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MEP content and project drawing management

AutoCAD® MEP software can help you create more accurate and consistent MEP construction documentation with 2D and/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 & content

  • Section and elevation (enhanced) New

    You can now select objects in top-level Xrefs for editing when using the Edit Live Section command. A new setting in the properties for the 2D Section/Elevation result will force it to refresh when opening the drawing. In addition, grip states have been added to the section line to enable it to be modified without having to re-create it.

    Create and update 2D sections through dialog box reduction. To create a section, draw a section line. AutoCAD MEP generates a 2D section, based on the objects that are automatically included within the boundary of the section line. For even greater control, add and exclude additional objects.

  • Parallel routing improvements New

    You can now use parallel routing to have multiple objects follow the same routing preference and make connections automatically. Previously, to route and connect required respecifying the routing preference for each conduit or pipe. Simply making a straight connection required you to repeat the process for each connection afterward. Now, after the routing preference or connection for the first object is selected, all of the parallel objects will be completed.

  • Revision cloud

    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.

  • Documentation

    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. 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.

  • Sloped pipe 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.