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Connecting to SQL Server

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series AutoCAD Plant 3D on SQL Express

Now that we have our SQL Server instance setup, we need to configure it for remote connections.  Microsoft disables remote connections out of the box for security purposes.  They don’t want people connecting to servers that were not intended to be available remotely. In our previous post, I displayed a network map showing that my […]

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Installing SQL Server Express

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series AutoCAD Plant 3D on SQL Express

In our initial post on using SQL Server Express with Plant 3D, we discussed some background on what SQL Express is and when you need to use it.  Today’s post is going to be about installing SQL Server Express.  Due to the complexity of setting up computer’s and such, I am only going to address […]

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Browsing a Plant 3D DWF in Navisworks

One of my favorite features of using Plant 3D is that the properties get published to DWF.  One of the newer features of Navisworks is that it now opens DWF files.  I ran across a little trick to be able to switch between sheets. To open a DWF, either select DWF or All files.   […]