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As of March 22, 2018, AutoCAD MEP is now included with AutoCAD subscription.

By subscribing to new release AutoCAD, customers will now have access to the capabilities of multiple AutoCAD vertical toolsets, including MEP, Electrical, Architecture, Mechanical, Map 3D, Raster Design and Plant 3D. The new AutoCAD will be referred to as “AutoCAD including specialised toolsets”.



AutoCAD MEP software automates drafting and documentation tasks to help mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) designers and drafters create more accurate construction documentation.


  • AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture support – Work on flat 2D or geometric floor plans.
  • Automatic space and zone calculation – Calculate room measurements automatically.
  • IFC data support – Create, manage, and share design data.
  • Web-based help and learning tools – Stay informed with tips and tricks and other content.
  • AutoCAD 360 Pro = View, create, edit, and share DWG™ drawings on mobile devices.


Construction & content

  • Revision cloud – Get a consistent appearance in views.
  • Section and elevation (enhanced) – Edit Xrefs when editing live sections and refresh upon opening.
  • Documentation – Create, rationalize, and document 2D views.
  • Integrated content search – Easily find design files, objects, and content.
  • AutoCAD block and symbol conversion – Batch-convert single or multiple blocks.
  • Drawing management – Create and manage MEP project drawing sheet sets.
  • Parallel routing improvements – Select routing preferences for objects, then automatically connect parallel objects.


Productivity & usability

  • Style Browser (enhanced) – Get more MEP components; add folders to the Content Library.
  • Assigning circuits – Change the circuit for a given set of devices.
  • Elbow duct fittings – Choose the type of elbow that best fits your design.
  • Automated property set definitions – Complete quantity takeoff calculations.
  • Annotation and unit scaling – Objects and text change along with drawing units.
  • Display order by layer – Set an order for layers and preview your changes.
  • Block swap – Make changes to components as your design changes.
  • Point clouds – Use point cloud data for renovation projects.
  • Status bar – Get Display Configuration and Cut Plane tools.
  • UI Finder – Locate frequently used commands from within Help.
System requirements for AutoCAD MEP 2018
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit only)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 (32-bit & 64-bit)

Note: AutoCAD MEP 2018 is not supported on the 32-bit version of Windows 10

CPU Type 32-bit: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) processor
64-bit: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor(See section above for supported operating systems)
Memory 32-bit: 2 GB (3 GB recommended)
64-bit: 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
Display Resolution Conventional Displays:
1360 x 768 (1920 x 1080 recommended) with True ColorHigh Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64 bit systems (with capable display card)
Display Card Windows display adapter capable of 1920 x 1080 with True Color capabilities and DirectX® 9 ¹. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.

High Resolution & 4K Displays:
Windows display adapter capable of resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 and manufacturer-recommended for high resolution applications with True Color capabilities and DirectX9 ¹. DirectX11 compliant card recommended.

¹ DirectX 9 recommended by supported OS

Disk Space Installation 12.0 GB
Browser Windows Internet Explorer® 11 or later
Network Deployment via Deployment Wizard.

The license server and all workstations that will run applications dependent on network licensing must run TCP/IP protocol.

Either Microsoft® or Novell TCP/IP protocol stacks are acceptable. Primary login on workstations may be Netware or Windows.

In addition to operating systems supported for the application, the license server will run on the Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2008 R2 Server editions.

Citrix® XenApp™ 7.6, Citrix® XenDesktop™ 7.6.

Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant
Digitizer WINTAB support
Media (DVD) Download or installation from DVD
ToolClips Media Player Adobe Flash Player v22 or up
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.6

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Section and elevation (enhanced)

Edit Xrefs when editing live sections and refresh upon opening.

Style Browser (enhanced)

Get more MEP components; add folders to the Content Library.

Assigning circuits

Change the circuit for a given set of devices.

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When you subscribe to AutoCAD you get access to AutoCAD vertical products and libraries – now referred to as specialised toolsets – plus web and mobile apps, new features and more.