Fabrication ESTmep construction cost estimation software can help mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) contractors to win more work with more accurate, competitive bids. Gain a better understanding of real project costs for building services throughout the detailing, fabrication, and installation workflow.


Cost estimation software for MEP contractors
Fabrication ESTmep™ construction cost estimation software can help mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) contractors to win more work with more accurate, competitive bids. Gain a better understanding of real project costs for building services throughout the detailing, fabrication, and installation workflow.

  • Revit integration
    Build and edit content and services in Fabrication ESTmep and use them to create fabrication-ready models inside Revit building design software. Create your Building Information Model (BIM) in Revit, export as a .MAJ file, and bring it into Fabrication ESTmep to more quickly estimate cost of construction.
  • API New
    The new Fabrication API gives read and write access to common job and job item properties, including pricing and labor data.
  • Controlled renumbering tool
    The Renumbering tool can exclude specific parameters, such as pallet number or order number, to help users give identical item numbers to similar items.
  • Added manufacturer content and patterns 
    Select from thousands of added and updated imperial and metric content items and pattern templates for Fabrication and Revit. New and legacy imperial content now includes Harrison codes and prices.
  • Shared content libraries and databases
    Fabrication CADmep, Fabrication ESTmep, Fabrication CAMduct, and Revit can share the same libraries of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) content, as well as database settings and structure. Design, estimate, detail, coordinate, fabricate, and manufacture sheet metal without conversion or remodelling.
  • Generate bids from Revit/AutoCAD MEP
    – Models built in Revit building design software using ITM content and services can be opened directly in Fabrication ESTmep and costed.
    – Models created using Revit families or AutoCAD MEP software can be imported into Fabrication ESTmep and mapped to your services.
  • Accelerate underlay trace
    Use a design intent underlay (such as DWG™, DWF, or PDF) to quickly create competitive bids. Intelligent design line functionality traces over 2D routing elements on an underlay and creates 3D, data-rich service runs that use manufacturer-specific content. Completed models can be imported into Revit or Fabrication CADmep for detailing.
  • Adjustable cost estimates
    Make iterations based on project or market demands. Change labor rates, material, waste, installation, fabrication costs, and other variables, as well as overall profit margins and mark-ups. Create a more accurate bid to help you win more work and monitor cost changes throughout the detailing, fabrication, and installation of the project.
  • Track project variation
    Record all Adds and Omits on a job to support traceability and promote accountability for changes. Analyze this data to make comparisons against the original estimate.
  • Value engineering option tools
    Produce multiple cost estimates and analysis for clients based on a variety of needs or scenarios. For example, show multiple services in a different material type or from a different manufacturer to outline a cost/benefit scenario for your client—all possible with Fabrication ESTmep software’s design line feature.
  • Color-coded cost tool
    Visually define the cost of duct and pipe with the color-coded Cost Analysis tool. Display the expense for duct and pipe visually in the 3D viewer. Show cost estimates in various colors based on the product price range to help users identify potential issues easily and early.

System Requirements

The following requirements apply for these Autodesk Fabrication software products:

  • Autodesk Fabrication ESTmep
  • Autodesk Fabrication CADmep
  • Autodesk Fabrication CAMduct
  • Autodesk Fabrication CAMduct Components
  • Autodesk Fabrication RemoteEntry
  • Autodesk Fabrication Review


Minimum System Requirements

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7, Microsoft Windows 8, or Microsoft Windows 10 operating system.


  • Type AMD Athlon™ 64 processor with SSE2 technology, AMD Opteron™ processor with SSE2 technology, Intel® Xeon® processor with Intel EM64T support and SSE2, or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology


  • 4 GB RAM or greater


  • 1,280 x 1,024 (1,600 x 1,050 or higher recommended) true color video display adapter 128 MB or greater with OpenGL-capable graphics card

Disk Space

  • 2 GB of free hard drive space for installation and data storage

Pointing Device

  • Microsoft-compatible keyboard and mouse


  • (DVD) Download and installation from DVD

.NET Framework

  • .NET Framework Version 4.5.2

Note: Fabrication CADmep 2017 requires AutoCAD 2017 or an AutoCAD 2017-based product.

Autodesk Licensing Explained

Autodesk licenses are designed to make using our products easier, no matter what project you’re working on. Whether you’re in school, a small design team or a multi-national corporation; choosing the right license is an important step in getting the most out of our products. Take advantage of our free trial licenses, so you can see first-hand how our products can help you imagine, design and create a better world.Learn more about all Autodesk licensing options below or if you need help with a license you’ve already purchased, contact us at +64 9 302 4028.


Autodesk Licensing Options

  • Single User: For individuals or small to medium businesses requiring a specific number of users
  • Multi User: For medium to large organizations requiring many users
  • Students & educators: Prepare the next generation of architects, engineers and digital artists


Additional Information
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whats included

Revit integration

Integrate Revit models with ITM content.

Generate bids from Revit/AutoCAD MEP

Import models for cost estimation.

Accelerate underlay trace

Use design line to create competitive bids.