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AutoCAD MEP 2013 Essentials 3 Day - Course
Course Description
The AutoCAD MEP 2012 Essentials course is intended to introduce students to the software’s user interface and the basic HVAC, electrical, and piping/plumbing components that make AutoCAD MEP a powerful and flexible engineering modeling tool. The objective is to familiarize you with the tools necessary to create, document, and print your parametric model. Examples and practices are designed to take you through the basics of a full MEP project, from linking in an architectural model to construction documents.

Course Prerequisite
No previous CAD experience is necessary. However, drafting, design or engineering experience is a plus. It is recommended that you have a working knowledge of: ® ® Microsoft Windows Vista ® ® Microsoft Windows 2007 ® ® Microsoft Windows XP ® ® Microsoft Windows 2000

Course Information
AutoCAD MEP 2012 is a 2 or 3 day course, depending on your discipline of trade. Training hours for this course are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Course Outline
The User Interface The AutoCAD MEP Workspace The AutoCAD MEP User Interface Prerequisite Skills Conceptual Underpinnings of AutoCAD MEP Parametric Design The Display System Understanding Hidden Line Object Styles Content Library Project Navigator for MEP Building a Digital Cartoon Set Drawing Management Features and Benefits Project Browser Project Navigator Project Navigator Terminology

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File Naming Strategy Project Setup Scenarios Congratulations! Energy Analysis Spaces Understanding the Workflow Optimizing Space Object Settings Drawing Set-up for Spaces Adding Spaces to a Drawing Working with Space Styles and Tools Modifying Spaces Zones Workflow Considerations for Spaces and Zones Space/Zone Manager gbXML Export gbXML Import Legacy 2D Drawings Mechanical Systems Careful Setup is Critical Ductwork Options Duct Preferences HVAC Objects in the Style Manager Ductwork Placing Ductwork and System Design with AMEP Display Themes Piping Systems Fundamentals of 3D Piping Understanding a Routing Preference Understanding System Definitions Equipment and Piping Layout Gravity Piping Fundamentals Electrical Systems Layout Device Placement Panel Placement Circuit Manager Electrical Project Database Electrical Equipment Circuit Devices Wires Electrical Distribution Basics Other Electrical Settings Content Migration Panel Schedules Conduit Systems Fundamentals of Conduit Understanding Routing Preferences Understanding System Definitions Equipment and Conduit Layout Content Creation - Styles Types of Style-based Content Block-based Styles Connectors Devices

1295 W. Washington St. #201 Tempe, AZ. 85281 Office 480-820-0408 4578 N. First Avenue #120 Tucson, AZ 85718 Office 520-546-2233 4700 Lincoln Rd. NE #106 Albuquerque, NM 87109 Office 505-342-6304

Panel Styles Plumbing Fittings Schematic Symbols Categories System Definitions Rise Drop Styles Part Group Definitions Custom Fitting Styles Wire Styles Line Styles Content Creation - Equipment Installing Tutorial Catalogs Content Creation - Fundamentals Content Creation – Building a Duct Transition Elbow Parameters Content Builder Tips Content Creation – Parametric Fittings Installing Tutorial Catalogs Content Creation - Fundamentals Content Creation – Building a Duct Transition Elbow Parameters Content Builder Tips Display System Display System Definitions Understanding Display Hierarchy Understanding Display System Defaults Display By Elevation External Reference Control Sections Working with 2D Section/Elevation Objects Live Sections Managing Updates and Interference Detection Drawing Compare Interference Detection Annotation, Property Sets, and Schedules Property Sets Tags Scheduling Labels Annotation Content Plotting and Publishing Sheet Files Layouts Page Setup Manager Viewports Plot Style Tables Plotting Publish a Sheet Set 3D DWF eTransmit and Archive Publish to Web Publish to PDF

1295 W. Washington St. #201 Tempe, AZ. 85281 Office 480-820-0408 4578 N. First Avenue #120 Tucson, AZ 85718 Office 520-546-2233 4700 Lincoln Rd. NE #106 Albuquerque, NM 87109 Office 505-342-6304

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