August 11, 2016

Revit 2017: Design to Fabrication

It's hard to believe it's now August, and we still haven't covered all of the powerful features in Revit 2017!

In this post, we will review the new Design to Fabrication feature

Revit MEP designers can now “convert generic Revit MEP elements to Fabrication Model” with LOD 400 detail Fabrication Parts. This means you can convert selected parts or an entire duct or pipe network.

The Design to Fabrication tools provide a more efficient workflow, since the fabrication model does not need to be redrawn from scratch.

Here is a short video demonstrating how to use the Route and Fill with Revit Fabrication Parts. 

Thank you for reading. For more information on the software solutions, training and consulting Ideate provides, please visit the Ideate Inc. website.

Senior Application Specialist MEP/AEC Solutions
Bill has over 25 years experience in applying MEP & AEC design solutions for large commercial companies, this has led to actively develop Autodesk® Revit® implementation strategies, techniques, and procedures for architectural and MEP companies. He has worked for TEECOM Design Group, GTE/GTEL, Greg LeDoux and Associates, and Scottish Power in England. Bill is an Autodesk MEP Implementation Certified Expert, and has been the Lead Designer for several multimillion dollar communication sites which have included structural, electrical, HVAC, conduit, cable plans and equipment layouts. He graduated from the Pasadena Institute of Technology and has a Sustainable Design Certification from the University of California at Berkeley.