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AutoCAD MEP 2012 — “Add Ducts” Updated

Posted by Rob W on March 24, 2011

Lana Gochenauer showcases another enhancement that streamlines workflow in AutoCAD MEP 2012 — the updated Add Ducts command.

I was part of the beta test. Myself and several other complained about removing the Duct Dialog Box. I love it when Autodesk and it’s resellers think they know whats more productive when running 20′ of duct in their test. I still miss the Piping dialog box :-( The auto transition is nice thou, not sure why it was not in 2011, as it originated in 2009 as a subscription add on.

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Cad Tips – Autocad MEP- Beveled Takeoffs

Posted by Rob W on August 6, 2010

When a branch diameter is close or equal to the main, our beveled, conical or bell mouth takeoff, in AutoCAD MEP 2009 and newer versions, look different than in 2008 and earlier versions. From 2009 onwards, they show a contour sticking up from the side of the main.

SOLUTION: Watch Video(s)

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SEMCO Rectangular to Round & Oval Conversion Calculator

Posted by Rob W on July 31, 2010

SEMCO’S MicroLink™ Rectangular to Round and Oval Conversion Calculator is designed to aid in the conversion of rectangular HVAC layouts to round and oval duct and fittings. Enter the rectangular size shown on drawings and it will calculate the equivalent round diameter and list SEMCO’s recommended round diameter and oval major/minor. The History button will give you a printable listing of all sizes calculated during the current session. When you start up your next session, you will be prompted to clear the history for the last session.

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Duct Design Mythbusters

Posted by Rob W on April 9, 2010

By Paul Webolt

It’s often said that to do something right, you have to get back to the basics. Sometimes, the basics involve putting aside what you think to be true, and looking at it from a different perspective.

This is certainly true with duct design. There are many “myths” associated with duct design that result in common errors. Allow me to be that different perspective, as I debunk 10 common myths associated with duct design. (Read More)

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AutoCAD MEP 2010 Duct Transition Subscription Advantage Pack

Posted by Rob W on March 20, 2010

Video overview of the new Auto CAD MEP 2010 Subscription Advantage Pack for Duct Transitions.

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Cad Tips – Autocad MEP- Device Tags

Posted by Rob W on March 7, 2010

Tags getting scaled – video 1
PROBLEM STATEMENT: We have created a tag. When we tag objects, the tag comes in too large for the annotation scale.
SOLUTION: Watch video(s) 1 thru 4

You can find the 4 video plat list here

Posted in CAD MANAGEMENT, Electrical, HVAC Duct, HVAC PIPE, Quick Reference Videos | 2 Comments »

Ask Armando MEP Video Player

Posted by Rob W on February 21, 2010

I found these a while back and autodesk has taken them down so I thought I would share them. They are older older videos but still relevant…

Armando’s MEP Video Player

Posted in CAD MANAGEMENT, Electrical, HVAC Duct, HVAC PIPE, Quick Reference Videos | 2 Comments »

***FREE*** catalog of parametric parts from Virtual Mechanical

Posted by Rob W on November 30, 2009

We invite you to try Virtual Mechanical. Designed and developed by mechanical and sheet metal professionals, we believe it is the best mechanical design build software and content package available for AutoCAD MEP.

This free catalog of parametric air terminals and fire/fire smoke dampers enable any combination of face, neck, sleeve size, and sleeve length. Click here to visit the downloads page, or click here to visit our content page and view our catalogs of real world sheet metal parts, perfect for shop drawing and design build applications.

Posted in CAD MANAGEMENT, HVAC Duct, MEP Coordination | 4 Comments »

AutoCAD MEP 2010 – Interference Detection

Posted by Rob W on September 20, 2009

Learn how to better collaborate the results of the Interference Detection tool by using some visualization techniques in AutoCAD MEP 2010.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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AutoCAD MEP 2010 – Schedules

Posted by Rob W on September 20, 2009

Learn how to use AutoCAD MEP 2010 & AutoCAD Architecture 2010 Schedule Concepts.

PART 1 – Concept

PART 2 – Property Set Definitions

PART 3 – Tags

PART 4 – Tables

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