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AutoCAD MEP Piping Essentials

Course Description

Course Length = 1 day

CPC PDH Credits = 7

This course is designed for new users of AutoCAD MEP.

This course provides comprehensive AutoCAD MEP training on how to design, model, and make construction documents for a piping system used in commercial, institutional, and waste water environments. The hands-on exercises teach how to lay out systems from schematic design through to the design development and project construction documentation phases.

Training Objectives

The primary objective of this course is to teach students the basic functions necessary for creating a piping plan using AutoCAD MEP. After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Create, label, and modify a process flow diagram.
  • Create a piping model and define route preferences.
  • Place piping equipment.
  • Lay out pipes and fittings.
  • Lay out symbols, lines, and inline annotation in ISO mode.
  • Tag, schedule, and plot process flow diagrams and piping models.

Course Outline

Introduction to Piping

  • Using AutoCAD MEP to Design Piping Systems

Working with Process Flow Diagrams     

  • Designing a Piping System
  • Creating a Schematic Diagram
  • Modifying a Schematic Diagram
  • Using Schematics in Isometric Mode

Working with Piping

  • Defining Routing Preferences and Piping Systems
  • Adding Piping Equipment
  • Adding Pipes and Pipe Fittings

Piping Documentation

  • Annotation of a Pipework Model
  • Using Sections and Elevations
  • Creating and Editing Schedules

Creating a Construction Drawing

  • Creating and Managing Plotting Sheets
  • Publishing Drawings to DWF Files


This course requires a working knowledge of a recent version of AutoCAD®, 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 1-day course is $445 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.

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