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Editing Configuration Menu - Fabrication CADmep / ESTmep / CAMduct

Editing Configuration Menu - Fabrication CADmep / ESTmep / CAMduct
CADmep comes pre-installed with huge variety of content. When you first launch CADmep or ESTmep, you will be presented with the Edit Configuration dialogue box to allow you to choose which catalogue t...
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Fabrication CADmep modelling using ‘Takeoff as Cut-In’

Fabrication CADmep modelling using ‘Takeoff as Cut-In’
With most things in life there are more than one way of doing things and CADmep is no exception. Rather than using the attacher arrow to input components (read about that by clicking the arrow below),...
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L1 vs A? – Revit Circuiting Quick Tip

L1 vs A? – Revit Circuiting Quick Tip
Out of the box, the phase referencing for electrical circuits in Revit defaults to the American standard of A, B & C. This means your circuit references will look like the following for 3 phase ci...
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Personalise the Revit Panel Schedule Template

Personalise the Revit Panel Schedule Template
Revit comes already pre-loaded with several panel schedule templates for Branch, Switchboard and Date circuits. Customising these templates allows you to personalise your finished panel schedule and e...
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Re-use and Recycle with Revit Transfer Project Standards

Re-use and Recycle with Revit Transfer Project Standards
Like with most other things, the less repetitive work you have to do in Revit, the better things seem. Whilst working on a project you will undoubtedly create or amend system families, set up view tem...
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Keeping it Low - Interference Checking in Revit

Keeping it Low - Interference Checking in Revit
Checking for clashes in any construction project is a must and will hopefully highlight any issues way before they become a costly amendment onsite. When working on a collaborative design project a re...
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Adding Services in Fabrication CADmep

Adding Services in Fabrication CADmep
Out of the box, Fabrication CADmep contains a massive amount of manufacturers' content in the default metric and imperial library. There will however be times where you’ll need extra items that a...
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Revit Tip - Creating quick 3D sections & floorplans

Revit Tip - Creating quick 3D sections & floorplans
Like many other functions in Revit , there is more than one way to create sectioned 3D views. The way we will look at here uses the view extents from existing 2D views such as sections and plan views ...
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Text Enhancements in Autodesk Revit 2017

Text Enhancements in Autodesk Revit 2017
One of the updates to Revit in the 2017 release was some additional features in text editing. Text in Revit has always been a relatively simple affair, probably due to it being used as a support funct...
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Fabrication CADmep ‘Swap In’ Feature

Fabrication CADmep ‘Swap In’ Feature
In an ideal world, once things were drawn they wouldn’t change. We know that not to be the case. So rather than delete and start again a useful feature in Fabrication CADmep is ‘Swap In’, which allows...
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