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AutoCAD MEP Tutorials

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  • Introduction
  • What is in the Tutorials
  • Accessing Training Files
  • Understanding the Basics
  • Understanding the Concepts
  • Working in the Product
  • Ribbon Overview
  • The Application Menu
  • Using the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Project Browser
  • Project Navigator
  • Tools and Tool Palettes
  • Properties Palette
  • Drawing Window Status Bar
  • Command Line Window
  • Application Status Bar
  • System Definitions
  • Performing Common Tasks
  • Working with Objects
  • Modifying the View
  • Creating a Mechanical & Piping System
  • Modeling Spaces
  • Adding Zones
  • Exporting and Importing gbXML Data
  • Adding Equipment
  • Adding Vertical Supply Duct
  • Add vertical supply duct
  • Drawing 1-Line Duct
  • Sizing Duct
  • Designing a Chilled Water Supply System
  • Connecting Chillers to Pumps
  • Starting the Pipe Run to the AHU
  • Completing the Pipe Run to the AHU
  • Adding Valves to Chiller Lines
  • Adding Pipe Size Labels
  • Creating an Electrical System
  • Adding Panels and Circuits
  • Adding Lights
  • Adding Equipment and Wiring
  • Adding Switches and Additional Wiring
  • Generating Devices
  • Manually Placing Devices
  • Drawing a Schematic Design
  • Creating a Plumbing System
  • Adding a Waste Line for Toilets
  • Adding a Waste Line for Urinals and Sinks
  • Adding Vent Lines
  • Adding Annotation
  • Starting the Riser Diagram
  • Completing the Riser Diagram
  • Generating Construction Documents
  • Creating an Electrical Plan View
  • Creating a Plumbing Plan View
  • Creating a Piping Section View
  • Creating a Mechanical Equipment Schedule
  • Creating an Electrical Plan Sheet
  • Creating a Plumbing Detail Sheet
  • Creating a Piping Section Sheet
  • Creating an Mechanical Schedule Sheet

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. . . . 1 Chapter 1 Using the Tutorials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Ribbon Overview . 3 Accessing Training Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 What is in the Tutorials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Working with Objects . . . . 12 Project Browser . . . . . . 16 Drawing Window Status Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Command Line Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Chapter 3 Determining Loads and Air Flows . . . . . . . . . 14 Properties Palette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Adding Zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 System Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Tools and Tool Palettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Modifying the View . . . . . . . . . 17 Performing Common Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Creating a Mechanical & Piping System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Working in the Product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 The Application Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Exporting and Importing gbXML Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Using the Quick Access Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Modeling Spaces . 13 Project Navigator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Chapter 2 Understanding the Basics . . . . . . . . . . 16 Application Status Bar . . . . . . .Contents Introduction . 36 v . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Understanding the Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Adding Equipment . . . . Creating an Mechanical Schedule Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Adding Switches and Additional Wiring . . . . . . . . .Chapter 4 Designing a Supply Duct System . . . . . . . . . . . Adding Vertical Supply Duct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 . . . . . 130 Drawing a Schematic Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adding Pipe Size Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drawing 1-Line Duct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Generating Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 Generating Construction Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Chapter 10 Creating Views . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a Plumbing Plan View . . . . . 39 . . . . . . . Chapter 11 Adding Views to Sheets and Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Chapter 9 Drawing a Riser Diagram . . . . . . . 69 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Adding Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Adding Equipment and Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Adding Equipment . . . . . Sinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Creating an Electrical Plan View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Starting the Pipe Run to the AHU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Creating a Plumbing System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Completing the Pipe Run to the AHU . . 167 . . . . . . . 213 vi | Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Chapter 6 Designing a Lighting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 Completing the Riser Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a Piping Section Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . Adding Annotation . . . . . . . . . . 126 Manually Placing Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Adding Panels and Circuits . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Chapter 7 Designing a Power System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a Piping Section View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connecting Chillers to Pumps . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Adding Lights . . . . . . . 86 Creating an Electrical System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a Plumbing Detail Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . Adding a Waste Line for Urinals and Adding Vent Lines . . . . . . . . . Sizing Duct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 Starting the Riser Diagram . . . . . 211 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a Mechanical Equipment Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Chapter 5 Designing a Chilled Water Supply System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 Creating an Electrical Plan Sheet . . . . . . . . . . 159 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adding Valves to Chiller Lines . . . . Adding a Waste Line for Toilets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . 215 Publishing the Sheet Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 Contents | vii . . . . . . . . .Creating a Cover Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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you learn how to access the tutorial training files.Introduction In this tutorial. You also learn how to use AutoCAD MEP 2010 to complete basic tasks. 1 .

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you may notice that building elements are included that were not specifically added in an exercise. and piping. Add more detailed modelling elements. Add basic MEP elements. when you add ductwork. The Contents tab of the AutoCAD MEP Tutorials Help window displays the available tutorial titles. For example. to provide a richer and more finished design. The tutorial exercises are designed to be basic and brief. lighting. The building has laboratory space on the third level and general office space on levels one and two. you only draw the duct in one wing of the building. You do not design the entire building. These elements enhance the exercises you complete. such as mechanical equipment and electrical panels. expand AutoCAD MEP Tutorials. To view a tutorial. You complete the following phases of design: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Reference the architectural floor plan. How the tutorials are organized The tutorials are designed to follow the typical mechanical. but only enough of the building to learn how to use the tools and options in the product.Using the Tutorials 1 This lesson provides information on how to get started with the AutoCAD® MEP 2010 tutorials. and where to find the training files required to complete the exercises. 3 . and plumbing engineering workflows. For example. annotations. Analyze systems and refine MEP elements. such as duct. What is in the Tutorials In these tutorials you work with an AutoCAD MEP project that contains the model for a research building. and sheets to document the project. add tags. Create schedules. Expand a lesson title for a list of exercises in that lesson. Expand a tutorial title for a list of lessons in that tutorial. electrical. elements such as additional ductwork and equipment are incorporated into subsequent training files. Create detail views. When you open a training file. views. including an overview of the building information model that you design in the tutorials. This building is also used as the model in the AutoCAD® Architecture 2010 tutorials.

in AutoCAD MEP click at the top of the Options dialog. rerun the installer. and select the Add or Remove Features option. The Global content pack is made up of metric content. To rerun the installer. open the Add or Remove Programs dialog in the Control Panel.Accessing Training Files Training files are AutoCAD MEP projects. Locate the training files The Tutorials option on the AutoCAD MEP 2010 Help menu provides a link to the installation website for the tutorial content and training files. To check ➤ Options. the lessons in this tutorial cover all of the same tasks necessary for you to complete designs and create construction documents using either metric or imperial units. click (Project Browser). and an AutoCAD MEP (Global) user profile. If you installed a shortcut for the Global profile. In some cases. If you are running Windows Vista. 4 | Chapter 1 Using the Tutorials . Use the training files A training file is a AutoCAD MEP project that defines a building information model and views of the model that are used to complete the steps in a tutorial. While you may be accustomed to using imperial units in your day-to-day work. templates. you can complete any exercise without first completing the preceding exercises. Each tutorial exercise includes a Training File section that references the training file to be used with that exercise. the tutorials are grouped and presented in a recommended order for optimal learning. refer to the online AutoCAD MEP installation guides. The name of the current profile is indicated the profile setting. this means that the Global content pack was not installed when AutoCAD MEP was installed on your workstation. and families that were created specifically for use with the tutorials. To add the Global content pack to your AutoCAD MEP installation at any time. The project used in the tutorials is called Research_Building_MEP_M. the exercises and lessons can be completed in any order. On the Contents tab of the Help window. If AutoCAD MEP (Global) is not listed as a choice in the Options dialog. they may be different. NOTE This tutorials reference Windows XP file paths. In this exercise. they are copied to My Documents\Autodesk\My Projects. you learn where the training files are located. select it from the list and click Set Current. you must have your current profile set to AutoCAD MEP (Global). metric templates. double-click the shortcut to launch AutoCAD MEP with the Global profile set as current. however. Working with Metric Content This tutorial requires that the Global content pack be installed as part of the AutoCAD MEP installation for your workstation. When you install the training files as instructed. For more information. a training file may include additional building elements. So. Verifying the Current Profile In order to complete the tutorial. as well as how to open and save them. and click Change/Remove. If AutoCAD MEP (Global) is not the current profile. Specify the training project 1 On the Quick Access toolbar. The training files include a starting point for each tutorial exercise.

you are prompted to save the changes. 7 Complete the information in the Save Drawing As dialog: ■ For Save in.2 In the Project Browser. Accessing Training Files | 5 .dwg) is selected. Open a training file 4 On the Quick Access toolbar. 5 Open the file specified in the Training File section for the tutorial exercise. If the Research_Building_MEP_M is not displayed. click Save a training file (Project Navigator). enter the new file name. and click Save. NOTE You are not required to save your work in a training file. browse to My Documents\Autodesk\My Projects. The Windows default location for My Documents is C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\My Documents. A training file is provided as a starting point for each exercise. verify that drawing files (*. You can save the file in the appropriate My Projects folder or in another location. it may not have been extracted to this location. click ➤ Save As. For File name. 6 To save a training file with a new name. select the folder in which to save the new file. A good practice is to save the training file with a unique name after you have made changes. 9 If you have made changes. double-click Research_Building_MEP_M to specify it as the current project. For Files of type. If the Research_Building_MEP_M project is not in this location. You may close the file with or without saving changes. ■ ■ Close a training file 8 Click ➤ Close. 3 Click Close.

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and schedule is a presentation of information from the same underlying building model database. AutoCAD MEP objects are composed of lines. For optimal learning. and plumbing systems. Understanding the Concepts What is AutoCAD MEP 2010? AutoCAD MEP is a design and documentation system that supports the design. You also learn how to use the basic tools that make up the AutoCAD MEP interface. and schedules required for a building project. size. When you design in the application. cable tray. and to display in a 2-dimensional (2D) or 3-dimensional (3D) context. Designing with Objects AutoCAD MEP is an object-based CAD application. drawings. to relate intelligently to one another. and drinking fountains. some terms are unique to AutoCAD MEP. industry-standard terms familiar to most engineers. arcs and other standard AutoCAD objects. and equipment—called multi-view parts or MvParts in the software—such as air handling units. The objects have specially designed connection points called connectors that enable them to connect intelligently to appropriate objects and transfer information. you are introduced to basic concepts that will help you work effectively in AutoCAD MEP. electrical. pipe. electrical transformers. but they also contain information that allows them to function like the real-world components that they represent. Understanding the following terms is crucial to understanding the software. Examples of these objects include segments of duct. and plumbing lines. In the AutoCAD MEP model. Understanding AutoCAD MEP 2010 terms Most of the terms used to identify objects in AutoCAD MEP are common. you should understand the concepts and master the techniques introduced in this lesson before you move on to other lessons. 7 . and system. As you work in drawing and schedule views. 2D and 3D view. every drawing sheet. you use large collections of objects that represent the real-world components in mechanical. fittings of all types.Understanding the Basics 2 In this lesson. However. AutoCAD MEP collects information about the building project and coordinates this information across all other representations of the project. such as shape.

you first decide which portion of the building you wish to look at and which type of view to generate. Most often. featuring a ribbon that contains the tools you use to complete tasks. You assign a construct to a level and a division within the project. Its interface resembles those of other products for Windows. the project is the single database of information for your design.Project: In AutoCAD MEP. such as a building core. elevation views. To create a view drawing. detail views. The AutoCAD MEP interface is designed to simplify your workflow. By default. For example. AutoCAD MEP makes it easy for you to alter the design and have changes reflected in all associated areas (plan views. you use levels to define a vertical height or story within a building. A view drawing references a number of constructs to present a specific view of the building project. You create a level for each known story or other needed reference of the building. After you create the necessary model views. or an entire floor. you then drag the views onto the sheets to create sheet views. views of the project. schedules. A division might be a wing of a building. Divisions: Divisions segment the building in the horizontal plane. you can change the interface to support the way that you work. you can create an element for a typical bathroom layout and reference it multiple times into one or more constructs. Working in the Product AutoCAD MEP is a powerful CAD product for the Microsoft® Windows operating system. and ceilings. The project folder contains all information for the building design. To place levels. View drawings automatically reference the appropriate constructs according to their level/division assignments within the building. A construct represents one unique portion of a building. such as roofs. and drawings of the design. section views. By using a single project folder. and so forth). you must be in a section or elevation view. you can set the ribbon to one of the three display 8 | Chapter 2 Understanding the Basics . or bottom of foundation. Elements: An element is a generic building block for multiple use. This information includes components used to design the model. from geometry to construction data. Sheets: Sheets are the final output of a building design. each new project in AutoCAD MEP has one division. for example. Sheets are used to plot view drawings of your building project. Sheets are collected together to create a sheet set. Having only one folder to track also makes it easier to manage the project. floors. With a few clicks. Constructs: Constructs are the main building blocks (or base drawing files) of the building model. Level: Levels are infinite horizontal planes that act as a reference for level-hosted elements. For example. an apartment. first floor. top of wall. and section/elevation views. Views: After the structure of the building project is defined and constructs are assigned to levels and divisions. you can start to create view drawings.

Read the following topics to familiarize yourself with the basic parts of the AutoCAD MEP product. click Return Panels to Ribbon. To return the panel to the ribbon. Ribbon Overview | 9 . Click the other side to expose a list of other related tools. Example of button that can be clicked on two sides The following table describes the ribbon tabs and the types of commands they contain. The ribbon contains tabs. or moving a panel off the ribbon to the drawing area or your desktop. You can customize the ribbon by changing the panel order. Minimize to Tabs: Shows tab labels only.. To minimize the ribbon 1 Click (Show Full Ribbon) to the right of the ribbon tabs. 2 The minimize behavior cycles through the following minimize options: ■ ■ ■ Show Full Ribbon: Shows entire ribbon. Then experiment with hiding. Ribbon Overview The ribbon displays automatically when you create or open a file. To move panels 1 Click a panel label and drag the panel to a new location on the ribbon.settings for optimum use of the interface. many of the tools you need to create the building model. There are a number of button types on the ribbon Ribbon Tab Home Includes commands for. Ribbon Tabs and Panels Ribbon example TIP When you see a button that shows a line dividing it into two sides. and each tab is divided into panels. 2 Click a panel label and drag the panel off the ribbon to the desktop. and rearranging interface components to support the way you work. Minimize to Panel Tiles: Shows tab and panel labels only. and provides a palette of all available tools. you can click the top (or left) side to access the tool you probably use most often. You can also display several project views at one time. showing. The ribbon can be minimized for maximum use of the drawing area. or layer the views to see only the one on top..

Calculations: contains Calculate Duct Sizes command. a special contextual ribbon tab displays that contains a set of tools that relate only to the context in which you are working. A dialog-launcher arrow on the bottom of a panel opens a dialog. Modify: contains Duct Modify command. tools used for managing and modifying the current view. To keep a panel expanded. Contextual Ribbon Tabs When you execute certain commands or select an object. tools to add and manage secondary items such as raster images.. project and system parameters. 10 | Chapter 2 Understanding the Basics .Ribbon Tab Insert Includes commands for. when modifying duct. and for switching views. and settings. an expanded panel closes automatically when you click another panel. This contextual ribbon tab closes when you end the command. and CAD files. By default. Annotate View Manage Expanded Panels A drop-down arrow next to a panel name indicates that you can expand the panel to display additional tools and controls. the Duct contextual tab displays that has three panels: ■ ■ ■ General: contains the Add Duct command. For example. click the push pin icon in the lower left corner of the expanded panel.. tools used for adding 2D information to a design.

