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411, 2014

Linear Nesting of Pipe

By |November 4th, 2014|0 Comments

Linear nesting can reduce your material waste and and lower your labor cost associated with prefabrication but the report can be tricky to setup. […]

309, 2014

Default Length and O.D.

By |September 3rd, 2014|1 Comment

Below is an list sorted by priority of how the Autodesk Fabrication products get standard lengths and O.D.’s. When creating content, knowing how Standard Length and O.D.’s are applied to items will save you hours of frustration.










1808, 2014

Smoother 3D Converted Items

By |August 18th, 2014|0 Comments

You may have noticed that during the Convert 3D process in CADmep that your perfectly round solids get turned into something that more resembles a hexagon.

In the process of rebuilding one of my converted items I noticed that my newly converted item didn’t look as good as my older one and after a little testing I figured out why. It was the AutoCAD setting “Rendered object smoothness“, so I did a little testing and here are my results. […]

2005, 2014

New Content

By |May 20th, 2014|2 Comments

NewOn May 12, 2014 Autodesk released a bunch of new items for download on Here is a run down of what they updated and what they added.   […]

1702, 2014

Design Line – Rolling Offset

By |February 17th, 2014|1 Comment

1102, 2014

Design Line – Fall of 0

By |February 11th, 2014|0 Comments

3101, 2014

Fabrication Path Repair Tool

By |January 31st, 2014|2 Comments


2712, 2013

Downloading Autodesk Fabrication Content v2

By |December 27th, 2013|8 Comments

Last week I created a post on downloading Autodesk Fabrication content from the and since then an update to the Fabrication products has come […]

1312, 2013

Downloading Autodesk Fabrication Content

By |December 13th, 2013|0 Comments

I have an updated post that has a simpler download method. You can find it here.

Autodesk on 11/28/13 added over 7,000 parts to their […]

2111, 2013

Specification Driven Hanger Rod Diameters

By |November 21st, 2013|0 Comments


I had reports with incorrect hanger rod diameters for years using CADmep. It drove me nuts to print a report and then change the rod sizes by hand before giving it to purchasing.

The problem was that the rod size was tied to the hanger not to the pipe so when insulation is added to the pipe the hanger would oversize but so would the rod. I have since fixed my hangers and they now report out correctly and here is how you can do the same.