Insert Equipment

To enter a piece of mechanical equipment on the current drawing, go to

Ribbon: DM HVAC->MEQ-> dm_hvac-meq-insert Insert Equipment

Pulldown Menu: DM HVAC->Mechanical Equipment->Insert Equipment

Insert MEQ Dialog Box

Mechanical Equipment--Insert MEQ dialog box

Description: The name of the equipment. The description is not displayed anywhere on the drawing.

Shape: How the equipment is drawn in the 2D and 3D views. The shape controls the dimension fields that are enabled.

Rectangular/Box: The equipment is modeled as a box. In 2D, it will be displayed as a rectangle. In 3D, it will be displayed as a box.
Round/Cylinder: The equipment is modeled as a cylinder. In 2D, it will be displayed as a circle. In 3D, it will be displayed as a cylinder.

Width (in): The width of the equipment, in inches. The width can be set when the Rectangular/Box shape is chosen.

Length (in): The length of the equipment, in inches. The length can be set when the Rectangular/Box shape is chosen.

Diameter (in): The diameter of the equipment, in inches. The diameter can be set when the Round/Cylinder shape is chosen.

Height (in): The height of the equipment, in inches. The height is used when the equipment is drawn in 3D.

Elevation (ft-in): The elevation of the equipment, in feet and inches. The location of the elevation of the equipment is set by the Elevation Location. See the Elevation section for more information.

Elevation Location: What location on the equipment the elevation refers to.

Top of Equipment: The elevation refers to the top of the equipment. The equipment will extend below this elevation.
Center of Equipment: The elevation refers to the center of the equipment. The equipment will extend both above and below this elevation.
Bottom of Equipment: The elevation refers to the bottom of the equipment. The equipment will extend above this elevation.

See the Layer System section for more information on the Layer System field.

Inserting Equipment on the Drawing

Enter the mechanical equipment settings into the dialog box and press the OK button. You will be prompted to specify where the equipment is to be located on the drawing.

Specify insertion point [Corner/Middle]:

Specify insertion point: Specify the location of the equipment on the drawing. The equipment will be inserted on the drawing.

Corner: Type C to change the insertion point that is being specified to be the top-left corner of the equipment. This option will only be displayed when the Shape field is set to Rectangular/Box.

Middle: Type M to change the insertion point that is being specified to be the middle of the equipment. This option will only be displayed when the Shape field is set to Rectangular/Box.


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