Supercharge Your AutoCAD® MEP 2013
Lecture    MP1470
David Butts
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It's back—and it is time to keep moving your AutoCAD MEP software to places you have never been before. This fast-paced class will cover powerful new features of AutoCAD MEP 2013 and move into maximizing your project and drawing templates. We will present an overview of new content features and cover working with Industry Foundation Classes (IFC)-exported models. Come to the class so you can take a breath, get ahead of the competition, walk away with the latest version of my template—and stay supercharged!

Key Learnings

  • Use new content features to produce better documentation
  • Describe the advantages and limits of IFC-exported files
  • Use new display, scheduling, layout, and interoperability features
  • List tips for managing your project and drawing templates


 David Butts
David Butts
David is a BIM Specialist for Gannett Fleming, a multi-discipline engineering firm based in Camp Hill, PA, with 60 offices in the US and overseas. Based in the Raleigh, NC office, he provides BIM Implementation and training for the firm's engineering design software, including Revit, Navisworks, AutoCAD MEP/P&ID and more. He has 27 years of experience in both the design and Autodesk VAR channel, spending 13 years working as an instructor and consultant for the Autodesk building design product line. David also worked as a training manager while in the channel, and was a member of the Autodesk ATC Advisory Board for 2009-10. He is a Revit Architecture Certified Professional, and also earned the MEP Implementation Certified Expert title. David has spoken at AU for several years, and was named the Top Speaker for both labs and lectures at AU 2011. As an author, he also contributes to 4D Technology's CADLearning training programs and has written several training manuals on Revit MEP.

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