Tips, Tricks & Resources For MEP Detailers

Archive for January, 2009

NavisWork 101 – The Basic Tools You Will Be Using

Posted by Rob W on January 31, 2009

In this tutorial we will look at the tools you will be using to navigate and view your model. We will walk you though the drop down menu s and toolbar s then  point out what you will need get you started.

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NavisWork 101 – Building Your Model

Posted by Rob W on January 29, 2009

The next few tutorials will focus on getting started with NavisWorks 2009. This information is for the person who wants to learn the fundamentals and use it for above ceiling coordination.  In this video I show you a way to prepare you’re CAD files and load them into NavisWorks.

We will look a basic navigation. Navigating in NavisWorks is like a video game and the best way to master it is to play with it.

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If you are having issues viewing MEP Parts in NavisWorks look at this Autodesk fix

Rev 6-4-09

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Routing Pipe In MEP 09

Posted by Rob W on January 27, 2009

Routing pipe around objects is similar to routing duct. However;  in MEP 2009 Autodesk decided to change it. I for one thought it worked just fine.

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MEP Duct Transitions

Posted by Rob W on January 25, 2009

The out of the box transitions in MEP are a real problem for detailer s.. This may be (along with text ID) the most time consuming task in MEP…..This video shows how to work with what you have and a trick to get around those you cannot make….

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How to show hidden lines…..

Posted by Rob W on January 23, 2009

I have seen several post asking how to show pipe and duct with hidden lines when crossing under a slab or mechanical equipment……Download the video below to see my work around…. It is very simple, it may not be text book correct but neither is MEP…….I aspire to the KISS method…..

Rev 3-4-09

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Are You In Need Multi-view Parts

Posted by Rob W on January 20, 2009

Is the lack of content killing your productivity? GeniuSoft has a nice library of real parts as-well as some ad-inn programs for MEP. I used some of these and they all worked as described…….There is even a good tutorial on building parts……Since I last visited it looks as if they have added quit a bit of content for HVAC , Plumbing and Fire Protection…..If you know of other places like this one who produce content (for sale or free) please, take time to post a comment as to where we might find them…

If you are in the need for some content have a look here

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Elevation Tags 101

Posted by Rob W on January 19, 2009

Ok here is a really quick video explanation on elevation tags

(or device tags) I have included a sample drawing with some tags you are free to

use if you like…..If you need more detailed info on creating these tags

check out this video ………

Download Sample DWG Here

Link repaired 3-28-09

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The Wonderful World Of Parametric Parts…

Posted by Rob W on January 18, 2009

This is a webcast from Autodesk done I think two years ago however; info still applies….. It should give you a better understanding on how to get started building Parametric Parts…..

 

 

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Are You In Need Of Some Cad Managemnet Info For MEP???

Posted by Rob W on January 17, 2009

Check out Kyle Bs Blog…..Kyle was a Product Support Analyst for MEP but has moved on to bigger and better things….However; whilst at his last position as Support Analyst he made quite a few video tutorials that he posted on the MEP Discussion forum.. Being the dedicated guy that he is, Kyle has managed to find time to gather those videos and post them on his blog……Most of the issues he deals with in these videos are Cad Management type Issues and should be in your library of cad info….. So check them out you won’t be disappointed and it’s all free……

Link To Kyle Bs Blog

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Custom Duct Fittings – Rectangular Elbows…..

Posted by Rob W on January 16, 2009

In this video I will show you how to detail a duct run for lower 2nd cost using uneven throats on rectangular elbows…

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