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  1. Creating a Part in MEP

    Morning All I have done this a thousand times before, but i have had a break from this sort of thing and i am quickly becoming frustrated not sure if it is me or my computer and installation is...

    Started by frazer‎, 23rd May 2012 08:19 am
    • Replies: 2
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    28th May 2012 07:57 am Go to last post
  2. Question Invert pipe elevation with feet and fractional inches

    using AutoCAD MEP 2011 and 2012 I need start and end invert elevations for underground pipe. When I use start and end tags now, it shows as decimal feet. I need it as feet and fractional inches,...

    Started by Epicurwin‎, 25th May 2012 02:43 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    26th May 2012 01:01 am Go to last post
  3. Section View in Constructs & Elements

    Hi, Can some one explain how to move the section views to Constructs. I have lots of section views and it makes my drawing look very busy. I have seen this done, but don't know how to do it...

    Started by hoss‎, 25th May 2012 11:14 am
    • Replies: 4
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    25th May 2012 10:25 pm Go to last post
  4. Unhappy Gap between crossing lines in Schematics

    I'm using MEP 2010. In Schematics workspace, afters setting the gap width in the settings, the gap between two crossing schematic lines does appear in the drawing. Once the file is closed and...

    Started by new‎, 25th May 2012 08:21 pm
    crossing, gaps, mep schematics
    • Replies: 1
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    25th May 2012 08:56 pm Go to last post
  5. conduit routing preferences

    I just install MEP 2013 and need to configure my conduit routing preferences back to what I was using in MEP 2012. The software use to have a dialog box pop up everytime I selected the conduit...

    Started by Ravenstown‎, 3rd May 2012 04:32 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    18th May 2012 03:04 pm Go to last post
  6. MEP 2013 - Dimensioning in an elevation view

    I am new to MEP and am just getting around to formatting my model into paper drawings. There are a few paperspace drawings that I created with not only "plan" viewports but also "elevation"...

    Started by Ravenstown‎, 11th May 2012 07:52 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    16th May 2012 02:17 pm Go to last post
  7. 2D section on Autocad MEP

    im trying to create a 2D section on Autocad MEP , but the problem now is that all elements are shown, when what i want is a section that shows only what you can see and hides the elements behind...

    Started by myself‎, 15th May 2012 05:01 pm
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    16th May 2012 02:13 pm Go to last post
  8. Beams wont show in top view AutoCAD MEP

    I have drawn some beams as soon as i move them to height of 6m they are now not showing in 'top' view but display fine in all other views including 'bottom' view please help!! is there some...

    Started by mileycad‎, 11th May 2012 01:29 pm
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    14th May 2012 03:13 pm Go to last post
  9. Question Palettes to Toolbars

    I have been using AutoCAD since R13 and as all with much experience, the command line is your friend. I have also tried to use toolbars and new addition ribbons so that way I can learn multiple ways...

    Started by Rage221677‎, 9th May 2012 05:15 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    10th May 2012 04:35 pm Go to last post
  10. AutoCAD MEP or Revit MEP

    Hello all, I have been using this MEP forum a lot in last few weeks and learnt a lot. But I am still no confident with lots of things, ie Section view and Elevations..... All of the section...

    Started by hoss‎, 3rd May 2012 10:47 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    8th May 2012 04:17 pm Go to last post
  11. Navis Dropping Models

    I looked to see if this was already posted and couldn't find it, as well as looked for a seperate forum for navis like we have for other programs and couldn't find that either so im posting here. ...

    Started by Bartjacks‎, 1st May 2012 08:36 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    7th May 2012 05:02 pm Go to last post
  12. Question 1" buffer zone?

    AutoCAD MEP 2012 & 11 Can I add in a 1 inch buffer zone to my pipes? I guess I could just make my insulation 1" thicker, but I would really not like having the wrong thickness on purpose. It...

    Started by Epicurwin‎, 3rd May 2012 10:43 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    4th May 2012 04:41 pm Go to last post
  13. MEP 2012 Automatic Conduit Couplings?

