AutoCAD MEP Kraken

Tutorials

Date

©

2009 Autodesk, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by Autodesk, Inc., this publication, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form, by any method, for any purpose. Certain materials included in this publication are reprinted with the permission of the copyright holder. Disclaimer THIS PUBLICATION AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS MADE AVAILABLE BY AUTODESK, INC. "AS IS." AUTODESK, INC. DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING THESE MATERIALS. Trademarks The following are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and other countries: 3DEC (design/logo), 3December, 3December.com, 3ds Max, ADI, Alias, Alias (swirl design/logo), AliasStudio, Alias|Wavefront (design/logo), ATC, AUGI, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Learning Assistance, AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD Simulator, AutoCAD SQL Extension, AutoCAD SQL Interface, Autodesk, Autodesk Envision, Autodesk Insight, Autodesk Intent, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Map, Autodesk MapGuide, Autodesk Streamline, AutoLISP, AutoSnap, AutoSketch, AutoTrack, Backdraft, Built with ObjectARX (logo), Burn, Buzzsaw, CAiCE, Can You Imagine, Character Studio, Cinestream, Civil 3D, Cleaner, Cleaner Central, ClearScale, Colour Warper, Combustion, Communication Specification, Constructware, Content Explorer, Create>what's>Next> (design/logo), Dancing Baby (image), DesignCenter, Design Doctor, Designer's Toolkit, DesignKids, DesignProf, DesignServer, DesignStudio, Design|Studio (design/logo), Design Web Format, Discreet, DWF, DWG, DWG (logo), DWG Extreme, DWG TrueConvert, DWG TrueView, DXF, Ecotect, Exposure, Extending the Design Team, Face Robot, FBX, Filmbox, Fire, Flame, Flint, FMDesktop, Freewheel, Frost, GDX Driver, Gmax, Green Building Studio, Heads-up Design, Heidi, HumanIK, IDEA Server, i-drop, ImageModeler, iMOUT, Incinerator, Inferno, Inventor, Inventor LT, Kaydara, Kaydara (design/logo), Kynapse, Kynogon, LandXplorer, LocationLogic, Lustre, Matchmover, Maya, Mechanical Desktop, Moonbox, MotionBuilder, Movimento, Mudbox, NavisWorks, ObjectARX, ObjectDBX, Open Reality, Opticore, Opticore Opus, PolarSnap, PortfolioWall, Powered with Autodesk Technology, Productstream, ProjectPoint, ProMaterials, RasterDWG, Reactor, RealDWG, Real-time Roto, REALVIZ, Recognize, Render Queue, Retimer,Reveal, Revit, Showcase, ShowMotion, SketchBook, Smoke, Softimage, Softimage|XSI (design/logo), SteeringWheels, Stitcher, Stone, StudioTools, Topobase, Toxik, TrustedDWG, ViewCube, Visual, Visual Construction, Visual Drainage, Visual Landscape, Visual Survey, Visual Toolbox, Visual LISP, Voice Reality, Volo, Vtour, Wire, Wiretap, WiretapCentral, XSI, and XSI (design/logo). The following are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk Canada Co. in the USA and/or Canada and other countries: Backburner,Multi-Master Editing, River, and Sparks. The following are registered trademarks or trademarks of MoldflowCorp. in the USA and/or other countries: Moldflow, MPA, MPA (design/logo),Moldflow Plastics Advisers, MPI, MPI (design/logo), Moldflow Plastics Insight,MPX, MPX (design/logo), Moldflow Plastics Xpert. Third Party Software Program Credits ACIS Copyright© 1989-2001 Spatial Corp. Portions Copyright© 2002 Autodesk, Inc. Flash ® is a registered trademark of Macromedia, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. International CorrectSpell™ Spelling Correction System© 1995 by Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, N.V. All rights reserved. InstallShield™ 3.0. Copyright© 1997 InstallShield Software Corporation. All rights reserved. PANTONE® Colors displayed in the software application or in the user documentation may not match PANTONE-identified standards. Consult current PANTONE Color Publications for accurate color. PANTONE Color Data and/or Software shall not be copied onto another disk or into memory unless as part of the execution of this Autodesk software product. Portions Copyright© 1991-1996 Arthur D. Applegate. All rights reserved. Portions of this software are based on the work of the Independent JPEG Group. RAL DESIGN© RAL, Sankt Augustin, 2002 RAL CLASSIC© RAL, Sankt Augustin, 2002 Representation of the RAL Colors is done with the approval of RAL Deutsches Institut für Gütesicherung und Kennzeichnung e.V. (RAL German Institute for Quality Assurance and Certification, re. Assoc.), D-53757 Sankt Augustin. Typefaces from the Bitstream® typeface library copyright 1992. Typefaces from Payne Loving Trust© 1996. All rights reserved. Printed manual and help produced with Idiom WorldServer™. WindowBlinds: DirectSkin™ OCX © Stardock® AnswerWorks 4.0 ©; 1997-2003 WexTech Systems, Inc. Portions of this software © Vantage-Knexys. All rights reserved. The Director General of the Geographic Survey Institute has issued the approval for the coordinates exchange numbered TKY2JGD for Japan Geodetic Datum 2000, also known as technical information No H1-N0.2 of the Geographic Survey Institute, to be installed and used within this software product (Approval No.: 646 issued by GSI, April 8, 2002). Portions of this computer program are copyright © 1995-1999 LizardTech, Inc. All rights reserved. MrSID is protected by U.S. Patent No. 5,710,835. Foreign Patents Pending. Portions of this computer program are Copyright ©; 2000 Earth Resource Mapping, Inc. OSTN97 © Crown Copyright 1997. All rights reserved. OSTN02 © Crown copyright 2002. All rights reserved. OSGM02 © Crown copyright 2002, © Ordnance Survey Ireland, 2002. FME Objects Engine © 2005 SAFE Software. All rights reserved. AutoCAD 2009 is produced under a license of data derived from DIC Color Guide® from Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Inc. Copyright © Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Inc. All rights reserved.

