January 15, 2021

MEP Hangers: Fabrication Integration for Revit [WEBINAR]

Our MEP Hangers BIM Solution is known for flexibly placing hangers and supports for elements of all MEP categories. But it does more! You can also use it to place Fabrication Hangers, know as ITEM (.ITM) on Fabrication elements in Revit. Join our free 30-minute webinar on January 28th to see how to set up configurations, see what’s possible, how much time you can save, and other benefits our MEP Hangers Revit tool can bring you.

Last year MEP Hangers received an update that made it possible to place fabrication hangers on fabrication elements by utilizing the same flexible configurations that we provide for regular Revit elements. After a few more additions, now it can also extract drilling point coordinates, copy parameters from MEP and structural elements, and show the rod length of the hanger.

Additionally during this webinar, we will show you how to separate any native Revit MEP element (RFA) into specific lengths, so as to obtain a full BIM MEP model in which you will have MEP elements of only specific lengths, just like in fabrication. All of those separate elements can be tagged and also receive more hanging and support options than are available in Revit fabrication modeling.

The webinar will be held twice, so please register for the session that’s more convenient for you. We invite all MEP & structural engineers as well as BIM coordinators to join in!

Results you’ll see

Fabrication hangers placed on fabrication elements. MEP elements split to manufacturer length. Customized marking schemes and calculating element coordinates and elevation.

duct hangers in Autodesk Revit placed using AGACAD MEP Hangers
pipe hangers in Autodesk Revit placed using AGACAD MEP Hangers

Topics to be covered

  • Automated placement of fabrication hangers
  • How to use MEP Hangers tool to place fabrication hangers on:
    • FAB Ducts
    • FAB Pipes
    • FAB Cable trays
  • Selective connection to floor, roof, and structural framing elements
  • Extraction of fabrication hanger:
    • Rod Length
    • Unistrut Length
    • Drilling point coordinates
  • Filling separate parameters for XYZ coordinates of drilling points
  • Copying MEP or Structural element parameter values into hanger elements
  • How to use MEP Hangers to split regular Revit MEP elements into specific lengths
MEP Fabrication Hangers in Autodesk Revit

During the webinar you’ll also see AGACAD’s Sort Mark tool in action, which comes with MEP Hangers. Sort Mark helps with creating customized marking schemes, calculating element coordinates and elevation, and other marking tasks.

ductwork supported by MEP Fabrication Hangers in Autodesk Revit
ductwork supported by MEP Fabrication Hangers in Autodesk Revit

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Solution

MEP Hangers logo | extension for Autodesk Revit by AGACAD

MEP Hangers is a Revit extension that automatically distributes hangers/supports for pipes/ducts/conduit/cable trays throughout a Revit model per your predefined, custom rules. Sloped services and sloped structural elements are accounted for. It also automatically sizes hangers and supports according MEP service size, calculates the requisite hanger strength, splits MEP line-based elements into manufacturer’s predefined lengths, marks components for fabrication, and exports bearing points to drilling robots and tools by Trimble or TopCon. IFC compatible. Works with linked projects.

And it has a new UI that you’ll see in this webinar.

MEP Hangers UI in Revit
schedue of MEP elements in Revit using AGACAD MEP Hangers tool
properties of an MEP Fabrication Hanger in Autodesk Revit

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