Select from thousands of added imperial content items and pattern templates.
New and legacy imperial content now contains Harrison codes and prices, and includes 54 new manufacturers imperial ranges. New pattern templates are also available, including round ductboard, floor drains and cleanouts, vented crossovers, and plugs.
The Renumbering tool can exclude specific parameters, such as pallet number or order number, to help users give identical item numbers to similar items.
Run batch processes to print reports, run scripts, and export data in a single command.
Use a single command for database export and import and take advantage of optional insulation specifications and sections.
Choose options to easily export and import connectors, specifications, sections, pricelists, and more. And for 2015, one consolidated database import and export tool helps increase productivity and simplify database transfer between jobs.
All Fabrication products share libraries and databases for more seamless estimating, detailing, fabrication, and installation workflow.
Autodesk Fabrication products—Fabrication CAMduct, Fabrication ESTmep, and Fabrication CADduct—share the same libraries of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) manufacturer content, as well as database settings and structure. This feature supports integrated workflow between files without conversion. Create a more productive working environment with models that easily pass between all stages of a project, from MEP estimating, detailing, cost analysis, and coordination, to prefabrication, ductwork, and sheet metal manufacturing.
Fabrication CADmep uses real product content libraries. You can be sure you’re creating models that succinctly mirror final construction.
Manufacturer-specific MEP content and 3D parametric, pressure-class driven ductwork components are important for all MEP contractors to support the detailing, fabrication, and installation of building services systems. The databases of content in Fabrication CADmep help users create models that are constructible. Intelligent, accurate models can then be used to procure the right components, create fabrication shop drawings for prefabrication, and support seamless MEP installation.
Integrate with Revit or AutoCAD MEP import tools to lengthen the lifecycle of design models and help reduce model redundancy.
Extend the use of design models with Building Information Modeling (BIM) downstream. Rely on the Revit building design software or AutoCAD MEP mechanical, electrical, and plumbing software add-in to map routings from the design model to Fabrication CADmep services. Use the associated databases and libraries from Fabrication CADmep to create a model that realistically reflects construction using real-world, manufacturer-specific content.
Quickly develop detailed MEP designs with underlays and design line technology.
Design line drawing technology allows users to quickly redraw the design using detailing components. Work on design intent underlays (such as DWG™, DWF, PDF, and more) to quickly 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.
Model several parallel services at the same time to help shorten the model drawing process.
Identify and rectify service issues such as mismatched connectors, duplicates, and clashes before fabrication.
Service validation issues can lead to incorrect estimates, costing, and procurement deliverables, plus wasted costs, throughout fabrication and installation. This tool helps you eliminate these issues early in the process so you can better limit additional cost and ensure that models are accurate and ready for construction.
Easily create detailed spool sheets (or spool drawings) to support the prefabrication and modularization of MEP systems.
Spool tools make it easier to create and hold valuable information, eliminating the need to manage multiple DWG files of spool sheets or drawings. Automatically add model information such as size, length, spool name, and object information to provide detailed and accurate spool sheets for the fabrication shop.
Support fabrication and installation by exporting the model data for use in accounting, procurement, and data analysis.