. (Save) save the current drawing with a new name.. Click on to access the application menu and perform the following actions: to. click..The Application Menu The application menu provides access to many common file-related commands and also allows you to manage your files using advanced commands such as Export and Publish. (Save As) export the current drawing.. (New) (Open) save the current file. (Export) The Application Menu | 11 . On the application menu. NOTE AutoCAD MEP options are set from Options on the application menu. select a file to open. select a template and create a new drawing.

To undo or redo a series of operations. prints a drawing.On the application menu. (Send) access tools to maintain the current drawing. (Print) publish the current project. (Project Navigator) opens the Project Navigator.. you can select any number of previous commands to include in the Undo or Redo operation. print the current drawing. click. 12 | Chapter 2 Understanding the Basics . This displays the command history in a list.. reverses the effects of the previous Undo command. close the current drawing. to. The Quick Access toolbar can display below the ribbon... Displays list of all actions taken during the session. (Redo) (Plot) (Project Browser) opens the Project Browser. click the drop-down to the right of the Undo and Redo buttons. Click the drop-down on the right side of the Quick Access toolbar. (Save) saves the current drawing. (Open) opens a file. and click Show Below the Ribbon to change the display setting. (Undo) cancels the last action. (Close) (Utilities) Using the Quick Access Toolbar The Quick Access toolbar contains the following items by default: Quick Access Toolbar Item (New) Description creates a new drawing. Starting with the most recent command. (Publish) transmit the current drawing.

you can create new projects. However. click (Project Browser). On the right side of the Project Browser. Clipboard. on the Quick Access toolbar. double-click the name of a project in the left pane and click Close. copy. when you switch to another editing mode. Project Browser | 13 .You can add an item to the Quick Access toolbar by clicking More Commands on the drop-down menu and dragging the command from the Command List pane to the Quick Access toolbar. browse existing projects. Modify. an embedded Internet Explorer allows you to browse your project home page. or View Graphics panel persist on the toolbar for that mode. On the left side of the Project Browser. and select the current project. Group. While in an edit mode (such as Duct Add). To open the Project Browser. NOTE There are some tools on contextual tabs that cannot be added to the Quick Access toolbar. To change the current project. items that are added to the Quick Access toolbar from the Create. Project Browser Use the Project Browser to create. these items do not display and need to be re-added to the Quick Access toolbar. and switch between projects.

For example. The Views tab manages the drawings that contain views of the building model. schematic.Project Navigator After you select a project in the Project Browser. electrical. Use the Project Navigator to create and open elements. select the tool palette group that you want to display. including the levels and divisions in the building model. and sheets for the current project. click Home tab ➤ Build panel ➤ Tools drop-down ➤ Tools. ■ ■ ■ To open the Project Navigator. 14 | Chapter 2 Understanding the Basics . The Sheets tab organizes all the plotting sheets (created from referenced views) into a single project sheet set. The Project Navigator has 4 tabs that correspond to the main phases of project creation: ■ The Project tab contains the project information. such as those for annotation and callouts. views. To open the current tool palette. edit. There are also numerous tool palettes containing tools for mechanical. (Project Navigator). piping. and plumbing design. To switch the active tool palette group. constructs. on the title bar of the currently active tool palette set. you use the Project Navigator to create. On the context menu. there are several tool palettes containing documentation tools. on the Quick Access toolbar. and manage the drawing and construction documentation files within the project. right-click (Properties). click Tools and Tool Palettes AutoCAD MEP includes a large inventory of tools organized into both discipline-specific and common tool palettes. Tools represent the individual objects you can add to a drawing. The Constructs tab manages the construct and element drawings that make up the building model.

you can click the pushpin so that the dialog becomes hidden when you move the cursor away from it. leaving only the title bar visible. A palette can be docked on the left or right side of your workspace. click the pushpin ( ) again. remain open as you work in AutoCAD MEP.Controlling the Appearance of Palettes Palettes. To automatically hide a palette. You can position palettes in the application window to make the best use of your work area. click (Auto-hide) again. To pin the dialog so that it remains displayed when you move the cursor away from it. in the title bar of the palette. NOTE If a pushpin ( ) displays in a dialog. (Auto-hide). You can hide a palette so that it becomes hidden when you move the cursor away from it. click temporarily redisplay a hidden palette. Tools and Tool Palettes | 15 . or pin them. leaving only the title bar visible. move the cursor over the title bar. or it can float (undocked). You can control the behavior of palettes by using techniques to hide. dock. such as a tool palette or the Properties palettes. To To disable auto-hide.

Application Status Bar The application status bar is located under the command line window. Layer Key Overrides. you can display it by clicking Home tab ➤ Build panel ➤ Tools drop-down ➤ Properties. Some commands have abbreviated names. Use the Properties palette to view and change settings for the style. in the title bar of the palette. location. It contains the following information about the current project and drawing: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Name of the current project Type (construct. and other characteristics of an object. property set data. For example. Properties Palette The Properties palette provides a central location to view the properties of a selected object. and drag the palette to the left or right side of the workspace. To repeat a command. drag the palette from the edge of the workspace. Drawing Window Status Bar The drawing window status bar is located at the bottom of the drawing window. press the Up arrow to scroll through recent commands. AEC Project Standards. right-click (Properties) and click Allow docking. and press TAB to cycle through all the commands that begin with that letter.To dock a palette. Position the cursor over the title bar. Command Line Window The command line window is located under the drawing window status bar. It contains the following information and tools as you use AutoCAD MEP: ■ ■ ■ Coordinate values Drawing tools Quick properties 16 | Chapter 2 Understanding the Basics . To find a command. instead of entering line to start the LINE command. You can use it to enter a command by typing the command name. and Manage Xrefs. view. you can type a letter in the command window. dimensions. To undock a palette. or sheet) and name of the current drawing Active scale for the current drawing or viewport Display configuration of the current viewport or model space view Cut plane height Options at the far right of the drawing window status bar provide access to the following functions: Surface Hatch Toggle. Autodesk TrustedDWG. Isolate Objects. you can enter l. If the Properties palette does not display when you select an object. element.

System Definitions | 17 . and click Open. Working with Objects Open a training file 1 Click ➤ Open. such as Device . It is recommended that you master these tasks before you begin the other lessons.dwg. verify that Object Snap click it to enable object snaps. If the icon is darkened. To practice these tasks. you perform some common AutoCAD MEP tasks. For example. is enabled. you use one of the training files. 3 On the application status bar. Performing Common Tasks In this exercise. in AutoCAD MEP. such as the midpoint or an intersection point. you create and name electrical system definitions according to the real-world electrical systems that they represent.277V or Device . so that you are comfortable working in AutoCAD MEP and can focus on the information presented in the lesson.Power .Lighting . 2 In the Select File dialog. When enabled. you enable and disable the use of these snaps and control which snaps are available as you create your design. The Style Manager is used to create and manage system definitions.■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ View tools Navigation tools Annotation tools Workspace Lock Elevation Catalog status Clear screen System Definitions A system definition specifies behaviors and display properties that apply to all of the objects in a system. object snap restricts the movement of the cursor to specified points on objects. Throughout the tutorials. select MECH_L02_finished.120V. browse to My Documents\Autodesk\My Projects\Research_Building_MEP_M\Constructs\Mechanical\Exericses. Enable object snaps AutoCAD MEP includes 2 kinds of snaps: Object snaps and AutoCAD MEP snaps.

18 | Chapter 2 Understanding the Basics . on the Object Snap tab. Select objects In order to modify a object. Dragging from right to left selects objects that the window encloses or crosses. 7 Click outside an object or group of objects. and click to select it. AutoCAD MEP snaps are available in all the engineering workspaces. NOTE Dragging the cursor from left to right selects only the objects that are entirely enclosed by the rectangular window. and click Settings.Configure object snaps 4 Right-click Object Snap . and click a second time to select all objects that are completely within the bounding box. For example. select the snaps you want to enable and click OK. you must first select it. you can snap to the endpoint of a line or snap to the intersection of 2 lines. maintaining the integrity and connectivity of the system. drag a bounding box around the desired objects. Object snaps are used to snap drawing points to geometric locations on other objects. 5 In the Drafting Settings dialog. There are several ways you can select one or more objects in a drawing: 6 Move the cursor over an object (such as a duct). AutoCAD MEP snaps connect MEP objects to other objects.

and system as the selected object. size.Deselect objects 8 Press ESC. right-click. 12 In the Properties palette. Filter selections in the Properties palette 11 Use a bounding box to select multiple objects. 10 Press ESC to deselect the objects. on the Design tab. Working with Objects | 19 . select a part type (such as duct fitting) from the drop-down list at the top. and click Select Similar. This selects all objects in the drawing that have the same part subtype. Select similar objects 9 Select one object (such as a diffuser).

solid-filled shapes displayed at strategic points on a selected object. 15 Click the add grip and drag to extend a run.Deselect objects 13 Press ESC. 14 In the drawing area select a duct. Use editing grips Grips are small. 20 | Chapter 2 Understanding the Basics . Grips make it easy to modify and work with objects.

you can use the compass to guide the direction of your run. you often need to draw relative to other objects in your building model. 17 Click the location grip and drag to move the duct. associative movement enables you to move a component quickly and accurately without breaking the connection with the rest of the system.16 Click the lengthen grip and drag to extend the length of the duct. As you draw. Working with Objects | 21 . select the duct and click the add grip. When you use the location grip to move an object. Any part you add to a layout can be aligned to a specified rotation angle on the compass. Use the drawing compass To create an accurate model of your layout. 18 In the drawing area.

or export the drawing to a different format. End a command Some commands. or on commands that display information. or save a window or a drawing. close. 22 | Chapter 2 Understanding the Basics . such as the Add Duct command. click (Undo). stay active or current until you choose another command or end the current command. Repeat the last command 23 Press the Up arrow to display the last command in the command line window. NOTE Undo has no effect on commands that open. regenerate the drawing. 24 Press Enter. change the graphics display.19 Draw duct at a 90 degree angle as shown. Cancel a command 22 Press ESC. Undo a command 21 On the Quick Access toolbar. 20 Press Enter to end the command.

you may be told to zoom to a specific region of a drawing or zoom to fit an entire structure or floor plan into the view. For example. 11 Click View tab ➤ Appearance panel ➤ View drop-down ➤ Top. Objects are displayed using lines and curves to represent the boundaries. and specify 2 points. Materials that you have attached to the objects are displayed. As soon as you apply a visual style or change its settings. Modifying the View | 23 . ). linetypes. you are frequently instructed to change what you see in the drawing window. The effect is less realistic. In the lessons in this tutorial. 9 Click View tab ➤ Appearance panel ➤ Visual Styles drop-down ➤ Conceptual. The shading uses a transition between cool and warm colors rather than dark to light.Modifying the View In this exercise. You may also be told to use different 2D and 3D views to display your design. Objects are shaded and edges are smoothed between polygon faces. 4 To zoom to display the extents of the drawing. Five default visual styles are supplied with the product. 10 Click View tab ➤ Appearance panel ➤ View drop-down ➤ SW Isometric. Zoom to adjust the view 2 Roll the mouse wheel up to zoom in. Objects are shaded and edges are smoothed between polygon faces. but it can make the details of the model easier to see. and drag the drawing area to reposition it. Practice these techniques until you can easily adjust your view of the drawing in the drawing area. Objects are displayed using 3D wireframe representation lines representing back faces are hidden. and lineweights are visible. Use preset 3D views You can select predefined standard orthographic and isometric views. Raster and OLE objects. 7 Click View tab ➤ Appearance panel ➤ Visual Styles drop-down ➤ 3D Hidden. click View tab ➤ Navigate panel ➤ Zoom drop-down ➤ Zoom Window ( drop-down ➤ Zoom Extents ( Use visual styles A visual style is a collection of settings that control the display of edges and shading in the viewport. Pan (move) the view 1 Click and hold the mouse wheel. 8 Click View tab ➤ Appearance panel ➤ Visual Styles drop-down ➤ Realistic. 3 To zoom to a specific area in the drawing. you can see the effect in the viewport. 6 Click View tab ➤ Appearance panel ➤ Visual Styles drop-down ➤ 3D Wireframe. Roll the mouse wheel down to zoom out. 5 Click View tab ➤ Appearance panel ➤ Visual Styles drop-down ➤ 2D Wireframe. Objects are displayed using lines and curves to represent the boundaries. Open the training file Continue to work with the drawing you opened in the previous exercise. click View tab ➤ Navigate panel ➤ Zoom ). you learn how to modify your view of the drawing as you work with your AutoCAD MEP project.

12 Click View tab ➤ Appearance panel ➤ Visual Styles drop-down ➤ 3D Wireframe. roll the current view. 14 When you are done practicing with the ViewCube. edge. or corner of the ViewCube to change the view. After the ViewCube is displayed. When you position the cursor over the ViewCube. or change to the Home view of the model.Use the ViewCube The ViewCube is a 3D navigation tool that displays when the 3D graphics system is enabled and allows you to easily change views. close the drawing without saving it. it appears in a corner of the drawing window in an inactive state. you can switch to a preset view. it becomes active. 24 | Chapter 2 Understanding the Basics . The ViewCube displays. 13 Click a side. By clicking the ViewCube.

you learn how to use AutoCAD MEP 2010 to design a mechanical system and a piping system.Creating a Mechanical & Piping System In this tutorial. 25 .

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you learn how to: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Model interior spaces for a building plan. Export space data in Green Building XML (gbXML) format that can be used in an external analysis program. Import a gbXML file with analysis results. cooling loads. you generate spaces to model the interior spaces of rooms in the xref. Zones assigned to spaces Modeling Spaces In this exercise. Assign engineering data necessary for determining heating loads.Determining Loads and Air Flows 3 In this lesson. You specify space styles for the appropriate rooms as you add the spaces. and air flow requirements. Use spaces to model rooms. Training File 27 .

expand Constructs ➤ Architectural ➤ Spaces ➤ Exercises. move the cursor over the corridor as shown. Press Enter to end the command. 2 Switch to the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette group. The room perimeter is detected by the space tool. 7 In the drawing area. Generate spaces 3 On the Spaces tab of the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette group.On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. and open MECH_L01_E01. 5 Click inside the corridor to add a space. right-click and click Generate All. and the HVAC tool palette group is active. 4 In the drawing area. click Corridor. 6 On the Spaces tab of the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette group. the HVAC tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. When the HVAC workspace is active. Press Enter to end the command. verify that HVAC is the current workspace. click Corridor. 28 | Chapter 3 Determining Loads and Air Flows . Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar.

such as area and ventilation. such as the elevator and the outside void for exhaust air. Assign space styles 11 Select the spaces as shown. Delete a space You can delete spaces not required for heat/load calculations. Press Delete. right-click and click Apply Display Theme. are updated in the schedule. 9 Select the elevator space and the outside void for exhaust air space as shown. Modeling Spaces | 29 . right-click and click Add All Property Sets. Apply a display theme 10 Select the legend. NOTE This ensures that all space properties.Update schedule data 8 Select the schedule table.

