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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17 Click the location grip and drag to move the duct. Use the drawing compass To create an accurate model of your layout. you often need to draw relative to other objects in your building model. When you use the location grip to move an object. As you draw. 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. 18 In the drawing area. Working with Objects | 21 . Any part you add to a layout can be aligned to a specified rotation angle on the compass. select the duct and click the add grip.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

under Size Range 1.35 Press Enter to end the command. Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar. you draw piping from the chillers to the pumps. the Piping tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. ■ Connecting Chillers to Pumps | 69 . Connecting Chillers to Pumps In this exercise. and you use grips and pipe snaps. 3 In the Style manager dialog: ■ In the left pane. You add vertical pipe runs. 36 Close the file with or without saving it. and the Piping tool palette group is active. On the Preferences tab. Set up routing preferences 2 Click Manage tab ➤ Style & Display panel ➤ Style Manager drop-down ➤ Routing Preference Definitions. expand Constructs ➤ Piping ➤ Exercises. and click Generic Threaded & Flanged Steel. expand Piping Objects ➤ Pipe Part Routing Preferences. for Transition-Concentric select Threaded Generic Reducer_gbm. Training File On the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. and open PIPE_L01_E02. When the Piping workspace is active. verify that Piping is the current workspace.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Move pipe without breaking connections 15 Select the pipe and click the Location grip as shown. 76 | Chapter 5 Designing a Chilled Water Supply System . 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.10 Press Enter to end the command. 14 Press Esc to deselect the pipe. under Basic-Placement. 13 On the Properties palette. for Elevation. enter 1800. and then select the pipe. 16 Use the Location grip to move the pipe as shown.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Generating Devices | 129 . under Exercise Panel (Current Drawing). select Power and Lighting. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.Add circuit breakers 31 Using the same method for adding the other symbols to the design. enter the following: ■ 500 kVA Drawing a Schematic Design | 139 . 35 On the Annotation tab of the Schematic tool palette. Label the schematic design 34 Switch to the Schematic tool palette group. 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. click Text Tool. 36 Specify the text location to the right of the top transformer. add 3 circuit breakers as shown.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

urinals. enter 1.13 On the command line. 15 Press Enter to end the command. select all of the fixtures. enter m to specify multiple fixtures. Adding Annotation | 173 . All equipment is labeled as AHU. 18 On the Extended tab of the Properties palette. under Property Sets: ■ ■ ■ For MarkAbbreviation. including the toilets. Later in this exercise. Override property set data for the toilets 17 In the drawing area. select False. For Mark AutoIncrement#. and floor drains as shown. For MarkUnderlineTextToggle. enter WC. sinks. 16 In the Edit Property Set Data dialog. select the toilets shown. 14 In the drawing area. click OK. you will select groups of equipment and override the labels.

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

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

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

for Isoplane. 6 On the command line: ■ ■ Enter 0. for System.0 and press Enter.3 on the Views tab of the Project Navigator. select Schematic Connector and Schematic Curve Connector. NOTE The plane of the line is the default plane for any symbols placed on the line. click Clears all object snaps in the group. 12 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ ■ ■ Under General. Under General. Under System. 9 Right-click Object Snap ■ ■ ■ ■ . click Annotation Scale and select 1:1. Enter @297. zoom extents. select P-Sanitary Black Water (BW). select Top. Under AutoCAD MEP. Under Drawing Mode. Set up the drawing area 4 On the drawing window status bar. enter 100.210 and press Enter. 7 In the drawing area. move the cursor straight down. and enter 60 and press Enter. and click Settings. for Style. for ID. click Schematic Line. open the Plumbing Riser Diagrams view just created. Add schematic lines 11 On the Isometric Plumbing tab of the Schematic tool palette group. 10 In the Drafting Settings dialog: Click the Object Snap tab. 8 Switch the workspace to Schematic. 178 | Chapter 9 Drawing a Riser Diagram . 5 Click Home tab ➤ Draw panel ➤ Rectangle. Draw the schematic line on the plane that best represents the orientation of the symbols. select Flanged Pipe. 13 Specify a start point near the left side of the rectangle. Under Design Data. Click OK.

enter 60.14 Move the cursor to the approximate location shown. Starting the Riser Diagram | 179 . 15 Move the cursor to the approximate location shown. and press Enter. enter 210. and press Enter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

click Section Mark A2T. 12 Press Enter. Everything included inside this boundary will be included in the section view. 11 Click to place the section mark on the floor plan as shown. 13 Move the cursor to the left to specify the section mark boundary and click to set the boundary. 202 | Chapter 10 Creating Views . 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. TIP You can select Ortho Mode on the application status bar to restrict object orientation to horizontal or vertical directions only.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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