will need toopen your Windows Explorer, select the CD ROM drive, and double click on the “startcd.exe” file.
From the first screen, select the “Install Products” icon.
On the next screen, select “HVAC.” This will begin the installation process. The following screenswill then appear:i