16 On the Spaces tab of the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette group. 30 | Chapter 3 Determining Loads and Air Flows .12 On the Spaces tab of the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette group. right-click Lobby and click Apply Tool Properties to ➤ Space. 13 Select the spaces as shown. 17 Select the spaces as shown. right-click Inventory and click Apply Tool Properties to ➤ Space. 15 Select the spaces as shown. right-click Mechanical and click Apply Tool Properties to ➤ Space. 14 On the Spaces tab of the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette group.

right-click Storage and click Apply Tool Properties to ➤ Space. right-click Electrical and click Apply Tool Properties to ➤ Space. 19 Select the spaces as shown.18 On the Spaces tab of the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette group. 20 On the Spaces tab of the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette group. 21 Select the spaces as shown. Modeling Spaces | 31 .

right-click Shipping and click Apply Tool Properties to ➤ Space. right-click Stair and click Apply Tool Properties to ➤ Space. 24 On the Spaces tab of the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette group. 23 Select the spaces as shown. 32 | Chapter 3 Determining Loads and Air Flows .22 On the Spaces tab of the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette group.

you add zones and attach spaces to the zones. rename the south stair and east stair spaces with their corresponding names. and open Mech_L01_E02. under Basic ➤ General. Note the updated data in the schedule table. Adding Zones In this exercise. 26 On the Design tab of the Properties palette. enter Stair West.Rename spaces 25 Select the space for the west stair. 3 On the Analysis tab of the HVAC tool palette group. expand Constructs ➤ Architectural ➤ Spaces ➤ Exercises. When the HVAC workspace is active. and the HVAC tool palette group is active. click Zone. 4 In the drawing area. specify the insertion point for the two zone markers outside of the floor plan as shown. for Name. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. Adding Zones | 33 . 2 Switch to the HVAC tool palette group. 29 Close the file with or without saving it. the HVAC tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. You must attach spaces to zones prior to exporting to gbXML. 28 Using the same method. 27 Press Esc to deselect the space. Add zone markers 1 On the application status bar. verify that HVAC is the current workspace.

34 | Chapter 3 Determining Loads and Air Flows . rename the second zone to Basement Zone (02).5 Press Enter to end the command. 8 Press Esc to deselect the zone marker. Attach spaces to zones 10 Select the Basement Zone (02) marker. for Name. 11 Click the Attach Space or Zone grip. 7 On the Design tab of the Properties palette. under Basic ➤ General. 9 Using the same method. and press Enter to end the command. 12 Select the spaces in Lobby and Shipping. Rename the zone markers 6 Select the first zone marker. enter Basement Zone (01). Lines connect the zone to the attached space.

14 Using the same method. Electrical.13 Using the same method. attach the Office. Adding Zones | 35 . Storage. create 4 additional basement zones and attach the remaining spaces to the other basement zones as shown. and Stair West spaces to the Basement Zone (01).

select the Basement Zone (01) marker. For Select Objects. For ZIP Code. enter 5-digit postal ZIP code. browse to My Documents\Autodesk\My Projects\Research_Building_MEP_M\Constructs\Mechanical enter Research_Building_export. Export data to gbXML 1 On the application menu.xml. ■ ■ ■ ■ 3 When the export is complete. 36 | Chapter 3 Determining Loads and Air Flows .xml.15 Close the file with or without saving it. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. The zones are detected by the gbXML Export dialog. select Office. You import an analyzed gbXML file that includes calculated load and air flow values. 7 On the Properties palette: ■ click the Extended Data tab. 6 To view zone calculations. For Building type. 2 In the gbXML Export dialog: ■ For File name. Click Start. click Close. you export space and zone data using gbXML. Some analysis packages use a ZIP code for specifying psychrometric data. and click Save. browse to My Documents\Autodesk\My Projects\Research_Building_MEP_M\Supplemental. NOTE The export file and the import file with the calculation results must have the same filename. click Export ➤ gbXML. since the filename is referenced in the gbXML file. and open Mech_L01_E03. select 6 Zones. The calculation results are applied to the appropriate spaces and zones as property sets. and click Open. select 01 Spaces. Importing an analyzed gbXML file 4 Click Analyze tab ➤ HVAC panel ➤ Import gbXML. In this exercise. Exporting and Importing gbXML Data You can use gbXML files in external analysis tools to calculate heating and cooling loads for a building plan. 5 In the Import gbXML dialog. expand Constructs ➤ Architectural ➤ Spaces ➤ Exercises.

For training purposes. For reference. The total air flow.■ ■ Click (Add Property Sets). In the Add Property Sets dialog. 8 Press Esc to deselect the zone. see “Using Space and Zone Calculated Data” in the AutoCAD MEP online help. You can use tags to show calculated airflow values on spaces. You can also use schedules to show calculation results in a table. and heating load for the zone are displayed under Property Sets ➤ ZoneEngineeringCalculatedData. cooling load. you only analyzed only a portion of the building. Exporting and Importing gbXML Data | 37 . For more information. NOTE Note that the calculated zone data is not optimal. a completed drawing named Completed_Spaces is included in the project datasets in the Constructs\Architectural\Spaces\Exercises directory. 9 Close the file with or without saving it. click OK.

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you add ceiling diffusers and VAV boxes. expand Constructs ➤ Mechanical ➤ Exercises. you learn how to: ■ ■ ■ Place equipment for a supply duct system.Designing a Supply Duct System 4 In this lesson. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. Sized 2-line supply duct system Adding Equipment In this exercise. You add flow values to the ceiling diffusers so that you can calculate duct sizes later. Convert the 1-line duct to sized 2-line using a duct calculator. Draw a 1-line duct to connect equipment. and open MECH_L02_E01. 39 .

verify that HVAC is the current workspace. (Clears all object snaps in the group). the HVAC tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. click 4 Right-click (Object Snap) to switch it on. select 600 x 600 mm Square Plaque Faced Ceiling Diffuser . You do not need to specify elevation. Note the node snap displays at the ceiling grid intersections. for Flow (Each Terminal). and ■ 6 On the Equipment tab of the HVAC tool palette group. click Diffuser.Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar. specify the insertion point to place the first diffuser in the location shown. When the HVAC workspace is active. and click Settings. for General. 3 On the application status bar. select 600 x 600 mm Square Faced Ceiling Diffuser.250 mm Neck. enter 125. The diffuser will snap to the ceiling grid (3550 mm). For Part Size Name. On the Flow tab. 40 | Chapter 4 Designing a Supply Duct System . 5 In the Drafting Settings dialog: ■ On the Object Snap tab. Add ceiling diffusers 2 Pan and zoom so that Conference 111 is centered in the drawing area. and the HVAC tool palette group is active. ■ 8 In the drawing area. (Object Snap). click select Node. 7 In the Add Multi-view Parts dialog: ■ ■ On the Part tab. Click OK.

and click to place. 10 With the Add MVPart command still active. Use the compass to rotate it 90 degrees. Adding Equipment | 41 . specify the insertion point for the second diffuser in the location shown.9 Use the compass to rotate the diffuser 90 degrees as shown. and click to place the diffuser.

11 Press Enter to end the command. 13 Repeat the previous steps to add additional ceiling diffusers to Lobby 110 as shown. 12 Select one of the diffusers. 42 | Chapter 4 Designing a Supply Duct System . and use the options on Basic Modify Tools context menu to move or rotate the part. The Add Multi-View Parts dialog displays the settings for the selected diffuser. right-click and click Add Selected. right-click and click MvPart Modify. you can select it. Modify diffuser flow values 14 Select all the diffusers in Lobby 110. right-click. NOTE If you insert a diffuser in the wrong location.

click Series Fan Powered. Adding Equipment | 43 . Verify that Elevation is set to 2550 mm. 19 In the drawing area. Add a VAV box 16 On the application status bar. select 600 x 600 mm Square Plaque Face Ceiling Diffuser . for Flow. you will change the diffuser from a 250 mm neck to a 150 mm neck. specify the insertion point for the VAV box in the Conference 111 as shown. enter 63. 18 In the Add Multi-view Parts dialog: ■ ■ (Object Snap) to switch it off. 15 In the Multi-view Part Modify dialog: ■ ■ ■ For Part Size Name. select 250 mm Series Fan Powered VAV Box.Because Lobby 110 has a small airflow requirement. You will also specify a lower flow value of 63 l/s.150 mm Neck. click do not snap to the ceiling grid. Click OK. so that the VAV boxes 17 On the Equipment tab of the HVAC tool palette group. On the Flow tab. For Part Size Name.

44 | Chapter 4 Designing a Supply Duct System . click to specify the start and end points for the mirror line on which to flip the VAV box as shown. right-click and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Mirror. enter y to erase the original VAV box.20 Press Enter to end the command. Flip the VAV box 21 Select the VAV box. 23 On the command line. 22 In the drawing area.

6 Zoom to the location for the vertical duct. When the HVAC workspace is active. right-click and click Add Selected. verify that HVAC is the current workspace. Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar. 5 Click View tab ➤ Appearance panel ➤ SE Isometric.24 Close the file with or without saving it. Adding Vertical Supply Duct In this exercise. 3 Click inside the left viewport and zoom extents. and open MECH_L02_E02. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. 2 Click View tab ➤ Viewports panel ➤ Viewport Configurations List drop-down ➤ Two: Vertical. and the HVAC tool palette group is active. Adding Vertical Supply Duct | 45 . 4 Click inside the right viewport. the HVAC tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. Add vertical supply duct 7 Select the 1-line duct shown. expand Constructs ➤ Mechanical ➤ Exercises. you draw a vertical supply duct and connect it to the horizontal duct.

Click OK. (Object Snap) and click Settings. enter 8000. 46 | Chapter 4 Designing a Supply Duct System . In the Object Snap tab. 13 Move the cursor up. right-click 10 In the Drafting Settings dialog: ■ ■ (Object Snap) to switch it on. select Midpoint.8 On the application status bar. 12 Right-click and click Plane. avoiding any snaps. 11 In the drawing area. click to place the bottom of the vertical duct as shown. click 9 On the Application status bar. under General.

Modify the horizontal duct 15 Click inside the left viewport and zoom to Mechanical Space 124. 16 In the drawing area. select the horizontal duct and click the Lengthen grip as shown.14 Press Enter to end the command. Adding Vertical Supply Duct | 47 .

19 In the Add Ducts dialog: ■ ■ Select Lock/Unlock Elevation to switch it on. right-click (Object Snap) and click Settings. 20 On the Application status bar. 48 | Chapter 4 Designing a Supply Duct System .17 Use the Location grip to reduce the length of the duct as shown. Connect the horizontal duct to the vertical supply duct 18 Click the Add Duct grip on the right. Click New Run.

23 Click the Duct End Connector on the horizontal duct to connect it.21 In the Drafting Settings dialog: ■ ■ On the Object Snap tab. clear Midpoint and Node. click the Duct End Connector on the riser as shown. until you see the following routing solution. Adding Vertical Supply Duct | 49 . 22 In the drawing area. 25 In the drawing area. under General. Click OK. right-click and click Accept. 24 Right-click and click Next.

right-click 5 In the Drafting Settings dialog: ■ ■ (Object Snap) and click Settings. Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. Add duct from the VAV box 2 Click Manage tab ➤ Preferences panel ➤ Duct. select Elbow with Rigid Duct. Drawing 1-Line Duct In this exercise. 27 Close the file with or without saving it. for Placeholder. You also connect the diffusers to the VAV boxes. and the HVAC tool palette group is active. under AutoCAD MEP. under Terminal-Duct Connection. 6 In the drawing area. Click OK. Click OK. 3 In the Duct Layout Preferences dialog: ■ ■ ■ On the Connections tab. note the default settings. When the HVAC workspace is active. 7 Draw duct from the VAV box and specify the insertion points as shown. On the Parts tab. select Duct Curve and Duct Connector. 4 On the Application status bar. Although 1-line duct has an unspecified size and shape. 50 | Chapter 4 Designing a Supply Duct System . and you can convert it to sized 2-line duct. you draw 1-line ducts to connect the main supply duct to the VAV boxes. On the Object Snap tab. select the VAV box and click the Add Duct grip as shown. open MECH_L02_E03. verify that HVAC is the current workspace. expand Constructs ➤ Mechanical ➤ Exercises.26 Press Enter to end the command. the HVAC tool are available on the Build panel of the Home tab.

8 Continue to specify the insertion points as shown. 9 In the Add Duct dialog. Drawing 1-Line Duct | 51 . 10 Draw duct from the diffuser to the main duct as shown. click New Run.

13 Draw duct to connect the diffuser to the main duct as shown. 17 In the drawing area. 16 Pan and zoom to Conference 111.11 Press Enter to end the command. 52 | Chapter 4 Designing a Supply Duct System . 14 Right-click and click Accept. select the diffuser and use the Add grip to draw duct to the main duct as shown. 12 In the drawing area. select the second diffuser and click the Add Grip as shown. 15 Press Enter to end the command.

select the diffuser and draw duct to connect to the main duct as shown. 21 In the drawing area. 19 Repeat the previous steps to connect the second diffuser in Conference 111.18 Right-click and click Accept. Drawing 1-Line Duct | 53 . 20 Pan and zoom to Lobby 110.

26 In the Add Duct Fittings dialog. click Endcap. 54 | Chapter 4 Designing a Supply Duct System .22 Right-click and click Accept. 24 Repeat the previous steps to connect the last diffuser to the main duct. Add an endcap 25 On the Fitting tab of the HVAC tool palette group. 23 Press Enter to end the command. 27 Click the Duct End Connector to place the fitting as shown. select Duct Endcap Placeholder.

leave the default settings and click Start. Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar. 5 When the duct calculations are complete. select the duct as shown. you use a duct size calculator in the software to convert 1-line duct to sized 2-line duct. Sizing Duct In this exercise. You also modify the ducts to change sizes. 29 Close the file with or without saving it. add transitions. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. verify that HVAC is the current workspace. Sizing Duct | 55 . When the HVAC workspace is active. expand Constructs ➤ Mechanical ➤ Exercises.28 Press Enter to end the command. and move locations. 3 Right-click and click Calculate Duct System Sizes. Calculate duct sizes 2 In the drawing area. and the HVAC tool palette group is active. 4 In the Duct System Size Calculator dialog. the HVAC tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. and open MECH_L02_E04. click Close.

on the ViewCube. 56 | Chapter 4 Designing a Supply Duct System . 8 Right-click and click Object Viewer. Use the Object Viewer 7 In the drawing area. All 1-line duct has been converted to 2-line duct with the calculated dimensions.Change the display 6 On the drawing status bar. change the display to Mechanical . select the area of the drawing as shown.Duct 2-Line. 9 In the Object Viewer. click Home.

The view changes to an isometric view. 10 On the ViewCube. click Front. click Right. 11 On the ViewCube. Sizing Duct | 57 .

click Model. select the duct as shown. (Undo) 3 times to return to the 1-line layout. 58 | Chapter 4 Designing a Supply Duct System . 13 Close the Object Viewer window. 16 Right-click and click Calculate Duct System Sizes. 14 Click Recalculate duct sizes 15 In the drawing area.12 On the ViewCube.

19 Repeat the previous steps to open the Object Viewer. for Select Shape for Parts with Undefined Shape. move the duct up. Click Start. select Mechanical . 23 Click the Location grip. click Close. 25 Select the tee as shown. 24 Press Esc to deselect the duct. Sizing Duct | 59 .17 In the Duct System Size Calculator dialog. select Rectangular. 20 In the Object Viewer. 18 When the duct calculations are complete. and enter 1200. 22 In the drawing area.Duct 2-Line. 21 Close the Object Viewer. select the duct as shown.

27 Press Esc to deselect the tee. and enter 600. 28 Close the file with or without saving it. move the duct up. 60 | Chapter 4 Designing a Supply Duct System .26 Click the Location grip.

Designing a Chilled Water Supply System

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In this lesson, you learn how to:
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Add equipment for a chilled water supply system. Draw pipe runs to connect the equipment. Add valves to the chiller pipelines. Add labels to the chilled water supply system.

Completed chilled water system

Adding Equipment
In this exercise, you add chillers and pumps to the rooftop plan. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator, expand Constructs ➤ Piping ➤ Exercises, and open PIPE_L01_E01. Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar, verify that Piping is the current workspace.

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When the Piping workspace is active, the Piping tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab, and the Piping tool palette group is active. 2 On the application status bar, click 3 Right-click (Object Snap) to switch it on.

(Object Snap), and click Settings.

4 In the Drafting Settings dialog:

On the Object Snap tab, for General, click select Midpoint.

(Clears all object snaps in the group), and

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For AutoCAD MEP, select Pipe Curve and Pipe Connector Click OK.

