In case you missed it, the AEC Collection now includes:
Robot Structural Analysis Professional
Structural Bridge Design
You should find these in your Autodesk account after logging in.
Quote from In The Fold:
Here are some highlights of what we’re adding to the AEC Collection.
In the new Collection, you’ll find Revit Live. Revit Live allows you to visualize your Revit models by turning them into immersive visual experiences. You can even take your designs into a virtual reality environment—in just two clicks of your mouse.
Also included is world-class analysis and computational design software. Robot Structural Analysis Professional and Structural Bridge Design work with Revit to extend your capabilities to perform structural analysis for any structure. And, you can now access the Dynamo Studio standalone programming environment to help solve challenges faster by automating workflows that drive the geometry and behavior of your design models.
Finally, the AEC Collection now extends capabilities from design to fabrication. Interoperable with Revit and Navisworks, we’ve added Advance Steel and Fabrication CADmep to the Collection so you can conceive, model and fabricate better MEP and structural steel systems on an integrated platform.
This Labs project was distributed a while back, but it timed out and the addin won’t usually run anymore. Its purpose was basically to import a .RIF file from cadMEP back into Revit with some intelligent mapping.
I had someone ask me how to get this working now that the Labs period is up, and I made the suggestion to set the computer time back to before the addin expired… And it works 🙂 So if you really want to play with the FAB to RME Labs addin from about 2 years ago, this might be an option for you.
There are lots of design tools out there that can be used to generate MEP or HVAC fabrication drawings, including spooling and integration with Vulcan or CAMduct. Some are FABmep, CADmep, ESTmep, and Sysque.