Features

MEP construction and design tools

AutoCAD® MEP software can help you create more accurate and consistent MEP construction documentation with 2D or 3D views. Search local and network drives for designs, objects, and content to use within the design environment. Manage project drawings based on design parameters and access a centralized project directory.

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    Construction and content

  • Revision cloud (enhanced) New

    Specify the default type of revision cloud: Freehand, Polygonal, Rectangular, or Object. The Annotation Scale automatically scales the length of the revision cloud arc. This results in a consistent appearance in views with different scales.

  • Section enhancements New

    New enhancements help improve the way you work. You can now:

    • Refresh all sections in your drawing with a single click, and automatically update a selection set when objects are added.
    • Select the rise and fall of symbols in sections for duct and pipes when any portion of the object is within the section volume.
    • Create new section lines and generate section results with a single command.

  • Enhanced documentation New

    Create 3D models in AutoCAD MEP software and convert them to 2D for documentation needs. Improvements in the command line include the ability to auto-complete and differentiate commands and system variables. A wide palette of fonts and colors helps you create better-looking documentation. Improve drafting and modeling productivity with enhanced associative arrays.

  • Integrated content search

    Use AutoCAD Content Explorer to quickly search for design files, objects, and content within AutoCAD MEP software. Easily search local and network drives for files containing content and objects to use within the design environment. Content search allows for more consistent company and industry standards, as well as use of real-world content.

  • AutoCAD block and symbol conversion

    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 MEP designs. In addition, you can convert AutoCAD blocks to orthographic symbols, as well as isometric symbols to facilitate your schematic design documentation.

  • Drawing management

    Manage project drawings more easily by creating coordinated views based on MEP design parameters. MEP design team members can access a centralized project directory of the most current documents, from project templates to sections and elevations.

  • Pipe content and routing preferences

    Create more realistic pipe designs. Use routing preferences inside the application with sloped piping and male x female routing. Take advantage of specific piping content created for AutoCAD MEP.