5 On the drawing status bar, for display, select MEP Basic 2-Line. Add a chiller 6 In the drawing area, pan and zoom to the 2 horizontal equipment pads.

7 On the Equipment tab of the Piping tool palette group, click Centrifugal Chiller. 8 In the Add Multi-view Parts dialog:
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On the Part tab, expand Mechanical ➤ Refrigeration Equipment and select Centrifugal Chiller. For Elevation, enter 100.

9 In the drawing area, click the midpoint of the top of the pad as shown.

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10 Using the compass, move the cursor up to rotate the chiller and click to place it as shown.

11 Press Enter to end the command. Center the chiller on the pad 12 Select the chiller, right-click, and click AEC Modify Tools ➤ Center. Note the command line prompts. 13 Press Enter in order to specify 2 points for the line on which to center the chiller.

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14 Select the top of the pad for the first centerpoint, as shown.

15 Select the bottom for the second centerpoint.

16 Repeat the previous steps to specify centerpoints on the left side and right side of the pad.

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Adding Equipment | 65 . and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Copy. Copy the chiller to the other pad 17 With the chiller still selected. click the top of the pad as shown.The chiller is centered on the pad. 18 To specify the base point for copying. right-click.

19 Click the same point on the lower pad. 66 | Chapter 5 Designing a Chilled Water Supply System . 20 Press Enter to end the command.

23 In the Drafting Settings dialog: ■ On the Object Snap tab. select the 200x200 mm Base Mounted Pump. 26 In the drawing area. click select Endpoint. 22 Right-click (Object Snap). enter 100. Click OK.Add a pump 21 Pan and zoom to the 4 pump pads. for General. click on the endpoint snap on the upper-right corner of the left pad as shown. and ■ 24 On the Equipment tab of the Piping tool palette group. Adding Equipment | 67 . 25 In the Add Multi-view Parts dialog: ■ ■ For Part Size Name. (Clears all object snaps in the group). For Elevation. and click Settings. click Base Mounted Pump.

Copy the pump to the other pads 33 Select the pump. Center the pump on the pad 29 Select the pump. and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Copy. 34 Click the lower-left corner of the first pad. right-click.27 Use the compass to rotate the pump as shown. and click AEC Modify Tools ➤ Center. 30 Press Enter in order to specify 2 points for the line on which to center the pump. and then click the same corner on the other 3 pads. 32 Repeat the previous steps to center the pump along the short edge of the pad. 68 | Chapter 5 Designing a Chilled Water Supply System . 31 Specify the endpoints for the long edge of the pad as shown. 28 Press Enter to end the command. right-click. and click to place.

You add vertical pipe runs. Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar. the Piping tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. 3 In the Style manager dialog: ■ In the left pane. expand Piping Objects ➤ Pipe Part Routing Preferences. expand Constructs ➤ Piping ➤ Exercises. Set up routing preferences 2 Click Manage tab ➤ Style & Display panel ➤ Style Manager drop-down ➤ Routing Preference Definitions. and you use grips and pipe snaps. for Transition-Concentric select Threaded Generic Reducer_gbm. On the Preferences tab. and open PIPE_L01_E02. 36 Close the file with or without saving it. When the Piping workspace is active.35 Press Enter to end the command. and click Generic Threaded & Flanged Steel. ■ Connecting Chillers to Pumps | 69 . verify that Piping is the current workspace. you draw piping from the chillers to the pumps. and the Piping tool palette group is active. Connecting Chillers to Pumps In this exercise. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. under Size Range 1.

8 Press Enter to end the command.■ Under Size Range. select Generic Threaded & Flanged Steel. 7 Draw the pipe as shown. and click the Add grip for chilled water supply. 11 Draw pipe from the second chiller to the main duct as shown. for Routing preference. 10 On the Properties palette. Under Placement. 5 Select the top chiller.Generic Concentric Reducer_gbm. 9 Select the bottom chiller. 70 | Chapter 5 Designing a Chilled Water Supply System . for Elevation. under Placement. 2. enter 2500. and click the middle Add grip for chilled water supply as shown. enter 2500. select Flanged . for Elevation. for Transition-Concentric. Click OK. 6 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ Under Dimensions. ■ Add pipe from a chiller 4 Click the left viewport to activate it.

15 In the Choose a Part dialog. 14 On the Properties palette. for Elevation enter 2500.12 Press Enter twice to accept the routing solution and end the command. under Basic-Placement. click OK. and click the Add grip on the outlet as shown. Connecting Chillers to Pumps | 71 . Connect pumps to the chillers 13 Select the first pump on the left.

16 Move the cursor directly to the outlet on the next pump. 19 Press Enter twice to end the command. 72 | Chapter 5 Designing a Chilled Water Supply System . Connect chillers to pumps 17 Select the pipe between the 2 pumps. and click the Add grip. and click the pipe end connector as shown. 18 Draw pipe to connect to the Pipe Curve Connector on the main pipe as shown. Modify pipe and fitting size 20 Select the pipe and tee as shown.

you continue drawing pipe to supply the air handling unit with chilled water. and open PIPE_L01_E03. 23 Close the file with or without saving it. Starting the Pipe Run to the AHU In this exercise. under Basic-Dimensions. select 200 for Nominal size. expand Constructs ➤ Piping ➤ Exercises. the Piping tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. When the Piping workspace is active. and click the Add grip as shown. 3 Draw a pipe segment to the approximate location shown. and click to insert. Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar. verify that Piping is the current workspace. and the Piping tool palette group is active.21 On the Properties palette. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. Starting the Pipe Run to the AHU | 73 . Add pipe 2 Select the elbow. 22 Press Esc to deselect the pipe and fitting.

4 Press Enter to end the command. The elbow is converted to a tee. 74 | Chapter 5 Designing a Chilled Water Supply System . 6 In the drawing area. Switch to 3D view to draw angled run 5 Click the viewport on the right to activate it and zoom to the end of the pipe just drawn. select the pipe and click the Add grip.

enter p to change the plane. click to insert the pipe as shown.7 On the command line. 8 In the drawing area. 9 Continue to draw pipe as shown. Starting the Pipe Run to the AHU | 75 .

Move pipe without breaking connections 15 Select the pipe and click the Location grip as shown. enter 1800. under Basic-Placement. 14 Press Esc to deselect the pipe. 76 | Chapter 5 Designing a Chilled Water Supply System . for Elevation. 12 Hover over the pipe to view the elevation. 13 On the Properties palette. Modify the elevation for the lower run 11 Click in the left viewport to activate it. 16 Use the Location grip to move the pipe as shown. and then select the pipe.10 Press Enter to end the command.

expand Constructs ➤ Piping ➤ Exercises. you connect the pipe run to the AHU. Completing the Pipe Run to the AHU In this exercise. the Piping tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. When the Piping workspace is active. 18 Close the file with or without saving it. Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar. The tee moved down. The pipe run is still fully connected. verify that Piping is the current workspace. 17 Click (Undo) to restore the pipe to its original location. and the Piping tool palette group is active. Completing the Pipe Run to the AHU | 77 . 3 Select the equipment and click the Add grip as shown.Note how the rest of the pipe run moved down as well. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. Add pipe 2 Click the left viewport to activate it and zoom to the AHUs. and the connecting pipe adjusted its length to accommodate the new location. and open PIPE_L01_E04.

6 In the drawing area. enter 1800. 78 | Chapter 5 Designing a Chilled Water Supply System . under Basic-Placement. 5 On the Properties palette. for Elevation.4 Draw pipe from the AHU as shown. draw pipe as shown.

8 Click in the right viewport to activate it and zoom to the AHU. Completing the Pipe Run to the AHU | 79 .7 Press Enter to end the command.

select the equipment and click the Add grip as shown.9 Click in the left viewport to activate it. 80 | Chapter 5 Designing a Chilled Water Supply System . draw pipe between the AHUs as shown. 10 Using the right viewport as a guide.

19 In the Choose a Part dialog. Change the pipe and fitting sizes 12 Select the pipe and fitting as shown. 20 Press Enter twice to end the command.Water-Generic Reducer_gbm.11 Press Enter twice to accept the routing and end the command. under Basic-Dimensions. select 80. 13 On the Properties palette. select Flanged . 16 Select the pipe and click the Add grip as shown. 14 Press Esc to deselect the fittings. select Flanged . for Nominal Size.Generic-Flange_gbm. and click OK. 17 Draw pipe to connect the AHU pipe as shown. and zoom to the pipe end.. Connect the open ends 15 Click in the left viewport to activate it. 18 In the Choose a Part dialog. Completing the Pipe Run to the AHU | 81 . and click OK.

82 | Chapter 5 Designing a Chilled Water Supply System . select the vertical pipe as shown. verify that Piping is the current workspace. Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar. 22 Close the file with or without saving it. you add gate valves to the chiller pipelines. When the Piping workspace is active. Adding Valves to Chiller Lines In this exercise. Change the view 2 Click in the right viewport to activate it. 3 In the drawing area. expand Constructs ➤ Piping ➤ Exercises. the Piping tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. and the Piping tool palette group is active. and open PIPE_L01_E05. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator.21 Click in the right viewport to activate it and zoom to view the connections.

Adding Valves to Chiller Lines | 83 .4 Right-click and click Isolate Objects ➤ Isolate Objects.

6 Move the cursor onto the left pipe until the Pipe Curve Connector displays. click Gate. 7 Click to insert the valve and rotate as shown.Add valves 5 On the Accessories tab of the Piping tool palette group. 84 | Chapter 5 Designing a Chilled Water Supply System .

8 Repeat the previous steps for the other vertical pipe. Adding Valves to Chiller Lines | 85 .

expand Constructs ➤ Piping ➤ Exercises. Adding Pipe Size Labels In this exercise. click Label. 86 | Chapter 5 Designing a Chilled Water Supply System . and open PIPE_L01_E06. Add labels 2 On the Annotation tab of the Piping tool palette group.Change the view 9 Right-click and click Isolate Objects ➤ End Object Isolation. specify Standard. specify One by One. you add pipe size labels to annotate the piping system. When the Piping workspace is active. 10 Close the drawing with or without saving it. 3 On the Properties palette under Basic-General: ■ ■ For Style. Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar. verify that Piping is the current workspace. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. the Piping tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. For Layout Method. and the Piping tool palette group is active.

5 Press Enter to continue. select the pipes shown. 7 Press Enter to end the command. 6 Click each pipe to specify the label location as shown. Adding Pipe Size Labels | 87 . You can pan and zoom as you specify locations without exiting the command. 8 Close the file with or without saving it.4 In the drawing area.

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89 . you learn how to use AutoCAD MEP 2010 to design an electrical system.Creating an Electrical System In this tutorial.

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junction boxes.Designing a Lighting System 6 In this lesson. you learn how to: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Create a panel. Tag lights for scheduling. Add wiring. and switches. Add devices. Assign devices to a circuit. such as lighting fixtures. 91 . Create an electrical project database to manage circuits for multiple drawings.

(Object Snap). 92 | Chapter 6 Designing a Lighting System . open ELEC_L01_E01. Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar. click Input) to switch them on. 3 Right-click (Ortho Mode). which has a file extension of . 2 On the application status bar. verify that Electrical is the current workspace. the Electrical tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab.Completed lighting system Adding Panels and Circuits In this exercise.. You can assign multiple drawings and their electrical components to a single project database. and you configure circuits for the panel. You use an electrical project database. and click Settings. and the Electrical tool palette group is active. under Constructs ➤ Electrical ➤ Exercises. you add a panel to a drawing. When the Electrical workspace is active.epd. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. and (Dynamic (Object Snap). which controls the circuit configuration for a project.

For Number of 1-pole circuits. specify the following settings for the panel: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Under Location. for Name. Click Circuit Settings. ■ ■ ■ ■ Under Design Data. In the Circuit Settings dialog. Adding Panels and Circuits | 93 . For System. For Voltage (for 1-pole circuits). 6 On the Panel tab of the Electrical tool palette group. 7 On the Design tab of the Properties palette. specify Yes. select 230V Lighting. Use electrical connector to connect to electrical devices. For Create Circuits. enter 0. Use Electrical curve to connect to electrical wires. only Electrical Curve and Electrical Connector are selected. select 230. click Surface Mounted. For Total number of slots. For Voltage phase-to-phase. click (Clears all object snaps in the group). and select Node and Nearest. For Voltage phase-to-neutral. pan and zoom to Electrical 112. The connections are maintained when a wire or device is moved. select Yes. For Elevation. For Number of 2-pole circuits. Expand Advanced ➤ Circuits. select 230. enter 100. for System. ■ Add a panel 5 In the drawing area. enter 42. For Rating. Note that for the AutoCAD MEP settings. select 240. Click OK. select Power and Lighting.4 In the Drafting Settings dialog: ■ On the Object Snap tab. enter HP01. Under Advanced. for Align to objects. select 230V Lighting (230V LIGHTING). enter 2. for General. specify the following: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ For System Type. enter 1000. Click OK.

11 Press Enter to end the command. 14 Select Circuit 1. enter 1. and 01 Floor: Service Cove Fluorescent for the Circuit 3 description. in this case. The panel automatically aligns to the wall. move the cursor to the wall as shown. and click the Nearest snap to snap to the nearest drawing geometry. 15 Repeat the previous step to enter 01 Floor: Lobby Fluorescent for the Circuit 2 description. 13 In the left pane of Circuit Manager. For Panel Type. and enter 01 Floor: Conference Fluorescent. select ISO. 16 Close the Circuit Manager. 10 For filename. expand HP01 (Current Drawing). Note the list of circuits created when you added the panel. the wall. 94 | Chapter 6 Designing a Lighting System . Note the 20-amp rating on the circuits. and expand Power and Lighting. click Create a new EPD file. 8 In the drawing area. Configure circuits 12 Click Analyze tab ➤ Electrical panel ➤ Circuit Manager. 17 Close the file with or without saving it.■ ■ For Phases. enter Sample and click Save. You can add or remove circuits on a panel at anytime using Circuit Manager. 9 When prompted to create a new or open an existing electrical project database file. double-click the Description field.

By using the electrical project database. When the Electrical workspace is active.Adding Lights In this exercise. for Project Database. select One by One. Click OK. ■ Click OK. click Open. you add lights to a conference room. ■ ■ Add pendant lights 3 In the drawing area. Under Advanced. under Constructs ➤ Electrical ➤ Exercises. you can share circuit information across all project drawings. 4 On the Power-Lighting Device tab of the Electrical tool palette group. 6 On the application status bar. Specify an electrical project database 2 Click Manage tab ➤ Preferences panel ➤ Electrical. select Use Relative Path. enter 100 VA.epd. Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar. ■ In the Electrical Properties dialog. enter 2550. Adding Lights | 95 . under Overload. open ELEC_L01_E02. (Object Snap) to switch it off. for Circuits. You reference the electrical project database that contains the panel and circuits. the Electrical tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. For Elevation. click Electrical Properties. and the Electrical tool palette group is active. 5 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ ■ ■ Under Basic. click 7 Click to place the pendant light in Conference 111 as shown. verify that Pendant 450 is selected. verify that Electrical is the current workspace. ■ ■ ■ On the Circuiting tab. for General. under Connector Properties. for Load Phase 1. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. On the Electrical Project Database tab. In the Open dialog. Under Layout. click Style. pan and zoom to Conference 111. select Check Overload when circuiting On the Electrical Project Database tab. browse to My Documents\Autodesk\My Projects\Research_Building_MEP_M\Constructs\Electrical\EPD and open lighting_exercise02. for Layout Method. click Pendant Light.

click Pendant 450. right-click 12 In the Drafting Settings dialog: ■ ■ ■ ■ (Object Snap) to switch it on. (Object Snap) and click Settings. Rather than placing individual lights and setting the properties for each one. For AutoCAD MEP. 13 On the Lighting tab of the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette group. a more efficient approach is to create a custom tool that place the light and applies the device properties. 10 On the application status bar. click (Clears all object snaps in the group). Select Node and Nearest. In the following steps. For General. 14 In the drawing area. click to place 4 additional pendant lights as shown. you use the Research_Building_MEP_M custom tool palette group to add lighting and other devices. 96 | Chapter 6 Designing a Lighting System . Click OK. click 11 On the application status bar. 9 Switch to the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette group. select Electrical Curve and Electrical Connector.8 Press Enter to accept the default rotation of 0 (zero). including the elevation and circuit load.

