New 2019 Autodesk Fabrication VLA Properties

Hoping to get caught up on some posts this weekend. I mostly wrote this a while ago, but couldn’t find time to finish it. We received a lot of important (albeit hidden) tools In the 2019 release of Fabrication/CADmep. Most notably with the object enabler. Even standard users have probably noticed new (important) properties like […]

Pipe Nesting – Another CADmep VLA Example

The CADmep software has had linear nesting for as long as I’ve been using it. Linear Nesting is a process of grouping the right parts together to minimize material waste. However, the nature of the standard implementation for pipe trades is all about generating a separate printable report and I’d much rather have that information […]

Fabrication Color by Status

This post started back in October 2016, when I found a question on the Autodesk Fabrication Forum regarding viewing objects Status color outside of the Fab Viewer. It appears that that particular post on the forum has been removed, but I thought I would address the problem for anyone else who may have that question. […]

Fabrication Scripting & VLA Notes Property

A while back I did an overview of the VLA properties Fabrication objects expose to us. If you haven’t read that or aren’t entirely familiar with Fabrication VLA properties, then I would suggest reading this first: Autodesk Fabrication – VLA Properties Exposed. While I was composing that post it was clear to me that the […]