Reference architectural floor plans developed in AutoCAD-based software for better design, and improve documentation coordination with MEP system designs created in AutoCAD MEP software. Use the referenced architectural floor plans to design, tag, annotate, and create construction documentation of MEP system design.
Assign engineering spaces from existing 2D architectural floor plans or AutoCAD Architecture geometric designs.
Create, manage, and share MEP CAD data with others in the design process with Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) data.
IFC export recognizes MEP objects from within AutoCAD MEP and exports them along with MEP Systems and their connectivity to corresponding IFC Building Services entities and types.
The AutoCAD 360 web and mobile application for AutoCAD MEP lets you view, edit, and share DWG™ drawings via a web browser or mobile device.
Store AutoCAD drawings and project files in an easy-to-access online workspace. View and edit your designs online or on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Share and collaborate more easily with others.
An enhanced user experience provides access to integrated web-based help content, tips and tricks, and aggregated content to help support your continued learning.
If you are a Subscription member, you can connect to the Subscription Center from Exchange to receive the latest product information and extensions to enhance your workflow.
CheckOut makes changes outside of the project structure to avoid frequent, unnecessary xref change notifications.
CheckOut also helps prevent team members from reacting to incomplete temporary changes or tests. No one else can view your changes until the file is checked back into the project structure.
When you CheckIn a drawing, it is saved automatically. Team members will be notified of the updated version.
Users can add comments to a new file upon CheckIn to ensure team members clearly understand the changes. With automatic saving of multiple backup versions, you can also quickly return to a previous state of a drawing.
Enhanced documentation features help you create, rationalize, and document 2D views.
Create 3D models in AutoCAD MEP design software and convert them to 2D for documentation needs. Utilize improvements in the command line with the ability to auto-complete and differentiate commands and system variables. Improve the appearance of your documentation with access to a diverse palette of fonts and colors. Improve drafting and modeling productivity with associative arrays improvements.
Quickly search for and access design files, objects, and content from within AutoCAD MEP design software with AutoCAD Content Explorer.
Easily search local and network drives for files containing content and objects to use within the design environment. This allows for more consistent company and industry standards, as well as real-world content.
Individually convert or batch-convert single or multiple AutoCAD blocks, MvBlocks, or MvParts to a device or schematic symbol.
Extrude standard 2D blocks to create a 3D solid, and then add connectors to create AutoCAD MEP content for your mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) designs. In addition, convert your AutoCAD blocks to orthographic symbols, as well as isometric symbols to facilitate your schematic design documentation.
Manage project drawings more easily by creating coordinated views based on MEP design parameters.
Create and manage project drawing sheet sets for all MEP construction documents. MEP design team members can access a centralized project directory of the most current documents, from project templates to sections and elevations.
Ducts, cable trays, pipes, conduits, and other anchored objects can be viewed as they're moved or rotated.
EPD backup creates multiple copies of previous EPD files for easy recovery.
The Visual Compare feature uses color codes to easily spot geometry differences between two versions of the same drawing.
Improved section results enable the color of linework to display as expected.
Command Preview allows you to see changes in real time before the command is integrated.
The Style Viewer tool can be moved to the left or right edge of the Style Manager or Edit Style dialog.
Automatically attach property set definitions to architectural objects to easily complete quantity takeoff calculations.
Also, existing property set definitions can be attached to newly created objects and their styles. New or modified property set definitions can also be attached to existing objects.
When drawing units are changed, object tags, text, and other annotation scaled objects have the expected appearance relative to other objects.
In addition, many AutoCAD settings, such as linetype scale, are now properly modified when units are changed. You have the option to rescale model and paper space objects, to rescale only model space objects, or not to rescale any existing objects.
Easily edit your components as your design changes. Assign a different definition to block instances without re-creating the block
Use point cloud data on MEP projects within AutoCAD MEP software. Bring 3D scans to life for renovation, retrofit, and restoration projects.
Visualize the points more quickly and snap to the surface of your scanned objects directly within your modeling workspace. Use point cloud data to create existing building conditions for use in MEP project design.