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Sharing Awesomeness, Pt 2: Data Population in AutoCAD P&ID - perform copy/paste through Windows explorer to update existing project with new drawings, manually modify off-page connectors in master project if they get disconnected in working project, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Sep 15, 2014

Custom Iso Drawing Names - open AutoCAD Plant 3D drawing, invoke PLANTDEFINECALCPROPERTIES command, visit piping tab to create new property in 3D environment, set name for new property before opening data manager to populate it, Aaron Simpson, Process Design from the Outside, Sep 11, 2014

Sharing Awesomeness in AutoCAD Plant 3D - Sending Projects - include piping specs, templates, external references, tool palettes before sending projects, employ copy drawings to SQL server project to bring in P&ID, model, ortho drawings, create SQLite database before copying drawings, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Sep 9, 2014

Dynamic Parts in AutoCAD Plant 3D - visit spec viewer to select custom parts spec, locate modified item, change properties, end types before adjusting spec to match existing line, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Aug 22, 2014

AutoCAD Plant 3D: Orthographic Equipment Fabrication Drawings - create structural, equipment, piping layouts in main project, select heat exchanger while creating secondary project, generate unique template for each piece of equipment before saving drawing, Rick France, Hagerman & Company Blog, June 23, 2014

Custom Catalog Attribute in Plant - add properties to 'all part groups' while modifying catalog properties, visit spec editor tab to add part families, edit properties tab to display property definition fields in Plant 3D, Chuck Jolin, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, June 23, 2014

Maintain a Healthy Project - manually save project often to prevent possible file corruption as introduced by AutoSave, avoid using drawing recovery option inside AutoCAD Plant 3D to avoid errors resulting in unusual part behavior, Chuck Jolin, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, June 16, 2014

Modifying an Off-Page Connector Block - open P&ID DWG settings, select non engineering items, off page connector to edit specific AutoCAD block in project configuration, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 6, 2014

How to Modify the Tag Size in AutoCAD P&ID - change scale X, Y, Z properties for single tag drawing, edit tag size of specific annotation style in whole project, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 6, 2014

What's New in AutoCAD Plant 3D 2015 - new version allows managing line groups, numbers easily, routing fixed-length piping in 3D model, specifies maximum/minimum cut length for each size of pipe in spec, creates BOM table for ortho view, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 31, 2014

AutoCAD Plant 3D: Changes Made to the Wall Thickness of a Pipe are Not Saved in the Spec - maintain backup copy of spec, open spec in browser to access SQLite, open EngineeringItems table to configure filter of part, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 20, 2014

No Summarizing of Materials in the Bill of Material in an Isometric Drawing - open isoconfig.xml file of used iso style, switch to node, change value xsi:type from IsoCompositeDataListConfig to IsoGeneralDataListConfig in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 14, 2014

BOM Text Color in AutoCAD Plant 3D Isometrics - select first row in BOM table to unlock content properties, change text color before locking content, format in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, May 5, 2014

Displaying Under Ground Piping in AutoCAD Plant 3D - employ box or plate to represent grade, create viewport for both below, above grade items, overlay viewports, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Mar 19, 2014

Routing to BOP Elevations - change compass to flat to hit correct elevation, toggle routing to BOP before applying elevation option, switch back to COP to connect to pumps or other pipes in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Feb 24, 2014

Opening a P&ID Drawing That was Edited Offline- Avoiding the Update Dialog - merge BLOB into project if drawing is not saved in current project, check if AcDbDatabase is in sync with project database in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Wayne Brill, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 21, 2014

AutoCAD Plant 3D: Isometric Customization - add new group for instruments to AggregatedList/groups element in IsoConfig.xml file, define category, annotation style before adding rows to BOM table in ISO type title block setup, David Cruze, Hagerman & Company Blog, Feb 20, 2014

What is Shut-off Pressure in a Pump? - map flow rate to obtain performance curve, employ suction, discharge pressure gauge to measure shut-off pressure in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Antony Thomas, Piping Info, Feb 11, 2014

