What is AutoCAD MEP? How is AutoCAD MEP used?

Are you interested in knowing what AutoCAD MEP is? Are you also interested in getting information on how to use AutoCAD MEP for mechanical, electrical, or plumbing design and drafting? We have provided answers to these questions below and also information on some of the best training resources for learning how to use AutoCAD MEP.

What is AutoCAD MEP?

AutoCAD MEP is a design and construction documentation software created by Autodesk for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) professionals; including engineers, designers, and drafters. AutoCAD MEP is built on the AutoCAD software platform and therefore offers a familiar AutoCAD environment. The discipline-specific tools and features that are included in AutoCAD MEP are optimized to enhance workflow and accelerate the creation of MEP designs.

What are the benefits of using AutoCAD MEP?

Individuals who are currently using AutoCAD or plan on learning AutoCAD will inherit many benefits of using AutoCAD MEP. AutoCAD MEP offers a familiar design environment as well as access to all of the familiar AutoCAD commands; and with true DWG (drawing) file support, AutoCAD MEP allows AutoCAD users to leverage their existing 2D drawings to build accurate 3D models. By taking advantage of AutoCAD MEP's design, automation, documentation, and drawing management features, users are able to both enhance design accuracy and improve drafting productivity. AutoCAD MEP offers many other tools and features that can enhance productivity such as Universal Connector, 1-Click Fitting Replace, Content Builder, Industry Foundation Class (IFC), Transparency Integration, and much more.

How is AutoCAD MEP used?

AutoCAD MEP is used by professionals across many industries to improve the quality and efficiency of engineering and design projects. For example, an environmental engineering and science firm may user AutoCAD MEP to develop drawings directly from designs—allowing them create more coordinated designs and also to automate the production of accurate contract documents. In the case of a MEP engineering design solutions firm, AutoCAD MEP may be used to create complete, correct, and coordinated drawings of their high-performance, technically complex building designs. Ultimately, AutoCAD MEP is used to seamlessly create accurate and coordinated documents by utilizing its discipline-specific MEP design and documentation tools. This, in turn, results in high quality and faster project delivery times and far less coordination issues within teams of engineering professionals.

AutoCAD MEP Training on Multimedia DVDs

  • AutoCAD MEP Training
    This AutoCAD MEP training DVD will teach students how to leverage AutoCAD MEP to create 2D and 3D components, apply intelligent data to objects, produce construction documents more quickly using 3D models, and much more. It provides over 13 hours of instructor-led training covering 169 individual topics and includes project files that can be used to follow along with the instructor.
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