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AutoCAD MEP - Information and specifications

 
MEP software for designers and drafters

 

AutoCAD® MEP software helps you draft, design, and document building systems. Create more accurate designs and increase productivity within a familiar AutoCAD-based environment.

 

Overview video

 

Watch overview video (1:39 min.)

 

MEP drafting and documentation tools

 

View how AutoCAD® MEP software automates drafting and documentation tasks to help mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) designers and drafters create more accurate construction documentation.

 

 

Features

 

Collaboration

 

AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture support

AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture support

Work on flat 2D or geometric floor plans.

Automatic space and zone calculation

Automatic space and zone calculation

Calculate room measurements automatically.

IFC data support

IFC data support

Create, manage, and share design data.

Web-based help and learning tools

Web-based help and learning tools

Stay informed with tips and tricks and other content.

Construction & content

 

Video: Section and elevation (enhanced)

Section and elevation (enhanced)

Now edit Xrefs when editing live sections and refresh upon opening.

(Video: 1:53 min.)

Video: Parallel routing improvements

Parallel routing improvements

Select routing preferences for objects, then automatically connect parallel objects.

(Video: 0:48 min.)

Revision cloud

Revision cloud

Get a consistent appearance in views.

Documentation

Documentation

Create, rationalize, and document 2D views.

Integrated content search

Integrated content search

Easily find design files, objects, and content.

AutoCAD block and symbol conversion

AutoCAD block and symbol conversion

Batch-convert single or multiple blocks.

Drawing management

Drawing management

Create and manage MEP project drawing sheet sets.

Video: Sloped pipe routing preferences

Sloped pipe routing preferences

Use routing preferences with sloped piping.

(Video: 0:59 min.)

Productivity & usability

 

Video: Style Browser (enhanced)

Style Browser (enhanced)

Get more MEP components, and add folders to the Content Library.

(Video: 1:16 min.)

Video: Assigning circuits

Assigning circuits

Change the circuit for a given set of devices.

(Video: 1:23 min.)

Elbow duct fittings

Elbow duct fittings

Choose the type of elbow that best fits your design.

Automated property set definitions

Automated property set definitions

Complete quantity takeoff calculations.

Annotation and unit scaling

Annotation and unit scaling

Objects and text change along with drawing units.

Display order by layer

Display order by layer

Set an order for layers and preview your changes.

Block swap

Block swap

Make changes to components as your design changes.

Point clouds

Point clouds

Use point cloud data for renovation projects.

Status bar

Status bar

Now includes Display Configuration, Cut Plane tools.

UI Finder

UI Finder

Locate frequently used commands from within Help.

System requirements for AutoCAD MEP 2018
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 (Desktop OS)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1
Note: AutoCAD MEP 2018 is not supported on the 32-bit version of Windows 10
CPU Type 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
Memory For 32-bit version:
  • 2 GB (3 GB recommended)
For 64-bit version:
  • 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
Display Resolution 1360 x 768 (1920 x 1080 recommended) with True Color

High Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64 bit systems (with capable display card)
Display Card Windows display adapter capable of resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 and manufacturer-recommended for high resolution applications with True Color capabilities and DirectX9. DirectX11 compliant card recommended.
Disk Space Installation 12.0 GB
Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant
Digitizer WINTAB support
Media (DVD) Download and installation from DVD
Browser Windows Internet Explorer® 9.0 or later
.NET Framework .NET Framework version 4.6
ToolClips Media Player Adobe Flash Player v22 or up
Network Deployment via Deployment Wizard.

The license server and all workstations that will run applications dependent on network licensing must run TCP/IP protocol.

Either Microsoft® or Novell TCP/IP protocol stacks are acceptable. Primary login on workstations may be Netware or Windows.

In addition to operating systems supported for the application, the license server will run on the Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2008 R2 Server editions.

Citrix® XenApp™ 7.6, Citrix® XenDesktop™ 7.6.

 

Additional Requirements for Large Datasets, Point Clouds, and 3D Modeling
Memory 8 GB RAM or greater
Disk Space 6 GB free hard disk available, not including installation requirements
Display card 1920 x 1080 or greater True Color video display adapter; 128 MB VRAM or greater; Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater; Direct3D®-capable workstation class graphics card.