17 Repeat the previous steps to place a fifth pendant light in its place. Adding Lights | 97 . 16 Select the original pendant light placed and press Delete.15 Press Enter to end the command.

select Yes. under Location. 20 In the drawing area.Add recessed lights 18 On the Lighting tab of the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette group. click 600x600 Recessed Light. use the ceiling grid to place 6 recessed lights as shown. 98 | Chapter 6 Designing a Lighting System . 19 On the Design tab of the Properties palette. for Align to objects.

Adding Lights | 99 . 23 On the application status bar. click (Object Snap) to switch it off. Add surface lights 22 On the Lighting tab of the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette group. 24 In the drawing area. click Surface 1. click to place the 3 surface lights as shown.21 Press Enter to end the command.

28 In the drawing area. under Basic-Location.25 Press Enter to end the command. click 1200 Long Linear Fluorescent. 27 On the Properties palette. click to place a fluorescent light in Electrical 112 as shown. click Yes. for Align to Objects. 100 | Chapter 6 Designing a Lighting System . Add fluorescent lights 26 On the Lighting tab of the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette group.

Adding Lights | 101 .29 Place an additional fluorescent on the wall as shown.

102 | Chapter 6 Designing a Lighting System . 31 Repeat the previous step to place a fourth light.30 Move the cursor to the left and enter 1200 to place a third light.

Delete the default tags for the lights 34 In the drawing area. Adding Lights | 103 . 33 Select the fixture placed on the wall and press Delete. select one of the tags for the surface lights as shown. right-click and click Select Similar.32 Press Enter to end the command.

35 Press Delete. 38 In the drawing area. Add tags to recessed lighting 36 Switch to the Electrical tool palette group. click Light ID. 104 | Chapter 6 Designing a Lighting System . 37 On the Annotation tab of the Electrical tool palette group. select the recessed light and specify the insertion point for the tag as shown.

39 In the Edit Property Set Data dialog. select the remaining recessed lights and press Enter. 43 Press Enter to end the command. 40 On the command line. 42 In the Edit Property Set Data dialog. click OK. Adding Lights | 105 . 41 In the drawing area. enter m and press Enter. click OK.

select one of the recessed lighting fixtures. for Show Circuits from Panel. click Electrical Properties. select HP01 (Current Drawing). right-click and click Select Similar. Adding Equipment and Wiring In this exercise. you add junction boxes and wiring to the electrical design drawing. 48 Select the remaining lighting fixtures in Conference 111 and in Electrical 112. for Circuits. under Constructs ➤ Electrical ➤ Exercises. open ELEC_L01_E03. 45 On the Design tab of the Properties palette. under Advanced. select 1[Load: 0VA]. 106 | Chapter 6 Designing a Lighting System . 49 Repeat the previous steps to assign these fixtures to the same circuit. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. 47 Press Esc to deselect the fixtures. 46 In the Electrical Properties dialog: ■ ■ ■ Under Connector Properties. 50 Close the file with or without saving it. For Circuit.Assign lighting fixtures to a circuit 44 In the drawing area. Click OK.

for Elevation. for Style. for ID. enter L. 8 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ ■ Under Basic. enter 2600. Under Advanced-Design Data. click Round Data Junction Box. 4 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ Under Basic-Location. Add wiring 6 Switch to the Electrical tool palette group. enter 3500. and the Electrical tool palette group is active. for Height. the Electrical tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. Press Enter to end the command. for Location. enter 200. Add a junction box 2 Switch to the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette group. Adding Equipment and Wiring | 107 . select Arc. click to place 3 junction boxes as shown. When the Electrical workspace is active. 7 On the Wire tab of the Electrical tool palette group. click 230V Lighting Wiring. for General. Under Basic. and for Elevation. 5 In the drawing area. verify that Electrical is the current workspace. select PVC Single.Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar. For Segment. 3 On the Lighting tab of the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette group.

108 | Chapter 6 Designing a Lighting System . 11 Click the electrical end connector on the second junction box. and click the electrical end connector as shown. 10 In the drawing area. click (Object Snap) to switch it on. move the cursor over the first junction box.9 On the application status bar.

Adding Equipment and Wiring | 109 .12 Click the electrical end connector on the third junction box.

110 | Chapter 6 Designing a Lighting System . Add additional wiring for lighting devices 14 Select the wire as shown.13 Press Enter twice to end the command. right-click and click Add Selected.

and then click the second recessed light as shown. click the first junction box. Adding Equipment and Wiring | 111 .15 Click the first recessed light.

16 Enter n and press Enter to start a new run. 112 | Chapter 6 Designing a Lighting System . 17 Repeat the previous steps to wire the second pair of recessed lights to the second junction box as shown.

Adding Equipment and Wiring | 113 .18 Repeat the previous steps to wire the third pair of recessed lights to the third junction box as shown.

114 | Chapter 6 Designing a Lighting System .19 Repeat the previous steps to add wire between the pendant lights and the third junction box.

Adding Equipment and Wiring | 115 .20 Repeat the previous steps to wire the surface lights and linear fluorescent lights to the third junction box as shown.

Change wire location 22 Select the wire as shown.21 Press Enter twice to end the command. and click the Location grip to adjust the location of the wire between the recessed light and junction box as shown. 116 | Chapter 6 Designing a Lighting System . 23 Repeat the previous steps to change the wire location from the junction box to the other recessed light as shown.

right-click and click Connected Objects ➤ Show Connected Run. Adding Equipment and Wiring | 117 .Check connectivity 24 Select the wire between the two pendant lights as shown.

Click OK. and the Electrical tool palette group is opened. 4 In the Drafting Settings dialog: ■ ■ ■ For General. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. 2 On the application status bar. click 3 Right-click (Object Snap) to switch it on. Adding Switches and Additional Wiring In this exercise. verify that Electrical is the current workspace. When the Electrical workspace is active. 118 | Chapter 6 Designing a Lighting System . and click Settings.25 Press Esc to deselect the wire. Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar. (Clears all object snaps in the group). 26 Close the file with or without saving it. open ELEC_L01_E04. (Object Snap). click Select Nearest. You also add a home run to point to the panel added in the first exercise. the Electrical tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. under Constructs ➤ Electrical ➤ Exercises. you add switches and additional wiring to your design.

click Dimmer Switch. select 1[Load: 1040VA]. click Single Pole Switch. In the Select a Style dialog. 8 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ Click Style. for Elevation. 9 In the drawing area. under Connector Properties. click to place the switch as shown. select HP01 (current drawing). for Show Circuits from Panel. 6 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ ■ Under Basic-Location. click to place 2 dimmer switches as shown. and click OK. enter 1000. Adding Switches and Additional Wiring | 119 . 7 In the drawing area.Add switches 5 On the Power-Lighting Device tab of the Electrical tool palette group. click Electrical Properties. For Circuit. 10 Press Enter to end the command. In the Electrical Properties dialog. Click OK. Under Advanced-Circuits. Add additional wiring 11 Right-click (Object Snap). and click Settings.

120 | Chapter 6 Designing a Lighting System . 16 Select the wire and click the Location grip to move it as shown. 15 Press Enter to end the command. 18 In the drawing area. clear Nearest.12 In the Drafting Settings dialog: ■ ■ Under General. select the pendant lighting fixture and click the Add Wire grip as shown. 17 Press Esc to deselect the wire. Click OK. 13 In the drawing area. 14 Click to Electrical End Connector on the switch to connect the wire as shown. select the surface lighting fixture and click the Add Wire grip as shown.

23 Click the electrical end connector on the lighting fixture as shown. 22 Select the wire as shown. right-click and click Add Selected. 20 Press Enter to end the command.19 Click the Electrical End Connector on the dimmer switch to connect the wire as shown. Adding Switches and Additional Wiring | 121 . Add a home run 21 Pan and zoom to Electrical 112.

31 In the drawing area. 26 Press Enter to end the command. 25 Click to place the home run as shown. 29 In the Edit Property Set Data dialog. Add a label 27 On the Annotation tab of the Electrical tool palette group. right-click 600x600 Emergency Light. select the lighting fixture as shown.24 Press Enter to add a homerun. click Home Run Label. click OK. and click Apply Tool Properties to Device. Change the lighting device type 30 On the Lighting tab of the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette group. 122 | Chapter 6 Designing a Lighting System . click the home run to place the label as shown. 28 In the drawing area.

35 Press Esc to deselect the lighting fixture. 36 Close the file with or without saving it. 34 On the Properties palette.32 Press Enter to end the command. 33 Select the fixture again. enter -45. Adding Switches and Additional Wiring | 123 . under Location. for Rotation.

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Designing a Power System 7 In this lesson. 125 . Create a schematic diagram. you learn how to: ■ ■ Place devices using automatic and manual layout methods.

you place devices in a room using a layout method to generate devices with a set distance between each one. open ELEC_L02_E01. Click OK. verify that Electrical is the current workspace. for display. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. 6 Right-click and click Show in Circuit Manager. ■ Display panel settings 5 In the drawing area. 126 | Chapter 7 Designing a Power System . and the Electrical tool palettes group is active. and move devices from one circuit to another to prevent an overload condition. verify that Check Overload when circuiting and Display Overload in Circuit Manager are both selected. Turn on overload checking 3 Click Manage tab ➤ Preferences panel ➤ Electrical. under Constructs ➤ Electrical ➤ Exercises. When the Electrical workspace is active. 2 On the drawing status bar.Generating Devices In this exercise. Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar. Under Overload. the Electrical tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. select Electrical . select the panel in Electrical 211.Power. You also check circuit loads. 4 In the Electrical Preferences dialog: ■ ■ Click the Circuiting tab.

■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Generating Devices | 127 . enter 1800. select 230V Power (230V POWER). This will place sockets at a specific distance interval around the room. For Distance between. and for Insert tag. click Single Switched Socket Outlet. Generate devices 8 In the drawing area.The circuit 02 Floor:NE Laboratory has a rating of 20 amps and a 120V. Expand Tag. Expand Location. Expand System. zoom to Common Area 213. select *NONE*. and for Layout method. and for System. 9 On the Power-Lighting Device tab of the Electrical tool palette. select Distance around space. Under Circuits. enter 450. click the Electrical Properties icon. 7 Close the Circuit Manager. 10 On the Design tab of the Properties palette: ■ Expand Layout. and for Elevation.

For Circuit. ■ ■ ■ 11 Right-click Object Snap. 15 In the warning dialog. 14 Click to place the sockets. select 1 [Load: 0VA]. Delete devices 17 Select the sockets as shown.■ In the Electrical Properties dialog: ■ Under Connector Properties. Click OK. and click Settings. for Show Circuits from Panel. 13 Move the cursor to the space outline for Common Area 213. click Yes. and press Delete. 16 Press Enter to end the command. (Clears all object snaps in the group). select Exercise Panel (Current Drawing). Note that a preview of the socket layout is displayed and the number of sockets is listed on the Properties palette. For General. 12 In the Drafting Settings dialog: ■ ■ ■ ■ Click the Object Snap tab. Click OK. For Load Phase 1. enter 180. click Select Nearest. 128 | Chapter 7 Designing a Power System .

19 In the Circuit Manager. Note how circuit 1 is highlighted in red to display an overload condition. Move devices to another circuit 20 In the drawing area. select Power and Lighting. Generating Devices | 129 . under Exercise Panel (Current Drawing). select the sockets as shown.Check the circuit loads 18 Click Analyze tab ➤ Electrical panel ➤ Circuit Manager.

Manually Placing Devices In this exercise. You also use grips and auto-alignment to move the devices in a room. 24 Close the file with or without saving it. click the Electrical Properties icon. 22 Press Esc to deselect the sockets. Note how the overload condition has been removed. you manually place devices. for Circuit. under Exercise Panel (Current Drawing). and note the new loads on circuits 1 and 2. In the Electrical Properties dialog. select 2 [Load: 0VA] and click OK. select Power and Lighting. 23 In the Circuit Manager. Training File 130 | Chapter 7 Designing a Power System .21 On the Design tab of the Properties palette: ■ ■ Under Advanced-Circuits.

Click OK. open ELEC_L02_E02. 2 On the application status bar. for Show Circuits from Panel. ■ ■ ■ 8 In the drawing area. select One by one. verify that Electrical is the current workspace. the Electrical tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. Manually insert a device 5 In the drawing area. enter 450. click Twin Switched Socket Outlet. select Exercise Panel (Current Drawing). enter 1560 VA. Under Advanced-Circuits. click 4 In the Drafting Settings dialog: ■ ■ ■ ■ (Object Snap) to switch it on. Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar. (Clears all object snaps in the group). For Elevation. and for Align to objects. 7 On the Design tab of the Properties palette: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Expand Layout. Manually Placing Devices | 131 . select 2 [Load: 1440VA]. select Yes. Click the Object Snap tab. When the Electrical workspace is active. and click Settings. and for Layout method. click Select Nearest. 6 On the Power-Lighting Device tab of the Electrical tool palette. Expand Location. and the Electrical tool palettes group is active. Click OK. place the sockets in the corridor between the exterior windows as shown. zoom to Corridor 212.On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. under Constructs ➤ Electrical ➤ Exercises. In the Electrical Properties dialog: ■ Under Connector Properties. For Circuit. click the Electrical Properties icon. For Load Phase 1. 3 Right-click Object Snap. For General.

and click the Show all insertion points grip.Because you selected Yes for Align to objects on the Properties palette. 11 Select the insertion point as shown. select the socket shown. the socket will automatically align to the object to which you snap. Move a device to another wall 10 In the drawing area. 132 | Chapter 7 Designing a Power System . 9 Press Enter to end the command. 12 Move the socket to the opposite wall and click the Nearest snap as shown.

14 Close the file with or without saving it. expand Views ➤ MEP ➤ Electrical ➤ Exercises and right-click New View Dwg ➤ General. Training File None Create a new view drawing 1 On the Views tab of the Project Navigator. Drawing a Schematic Design In this exercise. Drawing a Schematic Design | 133 . you label the components to complete the power distribution diagram.Note how the socket automatically aligns to the wall surface. you begin creating the diagram by adding symbols and drawing schematic lines. You add the main utility transformer. 13 Press Esc to deselect the socket. and then add the fuses. and the circuit breaker. the switches for the main distribution panel. Then.

and click Finish. 3 On the Views tab of the Project Navigator.2 In the Add General View dialog. 11 In the drawing area. click Annotation Scale and select 1:1.270 and press Enter. switch to the Schematic workspace. 134 | Chapter 7 Designing a Power System . 15 Press Enter twice to accept the rotation and end the command. Add schematic lines 10 On the Electric tab of the Schematic tool palette. 9 In the drawing area. When the Schematic workspace is active.0 and press Enter. NOTE To start a new run. Set up the drawing 4 On the application status bar. Add schematic symbols 13 On the Electric tab of the Schematic tool palette. draw lines as shown. 5 Click View tab ➤ MEP View panel ➤ Solution Tips. click to place the circuit breaker to the right of the rectangle. Click Next twice. 12 Press Enter to end the command. click 400V Power. and the Schematic tool palettes group is active. the Schematic tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. zoom extents to view the rectangle. The circuit breaker will appear very small. enter Schematic Riser Diagrams. Add schematic lines 7 Click Home tab ➤ Draw panel ➤ Rectangle. expand Views ➤ MEP ➤ Electrical ➤ Exercises and open Schematic Riser Diagrams. 8 On the command line: ■ ■ Enter 0. enter n on the command line. click Circuit Breaker. 6 On the drawing window status bar. 14 In the drawing area. Enter @210. for Name.

