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Populating the Assign Tag Annotation Styles

When you assign tag information to a P&ID object you are also prompted for an annotation style, but custom annotations may not always get included in the list. In this example the annotation I’ve created is called Trimmed Line Tag, and the contents of the block are shown below: As you can see above the […]

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Getting Started with Fasttrack

When you first get Fasttrack, you may be wondering how do I start using this tool effectively? This article will cover the basics of running the setup of Fasttrack in Plant 3D, some of the properties that are automatically added to help Fasttrack work, and some ideas for best practices. When you first create a […]

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Copying Specs in AutoCAD Plant 3D 2017.1

One new workflow introduced in the 2017.1 update is that you now need to use the project manager to copying specs to a project. Changes to the spec folder using Windows Explorer are no longer recognized, but using the project manager will update the spec list and reload the current spec.

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Fasttrack Plant 1.0.17018

We have an update to Fasttrack Plant available in the store: Fasttrack Plant The following changes were made: 1/18/2017 Fixed bug when cancelling the spec objects in P&ID Added Item Code property to project configuration Added SETPROJECTBYBLOCK to modify all project blocks to BYBLOCK color

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Plant 3D 2017 Ext 1 Update

We have had issues with clients being able to run FastTrack Plant on Plant 3d 2017 Update 1. The fix is here: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/downloads/caas/downloads/content/autodesk-C2-AE-autocad-C2-AE-2017-exchange-app-autoloader-hotfix.html    

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Insulation and Orthographic Drawings

We have had some users asking about how to have insulation show up graphically in the Orthographic Drawings.  It doesn’t appear that the functionality is present in the software right now.  (Other than manually drawing plain AutoCAD objects in paperspace.) Let’s look at some of the options in the model and annotations that we can […]