AutoCAD MEP software is the discipline-specific version of AutoCAD® software for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) designers and drafters. The software’s intuitive systems and design tools provide greater drafting productivity with the flexibility to make last-minute design changes more quickly and easily. AutoCAD MEP automates tedious drafting tasks, enabling designers and drafters to create more accurate construction documentation, faster. Sharing, collaborating, and coordinating with architects, structural engineers, and contractors is easier using the software’s widely used authentic, reliable DWG™ technology.

AutoCAD MEP Features


AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture support
Work on flat 2D AutoCAD floor plans or AutoCAD Architecture geometric model architectural floor plans with AutoCAD MEP design software.

Automatic space and zone calculation
Assign engineering spaces from existing 2D architectural floor plans or AutoCAD Architecture geometric designs.

IFC data support
Create, manage, and share MEP CAD data with others in the design process with Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) data.

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 device.

Web-based help and learning tools
Use Exchange to access a community filled with pertinent learning information.

Construction and content

Project Navigator CheckOut
CheckOut makes changes outside of the project structure to avoid frequent, unnecessary xref change notifications.

Project Navigator CheckIn
When you CheckIn a drawing, it is saved automatically. Team members will be notified of the updated version.

Enhanced documentation
Enhanced documentation features help you create, rationalize, and document 2D views.

Integrated content search
Quickly search for and access design files, objects, and content from within AutoCAD MEP design software with AutoCAD Content Explorer.

AutoCAD block and symbol conversion
Individually convert or batch-convert single or multiple AutoCAD blocks, MvBlocks, or MvParts to a device or schematic symbol.

Drawing management
Manage project drawings more easily by creating coordinated views based on MEP design parameters.

Pipe content and routing preferences
Use routing preferences inside the application with sloped piping and male x female routing.

Productivity and usability

Anchored object preview
Ducts, cable trays, pipes, conduits, and other anchored objects can be viewed as they're moved or rotated.

Electric Project Database (EPD) backup
EPD backup creates multiple copies of previous EPD files for easy recovery.

Color-coded version differentiation
The Visual Compare feature uses color codes to easily spot geometry differences between two versions of the same drawing.

Expected linework display
Improved section results enable the color of linework to display as expected.

Real-time change review
Command Preview allows you to see changes in real time before the command is integrated.

Movable style viewer
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.

Annotation and unit scaling
When drawing units are changed, object tags, text, and other annotation scaled objects have the expected appearance relative to other objects.

Display order by layer
Set an order for layers in a list, and apply the display order for objects on each layer.

Block swap
Easily edit your components as your design changes. Assign a different definition to block instances without re-creating the block.

Point clouds
Use point cloud data on MEP projects within AutoCAD MEP software. Bring 3D scans to life for renovation, retrofit, and restoration projects.