Fabrication CADmep Database Migration

March 30, 2022 Heather Volk


Every year there is a new version of Fabrication CADmep released. To keep up with the new versions you must migrate the current database and settings up to newer versions.


  • When migrating the database all users must be out of the database and Fabrication products.
  • Always migrate through each version, even if that version of Fabrication will not be used. Example: current version is 2019 and installing 2021 to upgrade. Migrate from 2019 to 2020 then to 2021.
  • Default OOTB (Out of The Box) database location is here:

C:\Users\Public\Documents\Autodesk\Fabrication 20xx….


  1. Go to the Start Menu.
  2. Find the current version of Fabrication being used, click the folder to open it up:


  1. Select “Autodesk Fabrication Migration Tool.”
  2. Select “Import Fabrication Configuration.”

  1. Browse for the database that is needed to migrate then click “select.” Example is pulling the 2020 OOTB database.

  1. Enter the name of the migrated database and click “Ok.”

  1. The new configuration will show up in the version you configured.

About the Author

Heather Volk

Sr. Technical Support Specialist, Building Solutions<br><br>Heather is responsible for responding to customer requests and helping them address technical challenges in a timely manner. She is an experienced Computer Aided Design Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. She has strong arts and design professional skills in AutoCAD, plumbing, computer aided design (CAD), project estimation, and facility management, and a history of providing training and technical support.

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