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Fast Track User Logging

The Fast Track User Login allows the user to easily log all the users that have worked on the project in which the log users is enabled. The first step will be to go to you FT manage tab in the ribbon Then you will go and select the LOG USERS command under the settings panel. […]

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FastTrack Align View Cube Tool

Sometimes we need to re-align an angled section of our Plant 3D model when creating an Ortho view. ECAD Inc.’s Fast Track plug-in for AutoCAD Plant 3D has a tool that does this for you. Re-alignment is accomplished through the use of the “Align View Cube” tool found on the 2D Fast Track tab of […]

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Structure Explode to miter handrails

If you want to miter handrails,  you will first need to explode the rails since all of the structural members are grouped and cannot be mitered. Instead of using the regular AutoCAD EXPLODE command, use the Structure Explode button on the Structure Ribbon. This will make sure that each structural member is free of the railing […]

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Can’t see Advanced Steel in Plant 3D

After installed the 2015.1 Advanced Steel object enabler, you may still not be able to see the structural objects for some steel models. If this is the case, while in Advanced Steel, go to the Output tab > Proxy, click the Save with area Proxy-Graphics, and then save the file. After opening it in Plant […]

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Install Service Pack or Extension?

One topic that we have been working to clarify for users lately is when to install a service pack and when to install an extension. Today’s topic should help inform you of when to install extensions, as well as some of the installation steps to be aware of. One thing that helps is to realize that […]

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Renaming referenced catalogs in Plant 3d specs

Sometimes users want to rename the catalog they created, after having created specs. While this can be tedious, it is still possible. Each spec consists of two related files, the pspc, and the pspx.  This article will demonstrate part of the relationship between catalogs and specs. 1.  The first step is to rename/move the original […]

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Can’t edit Equipment nozzles

Ok, so this is more of a personal issue than anything else. For the last little while, I’ve been unable to edit equipment nozzles without the dialog disappearing and pipe starting to get routed.   If this happens to you, make sure GRIPSUBOBJMODE = 0, and your life can go back to normal.