Discover the value of a single Fabrication platform across estimating, modeling, and manufacturing
See takeoffs and estimating in model form
Discover how different processes use Fabrication model-based information
Discover different applications for the MAJ format
Mechanical-contracting operations rely on software, machinery, and advanced processes now more than ever. Integrating these processes into the business model is key to realizing the rewards of these technological advances. We’ll discuss the elements of early costing, estimating, modeling, prefabrication, modular construction, and washing models back through the estimating process. We'll also look at using Fabrication software content to generate internal manufacturing metrics and communications with business systems.
Dave Pikey is the vice president of corporate technology for The Hill Group, a $250-million, Chicago-based organization engaged in construction and maintenance of building systems—all with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. Dave joined Hill in 1998 as a design engineer, and he has directed modeling, estimating, and fabrication technology for the company since 2004. Currently Dave serves as a member of the Chicago BIM-IPD Group and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Digital Practice Research Group. Dave also runs marketing and communication for The Hill Group. He is often an industry guest speaker sharing his experience on capitalizing on technology in a collaborative environment to deliver a better product in the construction process. Dave has a bachelor of science degree in physics from Purdue University.
In this session, we will discuss converting generic Revit software parts into Fabrication Parts, or Design to Fabrication. We will cover setting up services and service templates in the Fabrication software products to get the best results inside of Revit software. This class will focus on the importance of Design Line setup to make the Design to Fabrication process most effective. This session features Fabrication CADmep and Fabrication ESTmep.
This class is an introductory course for Fabrication ESTmep software. It will cover the most important concepts and common commands necessary to use Fabrication ESTmep software at a fundamental level. The objective of this course is to introduce the essential functionality of Fabrication ESTmep software so a new user can generate accurate cost estimates from imported models and traced drawings. We will cover how to navigate through Fabrication ESTmep software, basic reporting, understanding pricing, and best practices. This session features Fabrication ESTmep.
Within the Fabrication software products, ancillaries are materials such as fixings, gaskets, cleats, sealants, and flange materials that are necessary to complete the fabrication and installation of Items. Ancillaries may have labor rates, fabrication costs, and installation costs assigned to make cost summaries accurate. Ancillaries are also necessary for accurate reports for purchasing. In this class, we will explore all facets of Fabrication ancillaries, including building, applying, and reporting. This session features Fabrication ESTmep and Fabrication CADmep.
This class will cover how to implement Fabrication ESTmep software. We will provide a recommended implementation strategy, along with best practices for a smooth implementation. We will examine the Product Information Editor, ID Codes, and how pricing information is linked to items in Fabrication ESTmep software. We will also look at the Harrison Pricing Service to update the existing price list. This session features Fabrication ESTmep. AIA Approved
This class is an introductory course for Fabrication ESTmep software. It will cover the most important concepts and common commands necessary to use Fabrication ESTmep software at a fundamental level. The objective of this session is to introduce the essential functionality of Fabrication ESTmep software so a new user can generate accurate cost estimates from imported models and traced drawings. We will cover navigating through Fabrication ESTmep software, basic reporting, and understanding pricing, as well as best practices. This session features Fabrication ESTmep.
In this class we will cover creating Revit Templates with focus on using Fabrication Parts in Revit. We will cover How's and Why's and more specifically, focus on managing title blocks, Schedules, Tag Families, Visibility Graphics and Filters.
Learn how to build and product list a subassembly for use within Fabrication CADmep software and Fabrication ESTmep software. We will look at scripted button assemblies and the reporting of assemblies. This course will also cover how to use, make, and transfer Design Line Templates to help create models more quickly.
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.
Design Line is one of the most powerful features of the Fabrication software products from Autodesk, Inc. The Design Line technology creates fabrication-intent models from special lines called Design Lines that are associated with a fabrication service. This specification-driven methodology enables for easy creation and modifications to the model. This hands-on lab will introduce the basic concepts and best practices for using Design Line in your daily work.
Last year’s popular session is back by popular demand! Learn 60 all-new tips and tricks that are expanded to cover not only Fabrication CADmep software but the other Fabrication software products too. No frills, no long lectures—just a couple Fabrication software users in a tag-team style rapid-fire demonstration. In 60 minutes we’ll cover 60 tips for using Fabrication software, so we'll take no questions during the session, but we’ll be free afterward and via email throughout the year for any follow-up information you may need.
Learn how to manage content for Autodesk, Inc.’s, Fabrication Solutions from a database manager’s point of view. We will dive into how to apply fitting dimensions to product-listed information for accurate dimensional content and apply connectors. Then learn how to apply estimating information for reporting of information to be used for ordering, estimating, and job tracking.
AU Las Vegas
Engineering Service Providers
Building Fabrication, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP)