Tips, Tricks & Resources For MEP Detailers

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Autocad MEP – Device Block Creation

Posted by Rob W on March 2, 2010

Device Block Creation

PROBLEM STATEMENT: Creating a device or symbol, or most anything annotative in AutoCAD MEP can be confusing. When we insert our custom device, the symbol comes in huge or too small. How do we get it to scale correctly with the Annotative scale?
SOLUTION: Watch Video(s) 1 thru 10

You can find play list of all 10 videos here…

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Adobe TV|Learning Acrobat 9

Posted by Rob W on February 26, 2010

Learn how to use Acrobat 9 Pro with tutorials selected by experts at Adobe.There’s everything from Getting Started for beginners, to New Features, Workflows, and Overviews.

Learn-Acrobat

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Get up to speed quickly on several key areas of Acrobat 9 with a comprehensive, in-depth library of video training tutorials by Adobe.

Acrobat tips and tricks

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Navisworks – Clash Detection

Posted by Rob W on January 28, 2010

Clash Detection Part I

Clash Detection Part II

Clash Detection Part III

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Fundamentals of Refrigeration

Posted by Rob W on August 1, 2009

I just uploaded some video on the Fundamentals of Refrigeration. These two videos will help you get a better understanding of theory and how the heating and cooling process works. Ok, so now you are asking yourself, why as a detailer do I need to know this. Bottom line is this, every person who works for an HVAC Contractor from the receptionist to the CEO should know these principles.  Enjoy

Video 1

Video 2

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MEP 2010 – Opting Out Of The Ribbon GUI

Posted by Rob W on June 23, 2009

In this video I will show you how to quickly opt out of the Ribbon GUI in AutoDesk MEP 2010.  Personally, this interface irritates me to no end and I simply cannot see how this interface is more productive. In MEP 2009 AutoDesk gave you the option to have the (more efficient) classic toolbars and menus or an option to use the (bells and whistles) ribbon. However, in 2010 MEP they have taken this option away from you.  The problem I see with utilizing this GUI inside of AutoDesk products is that AutoDesk Products are mainly used by professional users unlike MS Office where a good percentage are casual users.  That’s my 2¢ anyway.

Here is the info I spoke about a video to get your menus and toolbars back if you did not migrate.  Make sure to read the response by user Slawomir Popiel. It is very funny yet so true.

See Post Here

Learn More About The CUI

Read what others have to say about the Ribbon GUI.

Here is kind of a poll on the ribbon GUI in autoCAD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribbon_(computing)

http://blog.schauderhaft.de/2009/01/08/the-ribbon-sucks/

PART TWO

NEED MS OFFICE TOOLBAR S AND MENUS BACK

http://thepaisano.wordpress.com/2008/01/31/replacing-the-office-2007-ribbon-bar/

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Autodesk MEP 101 – Drawing Ductwork Part 4 0f 4

Posted by Rob W on March 3, 2009

With this last video on drawing ductwork we will recap what we have learned and also look at air devices. In the next video will we start looking at HVAC pipe. I will also be doing some quick reference videos on each of the fittings used in the last 4 videos.

 

 

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Autodesk MEP 101 – Drawing Ductwork Part 3 0f 4

Posted by Rob W on February 16, 2009

In this video we look at more detailing and then some round pipe.

 

 

 


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Autodesk MEP 101 – Drawing Ductwork Part 2 0f 4

Posted by Rob W on February 10, 2009

In this video we look at some of the basic rectangular fittings you will be using.

 

 

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Autodesk MEP 101 – Drawing Ductwork Part 1 0f 4

Posted by Rob W on February 6, 2009

In the next 4 videos we will look at duct and duct fittings  as-well has some detailing tricks. In this video we also look at getting started with drawing a steel structure.

As mentioned in the video ” MEP is missing bar joist”  here is a link to some shared content.

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Autodesk MEP 101 – What You Should Know Before You Start

Posted by Rob W on February 4, 2009

This is the 2nd video in the series. We will look at setting up a drawing template as it pertains to AMEP. We also look at the different duct and piping systems…….

 

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