Tips, Tricks & Resources For MEP Detailers

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Fabrication CADmep Level & Size Blocks

Posted by Rob W on April 22, 2014

Blocks with attribute definitions can be used to create custom Level \ Size Labels:

– attributes for Levels for reference to the Top, Centre or Bottom of Objects

– attributes for Size for Object Width, Depth & Diameter READ MORE

4-22-2014 2-41-56 PM

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TSI Training Class Docs

Posted by Rob W on February 21, 2014

Someone shared these with us a while back Its older info but some of it may help

Download docs here 

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CADMep 2013 Plumbing with Jeremy

Posted by Rob W on February 20, 2014

We had Jeremy who has been using CADMep train us on how to get started seeing that TSI or Autodesk does not have any documentation how to get started and training from TSI is only available in Texas or on site but it takes forever to get it set up.

Part 1

Part  2

Rob Williams
http://www.mep-precision-detailers.com

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Quickly Create a Structural Model with CADmep

Posted by Rob W on February 20, 2014

There are times in the MEP modeling industry that we need to create a structural model and CADmep is a very good tool for this. So let’s take a look at how we can quickly and efficiently build our structural model.

(For this example you will need a 2D structural drawing)
1. Open your 2D structural drawing
2. Click on the Polyline 3D Fill button
3. 
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5. Select the line you wish to fill (does not need to be a polyline can be a standard line)
6. The “Fill Start Options” dialog box will open
7. 
8. In the first box select your structural steel service
9. In the second box set your section (optional)
10. Select the appropriate size (W16x26 in this example)
11. Click on the offset button and select how you would like it to fill (I generally select “Top” so that when I choose my elevation it will be top of steel)
12. Click on the elevation button and set your elevation
13. Click on the OK button
14. Select all additional lines in the drawing that represent that same size beam and hit enter when finished.
Additional trick:
Add exterior insulation to the beams to represent fireproof coating. That way you can detect clashes with the fireproofing.

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CADMep Design Line Fall of 0

Posted by Rob W on February 20, 2014

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Getting Started With CADMep

Posted by Rob W on February 19, 2014

Here is a playlist that will help you get started

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