This class will cover a wide range of features available inside of OPUS software and its extensive set of tools. Learn how to create custom flat patterns while using utilities like chamfer, extend, and fillet. Learn the process of importing existing DXF files for nesting and manipulation as well as how to apply oversized seams to flat patterns that are too large to fit on a sheet.
Fabricators who want to become more proficient with the Autodesk MEP Fabrication products
Garrett Tice is a technical advisor specializing in Fabrication software products. He has extensive experience in installing, configuring, and supporting Fabrication CADmep software, Fabrication ESTmep software, Fabrication CAMduct software, Remote Entry software, and Tracker Unique, and experience configuring, troubleshooting, and supporting various manufacturing equipment linked to Fabrication CAMduct software.
We don't often get new shop equipment. When we do, it's often difficult to configure Fabrication CAMduct software to work with it, or we need to pay for an expensive consultant. This lab is designed to take the fear out of machine setup in Fabrication CAMduct software by walking you through the process, including how to figure out what to do—as well as what to do when things don't go as planned. This session features Fabrication CAMduct.
Have you ever had to leave the office and you realized as you were walking out the door that you’d forgotten to copy your Fabrication database to your local machine? Or have you ever had to work off site and then had multiple copies of your Fabrication database and you weren’t sure how to manage them? Even if this is not the case and you’re just looking for a simple way to manage your Fabrication database, this class is for you. I will demonstrate how you can work anywhere, anytime, and not have to worry about copying and managing multiple databases. This session features Fabrication CADmep and Fabrication CAMduct.
We have scoured our support cases and made a list of the most common mistakes made while creating services. In this class, we will teach you how to avoid these mistakes and build great fabrication services. This session features Fabrication CADmep and Fabrication CAMduct.
Does your company have multiple locations, branches, or divisions? Does your Fabrication database have multiple “job specific” services? Does your Fabrication database have multiple “job specific” pressure classes, insulation specifications, or support specifications? If you answered “yes” to one of these questions, we have a solution for you. Using Fabrication Profiles for each project is a great way to maintain the Fabrication database without the need for project-specific groups within the database. Utilizing Profiles will help maintain a clean database to eliminate temporary database entries. If you plan to use Fabrication Parts in Revit software, this is a must-see. This session features Fabrication CADmep and Fabrication CAMduct.
Does your company have multiple locations, branches, or divisions? Does your Fabrication software database have multiple “job specific” services? Does your Fabrication software database have multiple “job specific” pressure classes, insulation specifications, or support specifications? If you answered yes to one of these questions, we have a solution for you. Using Fabrication software profiles for each project is a great way to maintain the Fabrication database without the need for project-specific groups within the database. Utilizing profiles will help maintain a clean database to eliminate temporary database entries. If you plan to use Fabrication Parts in Revit software, this is a must-see. This session features Fabrication CADmep and Fabrication CAMduct.
In this class, we will see how to customize the MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) fabrication database: how to create new specifications, new services, new items from pattern templates, and so on. We will then use it in Revit software, taking advantages of all new features and capabilities provided by Revit 2017 software—and figure out all the value of using fabrication content in the detailing phase to capitalize on design, optimize construction, and save costs. This session features Revit and Fabrication CAMduct.
Many companies have more than one location. In the past we have used one Fabrication database per location. Multiple databases can make it very difficult to share resources within an organization. The Autodesk Fabrication Development team has provided us tools that we can use to share one database between multiple locations. In this class you will learn how setup the Autodesk Fabrication Database for CAMduct to work with multiple companies, branches or divisions. The class will cover how to setup and manage multiple plasma cutters / Flatbed Tables and multiple Decoilers. This class will explain how to control nesting for each location and use the correct sheet sizes. You will learn how to setup processes for the correct machine selection and nesting options. This class will also cover how to use the new “Custom NC” machine for CAMduct.
When it comes to ITM content for Autodesk, Inc.’s, Fabrication software manufacturers and contractors, both struggle with creating and managing good ITM content. There are subscription-based or "managed" solutions on the market, but they are costly. This panel will discuss what good content consists of. It's more than just dimensional data—it's connection rules, pricing codes, labor units, and so on. In addition, the panel is going to discuss how the responsibility of creating content will be moving from contractors to manufacturers and wholesale distributors. This will lead to a free/open-source content database made up of manufacturer-provided ITMs. This panel is going to consist of industry-leading contractors, manufacturers, and wholesale distributors.
If you are new to Fabrication software, there's a lot of road between installing the software and deploying and implementing the product across an enterprise. How do you point all your users to the same database? How do you implement security so that not everybody can change your database? How do you upgrade a Fabrication software database to the next release? All these common questions have easy answers that are not easy to come by if you are a new user. This lab will walk you through taking the configuration that installs to deploying the software to all users in your company in a safe and effective manner.
Are you interested in capitalizing on the power of .NET with your Fabrication software data? Awesome! Me too! This class will cover getting started with Fabrication software’s exciting new API. We will cover how to set up plug-ins for each of the various products—Fabrication CADmep software, Fabrication CAMduct software, and Fabrication ESTmep software. Learn how to load them in and execute the code. Also, discover some of what you can and cannot do, and ways to work in scripting and LISP to fill in the gaps where necessary. Knowledge of the Fabrication software products would be helpful, as well as prior knowledge of the Fabrication scripting language. This class will be a continuation of the Fabrication Advanced Scripting Class, but attending that class will not be strictly necessary for this one.
This session is the hands-on lab compliment of the lecture of the same name. While beneficial on it's own, this session will be enhanced greatly by attending the lecture beforehand. Administering your Fabrication CADmep, Fabrication CAMduct, Fabrication ESTmep, or Revit Fabrication database can be difficult. Even when not difficult, it can be cumbersome and time consuming. This session will cover a number of ways to accomplish a variety of things many don't know how to do at all, or how to do quickly. With multiple locations and databases, learn many of the tricks the speaker learned while managing multiple systems and migrating them into a more-centralized single database model. From back-end IT infrastructure to database management processes and best practices, learn what works and what doesn't when managing a variety of tasks.
Hit some limits in scripting? Need to be able to do some more advanced calculations on the information in the Fabrication products? This class will help you with some more advanced scripting techniques including hybrid scripting that utilizes other frameworks like autolisp, .net, and the command prompt to do more with the data in the Fabrication products. Knowledge of the Fabrication products is helpful as well as prior knowledge of the fabrication scripting language.