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  1. Question Autodesk MEP 13 - Pipe hangers

    Hi I am an absolute beginner when it comes to MEP therefore any help would be much appreciated. I am required to show pipe route showing expansion bellows and pipe supports/anchor points...

    Started by GIB39‎, 24th Jul 2014 04:19 pm
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    26th Jul 2014 05:42 pm Go to last post
  2. AutoCAD MEP 2013 - Automatic descriptions for circuited devices?

    So, I'm in the process of trying to teach myself how to use the MEP tools for our company, and I'm currently trial-and-error'ing my way through learning how to do electrical plans. I've figured out...

    Started by MHL‎, 25th Jul 2014 07:21 pm
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    26th Jul 2014 01:16 pm Go to last post
  3. Pipe top view displaying as lines

    I'm trying to make a layout of a piping configuration I've done, with views from the top and sides. However, Autocad has always displayed my pipes as lines and X's when I choose top view, and I've...

    Started by xenological‎, 22nd Jul 2014 01:40 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    23rd Jul 2014 12:58 am Go to last post
  4. Angry DWFx MEP pipe missing in Navisworks

    We've been making dwfx files from out autocad MEP 2014 files to give to the project manager for navis files. Don't ask me why, NOT MY IDEA. They have been working fine so far. However out of the...

    Started by Epicurwin‎, 15th Jul 2014 08:32 pm
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    15th Jul 2014 08:32 pm Go to last post
  5. Threaded pipe system

    I'm trying to put together a pipe system where all the pipes have threaded ends. I just want to have my threaded pipes connected directly to threaded valves. I have no clue how to do this, as...

    Started by xenological‎, 14th Jul 2014 05:05 pm
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  6. My system's performance doesn't make sense!

    This is more of a general wondering than a question. I imported an IFC file and when orbiting around the final model using the X-Ray visual style everything runs smoothly. But if I attempt to go...

    Started by Siberian‎, 10th Jul 2014 03:05 am
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    10th Jul 2014 03:05 am Go to last post
  7. Wires carrying a circuit??

    For some reason when i connect devices (switches, motors, etc) the wires give the device a panel and circuit designation, not of my choosing. I end up having to go in and circuit such devices to...

    Started by Bharlow1986‎, 19th Jun 2014 07:25 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    30th Jun 2014 02:02 pm Go to last post
  8. How to get more valve sizes?

    Okay, so I'm working on a piping project in AutoCAD MEP 2011. I'm still fairly new to the program. Anyways, so I have to put in a lot of valves, and for some reason, AutoCAD doesn't have the sizes of...

    Started by xenological‎, 27th Jun 2014 07:32 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    28th Jun 2014 10:12 pm Go to last post
  9. Full catalog not showing

    I've been working on an Autocad piping project for a few days now, in Autocad MEP 2011. I've been using butt welded steel pipe and it was working perfectly fine until today. Today, when I started up...

    Started by xenological‎, 24th Jun 2014 08:13 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    25th Jun 2014 02:46 pm Go to last post
  10. Question How to draw a Cranked Beam/Slab in AutoCAD-MEP?

    Hey guys, I am very new to AutoCAD-MEP, and I am actually not using it at all. I am looking into switching from Vanilla AutoCAD (2D Drawing) to MEP in next project, and I am now assuming I was...

    Started by James7s‎, 19th Jun 2014 03:13 am
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    25th Jun 2014 04:38 am Go to last post
  11. Devices not visible when iserted into drawing

    I have created some devices through the content builder but they are not visible when I place them, not really sure where to look first to correct this.

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 3rd Jun 2014 08:03 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    18th Jun 2014 02:57 am Go to last post
  12. How to edit anonymous blocks?

    I'm trying to edit a view-block for a multi-view part. But when looking at the different views in the multi-view part style dialog the view-blocks are all named U345 or some other number. This name...

    Started by Siberian‎, 12th Jun 2014 12:57 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    13th Jun 2014 11:24 am Go to last post
  13. AMEP Display configurations & set

    Hi, I am slowly learning Autocad MEP but I am having a lot of trouble getting mvparts to display properly. When building new mv parts I make one block that is 3D model of the a/c unit and I make...