Government Use Use, duplication, or disclosure by the U.S. Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in FAR 12.212 (Commercial Computer Software-Restricted Rights) and DFAR 227.7202 (Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software), as applicable.

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

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

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

viii .

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

2 .

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

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

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

6 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 .

26 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

38 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

select the horizontal duct and click the Lengthen grip as shown. Modify the horizontal duct 15 Click inside the left viewport and zoom to Mechanical Space 124.14 Press Enter to end the command. 16 In the drawing area. Adding Vertical Supply Duct | 47 .

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

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

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

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

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

Drawing 1-Line Duct | 53 . 21 In the drawing area. 19 Repeat the previous steps to connect the second diffuser in Conference 111. select the diffuser and draw duct to connect to the main duct as shown. 20 Pan and zoom to Lobby 110.18 Right-click and click Accept.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Designing a Chilled Water Supply System

5

In this lesson, you learn how to:
■ ■ ■ ■

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.

61

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

■ ■

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:
■ ■

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.

62 | Chapter 5 Designing a Chilled Water Supply System

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.

Adding Equipment | 63

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.

64 | Chapter 5 Designing a Chilled Water Supply System

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

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 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

88 .

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

90 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 112 | Chapter 6 Designing a Lighting System .

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 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

124 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:
■ ■ ■

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:
■ ■ ■ ■ ■

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.

Drawing a Schematic Design | 135

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.

136 | Chapter 7 Designing a Power System

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.

Drawing a Schematic Design | 137

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.

138 | Chapter 7 Designing a Power System

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

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

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

142 .

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

144 .

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

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

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

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

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

Verify elevation settings 38 Move the cursor over the toilets and drains to verify that their elevation is 0 (zero). Move the cursor over the sinks to verify that the elevation is 860. Move the cursor over the urinals to verify that their elevation is 450. 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 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. enter -200.15 On the Properties palette. Adding a Waste Line for Urinals and Sinks | 163 . for Elevation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

176 .

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

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

Starting the Riser Diagram | 179 . enter 60. and press Enter. and press Enter. enter 210.14 Move the cursor to the approximate location shown. 15 Move the cursor to the approximate location shown.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can adjust the isoplane using grips. click to place the trap on the line as shown. Edit the style for the trap 30 Select the trap symbol. 32 Press Esc to deselect the trap symbol. 31 In the Schematic Symbol Styles dialog. Since you want the symbol to be flat on the right plane. Completing the Riser Diagram | 187 . enter . For X. select Right. for Isoplane. 29 Zoom to view the trap symbol you placed. For Z.3. right-click and click Edit Schematic Symbol Style. enter . Press Enter to end the command.26 In the drawing area. under Drawing Mode. select the long line segment. enter . you must change the isoplane. NOTE The isometric plane changes to match the plane of the line. on the Views tab. under Scaling: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Clear Use Annotation Scale. 28 In the drawing area. For Y.3.3. 27 On the Properties palette. Click Apply to All Views and click OK.

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

click P-Trap. 46 On the Isometric Plumbing tab of the Schematic tool palette group. 45 Draw a 60 mm branch in the opposite direction. 42 Select the 80 mm riser.41 Zoom to view the trap symbol. Completing the Riser Diagram | 189 . right-click and click Add Selected. starting from the double lateral. Press Enter to end the command. click to place a trap at each end of the line segments as shown. 44 Right-click and click New Run. 47 In the drawing area. draw a 60 mm side branch to the left. 43 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. 55 On the Properties palette. 50 Repeat the previous steps to edit the style and override the scaling values using a value of 5. select an area to include the riser branch as shown. 51 In the drawing area. enter LAV-1. 52 Copy the riser branch to the location shown. 54 Click Schematic Symbol tab ➤ General panel ➤ Select Similar. for ID. 190 | Chapter 9 Drawing a Riser Diagram . 53 Select the P-Trap symbol. 49 Select the trap symbol again.

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

192 .

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

194 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Verify that both Generate Section/Elevation and Place Titlemark are selected. enter Model . 5 Right-click Division and click Select All. Create a general view drawing 1 On the Views tab of the Project Navigator. The schedule is populated with air diffuser data from the view drawing.Pumps. and below the previous section to specify the insertion point for the section. 22 On the Project Navigator. and then you link to the HVAC construct drawing. 4 Click Next.Mechanical. 21 Click to the right of the drawing area. You add the schedule to a view drawing. open each of the piping section views. Select Open in Drawing Editor. 23 Save and close the file. you create a schedule for air diffusers in the HVAC plan. and click New View Dwg ➤ General. Select Mechanical. 204 | Chapter 10 Creating Views . 2 Right-click Models. for Name. For Scale. expand Views ➤ MEP. enter Piping Section . 20 Click Current Drawing. 3 In the Add General View dialog. 6 Click Next. 8 Click Finish. 7 Specify the drawings to xref into your view: ■ ■ ■ Deselect Constructs. select 1:100.19 In the Place Callout dialog: ■ ■ ■ For New Model Space View Name. Creating a Mechanical Equipment Schedule In this exercise.

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

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

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

208 .

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

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.

■ ■

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:
■ ■ ■ ■

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.

210 | Chapter 11 Adding Views to Sheets and Publishing

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.

Creating a Plumbing Detail Sheet | 211

2 In the New Sheet dialog:
■ ■ ■ ■

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:
■ ■ ■ ■

For Number, enter P-2. For Sheet title, enter Basement Piping Sections. Select Open in Drawing Editor. Click OK.

212 | Chapter 11 Adding Views to Sheets and Publishing

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:
■ ■ ■ ■

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.

Creating an Mechanical Schedule Sheet | 213

Modify table properties 7 Select the schedule table, right-click and click Properties. 8 On the Properties palette:
■ ■ ■

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).

■ ■

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.

214 | Chapter 11 Adding Views to Sheets and Publishing

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.

■ ■

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.

Creating a Cover Sheet | 215

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.

216 | Chapter 11 Adding Views to Sheets and Publishing

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

218 .

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful