This class will cover all aspects of the ductwork pressure-class specification setting used by Fabrication CAMduct software, Fabrication CADmep software, and Fabrication ESTmep software. We will cover all aspects of how to create and understand the components and related ancillaries linked to shop-fabrication standards as defined in the Fabrication software database setting. Because the database is integrated with estimating and detailing, we will also show which setting in Fabrication CAMduct software will affect the Fabrication ESTmep cost and the Fabrication CADmep graphics. We will also examine effective practices for setting up duct fittings and straight lengths for reinforcement through stiffiners (internal, external, or both) on order to comply with SMACNA (Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association) and DW/144 specifications guidelines. Finally, we will cover the duct connector settings on the round, rectangular, and oval patterns, and we'll discuss the relationships between the duct patterns' dimensions and computer numerical control (CNC) notch profiles as defined in the Fabrication CAMduct software database.
- Learn to setup and maintain valid DW144 and SMACNA sheet-metal specification with the duct-pressure class settings of Fabrication CAMduct software
- Understand the various options and settings to create valid stiffeners breakpoint and placement for duct fitting and straights
- Learn how to build connectors with confidence knowing how the sheet metal will be manufactured by AutoCAD CAMduct software
- Discover how settings in AutoCAD CAMduct software impact others in your company using the same database for Fabrication ESTmep software and Fabrication CADmep software
Based on his 25 years of experience with Fabrication software (long before it was an Autodesk, Inc., product), Ian Clemmett has traveled the world implementing and training users in engineering systems technology (EST), CAM, and CAD as stand-alone modules through the integration to a single database as used today. He has seen the advent of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and has a profound knowledge of Fabrication CAMduct software, from machinery setting to pattern database options. He is the highest-rated speaker at the TSI (Technical Sales International) annual user group meeting, and he frequently speaks on Fabrication products and BIM.