    Started by FLJ‎, 18th Feb 2014 05:47 am
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  14. Pipe tagging/elevations

    I am trying to add elevation tags to piping, and am able to however the text size is way too small to be legible for field use. I've tried to access properties for the block, editing object display,...

    Started by hobkyl‎, 28th May 2014 06:49 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    30th May 2014 05:22 pm Go to last post
  15. Create bill of materials report for Spools in fabrication CAD MEP 2014 from scratch

    Hello, We are having trouble figuring out how to create a template with the bill of materials report to show up. We are currently using Fabrication CAD MEP 2014 on top of AutoCAd MEP 2014. Any help...

    Started by ahebert‎, 28th May 2014 08:01 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    29th May 2014 12:50 am Go to last post
  16. Modelling a part for MEP

    I've been researching how I could use MEP to help me draw my fire alarm designs. My focus ring now is to create MVparts to use with the catalog. In order to place parts into the catalog I have to...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 27th May 2014 04:23 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    28th May 2014 07:30 am Go to last post
  17. Missing MEPContent?????

    Not sure how this happened, but im missing the MEPcontent..... Autocad is now popping up an error on start about not being able to find the files. Ugghh in options under the MEPCatalog tab are...

    Started by bsigmon‎, 12th May 2014 03:10 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    20th May 2014 04:54 pm Go to last post
  18. AutoCad MEP 2013 - Setting Layers and Duct Configurations

    HI, I am relatively new to AutoCad MEP 2013. I have used basic AutoCad for the past 13-15 years though. I am a HVAC detailer and am currently learning how to use the MEP software for when I...

    Started by Mech Designer‎, 11th Sep 2013 05:47 am
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  19. Project Navigator

    I'm trying to learn project navigator, in AutoCAD MEP 2014. Whenever I try to edit the project properties I get a window that reads, "Cannot edit project properties. Please try again later. The...

    Started by Epicurwin‎, 2nd May 2014 09:43 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    6th May 2014 11:32 pm Go to last post
  20. Panel Schedule Main Types

    Im trying to get my Panel Schedules to report the "main type" as MLO or MCB. I went into the panel drawing and inserted the field (?pnlmntype) i refreshed and updated my panels and it still wont show...

    Started by Bharlow1986‎, 30th Apr 2014 09:57 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    6th May 2014 02:03 pm Go to last post
  21. Elec Device Load Categories

    I have my own tool palette set up for elec devices. as of now when i insert a device (receptacle, light fixture, etc.) the load category comes in as undefined. I would like to have it so that...

    Started by Bharlow1986‎, 18th Apr 2014 05:38 pm
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    25th Apr 2014 09:28 pm Go to last post
  22. Creating attribute blocks for a device??

    I am trying to create a switch tag that comes in when i bring in a switch device. I have gone thru numerous creating att def's and property sets but im still not exactly sure of the easiest way to...

    Started by Bharlow1986‎, 6th Mar 2014 10:48 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    23rd Apr 2014 01:53 pm Go to last post
  23. "Rotated Dimension" - Tab

    I am looking to see if anyone has had this issue with dimensions. I add a dimension to my drawing, select it to stretch by grips and my UCS rotates to some odd angle. I am no longer able to stretch...

    Started by ahebert‎, 28th Mar 2014 03:51 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    1st Apr 2014 04:16 pm Go to last post
  24. Circuit numbers dissapearing

    Hi, I'm running Autocad MEP 2014...My question is about electrical symbols and circuiting...We received a drawing that was all done using the MEP symbols and circuit manager...We did not get the...

    Started by Jessica28‎, 12th Mar 2014 01:00 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    19th Mar 2014 10:11 am Go to last post
  25. Add 1/8 Bends (45 Degree Turns) to No-Hub Cast Iron and PVC DWV Pipe Part Routing Pre

    I'm using AutoCAD MEP 2014 x 64. I would love to add 1/8 bends and 45's to the pipe part routing preferences for cast iron no-hub, and PVC DWV. I can only manage to get 1/4 bends to associate with 90...

    Started by galdimechanicalscorp‎, 4th Feb 2014 07:59 pm
    1/8 bends, 45 turns, pipe part routing
    • Replies: 2
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    19th Feb 2014 07:51 pm Go to last post

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