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System Requirements
Operating System64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 11 or Windows 10. See Autodesk’s Product Support Lifecycle for support information.
CPU TypeBasic: 2.5–2.9 GHz processor Recommended: 3+ GHz processor
Memory4 GB RAM or greater (2 GB RAM or greater for Autodesk Fabrication Tracker)
Graphics1,280 x 1,024 (1,600 x 1,050 or higher recommended) true color video display adapter with OpenGL-capable graphics card
Disk Space2 GB of free hard drive space for installation and data storage
Pointing DeviceMicrosoft-compatible keyboard and mouse
Media (DVD)Download only
.NET Framework.NET Framework Version 4.8

This section contains topics that describe how to create fabrication content for the Autodesk Fabrication products. It contains overview, before-you-begin, and reference information, as well as step-by-step procedures on how to perform a variety of tasks related to creating fabrication content.

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Topics in this section

Creating fabrication content involves the tasks listed in the table below. Step by step instructions on how to complete each of these tasks is included in the Item Creation Step by Step section.

Note: Before you begin, make sure you review Before You Begin Creating Content.

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TaskDescription
1. Identify Pattern Number (CID)You can start creating content either by creating a completely new item, entirely from scratch, or you can start by making a copy of an existing item that is similar to the item that you want to create, and editing that copy.If you choose to start entirely from scratch, you will need to know the CID number of the item you want to create. The pattern number must be a valid pattern number that exists in the Autodesk Fabrication product software.Look up common pattern numbers using the Common Pattern Numbers Help topic, or use the search methods available in the Fabrication products.
2. Create the Item Using the MAKEPAT Command (or copy an existing item and edit it)If you are creating a new item entirely from scratch, once you know the pattern number of the item(s) you want to create, use the MAKEPAT command to start building fabrication content.If you are creating a new item from an existing item, you do not use the MAKEPAT command. In the Item Folders view, create a copy of the item, rename it, then double-click or right-click guid-978cfa2a-308a-4355-ab00-5db9385425ea-5641491 Edit to display the Takeoff dialog. Proceed to the next task below, “Specifying Item Geometry.”
3. Specifying Item GeometryOn the Takeoff dialog that displays, specify the basic geometry of the item.
4.Specifying Specification, Material and GaugeNext, specify the specification, material, gauge, and other options that define the item.
5. Edit the Product ListOnce the above tasks are completed, edit the Product List to define the list of sizes the item is available in.
6. Configuring ConnectorsTypically, an item includes connectors. Therefore, the next step is to configure any connectors associated with the item.
7. Add an ImageAdd a realistic thumbnail image to help easily identify the item in the Fabrication product user interface components like the Item Folders view and the Service pallet.
8. Add Pricing InformationAdd pricing information so that accurate costing information can be calculated and displayed in the Autodesk Fabrication products.
9. Specify Version InformationAs a final task, specify version information to keep track of changes to the item.

Depending on your project needs, these additional tasks may also need to be performed:

  • Creating and Specifying Ancillaries – Some items require ancillaries to be created and specified.
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  • Adding Installation Times – Once an item has been created, you can add Installation Times to the item. This enables accurate installation costs to be calculated and displayed in the Autodesk Fabrication products.
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  • Creating and Configuring Services – You may need to create new services or configure existing services to use the new fabrication content.
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What’s Next?

When you have finished creating new fabrication content, that content can be made available for use in the Autodesk Fabrication products (CADmep, ESTmep, CAMduct).

If you plan to use Autodesk Revit for MEP fabrication detailing, see Using Fabrication Services in Revit for information on how to get started using Revit.

This section describes how to create material and gauge information for parts (items) that are used in the Autodesk Fabrication products.

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About Materials

In the Autodesk Fabrication products, information about the material that fabrication parts are made of is stored in the Material database. The Material database is actually organized into 2 main categories of materials: Main materials and Insulation materials. The Main and Insulation tabs at the top of the Database dialog allow you to switch between the two. Both material types work and are configured in the same way in the Autodesk Fabrication products. Having material information organized this way allows you to separate manufacturing (main) materials from insulation materials.

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About Gauges

For parts that are modeled by the Autodesk Fabrication products, each material is typically available in a variety of gauges, or thicknesses (sheet thickness). The gauges associated with a material are specified through the Material database. Each gauge can also be assigned a cost per weight, and a default sheet size on its creation. Other properties, like density and roughness, can also be applied to provide even more details about the fabrication part. For example, specifying a density for a material, along with the gauge, allows the weight of a part to be calculated. Specifying a roughness property for a material allows pressure drops to be calculated.

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In the Autodesk Fabrication products, all of the gauges currently assigned to the active material are displayed in a drop-down list. Gauges are sorted according to their thickness. Use the scroll bar if necessary to display all of the gauges. Right-click on the gauge and select Delete to delete a gauge from the material.

