AutoCAD Plant 3D 2014–New Features

Over the last few days, I’ve been digging through Plant and learning about the new features. While there are not many major new features, I’ve been told that 2014 has fixed hundreds of bugs.

Plant 2014 does have some much needed improvements in a couple key areas, and I’ll walk through some of these in the article. I also went through and tried to locate new commands and system variables.  While this list is not exhaustive, it should give you some more information to track down. Not all of these commands or variables have documentation, but I’ve mentioned that to Autodesk, so I’m sure the help will be updated on them.

Major new updates are Vault (rolled in from Extension pack), P&ID Connectors, drawing annotation manager, and orthographics.

A video of the new features is available here:

http://docs.autodesk.com/PLNT3D/2014/ENU/plant/pip/autocadplant3d_video_newfeatures1_v5.html

A list of 3d modeling features:

http://docs.autodesk.com/PLNT3D/2014/ENU/index.html?url=filesPLNT3D/GUID-18292A2A-B50D-4508-BD5D-C60000B74FAD.htm,topicNumber=PLNT3Dd30e5388

A list of PnID new features:

http://docs.autodesk.com/PLNT3D/2014/ENU/index.html?url=filesPLNT3D/GUID-F21F6716-08C3-472A-AFB8-C3F7B6576CD6.htm,topicNumber=PLNT3Dd30e5541

 

New Commands

PLANTDWGCHECKER

PLANTBENDENABLEALLPIPETYPES –

PLANTDEFINECALCPROPERTIES

PLANTAUDITVAULTPROJECT

PLANTORTHOADDJOG

PLANTORTHOHIDDENLINEMODE

PLANTORTHOMATCHLINEMODE

PLANTORTHONOCENTERLINE

PLANTORTHOPAPERCHECK

PLANTORTHOPIPEGAP

PLANTORTHOSHOWOPENPIPESYMBOL

PLANTORTHOTBCLOSE

PLANTORTHOTEMPLATESETTING

PLANTORTHOWRITECONFIG

PLANTPROJECTTOVAULT

PLANTSELECTIVECOGSWITCH

PLANTSYNCHRONIZETOVAULT

PLANTSYNCHDWG

PLANTVAACEXPLORER

PLANTVAULTCHECKIN
PLANTVAULTCHECKOUT

PLANTVAULTLOGIN

PLANTVAULTLOGOUT

PLANTVAULTUNDOCHECKOUT

One side note is that now the Size property is available in PLANTDEFINECALCPROPERTIES so we’ll have more posts on that subject coming up.