PDO Toolkit for Plant 3D Released! Read more

PDO Toolkit for Plant 3D Released!

An exciting day as we are getting ready for the opening of Autodesk University! We are excited to announce the availability of the PDO Toolkit for Plant3D.  The toolkit is in beta as we are working through more features to add.    Check out our store to get your copy. Currently the toolkit lets you […]

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PDO Team/ECAD, Inc. at Autodesk University

For the record, I love going to AU.  I’ve only been once, but that one time provided me with a lot of great content and access to training resources.   Probably one of the most valuable aspects of Autodesk University is being able to network and meet people face to face.    We would love […]

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Changing Project Names in Plant 3D

I wanted to make a quick extension of some other locations where the project name is stored.  We talked about changing a project name in a previous post. In addition to changing the project name in the project.xml and the part databases, you should probably change it in the project part xml files as well.  […]

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Copying between Catalogs in AutoCAD Plant 3D

Today we will take a quick look at how to copy items between catalogs.  One of my main recommendations when getting started with Plant3D is to maintain your own company catalogs and specs separate from the default installed catalogs and specs.  Sometimes though, you want to start with a part that exists in the installation […]

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Getting Started Videos for AutoCAD Plant 3D and AutoCAD P&ID

A good question came up from one of our users the other day.  He asked, “Where can I find a list of all of the videos the help files reference.”   Thanks to Eileen Foran who provided me with the link! Check out the full list here: http://docs.autodesk.com/PLNT3D/2012/ENU/plant/pip/ap3d_movielist.htm They have posted several great how-to/walkthrough style […]

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Piping Component Library

On of the pieces I’ve been adding to our website is a piping component library.  As I run across cut sheets I need to add or dimension sheets I use, I’m adding them to the library.  I’m sure most of you already have copies of your stuff somewhere. Feel free to send me a link […]

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Changing the Project name in Plant 3D

As many may know, there isn’t a way to change the project name via the UI.  However, there is still a way.   To get to where the data is stored, we will need some tools to open the SQLite database.  If you are using SQL Server, you’ll have an easier time because you have […]

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Automate Tagging with Autogen Properties in AutoCAD P&ID

One feature that has quickly become a favorite of mine is automatically incrementing tags on equipment and valves in AutoCAD P&ID.   Overview An autogen property is a value that gets incremented automatically as items are added.  For example, for those who want each valve to have a unique id, an autogen property would be […]