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For pipework, the OD (outside dimension) is specified in the Material table.

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Click on the guid-b457441d-15bf-400a-a0a8-793f3b769df0-9993940 icon at the top of the gauge column to add a new Gauge or double-click on an existing line to amend the data.

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Each gauge can have one or several sheet sizes (Length, Width and Product Code) assigned. Sheet sizes determine at which point the oversize check is applied.

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Clicking the guid-35a0a00b-d147-4367-8975-a54ad1e0c740-3249480 will delete that sheet size. For multiple sheet sizes at the same gauge, the sheet size to be used as the default by automatic nesting should be assigned the guid-63b710f8-f4c0-43f5-9d65-bb385347bd9d-8327499 . Product Codes can be applied to the materials for use in reporting and costing. Sheet sizes are also split into Flatbed sheets and Rotary which was introduced for Rotary Nesting.

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Standard Wire Gauge (SWG)

Standard Wire Gauge (SWG) is a method of defining sheet thickness that is often used by the ductwork and sheet metal industries who work with thin plate. The wire gauge can be displayed instead of thickness on various screens and printouts.

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SWGInchesmm
010.3007.620
100.1283.251
120.1042.642
140.0802.032
160.0641.626
180.0481.219
200.0360.914
220.0280.711
240.0220.559
260.0180.457

The material and gauge of an item is specified on the Item tab during Takeoff.

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When the nominal diameter is specified as 0.5 inches, as shown in the example below, the outside diameter (Diameter) value is assigned from the material and gauge setting. This is illustrated below, in the Pipework tab at the bottom of the Edit Gauge ASTM 888 dialog.

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GUID 084D7A71 65EB 4B28 AD8C 617A8C00A47D 9353116

The steps below describe how to create (add) a new gauge for a material. It uses a pipework item as an example. The options configured when creating a new gauge for a material are different depending on the type of item or system you are using.

To create (add) a new gauge for a material:

  1. Click Database guid-978cfa2a-308a-4355-ab00-5db9385425ea-5641491 Fittings guid-978cfa2a-308a-4355-ab00-5db9385425ea-5641491 Materials.
  2. In the Material drop-down list, select the material to which the new gauge is being added.
  3. Click the guid-b457441d-15bf-400a-a0a8-793f3b769df0-9993940 New Gauge button to display the Edit Gauge dialog.
  4. On the Edit Gauge dialog, specify the following:
    • Index: Specify a unique number for this gauge; for example, 0.7.
    • Specification: Specify the name of the specification associated with this gauge; for example, ASTM B88.
    • Cost: Specify the cost of this gauge per pound or per kilogram/sq m.
    • Weight: Optionally, you may specify the weight per pound or kilogram/sq m of this new gauge.
  5. In the Pipework list at the bottom of this dialog, specify the Nominal Diameter and Outside Diameter information from the specification.Note: When you have pipe and pipe fittings that use the same material, it is recommended that you create two separate gauges: one gauge for the 10-foot length of pipe (for example, ASTM B88 (10’)), and another gauge for the pipe fittings (for example, ASTM B88). In the Pipework list, the pipe gauge will include a specified (set) Length value, but pipe fitting will have a Length value of zero (not set).All of the gauges (sheet thickness) currently assigned to the active material are displayed here. Gauges are sorted into thickness order. Use the scroll bar if necessary to display all of the values. Right-click on the gauge line and select Delete to delete a gauge from the material.
  6. Click on the guid-b457441d-15bf-400a-a0a8-793f3b769df0-9993940 New Gauge button at the top of the gauge column to add a new Gauge or double-click on an existing line to edit the data.guid-05dfc167-66fe-402a-9ce9-3b63aa571791-7931454Each gauge can have one or several sheet sizes (Length, Width, and Product Code) assigned. Sheet sizes determine at which point the oversize check is applied. Clicking the guid-35a0a00b-d147-4367-8975-a54ad1e0c740-3249480 will delete that sheet size. For multiple sheet sizes at the same gauge, the sheet size to be used as the default by automatic nesting should be assigned the guid-63b710f8-f4c0-43f5-9d65-bb385347bd9d-8327499. Product Codes can be applied to the materials for use in reporting and costing. Sheet sizes are also split into Flatbed sheets and Rotary which was introduced for Rotary Nesting.
  7. The  button is used to create Material Specific diameter adjustment sets.These are then applied to the Connector when Material Specific is selected in the Round Connector Database. For more details, see the Connectors section of this Help topic.
  8. Clicking the New button prompts you to give the new set a name. You can then specify a gauge that the adjustments will apply to.An adjustment can then be made to the Diameter/Major Axis and the Minor Axis when this Set and Gauge are applied to the connector in the Round Connector Database.Multiple sets can be created to allow different adjustments to be applied.
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