Displaying Revit MEP Systems by Color

If you look at your Revit MEP model, and you see the confusing winding of piping and duct running through your model, and wonder what system that pipe or duct belongs to? There are ways to show your systems in various colors to make it easier to understand and view your model at a quick
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Civil 3D Terminology for New Users

The following Document may help users make heads or tails of the new terminology they may encounter when working with Civil 3D for the first time. Glossary of Civil 3D Terms – Adapted from Civil 3D 2008 Help Documents.
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Support Q / A: Moving the Point Datum

Q. Is there a way in C3D that I can do an elevation adjustment on all of my points? They are survey points, and I need to lower each point by 2.11 feet to get them onto the correct vertical datum. A. If they are survey points (a.k.a. brought in through an FBK file) you’ll
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Civil 3D 2008 Plan Production with Sheetsets

Hi Everybody! I’m super excited to be blogging for MasterGraphics in a professional capacity. For my first post I’m posting a “how-to” on creating plan and profile sheets in civil 3D. I created this for our Civil 3D user group. Why don’t I call these “white papers” like the rest of the world? Because to
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Improve workstation performance when running AutoCAD MEP

Discover tips and techniques from Autodesk that can improve workstation performance when running AutoCAD MEP. This paper explores methods of maximizing workstation performance when using your CAD application on large projects. For Project Managers and CAD ManagersThe following tips and techniques are for project managers and CAD managers responsible for rolling out software releases, establishing
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Enabling custom sizing for AutoCAD MEP parametric parts

To enable custom sizing for a parametric part On the command line enter AecbContentBuilder to open the Content Builder. Note: This command is available on the CAD Manager Menu in Building Systems 2007 or the MEP Common menu in previous versions. In the Getting Started – Catalog Screen dialog box, select the part that you
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Tool Palette Management in a Network Deployment

AutoCAD MEP and AutoCAD Architecture use tool palettes differently than normal AutoCAD and the path setting in Options under the Files tab was designed only for use with the AutoCAD tool palettes. This path needs to remain as set by the system in AutoCAD MEP. Changing this path can result in problems. To share tool
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Annotation Scaling in AutoCAD MEP 2008

A new feature that we have been waiting 30 years for is finally here with the new 2008 version. Annotation scaling allows you to plot annotation at the same height or size regardless of the viewport zoom scale. Annotation scales can be associated with annotative objects in AutoCAD MEP so that these objects can be
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Anchor It!

Once you investigate the use of anchors in your AutoCAD MEP environment, you won’t know how you ever lived without them. In this example we will use anchors to link switches to doors. If a door moves, the switch moves with it. If the door swing changes. The switch updates automatically. First, let’s take a
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Adding base AutoCAD menus to the AutoCAD MEP user interface

You noticed that for menus available in the AutoCAD user interface, such as the Viewport or Dimension menu, are not available in the AutoCAD MEP user interface, and you want to add them. You need to transfer the AutoCAD menu items from the acad.cui file to the abs.cui file. Follow these steps: Right-click any of
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