    I just typed this whole thing up and my explorer crashed…..:ouch: Here it goes, short version this time. First off, I would like to thank everyone on here for sharring information and providing...

    Started by rwjohnstone‎, 3rd May 2012 12:56 pm
    bim, electical, mep 2012
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd May 2012 04:44 pm Go to last post
  14. Question Which software

    Can anyone tell me which software for drawings are they using for oil and gas company beside from autocad. thanks

    Started by 19cruthik68‎, 3rd May 2012 07:51 am
    software
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    3rd May 2012 10:48 am Go to last post
  15. MEP 2012 - model will not move in certain directions

    I created a basic model in the Plan view and preformed "edit in section" to customize each of its' side. Now I need to adjust its' elevation in the main model but it will not let me move it in that...

    Started by Ravenstown‎, 1st May 2012 03:45 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    2nd May 2012 02:59 pm Go to last post
  16. go to 3d

    I am using 2d model space i want go to 3d what i will do ?

    Started by arunz‎, 29th Apr 2012 06:50 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    1st May 2012 01:01 am Go to last post
  17. navisworks Walkthrough issue

    I am trying to record a walk through in my NWC file and export it for presentation As soon as I click on walk, everything dissapear. Tried zoom all and won't come back, so I have to undo to go back...

    Started by hoss‎, 27th Apr 2012 04:29 pm
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    30th Apr 2012 09:26 am Go to last post
  18. Question Best way to view in 3D?

    I was wondering what way people view their models for coordination in 3D? I find having the model shaded helps me see collisions but I also get my view obstructed by walls and such. Is there a way...

    Started by Epicurwin‎, 27th Apr 2012 10:18 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    28th Apr 2012 03:42 am Go to last post
  19. MEP 2011 - Build Ribbon

    After I had to reboot my file the "build" panel now shows the mechanical options (i.e. duct, pipe, etc...) instead of the Electrical options (i.e. conduit, cabletray....) that were shown before the...

    Started by Ravenstown‎, 27th Apr 2012 04:26 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    28th Apr 2012 03:34 am Go to last post
  20. mep 2011 - vertical conduit bends

    how do you create a bend (kick) in a vertical section of electrical conduit? (not to be confused with a 90 degree elbow fitting)

    Started by Ravenstown‎, 24th Apr 2012 07:34 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    27th Apr 2012 08:57 pm Go to last post
  21. MEP 2011 - modifying panel / equipment sizes

    when using the equipment and panel functions of the build tab is it possible to modify the physical size of the equipment or panel to the actual dimensions, or are we stuck with the default size the...

    Started by Ravenstown‎, 25th Apr 2012 02:15 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    27th Apr 2012 03:12 pm Go to last post
  22. MEP broken?

    trying like hell to cut plans and sections but no joy. I go to an older drawing and try to *edit* an existing section and I don't get the full drop-down to re-select objects, etc... just modify...

    Started by dumfatnhappy‎, 26th Apr 2012 05:10 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    26th Apr 2012 05:10 pm Go to last post
  23. Conduit shadow

    I added a conduit run to the current job i am working on. Thenext day I opened it up and I see a second conduit around 10' below.When i tried to erase it, both the original conduit and the one below...

    Started by Spartacus‎, 25th Apr 2012 03:34 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    26th Apr 2012 04:03 pm Go to last post
  24. From MEP to 2D CAD

    Hi, I have nearly finished my first big MEP project, thanks to this forum and members who helped. Now I have to give the fabrication companies some simple 2D, to get some prices from them. I was...

    Started by hoss‎, 24th Apr 2012 10:20 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    26th Apr 2012 02:19 pm Go to last post
  25. Pipe Properties BOP

    Is there a way for the properties for pipe to show bottom of pipe rather than then center? It is really annoying to have to go through several steps to change elevation. On a related topic, I've...

    Started by Epicurwin‎, 24th Apr 2012 10:29 pm
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 4,829
    25th Apr 2012 07:34 pm Go to last post

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