16 Select the symbol for the circuit breaker, right-click and click Edit Schematic Symbol Style. 17 On the Views tab of the Schematic Symbol Styles dialog:
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Under Scaling, clear Use Annotation Scale. For Override Scale, enter 10 for X, Y, and Z. Click OK.

18 Switch to the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette group. 19 On the Schematic tab of the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette, click Fuse. 20 Repeat the previous steps to add the following symbols near the fuse to the right of the rectangle:
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Single Throw Electrical Motor Electrical Panel General Electrical Fuse Electrical Transformer Electrical

Place schematic symbols 21 In the drawing area, right-click the transformer symbol and click Add Selected. 22 Click to place the transformers as shown.

23 Press Esc to end the command.

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24 Repeat the previous steps to place the remaining symbols on the schematic lines as shown.

Modify schematic lines and symbols 25 Select the line as shown and use the Location grip to move the line as shown.

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26 Select the line as shown and use the Lengthen grip to lengthen the line as shown.

27 Select the symbol as shown and use the Location grip to move the symbol as shown.

28 Select the fuse on the line on the left, right-click and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Copy.

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29 Click to add a fuse both to the center and right lines as shown.

30 Repeat the previous steps to copy the switch from the line on the left to both the center and right lines as shown.

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33 Draw rectangles to represent the main and secondary distribution panels as shown. Label the schematic design 34 Switch to the Schematic tool palette group. enter the following: ■ 500 kVA Drawing a Schematic Design | 139 . 35 On the Annotation tab of the Schematic tool palette. 36 Specify the text location to the right of the top transformer. 37 Press Enter to specify a width of zero. Add distribution panels 32 Click Home tab ➤ Draw panel ➤ Rectangle. 38 On the command line. click Text Tool.Add circuit breakers 31 Using the same method for adding the other symbols to the design. add 3 circuit breakers as shown.

Modify the label style 41 Select any one of the labels. 43 In the Text Style dialog: ■ Under Styles. 42 On the command line.■ ■ ■ UTILITY COMPANY TRANSFORMER 230/400V SECONDARY 39 When you have entered all lines of text. enter style. select Arial-Bold. press Enter to end the command. 40 Create text labels in the other locations as shown. 140 | Chapter 7 Designing a Power System .

Under Size. In the New Text Style dialog. 45 On the Properties palette. under Text. 47 Close the file with or without saving it. 46 Press Esc to deselect the labels. Drawing a Schematic Design | 141 . Click Apply and then click Close. for Style select Schematic. select Regular. for Style Name.5. for Font Style. 44 Right-click the label and click Select Similar. enter Schematic and click OK. Under font. enter 2.■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Click New. for Height.

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143 . you learn how to use AutoCAD MEP 2010 to design a plumbing system.Creating a Plumbing System In this tutorial.

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145 . you learn how to: ■ ■ ■ ■ Add plumbing equipment.Designing a Sanitary System 8 In this lesson. such as sinks and toilets. Add plumbing lines to connect equipment. Add vent lines. Add annotation.

urinals. When the Plumbing workspace is active. sinks. and click to insert it as shown. under Water Closets. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. click Select Intersection. 3 On the application status bar. 2 On the application status bar. select Toilet-Flushing Valve.Adding Equipment In this exercise. Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar. (Clears all object snaps in the group). 9 Repeat the previous steps to place 5 additional toilets in the stalls as shown. 8 Use the linework to specify the insertion point. verify that Plumbing is the current workspace. TIP Fixture units and occupancy are needed if you are going to size plumbing lines. for Fixture. Add toilets 5 On the Equipment tab of the Plumbing tool palette group. select Wall-Mounted Flush Valve Toilet. 6 In the Add Multi-view Parts dialog: ■ ■ On the Part tab. Click OK. On the Fixture Units tab. under Constructs ➤ Plumbing ➤ Exercises. right-click 4 In the Drafting Settings dialog: ■ ■ ■ For General. click (Object Snap) to switch it on. Instead you place sized plumbing lines from fixture and symbol defaults. In this exercise. 146 | Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System . click WC. rotate the toilet. you do not calculate the size of plumbing lines. and drains. including toilets. zoom to the women’s rest room. (Object Snap) and click Settings. open PLMB_L01_E01. the Plumbing tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. 7 In the drawing area. and the Plumbing tool palette group is active. you add plumbing fixtures.

and on the Properties palette. 17 Press Esc to deselect the urinals. 13 In the drawing area. 16 Select the urinals. enter 450. click Urinal. select Wall-Hung Urinal. Adding Equipment | 147 . Add sinks 18 On the Equipment tab of the Plumbing tool palette group. 12 In the Add Multi-view Parts dialog. for Elevation. on the Part tab. and click to insert it as shown. click Sink. rotate the urinal. 14 Repeat the previous steps to place 1 additional urinal as shown. use the linework to specify the insertion point. 15 Press Enter to end the command.10 Press Enter to end the command. under Urinals. Add urinals 11 On the Equipment tab of the Plumbing tool palette group.

21 Repeat the previous steps to place 3 additional sinks as shown. select Oval Basin. click Sink. Add service sinks 25 On the Equipment tab of the Plumbing tool palette group. use the linework to specify the insertion point. and on the Properties palette. 26 In the Add Multi-view Parts dialog. use the linework to specify the insertion point. 20 In the drawing area. 27 In the drawing area. for Elevation. 22 Press Enter to end the command. under Location. For Part Size Name. under Sinks. verify that 525 x 475 mm Oval Basin is selected. 24 Press Esc to deselect the sinks. rotate the sink and click to insert it as shown. 148 | Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System . rotate the sink and click to insert it as shown. 23 Select the sinks. enter 860.19 In the Add Multi-view Parts dialog: ■ ■ Under Basins. select Service Sink.

37 Press Enter to end the command. enter 860. under Location. right-click. 30 Press Esc to deselect the sink.28 Press Enter to end the command. 34 Press Enter to end the command. Adding Equipment | 149 . for Elevation. click Drain. 32 In the Add Multi-view Parts dialog: ■ ■ Select Round Floor Drain. select 150 mm Round Floor Drain. select the drain. 35 To replicate the drain in the corresponding stall in the other restroom. For Part Size Name. Add floor drains 31 On the Equipment tab of the Plumbing tool palette group. 36 Specify a base point on the existing drain and then specify the insertion point in the corresponding stall. and on the Properties palette. click to place the floor drain in the location shown. 33 In the drawing area. 29 Select the sink. and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Copy.

150 | Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System . Move the cursor over the sinks to verify that the elevation is 860. 40 Right-click and click Object Viewer. Move the cursor over the urinals to verify that their elevation is 450.Verify elevation settings 38 Move the cursor over the toilets and drains to verify that their elevation is 0 (zero). View in 3D 39 Select all the equipment that you placed in this exercise.

■ Press Esc to close the Object Viewer. click Section Mark A2T. 43 In the drawing area. Create a section view 42 On the Annotation tab of the Plumbing tool palette group. Adding Equipment | 151 . click to specify the first point of the section line as shown. ■ Move the cursor over the view cube and click (Home).41 In the Object Viewer dialog: ■ Click North.

152 | Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System . Press Enter to end the command. The section created provides visual feedback. 47 Click to place the section to the left of the drawing area. Remove the section view 48 Click Undo twice to remove the section view and section mark. For Scale. 45 Click to specify the section extents as shown.44 Click to specify the second point of the section line as shown. select 1:50. 46 In the Place Callout dialog: ■ ■ ■ Deselect Place Titlemark. Remove the linework 49 Select the linework used to position the equipment. Click Current Drawing.

Adding a Waste Line for Toilets | 153 . NOTE The major vertical pipe stack was created as piping so that you can check for interference.50 Press Delete. open PLMB_L01_E02. 51 Close the file with or without saving it. under Constructs ➤ Plumbing ➤ Exercises. 3 Select the toilet and move the cursor over the Add grip as shown. move the cursor over the vertical pipe as shown. Note the elevation is 225. Verify elevations 2 In the drawing area. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. you connect the toilets to the waste stack. Turn off solution tips 1 Click View tab ➤ MEP View ➤ Solution Tips. you add a waste line from the cleanout to the stack. Adding a Waste Line for Toilets In this exercise. Then.

For Slope. draw a plumbing line from the left side of the chase past the vertical pipe as shown.4 Press Esc to deselect the toilet. NOTE This is to depict the longest pipe run from the lowest fixture elevation. Add a temporary waste line to check for space 5 On the Plumbing Line tab of the Plumbing tool palette group. 7 In the drawing area. knowing that there is sufficient space to accommodate the required slopes. enter 225. You can set the plumbing lines at 225 mm. 6 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ For Elevation. 9 Move the cursor over the plumbing line you drew in the previous step. to check the elevation at various points. click Sanitary Black Water. 10 Click Undo to remove the plumbing line. enter -2. 8 Press Enter to end the command. 154 | Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System .

select Midpoint. and position the cursor to locate the midpoint of the chase. 13 On the application status bar. and click OK. on the Object Snap tab.Add fittings 11 On the Fittings tab of the Plumbing tool palette group. 18 Move the mouse cursor over the fitting to verify that the elevation is 225. right-click 14 In the Drafting Settings dialog. select Long Radius Double Branch with Boss. 15 In the drawing area. right-click and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Copy. (Object Snap) and click Settings. and rotate the fitting as shown. 19 Select the fitting. click General Plumbing Fitting. 17 Press Enter to end the command. Click OK. In the Select a style dialog. For Elevation. Copy the fitting to the additional locations as shown. 12 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ ■ ■ Click Style. select Sanitary Black Water. For System. enter 225. click to place the fitting. 16 Move the cursor to the right. Adding a Waste Line for Toilets | 155 . zoom to the end of the chase between the toilets.

156 | Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System . click them off. Connect fixtures to waste line 24 On the application status bar. 23 Press Esc to deselect the fittings. Under AutoCAD MEP. for Style. on the Object Snap tab: Clear Midpoint. (Object Snap Tracking) and (Object Snap) to switch 25 On the application status bar. 21 Select the 2 fittings below the urinals. select the fitting on the left and click the Add grip shown. select Long Radius Bend with Boss. 28 On the Properties palette. Click OK. Click OK. right-click ■ ■ ■ (Object Snap) and click Settings. select Pipe Curve and Pipe Connector. 29 In the drawing area. 22 On the Properties palette.20 Press Enter to end the command. click to connect to the Pipe End Connector on the toilet. for Slope. 27 In the drawing area. 26 In the Drafting Settings dialog. enter 0.

31 Repeat the previous steps for the toilet on the other side of the chase. 34 Draw plumbing line and click the Pipe end Connector on the next fitting to connect it. 32 Press Enter to end the command. Adding a Waste Line for Toilets | 157 . 36 Repeat the previous steps to draw waste lines to the remaining toilets and between the remaining fittings on the right.30 In the Select Connector dialog. 33 Select the fitting and click the Add grip. 35 Press Enter to end the command. verify that Connector 2: Waste is selected and click OK.

Add a cleanout 37 Select the fitting between the toilets on the left. 40 On the Fittings tab of the Plumbing tool palette group. 42 In the drawing area. 38 Click the Add grip and draw plumbing line from the fitting to the left and up as shown. 39 Press Enter to end the command. click the Pipe End Connector on the end of the pipe to place the cleanout as shown. In the Select a Style dialog. click General Plumbing Fitting. select End of Line Cleanout and click OK. 41 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ Click Style. 158 | Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System .

45 Close the file with or without saving it. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. you connect the sinks and urinals to the waste line. Adding a Waste Line for Urinals and Sinks In this exercise. 44 Zoom out to view the completed plumbing lines. Set up the drawing 1 On the drawing status bar.43 Press Enter to end the command. select the urinal on the left and click the Add grip on the drain. open PLMB_L01_E03. click Annotation Scale and select 1:25. under Constructs ➤ Plumbing ➤ Exercises. Adding a Waste Line for Urinals and Sinks | 159 . Connect urinals to the waste line 2 In the drawing area.

click Add a Riser to the Connecting Plumbing Line. 4 In the Plumbing Line .Elevation Mismatch dialog. 5 Press Enter to end the command.3 Draw plumbing line to connect to the waste line. 6 Repeat the previous steps for the next urinal. 160 | Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System .

Adding a Waste Line for Urinals and Sinks | 161 . and click the Add grip. select Connector 3: Waste and click OK. 9 In the Select Connector dialog. 10 In the Plumbing Line . 11 Press Enter to end the command.Connect sinks to the waste line 7 Select the fitting between the basins on the left.Elevation Mismatch dialog. 8 Draw a plumbing line to the sink and click the Pipe End Connector. 12 Repeat the previous steps for the next 3 sinks. click Add A Riser.

162 | Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System .13 Select the utility sink. 14 Draw plumbing line from the sink toward the wall and click to place as shown. and click the Add grip for the drain.

Adding a Waste Line for Urinals and Sinks | 163 . 16 Draw plumbing line down toward the waste line and click to insert as shown.15 On the Properties palette. for Elevation. enter -200.

enter -3375 and click the waste line to connect to it. for Elevation. 164 | Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System .17 On the Properties palette.

click Add a Riser to the Fixture.18 In the Plumbing Line . Add a waste line for floor drains 20 Select the floor drain and click the Add grip as shown.Elevation Mismatch dialog. Adding a Waste Line for Urinals and Sinks | 165 . 19 Press Enter to end the command.

enter -3375. 23 On the Properties panel.21 On the Properties palette. continue the plumbing line as shown. for Elevation. 22 Draw the plumbing line and click to insert as shown. 24 In the drawing area. 166 | Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System . for Elevation. enter -300.

25 Press Enter the command. Add vent lines to toilets 1 In the drawing area. 27 Close the file with or without saving it. under Constructs ➤ Plumbing ➤ Exercises. you add vent lines to the sanitary system. open PLMB_L01_E04. 26 Repeat the previous steps for the other floor drain. select the fitting on the left and click the Add grip as shown. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. Adding Vent Lines In this exercise. Adding Vent Lines | 167 .

draw the vent line as shown. 168 | Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System . Press Enter to end the command. enter 800. 7 Press Enter to end the command. 4 Select the next fitting and click the Add grip as shown. 3 In the drawing area. For Elevation. enter 800. select Sanitary Vent.2 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ For System. 6 In the drawing area. and click the Pipe Curve Connector. 5 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ For System. draw a vent line to the previously drawn vent line. select Sanitary Vent. For Elevation.

click Branch and click OK. Adding Vent Lines | 169 . select the sanitary tee as shown. 10 Press Enter to end the command.8 In the drawing area. In the Select a Style dialog. 9 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ Click Style.

draw a vent line from the fitting to connect to the main vent line. enter 800. For Elevation. 170 | Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System .11 In the drawing area. and click the Add grip. select it. zoom to the fitting shown. 13 In the drawing area. select Sanitary Vent. 12 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ For System.

