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

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

. . . . . . . . . . . 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. 1 .Introduction In this tutorial. You also learn how to use AutoCAD MEP 2010 to complete basic tasks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Save As) export the current drawing.. click. NOTE AutoCAD MEP options are set from Options on the application menu. On the application menu.. (Save) save the current drawing with a new name. select a file to open. Click on to access the application menu and perform the following actions: to. (New) (Open) save the current file. select a template and create a new drawing.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. (Export) The Application Menu | 11 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20 Press Enter to end the command. click (Undo). regenerate the drawing.19 Draw duct at a 90 degree angle as shown. 24 Press Enter. stay active or current until you choose another command or end the current command. such as the Add Duct command. or export the drawing to a different format. or on commands that display information. End a command Some commands. Undo a command 21 On the Quick Access toolbar. 22 | Chapter 2 Understanding the Basics . 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. change the graphics display. close. Cancel a command 22 Press ESC. or save a window or a drawing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11 Press Enter to end the command. 12 In the drawing area. 16 Pan and zoom to Conference 111. 52 | Chapter 4 Designing a Supply Duct System . select the diffuser and use the Add grip to draw duct to the main duct as shown. 15 Press Enter to end the command. select the second diffuser and click the Add Grip as shown. 17 In the drawing area. 13 Draw duct to connect the diffuser to the main duct as shown. 14 Right-click and click Accept.

21 In the drawing area. Drawing 1-Line Duct | 53 . select the diffuser and draw duct to connect to the main duct as shown.18 Right-click and click Accept. 19 Repeat the previous steps to connect the second diffuser in Conference 111. 20 Pan and zoom to Lobby 110.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

15 In the Choose a Part dialog. click OK. Connect pumps to the chillers 13 Select the first pump on the left. under Basic-Placement. 14 On the Properties palette. Connecting Chillers to Pumps | 71 .12 Press Enter twice to accept the routing solution and end the command. and click the Add grip on the outlet as shown. for Elevation enter 2500.

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. and click the pipe end connector as shown. Connect chillers to pumps 17 Select the pipe between the 2 pumps. 19 Press Enter twice to end the command. 72 | Chapter 5 Designing a Chilled Water Supply System .16 Move the cursor directly to the outlet on the next pump. and click the Add grip.

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

select the pipe and click the Add grip.4 Press Enter to end the command. 6 In the drawing area. 74 | Chapter 5 Designing a Chilled Water Supply System . The elbow is converted to a tee. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adding Lights | 99 . Add surface lights 22 On the Lighting tab of the Research_Building_MEP_M tool palette group. click (Object Snap) to switch it off. 23 On the application status bar. click to place the 3 surface lights as shown. 24 In the drawing area. click Surface 1.21 Press Enter to end the command.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

enter n on the command line. 15 Press Enter twice to accept the rotation and end the command. Set up the drawing 4 On the application status bar. Click Next twice. click 400V Power. Enter @210. The circuit breaker will appear very small. Add schematic symbols 13 On the Electric tab of the Schematic tool palette.270 and press Enter.2 In the Add General View dialog. click Circuit Breaker. 3 On the Views tab of the Project Navigator. 14 In the drawing area. 134 | Chapter 7 Designing a Power System . enter Schematic Riser Diagrams. 8 On the command line: ■ ■ Enter 0. When the Schematic workspace is active. click Annotation Scale and select 1:1. for Name. 5 Click View tab ➤ MEP View panel ➤ Solution Tips. and click Finish. 12 Press Enter to end the command. expand Views ➤ MEP ➤ Electrical ➤ Exercises and open Schematic Riser Diagrams. 6 On the drawing window status bar. click to place the circuit breaker to the right of the rectangle. draw lines as shown. 11 In the drawing area. the Schematic tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. and the Schematic tool palettes group is active. Add schematic lines 10 On the Electric tab of the Schematic tool palette. 9 In the drawing area.0 and press Enter. Add schematic lines 7 Click Home tab ➤ Draw panel ➤ Rectangle. switch to the Schematic workspace. NOTE To start a new run. zoom extents to view the rectangle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

rotate the sink and click to insert it as shown. verify that 525 x 475 mm Oval Basin is selected. under Location. 23 Select the sinks. rotate the sink and click to insert it as shown. 21 Repeat the previous steps to place 3 additional sinks as shown. select Oval Basin. Add service sinks 25 On the Equipment tab of the Plumbing tool palette group. 148 | Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System . select Service Sink. click Sink.19 In the Add Multi-view Parts dialog: ■ ■ Under Basins. use the linework to specify the insertion point. enter 860. 27 In the drawing area. 20 In the drawing area. for Elevation. use the linework to specify the insertion point. under Sinks. and on the Properties palette. 26 In the Add Multi-view Parts dialog. 24 Press Esc to deselect the sinks. 22 Press Enter to end the command. For Part Size Name.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

open PLMB_L01_E03. click Annotation Scale and select 1:25. under Constructs ➤ Plumbing ➤ Exercises. 45 Close the file with or without saving it. Adding a Waste Line for Urinals and Sinks | 159 . 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. Connect urinals to the waste line 2 In the drawing area. select the urinal on the left and click the Add grip on the drain. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator.43 Press Enter to end the command.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

select the plumbing line segments shown and press Enter. You can use schedules as you design to get feedback on changes as you work. under Constructs ➤ Plumbing ➤ Exercises. verify these settings: ■ ■ For Label Style: Standard For Layout method: One by one 3 In the drawing area. click Label. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. Add labels 1 On the Annotation tab of the Plumbing tool palette group. you add labels and tags to plumbing lines. 7 In the drawing area. select Size and System Label. for Style. Adding Annotation In this exercise. 5 Press Enter to continue. Data is also automatically updated in the plumbing schedule. 2 On the Properties palette. Adding Annotation | 171 . 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. 4 Specify the location for each label. The labels and tags will update automatically as you change plumbing systems. 15 Zoom out to view the completed vent lines. 6 On the Properties palette. select the waste and vent lines shown and press Enter.14 Repeat the previous steps to connect the remaining fittings to the main vent line. open PLMB_L01_E05.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

on the Views tab. Training File Open the file you created in the previous exercise and continue. 2 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ For Isoplane. right-click and click Add Selected. enter .34 Press Enter to end the command. under Scaling: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Clear Use Annotation Scale. enter . For Z. enter .2. Click Apply to All Views and click OK. Completing the Riser Diagram | 183 . right-click and click Edit Schematic Symbol Style. you complete the drawing for the sanitary waste system riser diagram. 4 Enter n for new run.2. select Left. Enter 60.2. 37 Save the file and continue with the next exercise. 36 In the Schematic Symbol Styles dialog. For X. For Y. enter 80. For ID. Edit the symbol style 35 Select the double lateral symbol. 3 Click the double lateral and drag the cursor to the top left. Completing the Riser Diagram In this exercise. Add fixture branches for toilets 1 Select the schematic line.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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. 193 .Generating Construction Documents In this tutorial.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. click Section Mark A2T. 202 | Chapter 10 Creating Views . 12 Press Enter.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. Everything included inside this boundary will be included in the section view.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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