Autodesk AutoCAD MEP 2014 Readme
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AutoCAD® MEP 2014.
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- Recommended: Install all Windows Updates before installing the product.
- The AutoCAD Architecture & AutoCAD MEP 2014 Object Enabler doesn't work on AutoCAD if AutoCAD is installed side by side after either of these vertical programs. Please make sure to install AutoCAD first and then install AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD MEP.
Layer Standards and System Definitions
- New Layer Standards and Layer Key Styles have been provided that comply with the United States NCS 5.0 Standard. In order to allow users to change the Layer Standard without extensively modifying System Definitions (which relied on Layer Overrides in previous releases), new System Definition style drawings for US Imperial and US Metric content use Layer Keys. This means that all content placed with the same System Definition will be on the same layer by default – for example, Devices, Wire and Panels will all be on E-Devc-Lite-120V – while in previous releases, these would be on different layers – for example, E-Devc-Ltg-120V, E-Wire-Ltg-120V and E-Panl-Ltg-120V.
- The US drawing templates no longer contain System Definitions, so users have a choice of behavior. To use the new format, import from System Definitions (US Metric).dwg or System Definitions (US Imperial).dwg. To use the previous format, import from System Definitions 2013 (US Metric).dwg or System Definitions 2013 (US Imperial).dwg.
- In order to achieve the previous release behavior of having different types of content on different layers while using the new NCS 5.0 Layer Standard, you can set a Layer Key and Layer Override on a tool for adding that object. For example, the properties for a tool to add wire for the system “Devc-Lighting-120V (LTG)”can be set to use a Layer Key of “E-SY-DEVC-LIGHTING_120V” and a Major field override of “Wire”.
- The Design Feed palette might not update immediately after you save a drawing in Autodesk® 360. To accelerate the save operation, right-click the Autodesk 360 icon, available from the Windows taskbar, and select Sync Now.
Autodesk 360 Sync
- Before you reopen a file that you have saved and closed in Autodesk 360, allow additional time for the automatic sync feature to set the new path for linked files such as xrefs. If the repathing process is not complete, the drawing file will be locked when you open it, and you might get an error.
The sync engine can only handle one operation at a time, so you need to wait for the sync operation to be completed before you move or copy another file to the Autodesk 360 folder.
- You cannot view certain point cloud files in AutoCAD MEP if your graphics card does not support OpenGL® 3.3 or later. In addition, you cannot view these files in a Windows remote desktop session.
- See the Autodesk® ReCap Readme for more information.
- Do not create language pack deployment from the product media. To deploy the language pack, click the Download Language Pack link in the Help drop-down button in the product.
- Product Help is available online and is not installed with the product by default. If you do not have access to the Web and want to install Help with the product, you can start the Help installation at the end of the product installation. After you open the product, you can also select Download Offline Help from the Help menu.
- You must have Adobe® Flash® Player installed to view some types of video content. If you cannot install it directly from the Welcome Screen, you can install it from the Adobe Flash download page. If prompted to select the Flash Player version to install, be sure to select Flash Player For Other Browsers for best compatibility.
- QuickTime is required for viewing some types of video content. If videos fail to play, install QuickTime directly from the Apple QuickTime download page.
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