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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

32 | Chapter 3 Determining Loads and Air Flows . right-click Stair 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 Shipping and click Apply Tool Properties to ➤ Space. 23 Select the spaces as shown.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the HVAC tools are available on the Build panel of the Home tab. When the HVAC workspace is active. expand Constructs ➤ Mechanical ➤ Exercises. and move locations. leave the default settings and click Start. you use a duct size calculator in the software to convert 1-line duct to sized 2-line duct. add transitions. select the duct as shown. verify that HVAC is the current workspace. and open MECH_L02_E04. and the HVAC tool palette group is active. Sizing Duct | 55 . Sizing Duct In this exercise. Calculate duct sizes 2 In the drawing area. 3 Right-click and click Calculate Duct System Sizes. 4 In the Duct System Size Calculator dialog. 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. You also modify the ducts to change sizes. Set up the drawing 1 On the application status bar. 5 When the duct calculations are complete. click Close.

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

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

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

click Close. and enter 1200.17 In the Duct System Size Calculator dialog. 20 In the Object Viewer. select Mechanical . 21 Close the Object Viewer. move the duct up. select the duct as shown. for Select Shape for Parts with Undefined Shape. 23 Click the Location grip. 24 Press Esc to deselect the duct.Duct 2-Line. 22 In the drawing area. 25 Select the tee as shown. Click Start. 18 When the duct calculations are complete. 19 Repeat the previous steps to open the Object Viewer. select Rectangular. Sizing Duct | 59 .

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

Designing a Chilled Water Supply System

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

Completed chilled water system

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

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

(Object Snap), and click Settings.

4 In the Drafting Settings dialog:

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

(Clears all object snaps in the group), and

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15 Select the bottom for the second centerpoint.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

click Gate.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. 84 | Chapter 5 Designing a Chilled Water Supply System . 7 Click to insert the valve and rotate as shown.

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

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

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

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

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

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

For Voltage (for 1-pole circuits). and select Node and Nearest. For Voltage phase-to-neutral. pan and zoom to Electrical 112. select Power and Lighting. Under Advanced. For Voltage phase-to-phase. For Number of 2-pole circuits. select 230V Lighting. select Yes. specify Yes. click Surface Mounted. Click OK. click (Clears all object snaps in the group). Use electrical connector to connect to electrical devices. specify the following: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ For System Type. enter 0. for Align to objects. only Electrical Curve and Electrical Connector are selected. For Rating. Expand Advanced ➤ Circuits. For Create Circuits. specify the following settings for the panel: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Under Location. select 240. ■ ■ ■ ■ Under Design Data. for Name. 6 On the Panel tab of the Electrical tool palette group. Click OK. enter 1000. for System. For Number of 1-pole circuits. For Elevation. For Total number of slots. The connections are maintained when a wire or device is moved. enter 2. Click Circuit Settings. enter HP01. select 230V Lighting (230V LIGHTING). select 230. Use Electrical curve to connect to electrical wires. For System. Note that for the AutoCAD MEP settings. In the Circuit Settings dialog. select 230. enter 100.4 In the Drafting Settings dialog: ■ On the Object Snap tab. enter 42. ■ Add a panel 5 In the drawing area. for General. Adding Panels and Circuits | 93 . 7 On the Design tab of the Properties palette.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

23 Repeat the previous steps to change the wire location from the junction box to the other recessed light as shown.21 Press Enter twice to end the command. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

23 Press Esc to end the command.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The section created provides visual feedback. Click Current Drawing. select 1:50. 152 | Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System . 47 Click to place the section to the left of the drawing area.44 Click to specify the second point of the section line as shown. 45 Click to specify the section extents as shown. 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. For Scale. Remove the linework 49 Select the linework used to position the equipment. Press Enter to end the command.

open PLMB_L01_E02. Note the elevation is 225. Adding a Waste Line for Toilets | 153 . Adding a Waste Line for Toilets In this exercise. you connect the toilets to the waste stack. you add a waste line from the cleanout to the stack. 3 Select the toilet and move the cursor over the Add grip as shown. 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. move the cursor over the vertical pipe as shown. under Constructs ➤ Plumbing ➤ Exercises. Then. 51 Close the file with or without saving it. Verify elevations 2 In the drawing area.50 Press Delete.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

enter -300.21 On the Properties palette. 24 In the drawing area. for Elevation. enter -3375. 166 | Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System . 22 Draw the plumbing line and click to insert as shown. for Elevation. continue the plumbing line as shown. 23 On the Properties panel.

