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AutoCAD MEP Essentials

Course Description

Course Length = 4 days

CPC PDH Credits = 28

This course is designed for the new user of AutoCAD MEP.

This course focuses on the rationale and practicality of the process of creating projects in MEP, rather than a series of independent commands and tools. The goal of each lesson is to help you complete your projects successfully. Tools are introduced together in a focused process, with a strong emphasis on “why” as well as “how”. The course exercises will provide you with a clear sense of the value of the tools and a clear indication of each tool’s potential. The course lessons and resources are designed to shorten your learning curve, raise your comfort level and, most importantly, give you real life tested practical advice on using the software to create mechanical, electrical and plumbing designs and calculations. Empowered with the information in this course, you will learn how to use AutoCAD MEP to create construction documents that are reflective of industry standards and expectations.

Training Objectives

The objective of AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT Fundamentals is to enable students to create a basic 2D drawing in AutoCAD. All topics, including features and commands, relate both to AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT unless specifically noted otherwise in the courseware.

Course Outline

Introduction and Methodology

  • The User Interface
  • Conceptual Underpinnings of AutoCAD MEP
  • Project Navigator

Working with MEP Objects

  • Energy Analysis
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Piping Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Conduit Systems

Content and Display

  • Content Creation – Styles
  • Content Creation – Equipment
  • Content Creation – Parametric Fittings
  • Display Control

Documentation and Coordination

  • Sections
  • Managing Updates and Interference Detection
  • Annotation, Property Sets and Schedules


This course requires a working knowledge of a recent version of AutoCAD®, in addition to drafting, design, or engineering experience and knowledge of Microsoft® Windows.

Course Cost

This 4-day course is $1345 per person.

Course Dates

There are no dates scheduled for this course at this time. Please Contact Us to request a new course date or view our full course schedule for similar courses.


Note: The suggested course duration is a guideline. Course topics and duration may be modified by the instructor based upon the knowledge and skill level of the course participants.

AMS CAD + CAFM Solutions
Training & Development Center
271 Route 46 West, Bldg. A-105
Fairfield, NJ 07004
T (973) 882-8008
F (973) 882-0122

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