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AutoCAD MEP Mechanical Essentials

Course Description

Course Length = 2 days

CPC PDH Credits = 14

This course is designed for the new AutoCAD® MEP user who wants to learn how to implement a mechanical HVAC system using AutoCAD MEP. This course uses hands-on exercises to teach students how to determine energy requirements, add HVAC equipment, ductwork, and fittings, and create construction documents using AutoCAD MEP. The course addresses both imperial and metric systems.

Training Objectives

The primary objective of this course is to teach students the basic functions necessary for professional 2D drawing, design, and drafting using AutoCAD MEP. After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Determine energy requirements for engineering spaces.
  • Create and annotate schematic diagrams.
  • Create an HVAC system with single line ducts, ductwork, and fittings.
  • Size ductwork systems.
  • Create construction documents.

Course Outline

  • AutoCAD MEP Overview
  • User Interface
  • Starting up an MEP project
  • Creating HVAC Spaces and Zones
  • Exporting and Importing to/from GBXML
  • Laying out Mechanical Equipment
  • Laying out HVAC supply and Return Systems
  • Sizing Ducts
  • Adding Tags and annotations
  • Creating Sections and Elevations
  • Creating Schedules
  • Creating HVAC Floor Plan layouts
  • Creating Details and callouts
  • Creating Legends
  • Importing and exporting to AutoCAD Creating Project template
  • MEP settings


This course requires a working knowledge of a recent version of AutoCAD® Architecture, in addition to drafting, design, or engineering experience. It is also recommended that the student have a working knowledge of Microsoft® Windows.

Course Cost

This 2-day course is $745 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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