5 Press Enter to continue. select Size and System Label. open PLMB_L01_E05. Adding Annotation In this exercise. select the plumbing line segments shown and press Enter. 4 Specify the location for each label. you add labels and tags to plumbing lines. select the waste and vent lines shown and press Enter. verify these settings: ■ ■ For Label Style: Standard For Layout method: One by one 3 In the drawing area. 15 Zoom out to view the completed vent lines. Data is also automatically updated in the plumbing schedule.14 Repeat the previous steps to connect the remaining fittings to the main vent line. 16 Close the file with or without saving it. Select each of the sanitary tees and use the Properties palette to change each tee to a branch. Add labels 1 On the Annotation tab of the Plumbing tool palette group. Adding Annotation | 171 . You can use schedules as you design to get feedback on changes as you work. 2 On the Properties palette. click Label. The labels and tags will update automatically as you change plumbing systems. for Style. under Constructs ➤ Plumbing ➤ Exercises. 7 In the drawing area. 6 On the Properties palette. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator.

select the toilet as shown and specify an insertion point for the tag. 11 In the drawing area. click Plumbing Fixtures & Piping Connections . click OK. Add tags 10 On the Tag & Schedule tab of the Plumbing tool palette group. 172 | Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System . 9 Press Enter to end the command.8 Specify the location for each label. 12 In the Edit Property Set Data dialog.Text.

16 In the Edit Property Set Data dialog.13 On the command line. enter WC. For MarkUnderlineTextToggle. Adding Annotation | 173 . urinals. you will select groups of equipment and override the labels. enter m to specify multiple fixtures. 15 Press Enter to end the command. select the toilets shown. Override property set data for the toilets 17 In the drawing area. enter 1. Later in this exercise. select all of the fixtures. and floor drains as shown. including the toilets. sinks. For Mark AutoIncrement#. under Property Sets: ■ ■ ■ For MarkAbbreviation. All equipment is labeled as AHU. click OK. 18 On the Extended tab of the Properties palette. 14 In the drawing area. select False.

For ColdWaterConnectionSize. enter Water Closet. ■ ■ ■ For BasisofDesign-Manufacturer. enter 25. 23 In the drawing area. Zoom to view the entire schedule. 20 Double-click the top viewport with the schedule.■ Expand GEquipmentCommonObjects. enter Connect Sanitary Waste to Chase Line on Floor Below. For WasteConnectionSize. Notice that the schedule has been updated to include the data for WC-1. 21 Use the data in the final schedule shown to tag the remaining equipment. zoom to view the vent stack and click to add a text box as shown. 25 Press Enter twice to end the command. For Description. For VentConnectionSize. Add an MText for waste and vent stack 22 Click Annotate tab ➤ Text panel ➤ Text. enter 100. 174 | Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System . enter WC Manufacturing Co. Disability Compliant. For CatalogNumber. 19 Press Esc to deselect the toilets. 24 On the command line. ■ ■ ■ ■ Collapse GTagEquipmentCommonObjects. Flush Valve. enter P40-3. enter 25.

26 Close the file with or without saving it. Adding Annotation | 175 .

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you learn how to use schematic lines and symbols to draw a riser diagram. 177 . and click Finish. expand MEP ➤ Plumbing.Drawing a Riser Diagram 9 In this lesson. Training File None. enter Plumbing Riser Diagrams. 2 In the Add Detail View dialog. right-click the Exercise folder and click New View Dwg ➤ Detail. you create the initial drawing for a sanitary waste system riser diagram. for Name. The riser diagram represents the waste system for the second floor of the office building. Create a new view drawing 1 On the Views tab of the Project Navigator. Starting the Riser Diagram In this exercise. Click Next twice.

0 and press Enter. 178 | Chapter 9 Drawing a Riser Diagram . for Isoplane. select Flanged Pipe. Set up the drawing area 4 On the drawing window status bar. Under Design Data. for System. select P-Sanitary Black Water (BW). 12 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ ■ ■ Under General. NOTE The plane of the line is the default plane for any symbols placed on the line. Click OK. select Schematic Connector and Schematic Curve Connector. 6 On the command line: ■ ■ Enter 0. 10 In the Drafting Settings dialog: Click the Object Snap tab. and click Settings. click Schematic Line. move the cursor straight down. Draw the schematic line on the plane that best represents the orientation of the symbols. for ID. 9 Right-click Object Snap ■ ■ ■ ■ . 7 In the drawing area. 13 Specify a start point near the left side of the rectangle. 5 Click Home tab ➤ Draw panel ➤ Rectangle.3 on the Views tab of the Project Navigator. zoom extents. and enter 60 and press Enter. Under General.210 and press Enter. for Style. click Annotation Scale and select 1:1. Under System. enter 100. open the Plumbing Riser Diagrams view just created. select Top. Under AutoCAD MEP. 8 Switch the workspace to Schematic. Add schematic lines 11 On the Isometric Plumbing tab of the Schematic tool palette group. Under Drawing Mode. Enter @297. click Clears all object snaps in the group.

enter 210. and press Enter. enter 60. 15 Move the cursor to the approximate location shown.14 Move the cursor to the approximate location shown. and press Enter. Starting the Riser Diagram | 179 .

The schematic line style is connected and can be edited with grips.16 Press Enter to end the command. 17 Select the schematic line. 19 Press Esc to deselect the schematic line. for Start. under Connections: ■ ■ ■ For Connection Node. The schematic line style displays end conditions that are controlled by the line style. 21 Click the Location grip on the short segment to move the line to the right as shown. Under Start & End Settings. select None. and for End. Click OK. 20 Select the schematic line again. right-click and click Edit Schematic Line Style. select None. on the Annotation tab. select None. 18 In the Schematic Line Styles dialog. 180 | Chapter 9 Drawing a Riser Diagram .

for System. For Y. 25 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ Under System. click Cleanout. enter WC0. select P-Sanitary Black Water (BW). 26 Click to place the cleanout at the end of the schematic line using the schematic end connector as shown. enter . on the Views tab. enter . under Scaling: ■ ■ ■ ■ Clear Use Annotation Scale. For X. 23 Zoom to the open connection on the left short segment. Edit the symbol style 27 Select the symbol for the cleanout. Add schematic symbols 24 On the Isometric Plumbing tab of the Schematic tool palette group. enter .5.5. right-click and click Edit Schematic Schematic Symbol Style. 28 In the Schematic Symbol Styles dialog. For Z.22 Press Esc to deselect the line.5. Starting the Riser Diagram | 181 . Press Enter to end the command. Under Design Data. for ID.

select Top.■ Click Apply to All Views and click OK. 182 | Chapter 9 Drawing a Riser Diagram . enter DL-1. click to insert a double lateral in the approximate location shown. select Double Lateral and click OK. 30 On the Isometric Plumbing tab of the Schematic tool palette group. 32 In the drawing area. and click to place it. click Lateral Left-Facing. For System. select Sanitary Black Water (BW). for Style. For Isoplane. All blocks used for different views are now resized. 31 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ ■ ■ In the Select a Style dialog. Add additional symbols 29 Place a second cleanout symbol on the line segment on the right. 33 Move the cursor directly up the line to orient the fitting as shown. For ID.

36 In the Schematic Symbol Styles dialog. For X. right-click and click Edit Schematic Symbol Style. you complete the drawing for the sanitary waste system riser diagram. For Z. Add fixture branches for toilets 1 Select the schematic line. Completing the Riser Diagram | 183 . right-click and click Add Selected. 3 Click the double lateral and drag the cursor to the top left. 37 Save the file and continue with the next exercise. 4 Enter n for new run.34 Press Enter to end the command. Edit the symbol style 35 Select the double lateral symbol.2. Training File Open the file you created in the previous exercise and continue. under Scaling: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Clear Use Annotation Scale. Completing the Riser Diagram In this exercise. For Y.2.2. Enter 60. Click Apply to All Views and click OK. select Left. enter 80. enter . enter . For ID. on the Views tab. 2 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ For Isoplane. enter .

10 Click the schematic end snap on the pipe. 7 Zoom out to view the branches. 184 | Chapter 9 Drawing a Riser Diagram . 9 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ ■ For Style. enter WC-1H. move the cursor to the bottom right as shown. For ID. click P-Trap. and enter 60. select P-Sanitary Black Water (BW). in the Select a Style dialog. and move the cursor to orient the direction as shown. For System.5 Click the schematic end connector on the double lateral. select P-Trap Connection 2 and click OK. Add traps for the toilets 8 On the Isometric Plumbing tab of the Schematic tool palette group. 6 Press Enter to end the command.

Edit the style for the trap 12 Select the trap symbol. For Y. you move components using grips. Move schematic components 15 Select the double lateral. Completing the Riser Diagram | 185 . Copy the schematic style 18 Select the waste lines and symbols as shown. on the Views tab. right-click and click Edit Schematic Symbol Style. 14 Press Esc to deselect the trap symbol. Next. For Z. enter 8. enter 8. 17 Use the Location grip to move the double lateral back to its original location and press Esc to deselect the double lateral. enter 8. 16 Click the Location grip to move the double lateral to the right as shown. 13 In the Schematic Symbol Styles dialog. under Scaling: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Clear Use Annotation Scale. Note how the schematic line moves with the symbol.11 Repeat the previous step to place a second fixture symbol on the end of the other line segment as shown. For X. Click Apply to All Views and click OK.

21 Press Esc to deselect the waste lines and symbols. For ID. 186 | Chapter 9 Drawing a Riser Diagram . for ID. enter WC-1. 20 Click to place the copy as shown. enter LL-1. click Lateral Left-Facing. Edit the ID of the trap 22 Select the traps at the ends of the duplicate line. 23 On the Properties palette. so you don’t need to enter any values.19 Right-click and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Copy. select P-Sanitary Black Water (BW). TIP You can edit selections of symbols or lines at the same time. 25 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ For System. such as when you placed the symbol or line. Press Esc to deselect the traps. These values are used in labels and schedules. Add another trap 24 On the Isometric Plumbing tab of the Schematic tool palette group.

3. right-click and click Edit Schematic Symbol Style. 32 Press Esc to deselect the trap symbol. Press Enter to end the command. 31 In the Schematic Symbol Styles dialog. enter . on the Views tab. For Y. click to place the trap on the line as shown. 27 On the Properties palette. Edit the style for the trap 30 Select the trap symbol. for Isoplane.26 In the drawing area. For Z. select the long line segment. 29 Zoom to view the trap symbol you placed. Click Apply to All Views and click OK. For X. NOTE The isometric plane changes to match the plane of the line. select Right. under Scaling: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Clear Use Annotation Scale. you must change the isoplane. enter . Since you want the symbol to be flat on the right plane.3. enter . under Drawing Mode. 28 In the drawing area.3. Completing the Riser Diagram | 187 . You can adjust the isoplane using grips.

36 Select the schematic line. 188 | Chapter 9 Drawing a Riser Diagram . ■ ■ Under Drawing Mode. Under Design Data. 37 On the Properties palette. select it. 38 In the drawing area.Adjust the isoplane using grips 33 Select the trap symbol you placed in the previous step. 39 Zoom out to view the second double lateral. Click the Isometric Plane grip 3 times to cycle through the planes and return to the right plane. and enter 30. select Left. click the end of the schematic line as shown. for ID. enter 80. Press Enter to end the command. 34 Press Esc to deselect the symbol. right-click and click Add Selected. move the cursor up. right-click and click Add Selected. for Isoplane. click the trap symbol again. Add additional segments 35 Zoom to view the short line segment. 40 In the drawing area. Press Enter to end the command.

43 In the drawing area. Press Enter to end the command. Completing the Riser Diagram | 189 . 46 On the Isometric Plumbing tab of the Schematic tool palette group. 45 Draw a 60 mm branch in the opposite direction. click to place a trap at each end of the line segments as shown. click P-Trap. 44 Right-click and click New Run. right-click and click Add Selected. 42 Select the 80 mm riser.41 Zoom to view the trap symbol. draw a 60 mm side branch to the left. 47 In the drawing area. starting from the double lateral.

54 Click Schematic Symbol tab ➤ General panel ➤ Select Similar. select an area to include the riser branch as shown. 50 Repeat the previous steps to edit the style and override the scaling values using a value of 5. 52 Copy the riser branch to the location shown. under Design Data. 53 Select the P-Trap symbol.48 Press Enter to end the command. 51 In the drawing area. 55 On the Properties palette. Press Esc to deselect the riser branch. 56 Press Esc to deselect the symbol. 49 Select the trap symbol again. for ID. enter LAV-1. 190 | Chapter 9 Drawing a Riser Diagram .

57 Close the file with or without saving it. Completing the Riser Diagram | 191 .

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193 .Generating Construction Documents In this tutorial. you learn how to use AutoCAD MEP 2010 to create views and place them on sheets. You also learn how to publish a sheet set for your design.

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Create a mechanical schedule view. A set of completed view drawings is included for reference on the Views tab of the Project Navigator.” You can follow the exercises in this lesson to create the views or use the “_final” views in order to create sheets in the next lesson. The name of each completed view ends with “_final. ■ ■ Generate detail and section views. and piping views using constructs provided in the tutorials project. you learn how to: ■ Create electrical.Creating Views 10 In this lesson. plumbing. 195 .

Create a general view of the electrical system 7 On the Views tab of the Project Navigator. Deselect Mechanical. If a construct drawing has an xref overlay. 11 Select Second Floor. 14 Click Finish. expand Electrical.Lighting Plan. and click New View Dwg ➤ General. 196 | Chapter 10 Creating Views . 13 Specify the drawings to xref into your view: ■ ■ ■ ■ Under Architectural-Slab. 10 Click Next. then the xref drawing information is transferred to the view. 12 Click Next. click Cancel. expand MEP. Verify electrical constructs 1 On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. Select Open in Drawing Editor. 8 Right-click Electrical. Piping. If a construct drawing has an attached xref. and Plumbing. If you modify the construct drawing.Creating an Electrical Plan View In this exercise. 6 In the Modify Construct dialog. you create a general view drawing for the electrical system. 3 In the Modify Construct dialog. the xref overlay is not transferred to the view. expand Architectural ➤ Spaces. The drawings you specify here are included as xrefs in the view drawing. Under Electrical. 4 On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. deselect 02 Power. Notice the construct is assigned to the Second Floor. 2 Right-click 02 Spaces and click Properties. enter 02 Floor . click Cancel. deselect 02 Slab. 5 Right-click 02 Lighting and click Properties. you simply need to open the view drawing or reload the construct xref to display the most current drawing on the view. The view displays in the drawing area. 9 In the Add General View dialog. Notice the construct is assigned to the Second Floor. This view drawing references the electrical lighting construct. for Name.

Lighting Plan and click New Model Space View.Change the display configuration 15 On the drawing status bar. click 2 points at the upper left and lower right of the view as shown. select 1:100. In the drawing area. Create a model space view 16 On the Views tab of the Project Navigator. For Scale. Creating an Electrical Plan View | 197 . ■ ■ Click Define View Window . 17 In the Add Model Space View dialog: ■ ■ For Name. for display configuration. select Electrical-Lighting. right-click 02 Floor . enter 02 Lighting Plan.

click the Constructs tab. 6 In the Add General View dialog. 8 Select Second Floor. Notice the construct is assigned to the Second Floor. deselect 02 Slab. On the next worksheet of the dialog.Enlarged Areas. Then you create a detail view. Deselect Electrical. 7 Click Next. Verify plumbing constructs 1 In the Project Navigator. and Piping. 2 Right-click 02 Sanitation Pipework and click Properties. 5 Right-click Plumbing. 3 In the Modify Construct dialog. enter 02 Floor . The floor plan drawing is also assigned to the second floor. Mechanical. note the model space view for 02 Floor . Select Open in Drawing Editor. click Cancel.■ Click OK.Plumbing . and expand Plumbing. Creating a Plumbing Plan View In this exercise.Sanitary . Create a general view of the plumbing system 4 On the Views tab of the Project Navigator. expand MEP. for Name. and you create the detail in its own view drawing. and click New View Dwg ➤ General. 10 Specify the drawings to xref into your view: ■ ■ ■ Under Architectural-Slab.Lighting Plan. On the Views tab of the Project Navigator. 198 | Chapter 10 Creating Views . You add a detail mark to the plan view drawing. The construct developed in the Plumbing tutorial is assigned to the second floor. you specify the xrefs to include in the view. you create a general view drawing for the plumbing system. The available xrefs are the ones assigned to the same level you specify here. 18 Save and close the file. 9 Click Next.

enter Main Restrooms. you simply need to open the view drawing or reload the construct xref to display the most current drawing on the view. Creating a Plumbing Plan View | 199 . click 2 points at the upper left and lower right of the view as shown.Enlarged Areas and click New Model Space View. Create a model space view 13 On the Views tab of the Project Navigator.Note how this view drawing references the sanitation pipework construct. If you modify the construct drawing. For Scale. for display configuration. 15 In the Add Model Space View dialog: ■ ■ ■ ■ For Name. select Plumbing. In the drawing area. 11 Click Finish. expand MEP ➤ Plumbing ➤ Exercises. The view displays in the drawing area. select 1:50. 14 Right-click 02 Floor Plumbing . Change the display configuration 12 On the drawing status bar. Click Define View Window.Domestic .

open the Main Restrooms model space view. Open the model space views 20 On the Views tab of the Project Navigator. Create another model space view 16 Pan and zoom to Laboratory 221. open each of the model space views. Create a final model space view 18 On the Views tab of the Project Navigator.Chase Wall with a scale of 1:20. 17 Repeat the previous steps to create a model space view named NE Laboratory with a scale of 1:50. 19 Repeat the previous steps to create a model space view named Main Restroom . 21 Save and close the file. 200 | Chapter 10 Creating Views .■ Click OK.

