Overview of DemosCAD® MEP
DemosCAD MEP is a skill-based DEMONSTRATION application that helps users to master all the tools and commands in AutoCAD MEP software products. It’s built around Autodesk AutoCAD MEP Software, with Demonstration Videos and text Overview Explanation in form of pdf for easy understanding of each tool & command. It also comes with project based Visual Resources for Comprehensive understanding by the user.

Not only does DemosCAD MEP act as your personal trainer, it is also a reference application for easy use of AutoCAD MEP Software. Thus, every AutoCAD MEP user right from Beginners to Professionals can use it.
An image illustrating the tools and commands of Autocad MEP

Features and Benefits of DemosCAD

Similar Interface to AutoCAD
The interface of DemosCAD MEP is similar to that of AutoCAD MEP making it easy to replicate a design from the demonstration.
Comprehensive personal training tool.
Project File linked to Autodesk AutoCAD software
In-built project demos
Command line
Applications Window
Gallery browser
User guide to AutoCAD MEP
Comprehensive personal training tool.

How to use Demos CAD MEP.

Steps to easily maneuver around the Demos CAD MEP application:
To understand the interface of Autodesk AutoCAD MEP software, click on the Resources menu in SkyTOP DemosCAD MEP software and select AutoCAD MEP Interface. This displays tutorial options that describe the entire interface of AutoCAD MEP interface in order to get you started with AutoCAD MEP software. To see an overview of a tool in AutoCAD MEP software, move your cursor onto any tool in SkyTOP DemosCAD MEP and the software displays the name and description of the tool. Clicking on any tool in SkyTOP DemosCAD MEP opens up a number of options depending on the tool clicked:

  • Where one tool option is provided, clicking on the tool once instantly opens a demo on how to use the tool in AutoCAD MEP software e.g. PIPE tool.

  • Double-clicking on the tool opens a window where you can get more information about the tool. You will also be able to find various ways that you can use to carry out a task with the tool. A user can print the procedures for reference when trying out similar tasks in AutoCAD MEP software.

  • Right-clicking the tool opens a project file in AutoCAD MEP software which lets the user try out similar tasks using AutoCAD MEP software. The project file is the same as the one used in the demo but it is a read-only file. (NB- To open the project file, you will need to have AutoCAD MEP 2012 or later versions installed in your Computer).
An image of a pipe clump used in the illustration of autocad MEP

Where a number of demos are provided for a particular tool,
such as the Polyline tool, clicking on the tool opens an options box that contains 3 tabs:

An image of a polyline used in demonstrating Autocad MEP tools and commands
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  • Demonstration Tab that contains various methods of using the tool in AutoCAD MEP software. You can select the options that you want to view.
  • Procedures Tab that contains various methods for carrying out various tasks with the tool. You may print the procedures for reference when trying out similar tasks in AutoCAD MEP software.
  • Project Files Tab that links you to dwg files that were used for the demos in SkyTOP DemosCAD MEP software. These AutoCAD MEP files have similar settings as the files used in SkyTOP DemosCAD MEP software and let you try similar tasks using AutoCAD MEP software. Because they are read-only files, you cannot save any changes you make to them.

About AutoCAD MEP

An image of a plant design used to illustrate autocad MEP command and tools

What is AutoCAD MEP?

Autodesk® AutoCAD® MEP, part of the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping, is a software for Plant designers, purpose-built to create and modify Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and electrical systems. It contains all the functionality of AutoCAD, plus a comprehensive set of tools for automating plant and factory engineering tasks, such as building pipe networks, numbering pipes, and creating bills of material. AutoCAD MEP provides a library of more than 700,000 mechanica,electrical and piping symbols and components, includes real-time error checking, and enables mechanical and electrical teams to collaborate on digital prototypes built with Autodesk® Inventor® software. AutoCAD MEP offers Plant engineers a competitive edge by helping save hours of effort, so they can spend more time innovating.

Who uses AutoCAD MEP Software?

All those in the Mechanical,Electrical field, ranging from students to Professionals can take advantage of features and solutions offered by AutoCAD MEP to design and better communicate with other Engineers

SkyTOP DemosCAD MEP User’s Guide

You can access the User’s Guide through the Resources Menu in
SkyTOP DemosCAD MEP software.

Applications Window After knowing how to use individual tools and commands of Autodesk AutoCAD MEP courtesy of SkyTOP DemosCAD MEP, users can make use of the Applications Window to see how those tools are used to carry out drafting, documentation, modeling and even animation tasks with AutoCAD MEP software. The Applications Window accessible from the Resources Menu in DemosCAD MEP software demonstrates multiple tasks that require the use of more than one tool or command of Autodesk AutoCAD MEP software. For example, you can use the Applications Window to see how you can draw a chiller pipe connection network , inserting flanges, T-joints, pump distributions and connecting them with tanks to obtain a Direct on Line water distribution using the equipment ribbon. Then one can learn on how to make panel prints to submit for fabrication from Panel Ribbon. Indeed, the reason the Applications window is named as such is because through it, you are able to learn how to apply the tools of AutoCAD MEP software in a design project.(The Applications Window in DemosCAD MEP contains material that has been compiled from sources that are known for their expertise in the use of AutoCAD MEP and AutoCAD MEP-based solutions in various fields. If you have access to a reliable and secure internet, you may also search similar tutorials from the web).
An illustration of a plant layout created using Autocad MEP commands and tools
Integrated Users Guide
If you are using any AutoCAD MEP 2012 or later releases, you will be able to learn about new features that have been added in those releases. Through the What’s New tab in the Applications Window, you will learn about the new features in AutoCAD MEP 2012, AutoCAD MEP 2013, AutoCAD MEP 2014, AutoCAD MEP 2015 and AutoCAD MEP 2016. This will ensure that you are up to task with any of these releases.
SkyTOP DemosCAD MEP can be used for teaching purposes.

SkyTOP Technologies appreciates the power of motivation and inspiration as part of the training process. Users of AutoCAD MEP and other CAD programmes may desire to see fascinating works created using AutoCAD MEP solutions. The Gallery Window accessible through the Resources Menu in DemosCAD MEP contains fascinating and resourceful material compiled from credible sources to inspire you to use CAD.