Mechanical Equipment

This section describes how to create and modify mechanical equipment. The mechanical equipment that is inserted on the drawing is for 2D and 3D display purposes only. It is mainly useful for collision detection when your project is using 3D-BIM.

There is no schedule for mechanical equipment. There is no link between mechanical equipment and load calculations or the ductwork.

Common Mechanical Equipment Information

The values that can be specified for mechanical equipment are listed below. All of these values are set specifically for each piece of equipment.

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): This is 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.

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