Enhance productivity and design accuracy
AutoCAD® 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 technology.
MEP software for designers and drafters
AutoCAD® 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 design
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
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 and types.
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
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 learning
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 structure.
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 Content
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
AutoCAD block and symbol conversion
Individually convert or batch-convert single or multiple AutoCAD
blocks, MvBlocks, or MvParts to a device or schematic symbol.
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 easy
Color-coded version differentiation NEW
The Visual Compare feature uses color codes to easily spot geometry
differences between two versions of the same drawing.
Expected linework display NEW
Improved section results enable the color of linework to display as
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 calculations.
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 objects.
Annotation and unit scaling
When drawing units are changed, object tags, text, and other
annotation scaled objects have the expected appearance relative to
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 existing objects.
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 documents.