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Features for Fabrication ESTmep

Cost estimation software for MEP contractors

Fabrication ESTmep™ construction cost estimation software can help mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) contractors to win more work with more accurate, competitive bids. Gain a better understanding of real project costs for building services throughout the detailing, fabrication, and installation workflow.

 

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    Features

  • Revit integration New

    Build and edit content and services in Fabrication ESTmep 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 ESTmep to more quickly estimate cost of construction.

  • API New

    The new Fabrication API gives read and write access to common job and job item properties, including pricing and labor data.

  • Controlled renumbering tool New

    The Renumbering tool can exclude specific parameters, such as pallet number or order number, to help users give identical item numbers to similar items.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Generate bids from Revit/AutoCAD MEP

    • Models built in Revit building design software using ITM content and services can be opened directly in Fabrication ESTmep and costed.
    • Models created using Revit families or AutoCAD MEP software can be imported into Fabrication ESTmep and mapped to your services.
  • Accelerate underlay trace

    Use a design intent underlay (such as DWG™, DWF, or PDF) to quickly create competitive bids. Intelligent design line functionality traces over 2D routing elements on an underlay and creates 3D, data-rich service runs that use manufacturer-specific content. Completed models can be imported into Revit or Fabrication CADmep for detailing.

  • Adjustable cost estimates

    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 mark-ups. Create a more accurate bid to help you win more work and monitor cost changes throughout the detailing, fabrication, and installation of the project.

  • Track project variation

    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.

  • Value engineering option tools

    Produce multiple cost estimates and analysis for clients based on a variety of needs or scenarios. For example, show multiple services in a different material type or from a different manufacturer to outline a cost/benefit scenario for your client—all possible with Fabrication ESTmep software's design line feature.

  • Color-coded cost tool

    Visually define the cost of duct and pipe with the color-coded Cost Analysis tool. Display the expense for duct and pipe visually in the 3D viewer. Show cost estimates in various colors based on the product price range to help users identify potential issues easily and early.