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AutoCAD MEP Projects and Tools Essentials

Course Description

Course Length = 1 day

CPC PDH Credits = 7

This course is designed for the new AutoCAD® MEP user who wants to learn how to implement projects, styles, and  scheduling with AutoCAD MEP. This course uses hands-on exercises to teach students how to use the Content Builder, work with templates, configure the display, and work productively 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 procedures necessary for implementing projects and styles, understanding  objects, creating tools, and adding documentation to drawings using AutoCAD MEP.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Create and use templates, customize the workspace, and set up and manage projects.
  • Manage drawing layers and control object display.
  • Create, modify, and manage styles.
  • Configure drawing tools, view and edit objects, and work with connectors.
  • Set system definitions and display properties.
  • Use the Content Browser, Content Builder, and Catalog Editor to create, customize, share, and store parts.
  • Label, schedule, and distribute building systems plans.

Course Outline

Project Essentials

  • Using Templates
  • Using the Workspace
  • Setting up a Project
  • Using Project Standards

Project Tools

  • Using the Layer Manager
  • Using the Display System
  • Using the Style Manager

Understanding AutoCAD MEP Building Systems Objects

  • Configuring Drawing Options and Using Drawing Tools
  • Viewing and Editing Objects
  • Using Connectors and Anchors
  • Working with System Definitions

Content Development Tools

  • Using the Content Browser
  • Using the Content Builder
  • Using the Catalog Editor

Documentation Tools

  • Using Schedule Tags and Labels
  • Sharing Drawings


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.

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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