Pipe Flanges - Do's and Don'ts - inspect surface finish of flange, remove rust, burrs or small scratches by polishing, keep RTJ grooves clean while avoiding to use tool to clean flange face in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Antony Thomas, Piping Info, Jan 27, 2014

PnP3dObjectsMgd Not Found Exception - modify custom class that implements IExtensionApplication in order to assist Plant 3D locate required DLLs, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 23, 2014

PipeInlineAsset Orientation - access pipe inline orientation with xaxis, zaxis properties, obtain current value, change direction, orientation of asset before applying new value in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 13, 2014

Efficient Xref Management for AutoCAD Plant 3D - break down models of project into manageable sizes, allocate models to designers based on ratio, check efficiency of models, organize files in project manager folders, Jarrod Mudford, Industrial Piping Design Blog, Jan 13, 2014

Instrument Bubbles on Isometrics in Plant 3D - create calculated property holding values separated by \p, map property in iso.atr, reference property in InstrumentTag annotation scheme in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Dec 12, 2013

How to Resolve the AutoCAD Plant 3D Error: Project Has No BOM Annotations Defined - check Plant 3D product help file to create ortho BOM annotation, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Dec 6, 2013

Learn How to Get the Most Out of AutoCAD Isometrics in Plant 3D - discusses AutoCAD isometrics, options regarding project setup dialog, creating title block setup, testing isometric output, explores features available in isoconfig.xml, document workflow for managing Isometrics, Autodesk, Dec 2013

AutoCAD Plant 3D: Editing Default Descriptions in Spec Editor - open pipe specification in spec editor, select edit long description style button in batch assign long description styles dialog, create part family style before changing LB suffix, Ken Fauver, Industrial Piping Design Blog, Dec 3, 2013

AutoCAD P&ID and AutoCAD Plant 3D Pipe Line Numbers - open project setup, select 'pipe line group' in project setup dialog box, select line number before clicking modify button, set number of subpart to 2 in tag format setup window, Rick France, Hagerman & Company Blog, Nov 18, 2013

Fail Open & Fail Closed Control Station Assembly - understanding control valve fail action based on fail closed, fail open, fail indeterminate classes in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Antony Thomas, Nov 10, 2013

Converting CADWorx to Plant 3D - convert CADWorx specs to populate CADWorx model with correct part data, utilize in-house tools to align components correctly, fix disconnected joints or items that don't convert in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Nov 12, 2013

Run PlantPipeSupportConvert Command Using acedCmd - command employs input point monitor to obtain pipe at mid point, insert Plant_3D_Test_wB.dll in PLNT3D folder to avoid errors related to missing references in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Wayne Brill, AutoCAD DevBlog, Oct 30, 2013

Selection Lists - display description of selection list in property, apply selection list in PnID, export/import selection lists to Excel for editing in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Oct 21, 2013

Off Page Connectors with PDO Extended Fields - go to project setup, select off page connector class, click add symbols, navigate to projSymbolStyle.dwg for current project, select PIP OFF-PLOT CONNECTOR block in AutoCAD plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Oct 11, 2013

Getting Perfect Line List from AutoCAD P&ID - employ line group class, populate equipment, drawing data, configure line group report, click manual update property to check individual fields, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Oct 9, 2013

Tool Palette Images for Custom Lines Update - create block of line, save drawing, drag, drop line onto tool palette, locate images within ROAMABLEROOTPREFIX folder of AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Sep 30, 2013

Learn How to Get the Most Out of AutoCAD Isometrics in Plant 3D - discusses AutoCAD isometrics, options regarding project setup dialog, creating title block setup, testing isometric output, explores features available in isoconfig.xml, document workflow for managing Isometrics, Autodesk, Dec 2013 

AutoCAD Plant 3D: Editing Default Descriptions in Spec Editor - open pipe specification in spec editor, select edit long description style button in batch assign long description styles dialog, create part family style before changing LB suffix, Ken Fauver, Industrial Piping Design Blog, Dec 3, 2013 

