Removing Default Iso Styles in AutoCAD Plant 3D

UPDATE: This method no longer works. I have yet to discover a way to keep the default iso styles out of any project.



Once you get deeper into Plant 3D, you want to set up your own styles.  Currently, when you create a project, Plant 3D copies the default styles to the project.  If you use the project wizard and do not set up a template project first, you will not be able to remove the default styles.



In order to remove the default styles, you will need to follow these steps:

  • Create your styles in a project (any project.)
  • Close out of the project and Plant 3D.
  • In Windows Explorer, delete the default style folders.
  • Create a New Project
  • Check copy settings from existing project and select the previous project.

I haven’t found a way to remove the default styles permanently from a current project.

Behind the Scenes

So, what’s happening behind the scenes?  In projects that are new and that did not using existing settings, Plant 3D copies the templates from the respective template folders (Imperial or Metric): C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD Plant 3D 2013 – English\ISOProjectTemplates.

Then whenever a drawing is opened, the program checks to make sure the styles are there.  If the styles are not found, they are copied again.

With the folders not there, we can create a new project that will not read from the default Isotemplate directory.

I recommend making a project template specifically for this (and many more) reasons.