Synopses & Reviews
MASTERING AUTOCAD? MEP 2010 is the ideal book to provide readers with the skills needed to create construction documents with AutoCAD MEP that are reflective of industry standards and expectations. This book focuses on the rationale and practicality of the AutoCAD MEP process and emphasizes the process of creating projects in MEP, rather than a series of independent commands and tools. Tools are introduced together in a focused process, with a strong emphasis on "why" as well as "how". Both the book and the exercises will provide readers with a clear sense of the value of the tools and a clear indication of each tool's potential. MASTERING AUTOCAD 2010 MEP is a resource designed to shorten readers' learning curve, raise their comfort level and, most importantly, give them real life tested practical advice on using the software to create mechanical, electrical and plumbing designs and calculations.
THE AUBIN ACADEMY MASTER
About the Author
Darryl McClelland has nineteen years of practical design in MEP engineering. Although his primary focus was the design of mechanical systems, he spent eleven of those nineteen years designing electrical and plumbing systems as well. Mr. McClelland also ran his own engineering business for eight years. His design experience ranges from complex research laboratories and institutional facilities to medical and professional office buildings and everything in between. Darryl McClelland is a graduate of Purdue University and an active member of ASHRAE and ASPE.Martin J. Schmid has worked with Autodesk for the past four years, working on site with customers to implement best practices using AutoCAD MEP and Revit MEP. Prior to joining Autodesk, Mr. Schmid worked in several roles in a variety of architecture and engineering firms, including electrical designer, engineering coordinator and application developer. Mr. Schmid holds a Master's Degree in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University and a Master's Degree in Business Management of Technology from the University of Texas in San Antonio. He has used AutoCAD since version 10 and has developed custom applications built on top of AutoCAD MEP, extending the capability to suit the specific niche needs of customer applications.Gregg Stanley is currently a Quality Assurance Analyst at Autodesk and a Piping Subject Matter Expert with Product Design for AutoCAD MEP, focused on the Piping Application. He is responsible for working with the larger development team and a Usability/Interaction Designer to redesign the third piping application for quality assurance and quality control of several AutoCAD MEP features. Mr. Stanley has over twenty-two years experience in Mechanical Process Design focused on Water Wastewater Treatment Systems using AutoCAD based solutions since Release 1.1. Mr. Stanley has also been a CAD Manager responsible for developing and instituting company specific customized applications, CAD standards and training. He has also written and presented several training classes on AutoCAD and AutoCAD MEP, internally to co-workers, as an independent consultant and at Autodesk University.
Table of Contents
Preface. PART I: Introduction and Methodology. Quick Start. General Overview. 1. User Interface. 2. Conceptual Underpinnings of AutoCAD MEP. 3. Project Navigator. PART II: Working with MEP Objects. 4. Energy Analysis. 5. Mechanical Systems. 6. Piping Systems. 7. Electrical Systems. 8. Conduit Systems (New Chapter). PART III: Content and Display. 9. Content Creation - Styles. 10. Content Creation - Equipment. 11. Content Creation - Parametric Fittings. 12. Content Creation - Parametric Equipment (New Chapter). 13. Display Control. PART IV: Documentation and Coordination. 14. Sections. 15. Managing Updates and Interference Detection. 16. Annotation, Property Sets and Schedules. 17. Plotting and Publishing. PART V: Customization. 18. Customization with Dot Net (New Chapter). Appendix A: Rise/Drop Styles (New Chapter).