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Littleton, MA (Aug 5, 2011) - With full support for Autodesk MEP 2012 software throughout its patented workflow, EastCoast CAD/CAM is pleased to announce the release of Version 4 of its Design to Fabrication software, used by sheet metal, piping and plumbing contractors who rely on automated tools to increase their efficiencies in their CAD and Fabrication departments, while addressing the need to be fully compliant to the new industry guidelines, including Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the new emerging Facilities Management standard developed inside the U.S. Corp of Engineers called, CoBIE (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange).

The Design to Fabrication workflow developed by EastCoast CAD/CAM, patented under the U.S. Patent Office in 2009, fully supports all aspects of BIM-compliance by allowing its users to extend the engineered model with estimating and fabrication detail without requiring the user to redraw the model. The savings in time, resources and money when utilizing EastCoast's patented approach covers the cost of the new software and its implementation in its first engaged project. In an era when everyone is looking to do their work faster and more efficiently, EastCoast's solution is the right tool at the right time.

Dave Derocher, EastCoast President, announced that, "With Version 4 we have added new capability and tools for sheet metal that drastically reduce the detailing process, and we have added productivity enhancements for piping for easily managing and creating new mechanical content." Derocher continues, "The user interface enhancements made by Autodesk for AutoCAD MEP 2012, combined with our AutoTagging and Duct Hanger tools, will be a huge boom for sheet metal designers and detailers in the construction industry." 

Both Fabrication for AutoCAD MEP and DuctMaker, which is EastCoast's computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software component to the workflow, now includes fully functional capabilities for the design and fabrication of Double-Walled Duct, and the ability to specify under-sizing of duct during the design phase or directly into manufacturing. The new manufacturer content, enhancements to many existing pipe fittings, and additional pipe hanger placement options will be of particular interest to Piping and Plumbing contractors, in addition to several user interface enhancements to PartManager, the content management tool used to organize pipe and duct catalogs. In addition, Fabricators will be particularly happy to hear that DuctMaker has been enhanced to support a number of industry Coil Lines. The final set of product features and enhancements includes upgrading its newest software product, MEP Fabrication. This is EastCoast's tool that seamlessly brings interoperability in a full BIM Spec'd project that requires contractors to fabricate from Revit MEP models. MEP Fabrication has updated to support Autodesk's newest version of its Revit MEP 2012 release.

EastCoast CAD/CAM is currently shipping Version 4 software solutions to customers who have active subscriptions, and has made it generally available to new subscribers.


To request a software quote or upgrade, or for additional product information, please contact David Quigley by email at, or call the EastCoast Corporate Offices at 1-800-334-2977. Additional information can be found on the EastCoast CAD/CAM web site:

About EastCoast CAD/CAM: EastCoast CAD/CAM offers a full suite of MEP sheet metal, piping and plumbing solutions for engineers and contractors throughout North America and Europe. For over 35 years, EastCoast CAD/CAM has been delivering software and hardware products to support every phase of the project from the earliest design stages through fabrication, on-site installation and facilities management. As an Autodesk Preferred Industry Partner for AutoCAD MEP and Autodesk Revit MEP, EastCoast produces top quality MEP engineering solutions offering seamless software interoperability, dramatically improved productivity and 100% BIM-compatible workflows.


Christal Vandecar

EastCoast CAD/CAM

256 Great Road, Suite 1

Littleton, MA 01460

Phone: (603) 660-6453