Monday, January 21, 2008

AutoCAD MEP 2008 Subscription Content Extensions

More AutoCAD MEP Content!

If your AutoCAD MEP is on subscription, you can download the new AutoCAD MEP Subscription Content Extension from your subscription website which provides some new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and piping content for AutoCAD MEP 2008. The download is a self-extracting installer that will install the new content as appropriate according to your product installation.

Download #1: Subscription MEP Content Extension for AutoCAD MEP 2008 - US Imperial & US Metric: This is the .exe file of US imperial and metric content for AutoCAD MEP 2008.

Below is a list of parts types added to both the US Imperial and US Metric part catalogs.

  • Starter
    Interface Stations


  • Aeration Disc Diffuser
    Heat Exchangers
    3-Way Valves
    Air Valves
    Backflow Preventers
    Ball Valves
    Butterfly Valves
    Check Valves
    Cone Valves
    Diaphragm Valves
    Gate Valves
    Globe Valves
    Knife Valve
    Mud Valves
    Valve Actuators


  • Buttweld Cross
    Buttweld Elbows
    Buttwled Reducer
    Buttweld Tee
    Buttweld Laterals
    Flanged Cross
    Flanged Elbows
    Flanged Reducer
    Flanged Tee
    Flanged Laterals

As you prepare to install the content extension, keep these points in mind:

Backup all Custom Files
Back up all custom parts, including the .dwg, .xml and .bmp files.

Installation Location
The content will be added to the MEP Catalog Content location specified during the original install of AutoCAD MEP 2008. The default location is:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\ACD-MEP 2008\enu\Aecb Catalogs.

Note: If you have moved your catalogs after installation to a new location the Content Extension parts will not be installed to the new location.

After Installation
After the content extension is installed, you will need to Regenerate your Catalogs. Once the Content Extension is installed you will be will be notified in AutoCAD MEP 2008 to regenerate the Mvpart and Pipe catalog. The regeneration of the catalogs is required to properly view and insert the addition parts.

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