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Customizing Line Display in Plant 3D Isometrics

From time to time we will get a client who doesn’t want line number to display on the pipe line.  Altering the line display requires us to edit the isoconfig.xml.  Previously, you had to wade through the text, but with the Iso Cfg Editor’s release, we don’t have to do that any more. Open your […]

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Inserting Equipment

On the forums this week, we ran into an issue inserting equipment from another drawing.  Sometimes when you insert the equipment, it doesn’t show up in your model.  The workaround is pretty simple, thankfully. Wrong With these settings you’ll get nothing at your cursor to insert. But the block is actually there.  We should set […]

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Title Block Attributes for Isos in AutoCAD Plant 3D

We ran into an issue this week where isos wouldn’t generate for a particular title block.  In locating the problem, I was reminded of a best practice. When you are creating attributes for blocks, ALWAYS use unique tags.  While AutoCAD will let you add the same tag, supporting multiple tags is not something developer’s think […]

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Adding Custom Equipment to the Plant Menu

One thing I love about Plant 3D is that it is design to be really flexible.  A frequent request we get is, “How do I add my custom equipment to the default Equipment library?”   The secret lies in the catalog folder C:\AutoCAD Plant 3D 2013 Content\CPak Common\equipment.  You can put the catalogs on the […]

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Launching in P&ID Mode or Plant 3D Mode

One question I’ve gotten in the past is “How do you launch Plant 3D in P&ID mode.”  Frequently, we may be working only on P&IDs, and it’s nice to have the P&ID environment ready for us when we start Plant 3D. In our previous post on launching a specific project, I mentioned the help file […]

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Create a Desktop Icon for a Plant 3D Project

On the forums the other day, the question came up “How do I create a desktop icon that launches a specific project?”  Today we are going to look at the steps necessary to do that.   We are going to use three key pieces of information.  First is that you can create a shortcut for […]