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.
Autodesk Fabrication Database Administrators and Users
William Tucker is currently working as BIM trainer and product specialist at Comfort Systems USA, a premier mechanical-systems installation and service provider. CSUSA is a national organization with 24 companies, 7 sheet-metal fabrication shops, and 190 users currently sharing the Fabrication software products with one database. William is responsible for implementing, training, and advising on best practices for these companies, developing standards within the organization, and providing technology recommendations for the future. In the past, William has trained and implemented Fabrication CADmep software, Fabrication ESTmep software, and Fabrication CAMduct software, as well as utilized them as a 3D detailing and coordination package. William has been using Autodesk, Inc., products for 29 years. He enjoys helping others utilize the software to its fullest potential.
Kevin Allen is currently employed at Comfort Systems USA (CSUSA)—a premier mechanical systems installation and service provider with annual revenue of $1.6 billion—as director of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and productivity. CSUSA is a national organization with over 7,000 employees and 36 operating companies (some being service only). Currently 24 of these locations utilize virtual design and construction (VDC), with 7 sheet metal fabrication shops, numerous pipe and plumbing shops, and 190 employees utilizing the Fabrication software products on a single database. Kevin is responsible for implementing, training, and advising on best practices for these companies, developing standards within the organization, and providing technology recommendations for the future, along with numerous other tasks. In the past, Kevin has trained Fabrication CADmep software, as well as utilized it as a 3D detailing and coordination package. Kevin enjoys helping others use the software to its fullest potential.
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.
We all have to deal with content. Some are well versed in creating item (ITM) content. Others find it confusing and complicated. This lab will speak to both audiences with a different twist on content. We will not cover creating from scratch content that fits nicely and neatly in your database configuration. Instead, we'll show you how to take someone else's content and hack it into your configuration without destroying your database integrity. After all, it's not always about building the content—rather, it can be about getting it done quickly to keep production moving. We'll also show how you can easily scale content creation to multiple users in a safe manner while keeping everyone on the same page with your configuration approach. Lastly, we'll show you how you can distribute your content into other configurations, as well as (QA/QC) your work. In short, if you want to learn not just how to create content but manage it, this lab is for you. This session features Fabrication CADmep and Revit MEP. AIA Approved
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.
RK Mechanical is the Denver region’s largest single source for mechanical contracting. In this class I will show how we have successfully implemented and benefited from automation in our CAD / Building Information Modeling (BIM) department to make use of the vast amounts of data we have to give our company an advantage. If you work in MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) fabrication, you know that you have to deal with extreme amounts of component data, and that data needs to be translated between a number of departments in the flow of a project. I'll be showing a number of automation projects that I've worked on that have given us a free flow of data to various departments—such as purchasing, the shop for production planning, and to the field. I'll also discuss our philosophy on technology and automation. Join us to get some insights into how our company functions and to get some fresh ideas to take back with you. This presentation is not only for mechanical contractors. Anybody with digital model data can benefit from this information. This session features Fabrication CADmep.
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.
Electrical subs can now enter the realm of Building Information Modeling (BIM) with tools available in Revit software as part of Building Design Suite or the Autodesk collection. We will use the Texas Children's Hospital project as the backdrop of this interactive course aimed at getting electrical subs up to speed with BIM tools, and attendees will realize the benefits of using BIM on this 500,000 square-foot project. Find out what it takes to get a project of this size coordinated with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing in the narrowest of plenum spaces. This session features Revit and Fabrication CADmep.
This class will present an inspiring account of one of the finest Building Information Modeling (BIM) implementations at Msheireb, Qatar, comprising of 14 buildings—22-level hotel, 4-level parking, office, apartments, cultural and entertainment center—covering more than 4 million square feet. This BIM case study has ample examples to understand the critical factors that determined the success of this complex project that involved stakeholders from more than 15 countries, more than 20 trades, and a breathtaking rigid construction schedule in spite of 26 major change bulletins. Attendees will learn the best practices on BIM workflow, and strategies for complete project-lifecycle implementation. We’ll also cover how to customize Building Design Suite software, and how to use different tools and processes for BIM setup, design and change management, value engineering, constructability review, and accurate coordinated shop drawings for uninterrupted construction, site logistics, and construction management. This session features Revit and Fabrication CADmep.
Learn advanced skills capitalizing on the new Fabrication functionality in Revit 2017 software. Using Revit schedules, assemblies, tags, views, interference checking, and new features in Revit 2017 software, we can produce fabrication documentation inside of the Revit software interface, which enables us to be fully coordinated with design consultants. While Fabrication Parts was introduced in 2016, it was in Revit 2017 software that they became fully functional while remaining in a single interface. We’ll cover how to model using Fabrication Parts; how to convert the design model into Fabrication Parts; how to use assembly views to create spools sheets and details; how to annotate Fabrication Parts in plan view and 3D; how to coordinate with other consultants in Revit software; how new Revit 2017 software features relate to Fabrication Parts; and how to import existing as-built conditions from Fabrication CADmep software into a new renovation project. This session features Revit and Fabrication CADmep.
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.
In this class, we will explore how to utilize Fabrication Parts in Revit software by taking a Revit project and going through the Design-to-Fabrication workflow. Once this has been reviewed and is complete, we will export a Fabrication file from Revit software into Fabrication ESTmep software. Once inside Fabrication ESTmep software, we will review the contents of the project and make any changes required. Then, utilizing the new Estimating Summary options, we will review pricing and labor and make any adjustments necessary. Once this is complete, we will review our options for sending the .MAJ to Fabrication CAMduct software and Fabrication CADmep software. This session features Revit MEP and Fabrication CADmep.
This session will discuss how to propel your company into Revit 2017 software, exemplifying the advantages of using a singular model throughout the preconstruction process. Learn how Victaulic’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) group made the transition to Revit software to go from design intent to fabrication spools using the improved functionality of Fabrication Parts. In this session we will take a Revit design model and convert to fabrication parts, make design and coordination changes, define and detail fabrication spools, and create all construction documentation without ever leaving Revit software. Attendees will gain first access to new Revit 2017 software add-ins that streamline this process with prepopulated templates and content libraries. The session will reinforce best workflow practices, and give users the tools they need to take their businesses to the next level. This session features Revit MEP and Fabrication CADmep. AIA Approved
AU Las Vegas, MEP and Structrural Fabricators Forum