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

select Sanitary Vent. enter 800. draw the vent line as shown. draw a vent line to the previously drawn vent line. select Sanitary Vent. 7 Press Enter to end the command. 4 Select the next fitting and click the Add grip as shown. Press Enter to end the command. 6 In the drawing area. 3 In the drawing area. 168 | Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System . For Elevation. and click the Pipe Curve Connector. 5 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ For System. For Elevation. enter 800.2 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ For System.

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

zoom to the fitting shown. For Elevation. 13 In the drawing area. and click the Add grip. select it. draw a vent line from the fitting to connect to the main vent line. 170 | Chapter 8 Designing a Sanitary System . select Sanitary Vent. 12 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ For System. enter 800.11 In the drawing area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

enter 80. enter . Training File Open the file you created in the previous exercise and continue. 4 Enter n for new run. 36 In the Schematic Symbol Styles dialog. 2 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ For Isoplane. right-click and click Edit Schematic Symbol Style. 37 Save the file and continue with the next exercise. right-click and click Add Selected. Click Apply to All Views and click OK. select Left. For X. Edit the symbol style 35 Select the double lateral symbol. enter . Completing the Riser Diagram | 183 . 3 Click the double lateral and drag the cursor to the top left. Add fixture branches for toilets 1 Select the schematic line. enter . Enter 60.34 Press Enter to end the command. you complete the drawing for the sanitary waste system riser diagram. For ID. For Y. on the Views tab. Completing the Riser Diagram In this exercise.2.2. For Z.2. under Scaling: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Clear Use Annotation Scale.

10 Click the schematic end snap on the pipe. and move the cursor to orient the direction as shown. 9 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ ■ For Style. enter WC-1H. 184 | Chapter 9 Drawing a Riser Diagram . select P-Trap Connection 2 and click OK. Add traps for the toilets 8 On the Isometric Plumbing tab of the Schematic tool palette group. 7 Zoom out to view the branches. For System. click P-Trap. 6 Press Enter to end the command. select P-Sanitary Black Water (BW). move the cursor to the bottom right as shown. and enter 60.5 Click the schematic end connector on the double lateral. For ID. in the Select a Style dialog.

Note how the schematic line moves with the symbol. you move components using grips. right-click and click Edit Schematic Symbol Style. Edit the style for the trap 12 Select the trap symbol. enter 8. enter 8. Copy the schematic style 18 Select the waste lines and symbols as shown. on the Views tab. under Scaling: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Clear Use Annotation Scale. 13 In the Schematic Symbol Styles dialog. 16 Click the Location grip to move the double lateral to the right as shown. enter 8.11 Repeat the previous step to place a second fixture symbol on the end of the other line segment as shown. For Z. For Y. Completing the Riser Diagram | 185 . For X. 14 Press Esc to deselect the trap symbol. Click Apply to All Views and click OK. 17 Use the Location grip to move the double lateral back to its original location and press Esc to deselect the double lateral. Next. Move schematic components 15 Select the double lateral.

These values are used in labels and schedules. select P-Sanitary Black Water (BW). Edit the ID of the trap 22 Select the traps at the ends of the duplicate line. enter LL-1.19 Right-click and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Copy. Add another trap 24 On the Isometric Plumbing tab of the Schematic tool palette group. enter WC-1. such as when you placed the symbol or line. 21 Press Esc to deselect the waste lines and symbols. TIP You can edit selections of symbols or lines at the same time. For ID. 23 On the Properties palette. click Lateral Left-Facing. for ID. so you don’t need to enter any values. 25 On the Properties palette: ■ ■ For System. 186 | Chapter 9 Drawing a Riser Diagram . Press Esc to deselect the traps. 20 Click to place the copy as shown.

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

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

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

52 Copy the riser branch to the location shown. for ID. enter LAV-1. 53 Select the P-Trap symbol. under Design Data. 54 Click Schematic Symbol tab ➤ General panel ➤ Select Similar. 56 Press Esc to deselect the symbol. 49 Select the trap symbol again. 55 On the Properties palette. Press Esc to deselect the riser branch.48 Press Enter to end the command. 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. 190 | Chapter 9 Drawing a Riser Diagram . 51 In the drawing area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2 In the Subset Properties dialog:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 Save and close the file.

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

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

8 Save and close the file.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click OK.

12 Save and close the file.

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

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

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

6 Zoom in to view the sheet list.

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

10 Save and close the file.

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

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

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

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