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Piping Essentials
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AutoCAD MEP Piping Essentials Course Description

Course Description:

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.

Suggested Course Duration:          1 day
Trial CD:                                               Yes
Onscreen Exercises Included?      Yes

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.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for new users of AutoCAD MEP.


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® XP or Microsoft® Windows® 2000.

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

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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