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Features for Fabrication CADmep

Mechanical detailing software for MEP fabrication

Fabrication CADmep™ mechanical detailing software supports fabrication workflows for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) contractors. Extend Revit models created with ITM content to detail shop drawings and prepare systems for field installation.


Note: Fabrication CADmep 2016 requires a separate license for AutoCAD 2016 software or an AutoCAD 2016 industry-specific software product. AutoCAD 2016 is included when you purchase the MEP Fabrication Suite.

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  • Revit integration New

    Build and edit content and services in Fabrication CADmep and use them to create fabrication-ready models inside Revit building design software.

    • Create your Building Information Model (BIM) in Revit, export as a .MAJ file, and bring it into Fabrication CADmep for shop drawings and field-readiness.
    • After construction, create as-built conditions in Fabrication CADmep and import them back into Revit for handover.
  • API New

    The new Fabrication API gives read and write access to common job and job item properties.

  • Added manufacturer content and patterns New

    Select from thousands of added and updated imperial and metric content items and pattern templates for Fabrication and Revit. New and legacy imperial content now includes Harrison codes and prices.

  • Enhanced hanger options New

    Hanger options in Fabrication CADmep now include z-clip hangers. Set independent rod lengths and add insulation shields when placing hangers in your model.

  • Improved user interface New

    User interface enhancements allow for horizontal or vertical docking of the Fabrication CADmep folders inside AutoCAD design and documentation software.

  • Shared content libraries and databases

    Fabrication CADmep, Fabrication ESTmep, Fabrication CAMduct, and Revit can share the same libraries of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) content, as well as database settings and structure. Design, estimate, detail, coordinate, fabricate, and manufacture sheet metal without conversion or remodelling.

  • Extend Revit and AutoCAD MEP models

    Extend the use of models created in Revit software or AutoCAD MEP software by importing them into Fabrication CADmep. Models built in Revit using your ITM content and services can be opened directly in Fabrication CADmep. Models created using Revit families or AutoCAD MEP software can be mapped to Fabrication CADmep services to help speed the creation of a constructible model.  

  • Design line detailing technology

    Design line drawing technology helps users redraw a design using detailed components. Work on design intent underlays (such as DWG™, DWF, PDF, and more) to develop MEP designs into constructible models. Trace over 2D routing elements onto an underlay and create data-rich service runs that use pressure-class driven, manufacturer-specific content.

  • Multiservice layout

    Model several parallel services at the same time to help shorten the model drawing process.

  • Service validation and clash detection tools

    Service validation issues can lead to incorrect estimates, costing, and procurement deliverables, plus wasted costs throughout fabrication and installation. Minimize mismatched connectors, duplicate items, and clashes early in the process with tools designed to help limit additional cost and help ensure that services are accurate and ready for construction.

  • 3D spooling capabilities

    Create detailed spool drawings to support the prefabrication and modularization of MEP systems. Automatically add model information such as size, length, spool name, and object information to provide detailed and more accurate spool sheets for the fabrication shop.

  • Accessible data and data export

    Access, report, and export the data contained in Fabrication CADmep models.

    • Help procure items for fabrication or delivery.
    • Keep better track of accounting and costs.
    • Conduct data analysis for both the project and business processes.