Training and Plant 3D Wishlist Items

I spent the past week in the Baton Rouge office doing some Admin training on Plant 3D for some clients.  The next few posts cover a couple highlights for some issues that we were able to solve.

Personally, I love getting face time with day-to-day users.  I always learn something and invariably we all come away with a stronger grasp of the programs we’re dealing with.

I’ll never forget my first experience at a user meeting.  My first trip was to Las Vegas for Autodesk University 2008.  I was blown away by the number of users, and the content from the training classes still provides value in my work today (and this past week)!

I think that because the piping group around Plant 3D is so young, we didn’t get to meet many users at AU last year.  I know our group is working on getting more Plant 3D centered classes going this year, so coming to AU to learn about Plant 3D will provide more opportunity and value.  In addition to the Plant 3D content, you’ll be able to learn more about AutoCAD and other Autodesk products.

One feature of the week is seeing the AUGI group present their wish list for AutoCAD.  Now this is pie-in-the-sky thinking, but I’d like to be able to present a similar list created by the users for Plant 3D.  While we have a wishlist of sorts on the forums, it’s not really setup to make voting on each suggestion.  I’ve setup a wish list using Google moderation here:

http://www.pdoteam.com/wishlist/plant3d

Hopefully, we can get more of the community involved (so that it’s not just Dave’s wishlist).

Anyhow, this post was a little bit scattered but I wanted to throw some ideas out there and encourage you to come to AU 2012.

  • liu bin

    Hi,Dave.
    I think this is a good news!
    In fact,Plant 3D is a very young product.It has lots of issues,especially with IsoMetric.Many of our customers think that the ISO diagrams are still not perfect.

    • It is young. Part of the issue with the Isometric engine is that it’s pretty undocumented. Last week, we had a couple big breakthroughs that showed us how some of the internals work which should help with consistency and customization.