Read more

Complex Line Numbers in Isometrics

Out of the box, the line number tag, size and spec are called out on isometrics. One of the most frequent requests we get is to alter that line callout to match our line number. The difficulty lies in the fact that in the isoconfig.xml, when you tell it which fields to place, you can’t […]

Read more

Migrating Spec Catalog References

Sometimes after migrating a spec, you still get a warning to migrate it (or catalogs with it).  The key is usually that the spec is pointing to old catalogs.   An issue that comes up when modifying migrated specs is that your migrated specs still point to their old catalog locations.   To remedy this, […]

Read more

Plant 3D 2014 Extension Available

The first extension for Plant 3D 2014 is now available.  This extension includes several new features to the Plant 3D program.   Obtaining the Extension To get the extension, you will need to be up to date on your subscription.  Then, sign into subscription center (http://subscription.autodesk.com )  with your Autodesk single sign on id. Click […]

Read more

Connecting Equipment to Equipment in Plant3D

  We’ve ran into a few outfits that need to be able to directly bolt equipment to another piece of equipment, primarily in the Compressor Industry.  For a while it looked like this wasn’t an option, till we started looking at it a little closer.   When you build 2 pieces of equipment, and try […]

Read more

Fixing Cutback Elbow Callouts on 45s for Plant 3D

When using the default styles, elbows will be called out as cutbacks even if they are 45s. To fix this, we need to do a little editing in the isoconfig.xml   Here is a link to an article that explains the xml editor I am using: http://www.pdoteam.com/2012/08/editing-xml-files/ Here’s a screenshot of what we are going […]