AutoCAD P&ID and AutoCAD Plant 3D Pipe Line Numbers - open project setup, select 'pipe line group' in project setup dialog box, select line number before clicking modify button, set number of subpart to 2 in tag format setup window, Rick France, Hagerman & Company Blog, Nov 18, 2013

Fail Open & Fail Closed Control Station Assembly - understanding control valve fail action based on fail closed, fail open, fail indeterminate classes in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Antony Thomas, Nov 10, 2013 

Converting CADWorx to Plant 3D - convert CADWorx specs to populate CADWorx model with correct part data, utilize in-house tools to align components correctly, fix disconnected joints or items that don't convert in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Nov 12, 2013 

Run PlantPipeSupportConvert Command Using acedCmd - command employs input point monitor to obtain pipe at mid point, insert Plant_3D_Test_wB.dll in PLNT3D folder to avoid errors related to missing references in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Wayne Brill, AutoCAD DevBlog, Oct 30, 2013 

Selection Lists - display description of selection list in property, apply selection list in PnID, export/import selection lists to Excel for editing in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Oct 21, 2013 

Off Page Connectors with PDO Extended Fields - go to project setup, select off page connector class, click add symbols, navigate to projSymbolStyle.dwg for current project, select PIP OFF-PLOT CONNECTOR block in AutoCAD plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Oct 11, 2013 

Getting Perfect Line List from AutoCAD P&ID - employ line group class, populate equipment, drawing data, configure line group report, click manual update property to check individual fields, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Oct 9, 2013

Tool Palette Images for Custom Lines Update - create block of line, save drawing, drag, drop line onto tool palette, locate images within ROAMABLEROOTPREFIX folder of AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Sep 30, 2013 

Creating Custom Image for Process Line Palettes - invoke LINETYPE command to add linetype to project, create new line segment class, employ snipping tool to generate image for new line segment, modify image to obtain transparent background, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Sep 27, 2013 

E-mailing a Plant 3D SQL Server Project - create project in Plant 3D, check copy settings from existing project, open project setup wizard, choose SQLite local database on page 5 of wizard, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Aug 8, 2013

Creating an Isometric View of a Skewed Model - click on create orthographic view button, generate UCS aligned with pipe, align UCS to piping with osnaps before rotating to obtain isometric view in AutoCAD, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Aug 7, 2013

Notes on Supports in Plant 3D Isometrics - map comment property, create filter for non-blank supports, generate AnnotationSchemes to put callout on iso, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Aug 1, 2013  

Fixing Cutback Elbow Callouts on 45s for Plant 3D - edit isoconfig.xml file to locate, expand, adjust angle property of CutbackElbow filter in AutoCAD, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, July 2, 2013

Plant 3D Message: Project Currently in Use - delete IsoPart.xml.plck, OrthoPart.xml.plck, PipingPart.xml.plck, PnIdPart.xml.plck files after closing Plant 3D/P&ID to open/edit project, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 3, 2013

How to Report Pipe as Meters Instead of Millimeters in Report Creator - use report creator to set up calculated fields, change basic layout, font, colors, filter/group data in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 8, 2013

Report Items By Line Number in Plant 3D - group report by PipeRunComponent_LineNumberTag, add class property to ‘piping and equipment’ that obtain line group tag in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Apr 19, 2013  

Migrating Specs and Catalogs in Plant 3D - store modified catalog in shared content location, launch migration function, select migrate, specify specs/catalog, content folder in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Apr 18, 2013  

Modifying the Pipe Gap in Plant 3D 2014 - open orthosymbolstyles.dwg, type BEDIT in command line, select PlantPipeGap block of drawing to obtain required gap in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Apr 9, 2013

AutoCAD Plant 3D 2014 - First Look - improved Ortho generation capabilities, new drawing checker button on validate panel, Andy Davis, CADline, Apr 9, 2013

 

 
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