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User workflows with Fabrication

Autodesk customers use Fabrication CADmep, Fabrication ESTmep, and Fabrication CAMduct to help improve estimating, win new work, and drive MEP detailing and fabrication.

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The Hill Group: Estimating, detailing, and fabrication

The Hill Group (formerly Hill Mechanical) is a Chicago-based mechanical contractor. In this video, members of the firm discuss why they implemented the full Autodesk® Fabrication software portfolio to seamlessly control the estimating, detailing, and fabrication of MEP systems.

“It’s an actual, real-world 3D model, made up of fabricatable, purchaseable components, but that also carry the relevant estimating information with them so that as your remove or add parts and pieces virtually in the model, you are also adding and removing labor and material costs and other things that are involved in the final number.”

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Southland Industries: Driving fabrication from design

Southland Industries is one of the nation’s largest building systems experts. In this video, company employees explain how they use Autodesk® Revit® and Autodesk® Fabrication software to drive the design, detailing, fabrication, and installation of MEP systems.

“Autodesk Fabrication bridges the gap between Autodesk Revit and construction; it gives us the ability to take our design-build concept and enter into that single-model software delivery method that we want to be in and have wanted to be in for years.”

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Kemnor Sure Group: Winning new work with Fabrication

Kemnor Sure Group (KSG) is an MEP coordination and drafting company based in Sydney, Australia, that provides BIM services to many tier 1 and 2 contracting companies, as well as smaller design contractors. In this video, KSG staffers explain the benefits of using Autodesk® Fabrication software.

“Since we’ve started using Autodesk Fabrication, we’ve seen business grow between 20-25%, staff base has grown between 15% and 20%, and we’re looking to add further staff over the next year and a half. We’ve actually won some projects recently based on the software and experience we have.”

McCusker-Gill: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Kevin Gill and Dan Christensen of McCusker-Gill, a sheet metal contractor based in Higham, Massachusetts, explains how they used the Autodesk® Fabrication software for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in nearby Charlestown, Massachusetts.

“With Autodesk Fabrication products, the project was prebuilt and detailed using BIM.” That model was then used directly for the fabrication of all ductwork components, helping us intelligently manufacture and deliver what was needed, when it was needed.”

 McCusker-Gill customer story