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    Question How to Draw plumbing piping in AutoCAD ?

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    Anybody has experiences in:: how to draw piping in AUTOCAD?
    Are you just use line (linetype and lineweigh)? Do you use polyline for piping?

    Is there any programs that I can draw a pipe line, then the programs will insert the fittings automatically? (like 45, 90 elow, clean out, and Tee,..)

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    Default AutoCAD Pipe Fittings

    Try one of these libraries:

    Pipework & Structural Steel http://www.3DCADMax.com

    3D AutoCAD Pipework – http://www.HerculeDesign.com

    Or if you'd prefer 2D:
    2D AutoCAD Pipework - http://www.3dcadmax.com/2DPipeFittingsAutoCAD.htm

    Autodesk also offer AutoCAD MEP - http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet...112&id=3290681

    AutoCAD MEP is the front runner in high end piping programs. Inventor Professional has a pipe program that is impressive but has a very steep learning curve if you are from an AutoCAD background.

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    It's an expensive program but I'll swear by it; Bently AutoPlant. It's database driven and that end is a bit confusing. But it has 3D piping components, you can generate isometric drawings, bills of materials etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L_Ruts View Post
    It's an expensive program but I'll swear by it; Bently AutoPlant. It's database driven and that end is a bit confusing. But it has 3D piping components, you can generate isometric drawings, bills of materials etc.

    MEP 2009 is pretty good too once you get past the curve.......

    and it's a STEEP curve!

    corrently the "plumbing" portion is still in 2D, but the 'piping' part rocks in 3D
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    A free trial of Bentley AutoPlant v8i is available for downloading. Start with this link:

    http://www.bentley.com/en-US/Promo/A...FQwDGgodlFKjlw

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    Thank you all, that really help me !!!

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