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Custom User Section in AutoCAD Structural Detailing

Pat Begnaud and Keith Dempsey of Keystone Engineering were curious how to add custom user sections into AutoCAD Structural Detailing.  The instructions below will show how to create a user part in an assigned database.  This will be specific to adding large diameter piping, but can be used to create any profile, as long as […]

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Turning Off the Spec Break in AutoCAD Isometrics

While there is no button to click to turn off spec breaks in AutoCAD Isometrics, you can do it via the xml. Locate the Default theme AnnotationsScheme for your style’s isoconfig.xml. The easiest way is probably to do a search for SpecBreaker.  Under SpecBreaker, you will have to add an Enabled attribute like so:   […]

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Schematic Line Substitute for AutoCAD P&ID

Jacketed, Primary and Secondary, existing and new are all available Pipe Lines in the P&ID Tool Palette.  It’s great that they are all available, but what happens if someone used the wrong type of schematic line to draw a pipe line? Let’s say that all the information for the line is correct, except that it […]

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Plant 3D SP 1 Data Integrity Hotfix Installation

Recently, we ran into an issue installing the data integrity hotfix for Plant 3D SP 1.  The issue is that when opening the report creator, the PnPDataObjects.dll cannot be loaded. Users get a warning dialog like this: The source of the problem is that certain actions in Windows can mark some files as unsecure.  Meaning […]