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Estimate, detail, drive MEP fabrication

What is Autodesk Fabrication?

Fabrication ESTmep™, CADmep™, and CAMduct™ software provide an integrated set of tools for MEP specialty contractors. Estimate, detail, and drive fabrication at LOD 400 for mechanical building systems with tight integration to BIM and CAD design workflows and deliverables.

  • Use manufacturer-specific content to generate better estimates
  • Create more accurate detailed models for installation
  • Produce sheet metal for fabrication

Develop fabrication-level detail with Autodesk Fabrication 

Fabrication ESTmep™, Fabrication CADmep™, and Fabrication CAMduct™ software help you extend your BIM workflows to estimate, detail, and fabricate better MEP building systems.

BIM and CAD integration

Autodesk Fabrication products provide a shared set of tools for optimizing CAD and BIM data to create detailed manufacturing content, run effective cost estimates and analysis, and design LOD 400 MEP parts, components, and systems. 

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3D model of an MEP ductwork system shown in CAD software

Shared content libraries and databases

Use a common library of component, material, and part data in ESTmep, CADmep, and CAMduct to quickly generate accurate, detailed, and constructible fabrication designs. 

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Models of ductwork components

Accurate and detailed reporting

Use reports to generate tabular schedules and summaries of project details, including specification, material, and cost data, to document all aspects of a design to manufacturing workflow. 

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Cost report generated from MEP fabrication design software

ESTmep features

BIM and CAD import for bid generation

Extend design intent models from Revit and AutoCAD software into Fabrication ESTmep for more accurate, competitive bids.

Manufacturer content database

Select from thousands of manufacturers’ items and pattern templates, including 54 imperial ranges, with real-world pricing and cost data for accurate estimating and analysis. Built-in Harrison codes and pricing.

Enhanced database export/import

Single-command database export and import, with optional insulation specifications and sections.

Iterative value engineering tools

Perform value engineering on services more efficiently, and produce several cost/benefit options for your clients.

Project tracking tools

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.

Cost analysis, reporting, and estimating

Get accurate and clear information about model items, like ducts and pipes, and export data to inform effective cost analysis and estimating.

CADmep features

Detailed 3D modeling

Create fabrication-ready models of piping, plumbing, and ductwork systems.

Specification content modeling

Draw with real components and connections from thousands of manufacturer content items and pattern templates.

Extend design intent models

Easily import data from Revit and AutoCAD to lengthen the lifecycle of design models and help reduce model redundancy.

3D spooling capabilities

Create detailed fabrication shop spool sheets and bills of materials (BOM).

Service validation and clash detection

Identify and rectify service issues, such as mismatched connectors, duplicates, and clashes, before fabrication.

Costing and reporting

Quickly and easily obtain accurate information about model items and export data for better decision making.

CAMduct features

Sheet metal component library

Use an expansive specification-driven database of parametric components for detailing sheet metal.

Material-specific nesting parameters

Set nesting parameters for different materials, such as insulation, ductboard, and sheet metal, to help avoid nesting the job multiple times.

Bar coding and QR coding

Add data-rich bar codes and QR codes to labels and worksheets.

Simple graphical interface

An easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) allows both novice and experienced software users to enter job data and edits.

Advanced job costing tools

Estimate jobs based on a variety of project factors to better understand the bottom line.

NC writing and machine support

With post processors built in to support a variety of machine types, CAMduct helps control your production line of any size.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is Autodesk Fabrication used for?

Fabrication ESTmep, CADmep, and CAMduct are used to estimate, detail, and drive fabrication for mechanical building systems, components, and parts to LOD 400.

Who uses Autodesk Fabrication?

MEP specialty contractors, including detailers, estimators, fabricators, and installers, use Autodesk Fabrication.

Does Autodesk Fabrication work with Revit and AutoCAD?

Fabrication products offer integration and import/export capabilities with Autodesk BIM and CAD products for MEP design, including Revit and AutoCAD.