MEPcontent Browser

MEPcontent Browser

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MEPcontent
The MEPcontent Browser gives access to MEPcontent.com, the largest BIM library, directly from your project! Uniform content of high quality for MEP engineers, contractors and designers.

General Usage Instructions

Get started

The MEPcontent Browser app is available for Autodesk® Revit 2017, 2018 or 2019 and Autodesk® AutoCAD 2016, 2017, 2018 or 2019. After the installation the app can be started from the MEPcontent tab within Revit or AutoCAD. 

To make use of the MEPcontent Browser you will need to have a MEPcontent account which you can register from the MEPcontent website.

 

Use the MEPcontent Browser

The MEPcontent Browser enables you easily find BIM content and then use it directly in your project, in just a few clicks.

 

Search for content

Search for content either by using the provided search box or by filtering on category type, manufacturer, availability, and many more.

Localized content

Some articles have country-specific characteristics. In order to get the correct content for your country, be sure to select your country from the dropdown menu. Note that certain articles are only available for certain countries.

Filtering options

Make use of the various filter options to quickly find relevant articles. 

 The following filters are available:

Category – select the article category you are looking for (like Electrical, Ventilation, or Sprinkler)

Manufacturer – select the manufacturer to show the available content for

Availability – include or exclude content that is out of stock

The Revit version of the MEPcontent Browser allows you to filter on the Revit family version:

Revit version – filter on Revit family version; it is not necessary to use this filter when you are using a higher Revit version than listed, as Revit is able to load files from a lower version file format. 

After selecting the filters of your choice click Apply to set them or click Reset to remove them. The results of your filter selection will be shown below the search and filter area, presented in tiles.

 

Article types and properties

Click on an article to preview it, choose its type and see its properties. For instance, a valve can be available in different dimensions, and therewith types.

Access the manufacturer URL to see further documentation of the article on the manufacturer website. 

Some articles have also 3D previews available. When available, click the 3D icon to zoom and rotate the preview of the component.

 

Insert, load or save articles

This section allows you to select the desired files and then load or insert them in your project, or save them to your disk for later use.

If working in AutoCAD, you can choose the Insert option to place the element in your drawing or the Save to disk option for later use.

If working in Revit, you can Load the family into your project without placing it. This can be done later via the MEPcontent Browser or Project Browser within Revit.

To place the family directly into your project, choose the Insert option. Or the Save to disk option for later use.

Screenshots

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Installation

1.    Download and run the “MEPcontent Browser” EXE-installer from the Autodesk App Store.

2.    During the installation you can provide an alternative installation location. By default, the app is installed in C:\Program Files\Stabiplan\MEPcontent Browser.

Uninstallation

The MEPcontent Browser can be uninstalled via Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features.

Additional Information

The app requires:
•    Windows 7 or higher

•    Autodesk® Revit 2017, 2018 or 2019 or Autodesk® AutoCAD 2016, 2017, 2018 or 2019 (64 bit)

•    Internet connection

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: MEPcontent
Support Contact: apps@mepcontent.com

Author/Company Information

MEPcontent

Support Information

Questions, ideas or suggestions? Please contact us via apps@mepcontent.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description

12.1

- The MEPcontent Browser App won’t crash when the Revit Family Editor is being used

12.00

- Integrated Communication Channel which gives access to interesting BIM articles, updates about new content and many more!

11.14

- Added support for Autodesk® Revit® and Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2019

11.07

- Added support for type catalog families. You can directly select and insert the family type you would like to use into your project - Back to overview button: easily return to your search results or previous overview - Request content: a button and form is added to simplify the process of making a request for content
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