5 Select Basement. you specify the xrefs to include in the view. If you change the construct drawing. If a construct drawing has an attached xref. Select Open in Drawing Editor. and Pumps. Deselect Electrical. select Mechanical. and click New View Dwg ➤ Section/Elevation. 8 Click Finish. The drawings you specify here are included as xrefs in the view drawing. so it will not display in the view unless you select it here. 6 Click Next. enter B Piping Section. Change the display configuration 9 On the drawing status bar. 3 In the Add Section/Elevation View dialog: ■ ■ For Name. deselect MECH_L1_E3_gbXML_data. If a construct drawing has an xref overlay. Mechanical. 4 Click Next. then the xref drawing information is transferred to the view. 7 Specify the drawings to xref into your view: ■ ■ ■ Under Spaces-Exercises. Note how the view drawing references the piping construct. Click OK. On the next worksheet of the dialog. Create a section view of the piping system 1 On the Views tab of the Project Navigator. and Plumbing. you need to open the view drawing or reload the construct xref to display the most current drawing on the view. For Description. Creating a Piping Section View | 201 . 2 Right-click Piping. the xref overlay is not transferred to the view. expand Views ➤ MEP. The Completed_Piping_Plan drawing includes the penthouse shell drawing as an xref overlay. for display configuration. Chillers. you create a piping section view. enter Basement Piping Section with Air Handling Units.Creating a Piping Section View In this exercise. The available xrefs are the ones assigned to the same level you specify here.

Add a section to the view 10 On the Annotation tab of the Piping tool palette group. 13 Move the cursor to the left to specify the section mark boundary and click to set the boundary. 12 Press Enter. Everything included inside this boundary will be included in the section view. 202 | Chapter 10 Creating Views . click Section Mark A2T. You can do this without ending active commands. TIP You can select Ortho Mode on the application status bar to restrict object orientation to horizontal or vertical directions only. 11 Click to place the section mark on the floor plan as shown.

Creating a Piping Section View | 203 . select 1:100. 18 Specify the section mark boundary as shown. Verify that both Generate Section/Elevation and Place Titlemark are selected.14 In the Place Callout dialog: ■ ■ ■ For New Model Space View Name.Chillers. For Scale. Add another section to the view 17 On the Annotation tab of the Piping tool palette group. 16 Click to the right of the drawing area to specify the insertion point for the section. 15 Click Current Drawing. enter Piping Section . click Section Mark A2T.

8 Click Finish. Create a general view drawing 1 On the Views tab of the Project Navigator. For Scale. and then you link to the HVAC construct drawing. and click New View Dwg ➤ General.19 In the Place Callout dialog: ■ ■ ■ For New Model Space View Name. 3 In the Add General View dialog. 204 | Chapter 10 Creating Views . 6 Click Next. for Name. 4 Click Next. 5 Right-click Division and click Select All. expand Views ➤ MEP. 23 Save and close the file. select 1:100. The schedule is populated with air diffuser data from the view drawing. 7 Specify the drawings to xref into your view: ■ ■ ■ Deselect Constructs.Pumps. enter Piping Section . you create a schedule for air diffusers in the HVAC plan. 21 Click to the right of the drawing area. You add the schedule to a view drawing. and below the previous section to specify the insertion point for the section. Verify that both Generate Section/Elevation and Place Titlemark are selected. enter Model . Select Open in Drawing Editor. open each of the piping section views. Creating a Mechanical Equipment Schedule In this exercise. 2 Right-click Models. Select Mechanical. 20 Click Current Drawing.Mechanical. 22 On the Project Navigator.

9 Click View tab ➤ Appearance panel ➤ SW Isometric. for Name. For External drawing. 15 Click Finish. select Browse. 10 Save and close the file. 20 Click to specify the location for the upper-left corner of the schedule table. 12 In the Add General View dialog. 13 Click Next. No levels are selected. 22 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ Under Advanced ➤ External Source ➤ Schedule External Drawing. you create a schedule in the plot sheet to reference the Model-Mechanical view. click Air Terminal Devices. Link the schedule to an external drawing 21 Select the schedule table. right-click Mechanical and click New View Dwg ➤ General. Add the schedule to the view 16 On the Views tab of the Project Navigator. and press Enter to automatically size the schedule table. under Mechanical. Next. 14 Click Next. 19 Press Enter. select Yes. No categories or constructs are selected. Create a general view for the schedule 11 On the Views tab of the Project Navigator. Creating a Mechanical Equipment Schedule | 205 . 17 Switch to the HVAC workspace. open Mechanical Schedule. 18 On the Tag & Schedule tab of the HVAC tool palette group. Next you add the schedule to the view. All mechanical data is available from this one view drawing. enter Mechanical Schedule.

TIP If you customize a schedule table style. and click OK. you can copy and paste it in other drawings using Style Manager. This sorts the rows alphanumerically by tag name. you removed the references to the VAV boxes. under Classifications. You will fix those issues by modifying the schedule table style. browse to My Documents\Autodesk\My Projects\Research_Building_MEP_M\Views\MEP\Models. ■ ■ The schedule table updates to reflect the style changes. click Add. The diffusers are now grouped in rows. The schedule updates to show data from the diffusers and grilles used in the view drawing. and select Air Terminal. and add a quantity column to the schedule table. This will group all similar parts on the same row. and click Open. Select Model-Mechanical. On the Sorting tab. 25 Right-click and click Edit Schedule Table Style. 206 | Chapter 10 Creating Views . ■ 23 With the schedule table still selected.■ In the Select a drawing file dialog. On the Columns tab. 26 In the Schedule Table Style Properties dialog: ■ ■ ■ On the Applies To tab. Click OK. In the Select Property dialog. select GTagAirTerminalObjects:Mark-Unformatted. and listed in order by tag. and several rows show question marks (?) for data. This restricts the schedule table to only objects classified as air terminals. 27 Save the file. select Include Quantity Column. By restricting the schedule table to only air terminals. expand MvPart Type. right-click and click Update Schedule Table. Modify the schedule table style 24 Select the schedule table. Each item is listed on its own row. The question marks that displayed previously were the VAV boxes in the drawing.

30 Save and close the file.Create a model space view for the schedule 28 On the Views tab of the Project Navigator. Creating a Mechanical Equipment Schedule | 207 . In the drawing area. 29 In the Add Model Space View dialog: ■ For Name. right-click Mechanical Schedule and click New Model Space View. click 2 points at the upper left and lower right of the view as shown. ■ Click OK. ■ ■ Click Define View Window . enter Air Terminal Schedule.

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Publish the sheet set. The exercises in this lesson are sequential. Create a new sheet subset 1 On the Sheets tab of the Project Navigator. you create a sheet drawing using the electrical plan view drawing. 209 . You can use the completed view drawings from the previous lesson or use the “_final” views in order to create sheets in this lesson. right-click Research_Building_MEP_M and click New ➤ Subset. you learn how to: ■ ■ ■ Place views on sheets to create construction documents. A set of completed sheet drawings is included for your reference.Adding Views to Sheets and Publishing 11 In this lesson. Creating an Electrical Plan Sheet In this exercise. You create new sheet drawings using the view drawings you created in the previous lesson. Create a cover sheet. They are located in the Exercises_final subset on the Sheets tab of the Project Navigator. and it is recommended that you complete them in the order presented.

2 In the Subset Properties dialog:

For Subset Name, enter Exercises. For Sheet Creation Template, click (Browse).

In the Select Layout as Sheet Template dialog, for Drawing template file name, click (Browse). In the Select Drawing dialog, select Aecb Sheet (Global Ctb).dwt, and click Open. In the Select Layout to as Sheet Template dialog, select ISO A0 (841 x 1189), and click OK twice. The new sheet subset is added to the Sheets tab.

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Create an electrical plan sheet 3 On the Sheets tab of the Project Navigator, right-click Exercises, and click New ➤ Sheet. 4 In the New Sheet dialog:
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For Number, enter E-1. For Sheet title, enter Electrical Plan. Select Open in Drawing Editor. Click OK.

Place a view on the sheet 5 On the Views tab of the Project Navigator, expand MEP ➤ Electrical ➤ 01 Lighting Plan. 6 Drag the Tutorial Area model space view onto the sheet. 7 Click to specify the insertion point for the lower-left corner of the view.

8 Repeat the previous steps to place the 01 Electrical Plan model space view from the Views tab onto the sheet.

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9 Pan and zoom to the title block. This sheet was created using a standard AutoCAD MEP sheet template. Note how the title and sheet number are automatically populated using the sheet information. You can add and edit text in the title block.

The sheet drawing references the view drawing, which in turn references the construct drawing. If you modify the construct drawing, just open the sheet to see the latest construct geometry. 10 Save and close the file.

Creating a Plumbing Detail Sheet
In this exercise, you create a sheet for the detail view. When you place the view on a sheet, the detail view number will automatically be added. Create a new sheet 1 On the Sheets tab of the Project Navigator, right-click Exercises and click New ➤ Sheet.

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2 In the New Sheet dialog:
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For Number, enter P-1. For Sheet title, enter Plumbing - Enlarged Area. Select Open in Drawing Editor. Click OK.

Place a view on the sheet 3 Click the Views tab on the Project Navigator. 4 Under Views, expand MEP ➤ Plumbing ➤ 02 Floor - Plumbing - Sanitary - Enlarged Areas. 5 Drag the Main Restrooms model space view onto the sheet. 6 Specify an insertion point for the view on the sheet. 7 Repeat the previous steps for the NE Laboratory view and the Main Restroom-Chase Wall view.

8 Save and close the file.

Creating a Piping Section Sheet
In this exercise, you create a sheet for the section view. When you place the view on a sheet, the section view number will be added. Create a new sheet 1 On the Sheets tab of the Project Navigator, right-click Exercises and click New ➤ Sheet. 2 In the New Sheet dialog:
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For Number, enter P-2. For Sheet title, enter Basement Piping Sections. Select Open in Drawing Editor. Click OK.

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Place a view on the sheet 3 Click the Views tab in the Project Navigator. 4 Under Views, expand Piping ➤ B Piping Section. 5 Drag the Piping Section - Chillers view onto the sheet. Right-click and click 1:50 to set the scale. 6 Specify an insertion point for the view on the sheet. 7 Repeat the previous steps for the Piping Section - Pumps view.

8 Save and close the file.

Creating an Mechanical Schedule Sheet
In this exercise, you place the mechanical equipment schedule view on a sheet. Create a new sheet 1 On the Sheets tab of the Project Navigator, right-click Exercises and click New ➤ Sheet. 2 In the New Sheet dialog:
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For Number, enter M-1. For Sheet title, enter Mechanical Schedules. Select Open in Drawing Editor. Click OK.

Place the view on the sheet 3 Switch to the HVAC workspace. 4 On the Tag & Schedule tab of the HVAC tool palette group, click Air Terminal Devices. 5 Move the cursor to the drawing area and press Enter. 6 Specify an insertion point on the sheet for the upper-left and lower-right corners of the schedule table as shown.

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Modify table properties 7 Select the schedule table, right-click and click Properties. 8 On the Properties palette:
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Under Basic-General, for Update Automatically, select Yes. Under Selection, for Add New Objects Automatically, select Yes. Under Advanced-External Source, for Schedule External Drawing, select Yes. For External Drawing, click (Browse).

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In the Select a Drawing File dialog, browse to My Documents\Autodesk\My Projects\Research_Building_MEP_M\Views\MEP\Models, select Model - Mechanical.dwg and click Open.

9 In the drawing area, right-click the schedule table and click Update Schedule Table. Modify the table style 10 Select the schedule table, right-click and click Edit Schedule Table Style. 11 In the Schedule Table Style Properties dialog:

On the Applies To tab, under Classifications, expand MvPart Type and select Air Terminal. This restricts the schedule table to only objects classified as air terminals. On the Columns tab, select Include Quantity Column. This will group all similar parts on the same row, and add a quantity column to the schedule table. On the Sorting tab, click Add.

In the Select Property dialog, select GTagAirTerminalObjects:Mark-Unformatted and click OK. This sorts the rows alphanumerically by tag name.

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On the Layout tab, under Format, for Title, click Override Cell Format.

In the Cell Format Override dialog, under Text Appearance, for Style, select Arial-Bold and click OK.

Click OK.

12 Save and close the file.

Creating a Cover Sheet
In this exercise, you learn how to create a cover sheet. You insert a sheet list table that is dynamically linked to all sheets in the set. Create a new sheet 1 On the Sheets tab of the Project Navigator, right-click Exercises and click New ➤ Sheet. 2 In the New Sheet dialog:

For Sheet Title, enter Cover Sheet. Sheets in the set are ordered based on their location in the subset. Select Open in Drawing Editor. Click OK.

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Add a sheet list 3 On the Sheets tab of the Project Navigator, right-click Exercises, and click Insert Sheet List Table. 4 In the Sheet List Table dialog, select Show Subheader and click OK. 5 In the drawing area, click to specify the location for the sheet list.

6 Zoom in to view the sheet list.

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Note that only the sheets in the Exercises subset are included. TIP As you add or remove sheets in a project, you can update the sheet list table by selecting it, right-clicking, and clicking Update Table Data Links. 7 Select the sheet list table, right-click and click Properties. 8 On the Properties palette, for Table Style, select Sheet List. 9 Press ESC to deselect the table.

10 Save and close the file.

Publishing the Sheet Set
In this exercise, you publish the sheet set to DWF™. A sample DWF is linked from the Project Browser. A DWF can be posted on the internet, red-lined, and plotted as needed. 1 On the Sheets tab of the Project Navigator, right-click Research_Building_MEP_M and click Publish ➤ Publish to DWF. 2 In the Specify DWF File dialog, click Desktop, and click Select. 3 When publishing is complete, use Windows® Explorer to browse to Desktop, and double-click Research_Building_MEP_M.dwf to open it. NOTE You can also use the link provided to view plot and publishing details.

4 In the left pane of the sheet set, click a thumbnail of a drawing to view it in the right pane. The DWF file contains live links. You can click a drawing title in the sheet set list to view that drawing. Note the detail and section marks on the Sanitary Detail and Piping Section sheets. You can click the marks to switch to the detail or section sheet.

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a completed sheet set is included in the Exercises\completed sheet set directory.For reference. Publishing the Sheet Set | 217 .

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