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The Trimble® DuctDesigner 3D® software training will equip students with the skills and knowledge to effectively use the features and functions of the Trimble® DuctDesigner 3D® application in their work environments.

Course Details

Class Setting: Classroom

Course Prerequisites: Previous detailing experience

Who Should Attend: Senior Estimators, Journeymen, Construction Managers, Project Managers

The instructional delivery method features an instructor-led classroom experience. This approach combines product demonstrations with hands-on practical exercises. The class duration is two consecutive days.  

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the training, participants will be able to: 

  • Effectively navigate Trimble® DuctDesigner 3D® – CAD and Data Editor.
  • Describe the workflow through Trimble® DuctDesigner 3D®.
  • Effectively draw duct and fittings.
  • Effectively work with duct standards.
  • Create, modify, and copy library items.
  • Work effectively with symbols.
  • Describe how data can be exported to a number of supported applications.

Course Pre-requisites

Participants must have experience using recent versions of AutoCAD (2011/12/13) or AutoCAD MEP. Students that do not possess a basic proficiency with AutoCAD will be at a severe disadvantage.

Training Modules

Module 1 - Data Editor – Working with Project DataHide

Module 1 - Data Editor – Working with Project Data

  • Project data overview
  • Duct Systems – Pressure classes, material, layer setup, fitting standards, construction standards, insulation, turning vanes.
  • General information
  • Symbols – Symbol types, BOM data
Module 2 - Data Editor – Working with Standards Home RibbonShow

Module 2 - Data Editor – Working with Standards Home Ribbon

  • Construction standards
  • End to end standards
  • Duct and fittings standards
  • Construction styles
Module 3 – Data Editor – Working with Library Items and Definitions Show

Module 3 – Data Editor – Working with Library Items and Definitions

  • Library items
  • Definitions
Module 4 – Data Editor – Working with Symbols Show

Module 4 – Data Editor – Working with Symbols

Working with symbols

Module 5 – Drawing with Trimble DuctDesigner3DShow

Module 5 – Drawing with Trimble DuctDesigner3D

  • Draw Duct and Fittings
  • Attach Duct and Fittings
  • Draw Symbols
  • Creating Custom Equipment Symbols
  • Placing annotations
Module 6 – Advanced ConceptsShow

Module 6 – Advanced Concepts

  • BIM Model review
  • Cutting Sections
  • Applying Scopes