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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