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Masking the Wipeout

One issue new users see in AutoCAD P&ID, is the boxes around instruments and other items.  These boxes provide masking for text within the instrument bubbles, but are displayed by default when plotting. AutoCAD P&ID uses an AutoCAD feature called wipeouts (command WIPEOUT) to hide the edges of bubbles. Each wipeout has a frame that […]

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Sharing Awesomeness Part 2 – Data Population in AutoCAD P&ID

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Sharing Projects with AutoCAD Plant 3D

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Sharing Projects with AutoCAD Plant 3DIn our last post, we looked at the techniques behind sharing projects. The next couple of posts are going to demonstrate how the information is shared, so that you can have confidence in how the process works. Today we are […]

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Custom Iso Drawing Names

Recently I had a request to create custom drawing names for isometric drawings. Here is what the client wanted to get for his isometric names: Size-Spec-Service-Line#-Sht#-Rev# (ex. 2-CS150-FL-0500-01-R0, 2-CS150-FL-0500-02-R0) My first discovery was that you cannot use multiple properties in the FileNameFormat, PrefixModelProperties, ModelProperty, Name. This apparently causes an issue and results in seemingly random […]

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Sharing Awesomeness in AutoCAD Plant 3D – Sending Projects

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Sharing Projects with AutoCAD Plant 3D

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Sharing Projects with AutoCAD Plant 3DOne of my favorite features of AutoCAD P&ID and AutoCAD Plant 3D is how sharing drawings and/or projects is managed, in a word seamlessly. The topic is discussed here [http://docs.autodesk.com/PLNT3D/2015/ENU/pdf/Tailoring_AutoCAD_PnID_and_Plant_3D.pdf#page=33], but this series will take a more in depth look […]