New and legacy imperial content contains Harrison codes and prices to support the production of more accurate bids.
Select from thousands of manufacturer’s items and pattern templates, including 54 newly added imperial ranges.
Imperial content now uses Harrison codes and prices for faster processing. Added pattern templates include round ductboard, floor drains and cleanouts, vented crossovers, and plugs.
Use a single command for database export and import, as well as optional insulation specifications and sections.
Choose options to easily export and import connectors, specifications, sections, pricelists, and more. One consolidated database import and export tool now helps to increase productivity and simplify database transfer between jobs.
Merge design lines at the same time to help make editing easier.
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—all share the same libraries of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing manufacturer content, as well as database settings and structure. This feature enables integrated workflow between files without conversion. Create a more productive working environment as models easily pass between all stages of a project, from MEP estimating, detailing, cost analysis, and coordination, to prefabrication, ductwork, and sheet metal manufacturing.
Access a library of real content, pricing, and costing data for more accurate cost estimation and analysis.
Fabrication ESTmep uses real-world, manufacturer-specific content and associated costs to help you accurately understand bid breakdown. Products have standard associated price lists. Now, you can add and amend prices to more clearly reflect your own business needs. The manufacturer-specific library helps construct more accurate bids from the start to help you reduce the risk of potential increase.
Fabrication ESTmep imports and maps some models from Revit, Revit MEP, and AutoCAD MEP software to help speed the takeoff process. Imported models can then benefit from real-world content libraries and other associated data to support faster idea generation and help you submit a more accurate, competitive bid.
*Revit software is only available as part of the Building Design Suite 2015 Premium and Ultimate Editions and Infrastructure Design Suite 2015 Ultimate Edition.
Quickly develop competitive bids using underlays and design line technology.
Use a design intent underlay (such as DWG™, DWF, PDF, and others) to quickly create competitive bids. Intelligent design line functionality lets you to trace over 2D routing elements on an underlay and create 3D, data-rich service runs that use manufacturer-specific content—including relevant quantities, prices, and other associated costs.
Create more accurate cost estimates based on project and market variables.
Fabrication ESTmep has adjustable databases that enable you to quickly make iterations based on project or market demands. Change labor rates, material, waste, installation, fabrication costs, and other variables, as well as overall profit margins and markups. Create a more accurate bid to help you win more work and monitor cost changes throughout the detailing, fabrication, and installation of the project.
Record all Adds and Omits on a job to support traceability and promote accountability for changes. Analyze this data to make comparisons against the original estimate.
Perform value engineering on services more efficiently, and produce several cost/benefit options for your clients.