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Design a complete mechanical system for a residential, commercial, or industrial building with ease by learning how to integrate Autodesk® Building Systems functionality with your Autodesk Architectural Desktop software! New from Autodesk Press, Designing Mechanical Systems Using Autodesk Building Systems contains easy-to-understand examples and carefully engineered exercises to lead readers through the entire design process, taking full advantage of the productivity-enhancing features of this new Autodesk Architectural Desktop add-on. No prior experience is required! All-inclusive coverage spans the spectrum, from how Autodesk Building Systems objects differ from Architectural Desktop objects and AutoCAD entities through posting of completed drawings to the Internet for remote access by building contractors, electrical engineers, suppliers, and others! Ideal for novices, this how-to and reference manual also includes an entire chapter for power users and CAD managers that will propel them to successful completion of high-end drafting tasks, such as: working with multiple floors, creating custom fittings and catalogs, modifying a layer standard, and more!
The Basics. Understanding AEC Objects. Creating a Mechanical Schematic Diagram. Creating a Mechanical Plan. Reviewing Your Design. Communicating Your Design. Creating Catalog-Based Parts. Appendix A: Calculating Floor Areas. Appendix B: Exploding Your Drawings