The Autodesk Fabrication products help extend Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) specialty contractors for designing, estimating and fabricating ductwork, pipework, electrical containment and other mechanical systems used in buildings. These products let you use manufacturer-specific content to generate better estimates, create more accurate detailed models, and directly drive MEP fabrication. Autodesk Fabrication CADmep supports detailing and installation workflows for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) contractors. It is typically used by detailers to create "fabrication intent" models of piping, plumbing, and or duct work systems. Models that originated from AutoCAD, AutoCAD MEP, Revit or Fabrication CADmep can be used as starting points for adding the data necessary to make the design intent models fabrication-ready.
CADmep includes the following features:
-Added manufacturer content and patterns: Select from thousands of added imperial content items and pattern templates.
-Controlled renumbering: Use the Renumbering tool to exclude specific parameters, such as pallet number or order number, to assign identical item numbers to similar items. See Renumbering Items.
-Simple batch processes: Run batch processes to print reports, run scripts, and export data in a single command. See the BATCHDWGS command in CADmep Commands List.
-Enhanced Database Export/Import: Use a single command for database export and import and take advantage of optional insulation specifications and sections. See Importing and Exporting Services.
-Shared content libraries and databases: All Fabrication products share libraries and databases for more seamless estimating, detailing, fabrication, and installation workflow.
-Manufacturer-specific content databases: Fabrication CADmep uses real product content libraries. Models succinctly mirror final construction.
-Extend design-intent models: Integrate with Revit or AutoCAD MEP import tools to lengthen the lifecycle of design models and help reduce model redundancy.
-Design Line detailing technology: Quickly develop detailed MEP designs with underlays and Design Line technology. See Design Line.
-Multi-service layout: Model several parallel services at the same time to help shorten the model drawing process. See Multi-Service Line.
-Service validation and clash detection tools: Identify and rectify service issues, such as mismatched connectors, duplicates, and clashes, before fabrication.
Note:Fabrication CADmep 2022 requires AutoCAD 2022 or an AutoCAD 2022-based product.