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Features

Design MEP projects more efficiently

AutoCAD® MEP software can help increase your productivity with new features and enhancements. Bring 3D scans and MEP projects to life, and visualize your points quickly within your workspace. Use dynamic input to add wires, plumbing lines, pipes, ducts, and conduits. Keyboard shortcuts provide convenience and efficiency.

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    Productivity and usability

  • Style Browser (enhanced) New

    Navigate, search, and add object styles more efficiently. Dynamic search and a variety of sources and libraries help speed your work. Import preferred styles and add objects of a selected style to the current drawing. Customize the appearance of previews in the Style Browser.

  • Property visibility override New

    Now you can override visibility and order settings under Property Set Definitions in the Style Manager. After you've adjusted these settings to your needs, you can disable the properties to prevent them from being changed.

  • Elbow duct fitting (enhanced) New

    Choose the type of elbow that best fits your design when the sizes on both sides of the duct are equal. You can select Use Reducing Elbow, Use Straight Elbow and Reducer, or the new Use Reducing Elbow If Needed setting.

  • Status bar (enhanced) New

    The Application status bar now includes the Display Configuration and Cut Plane tools. The status bar wraps onto 2 lines so that you can see all the selected controls. The Drawing status bar has been removed. 

  • Automated property set definitions

    You can automatically attach property set definitions to architectural objects to complete quantity takeoff calculations. Attach new, modified, or existing property set definitions to newly created objects and their styles, as well as to existing objects.

  • Annotation and unit scaling

    When you change drawing units, object tags, text, and other annotation-scaled objects are properly modified. You have the option to rescale model and paper space objects, to rescale only model space objects, or not to rescale any existing objects.

  • Display order by layer

    Control the way architectural and MEP systems are displayed on construction documents. Set an order for layers in a list, and apply the display order for objects on each layer. Preview changes to the display order before they are applied to ensure that changes are predictable.

  • Block swap

    Easily edit your components as your design changes. Assign a different definition to block instances without re-creating the block.

  • Point clouds

    Save time and increase accuracy by using point cloud data to generate existing building conditions in 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. 

  • UI Finder (enhanced)

    Use the Finder to easily locate frequently used commands directly from within Help content. An animated arrow points to the tool location in the user interface and in the status bar and Application menu.