Enhance productivity and design accuracy
AutoCADŽ MEP software automates tedious drafting tasks to
help mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) designers
and drafters create more accurate construction documentation
faster. Share, collaborate, and coordinate with architects,
engineers, and contractors easier using reliable DWG
MEP software for designers and drafters
AutoCADŽ MEP software helps you draft, design, and document
building systems. Create more accurate designs within a
familiar AutoCAD-based environment. Increase productivity
and reduce errors with automated drafting tasks,
manufacturers parts, and interference detection. Support
mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems
throughout the building lifecycle with reliable DWG files.
AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture support
Work on flat 2D AutoCAD floor plans or AutoCAD Architecture
geometric model architectural floor plans with AutoCAD MEP
Reference architectural floor plans developed in
AutoCAD-based software for better design, and improve
documentation coordination with MEP system designs created
in AutoCAD MEP software. Use the referenced architectural
floor plans to design, tag, annotate, and create
construction documentation of MEP system design.
Automatic space and zone calculation
Assign engineering spaces from existing 2D architectural
floor plans or AutoCAD Architecture geometric designs.
Calculate room measurements automatically, including square
footage, meters, and volumes per area. Space and zone
information is used when exporting to gbXML for import into
Green Building Studio web-based energy analysis service
and/or third-party analysis programs.
IFC data support
Create, manage, and share MEP CAD data with others in the
design process with Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) data.
IFC export recognizes MEP objects from within AutoCAD MEP
and exports them along with MEP Systems and their
connectivity to corresponding IFC Building Services entities
AutoCAD 360 (formerly AutoCAD WS) mobility
The AutoCAD 360 web and mobile application for AutoCAD MEP
lets you view, edit, and share DWG drawings via a web
browser or mobile device.
Store AutoCAD drawings and project files in an
easy-to-access online workspace. View and edit your designs
online or on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Share and
collaborate more easily with others.
Web-based help and learning tools
Use Exchange to access a community filled with pertinent
An enhanced user experience provides access to integrated
web-based help content, tips and tricks, and aggregated
content to help support your continued learning.
If you are a Subscription member, you can connect to the
Subscription Center from Exchange to receive the latest
product information and extensions to enhance your workflow.
Construction and content
Project Navigator CheckOut NEW
CheckOut makes changes outside of the project structure to
avoid frequent, unnecessary xref change notifications.
CheckOut also helps prevent team members from reacting to
incomplete temporary changes or tests. No one else can view
your changes until the file is checked back into the project
Project Navigator CheckIn NEW
When you CheckIn a drawing, it is saved automatically. Team
members will be notified of the updated version.
Users can add comments to a new file upon CheckIn to ensure
team members clearly understand the changes. With automatic
saving of multiple backup versions, you can also quickly
return to a previous state of a drawing.
Enhanced documentation features help you create,
rationalize, and document 2D views.
Create 3D models in AutoCAD MEP design software and convert
them to 2D for documentation needs. Utilize improvements in
the command line with the ability to auto-complete and
differentiate commands and system variables. Improve the
appearance of your documentation with access to a diverse
palette of fonts and colors. Improve drafting and modeling
productivity with associative arrays improvements.
Integrated content search
Quickly search for and access design files, objects, and
content from within AutoCAD MEP design software with AutoCAD
Easily search local and network drives for files containing
content and objects to use within the design environment.
This allows for more consistent company and industry
standards, as well as real-world content.
AutoCAD block and symbol conversion
Individually convert or batch-convert single or multiple
AutoCAD blocks, MvBlocks, or MvParts to a device or
Extrude standard 2D blocks to create a 3D solid, and then
add connectors to create AutoCAD MEP content for your
mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) designs. In
addition, convert your AutoCAD blocks to orthographic
symbols, as well as isometric symbols to facilitate your
schematic design documentation.
Manage project drawings more easily by creating coordinated
views based on MEP design parameters.
Create and manage project drawing sheet sets for all MEP
construction documents. MEP design team members can access a
centralized project directory of the most current documents,
from project templates to sections and elevations.
Pipe content and routing preferences
Use routing preferences inside the application with sloped
piping and male x female routing.
Take advantage of specific piping content created for
AutoCAD MEP. Routing preferences support the use of male x
female fittings to create more realistic pipe designs.
Productivity and usability
Anchored object preview NEW
Ducts, cable trays, pipes, conduits, and other anchored
objects can be viewed as they're moved or rotated.
Electric Project Database (EPD) backup NEW
EPD backup creates multiple copies of previous EPD files for
Color-coded version differentiation NEW
The Visual Compare feature uses color codes to easily spot
geometry differences between two versions of the same
Expected linework display NEW
Improved section results enable the color of linework to
display as expected.
Real-time change review NEW
Command Preview allows you to see changes in real time
before the command is integrated.
Movable style viewer NEW
The Style Viewer tool can be moved to the left or right edge
of the Style Manager or Edit Style dialog.
Automated property set definitions
Automatically attach property set definitions to
architectural objects to easily complete quantity takeoff
Also, existing property set definitions can be attached to
newly created objects and their styles. New or modified
property set definitions can also be attached to existing
Annotation and unit scaling
When drawing units are changed, object tags, text, and other
annotation scaled objects have the expected appearance
relative to other objects.
In addition, many AutoCAD settings, such as linetype scale,
are now properly modified when units are changed. You have
the option to rescale model and paper space objects, to
rescale only model space objects, or not to rescale any
Display order by layer
Set an order for layers in a list, and apply the display
order for objects on each layer.
Preview changes to the display order before they are applied
to ensure that changes are predictable. Control the way
architectural and MEP systems are displayed on construction
Easily edit your components as your design changes. Assign a
different definition to block instances without re-creating
Use point cloud data on MEP projects within AutoCAD MEP
software. Bring 3D scans to life for renovation, retrofit,
and restoration projects.
Visualize the points more quickly and snap to the surface of
your scanned objects directly within your modeling
workspace. Use point cloud data to create existing building
conditions for use in MEP project design.