EastCoast CAD/CAM has released two updated, fully integrated design-to-fabrication software products.

The releases include MEP Fabrication Version 1.0 for AutoCAD Revit MEP 2011 and Fabrication for AutoCAD MEP 2011 Version 3.2.

“EastCoast CAD/CAM Fabrication for AutoCAD MEP and MEP Fabrication solutions provides the MEP contractor market with an integrated solution for sheet metal and piping design to fabrication,” said Laura Gutwillig, senior business line manger for MEP engineering at Autodesk. “Our continued collaboration with EastCoast CAD/CAM is helping meet the evolving needs of the industry.”

The software allows sheet metal contractors and engineers to take a fully engineered HVAC design from Autodesk Revit MEP and automatically convert the system layouts with manufacturer geometry and specifications to the industry standard AutoCAD for fabrication preparation. The work flow eliminates redrawing, and delivers fabrication-ready models using AutoCAD MEP for final detailed coordination and downloading to plasma cutting machines.

In addition, Version 3.2 of EastCoast’s Fabrication for AutoCAD MEP now supports AutoCAD MEP 2011 and 2010 SP2 (service pack 2) software. This version provides users with more tools for building and editing custom duct and pipe, and delivers enhanced pipe libraries with new and updated content. EastCoast CAD/CAM is currently shipping its new version to customers who have active subscriptions, and has made it generally available to new subscribers.

“As a preferred industry partner for Autodesk MEP Engineering, EastCoast creates products that are fully integrated within Autodesk MEP solutions, thereby providing users with the tools to effortlessly create fabrication-ready models more efficiently and accurately,” said David Derocher, EastCoast CAD/CAM president. “Our customers benefit from the enhanced value of EastCoast solutions that support design-to-fabrication work flows within Autodesk Revit MEP and AutoCAD MEP. Using this integrated solution, EastCoast customers can design with fabrication in mind much earlier on in the design process. They can minimize conflicts with other trades and construction partners from the very beginning and throughout the life-cycle of the project.”