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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

for General. Note the node snap displays at the ceiling grid intersections. click Diffuser. You do not need to specify elevation. Add ceiling diffusers 2 Pan and zoom so that Conference 111 is centered in the drawing area. and the HVAC tool palette group is active. For Part Size Name. verify that HVAC is the current workspace. select 600 x 600 mm Square Faced Ceiling Diffuser. (Object Snap).Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar. Click OK. click select Node. click 4 Right-click (Object Snap) to switch it on. When the HVAC workspace is active. select 600 x 600 mm Square Plaque Faced Ceiling Diffuser . and ■ 6 On the Equipment tab of the HVAC tool palette group. 40 | Chapter 4 Designing a Supply Duct System . The diffuser will snap to the ceiling grid (3550 mm). ■ 8 In the drawing area. 3 On the application status bar. for Flow (Each Terminal). enter 125.250 mm Neck. On the Flow tab. 5 In the Drafting Settings dialog: ■ On the Object Snap tab. specify the insertion point to place the first diffuser in the location shown. (Clears all object snaps in the group). the HVAC tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. 7 In the Add Multi-view Parts dialog: ■ ■ On the Part tab. and click Settings.

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

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

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

44 | Chapter 4 Designing a Supply Duct System . Flip the VAV box 21 Select the VAV box. enter y to erase the original VAV box. right-click and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Mirror. 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.20 Press Enter to end the command.

and open MECH_L02_E02. When the HVAC workspace is active. verify that HVAC is the current workspace. 2 Click View tab ➤ Viewports panel ➤ Viewport Configurations List drop-down ➤ Two: Vertical. Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar. 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. right-click and click Add Selected. 5 Click View tab ➤ Appearance panel ➤ SE Isometric. Adding Vertical Supply Duct In this exercise. expand Constructs ➤ Mechanical ➤ Exercises. you draw a vertical supply duct and connect it to the horizontal duct. Adding Vertical Supply Duct | 45 . the HVAC tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. and the HVAC tool palette group is active. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. 6 Zoom to the location for the vertical duct. 4 Click inside the right viewport.

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

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

48 | Chapter 4 Designing a Supply Duct System . 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. 20 On the Application status bar. 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.

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

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

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

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

20 Pan and zoom to Lobby 110. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

28 Close the file with or without saving it. 27 Press Esc to deselect the tee. move the duct up. and enter 600.26 Click the Location grip. 60 | Chapter 4 Designing a Supply Duct System .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

76 | Chapter 5 Designing a Chilled Water Supply System . 14 Press Esc to deselect the pipe. and then select the pipe. 16 Use the Location grip to move the pipe as shown. Modify the elevation for the lower run 11 Click in the left viewport to activate it. 12 Hover over the pipe to view the elevation. under Basic-Placement. for Elevation. enter 1800.10 Press Enter to end the command. 13 On the Properties palette. Move pipe without breaking connections 15 Select the pipe and click the Location grip as shown.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. right-click and click Add Selected. 110 | Chapter 6 Designing a Lighting System .13 Press Enter twice to end the command.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the Schematic tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. 6 On the drawing window status bar. Add schematic symbols 13 On the Electric tab of the Schematic tool palette. zoom extents to view the rectangle. 9 In the drawing area. click Circuit Breaker. NOTE To start a new run. 14 In the drawing area. 11 In the drawing area. and the Schematic tool palettes group is active.2 In the Add General View dialog. Enter @210. 134 | Chapter 7 Designing a Power System . draw lines as shown. expand Views ➤ MEP ➤ Electrical ➤ Exercises and open Schematic Riser Diagrams. When the Schematic workspace is active. enter Schematic Riser Diagrams. 12 Press Enter to end the command. for Name. 15 Press Enter twice to accept the rotation and end the command. The circuit breaker will appear very small. and click Finish. Add schematic lines 10 On the Electric tab of the Schematic tool palette. click 400V Power.270 and press Enter. 5 Click View tab ➤ MEP View panel ➤ Solution Tips. Set up the drawing 4 On the application status bar. click Annotation Scale and select 1:1. click to place the circuit breaker to the right of the rectangle. enter n on the command line. Click Next twice. Add schematic lines 7 Click Home tab ➤ Draw panel ➤ Rectangle. 8 On the command line: ■ ■ Enter 0.0 and press Enter. 3 On the Views tab of the Project Navigator. switch to the Schematic workspace.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adding a Waste Line for Toilets | 157 . 31 Repeat the previous steps for the toilet on the other side of the chase.30 In the Select Connector dialog. 32 Press Enter to end the command. verify that Connector 2: Waste is selected and click OK. 35 Press Enter to end the command. 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. 33 Select the fitting and click the Add grip.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Create a model space view for the schedule 28 On the Views tab of the Project Navigator. enter Air Terminal Schedule. In the drawing area. 29 In the Add Model Space View dialog: ■ For Name. Creating a Mechanical Equipment Schedule | 207 . 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. 30 Save and close the file. ■ Click OK. ■ ■ Click Define View Window .

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