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Top Updates for Plant 3D 2016

Because most of the new features for AutoCAD Plant 3D 2016 were released as Extension 1 for 2015, the platform build (2016 proper) had a strong emphasis on updates existing features and fixes.  To that end, we have gone through the product and picked some of our favorites. 1. Tolerance – In 2016, the program […]

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Plant Design Suite 2016

Is here!!! You can find it for download at https://manage.autodesk.com/cep/#products-services if you are subscriber. My personal favorite change is the addition of AutoCAD MEP to the suite.  While it includes another way of managing CAD, we do get the benefit of a robust library of architectural elements (doors, windows, etc), AND HVAC, and CABLE TRAY! Since […]

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Using Tolerances in Plant 3D 2016

In order to take advantage of using tolerances in AutoCAD Plant 3D 2016, you’ll need to modify your joint connections.  The joint xml is located in the project folder and is called DefaultConnectorsConfig.xml. My personal favorite xml editor is Foxe, and here is a link showing how to use it: http://www.pdoteam.com/2012/08/editing-xml-files/ You will want to set […]