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Line Groups off of headers

A user asked a question on the forums the other day about linking line groups.  Just a quick reminder, watch the command line! It’s one of the developers go to methods for letting us know other options for the command we are using.   Here’s a video showing how to use line groups with headers. […]

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Finding Extensions, Service Packs and Hot Fixes

If you are new to the Autodesk world, or haven’t seen the changes to subscription center, you will need to know how to locate extensions, service packs, and hot fixes.  In all honesty, within the last year Autodesk has spent a lot of resource updating how these items are distributed, so this is a good […]

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Customizing Tool Tips in Plant 3D

I’ve said it couldn’t be done. But in another episode of kicking myself, I was reminded by ADM, and John Bennett, about the rollover tool tip customization in the CUI. So, steps to show tool tips are as follows: 1. Start the CUI command 2. Locate the rollover tooltips section on the left under main […]

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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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Sharing Awesomeness – Skipping Classes and Properties

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

AutoCAD P&ID and Plant 3D also handles cases where properties or classes do not exist in a current project setup. In this scenario, PID001 is from a project that has additional properties and some extra ball valve classes. When using Copy drawing to project to bring PID001 into a new project, this dialog is displayed […]

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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

In 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 going to look at two situations, common classes and properties, and off page connectors. For […]

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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

One 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 [], but this series will take a more in depth look at it.   Sending Projects First, we should cover sending projects.  For projects based on […]

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Tailoring AutoCAD P&ID and AutoCAD Plant 3D

While our blog has been pretty quiet lately, I have been working on some other documentation for AutoCAD. We partnered together and will be releasing a new book (it’s only in pdf form) called Tailoring AutoCAD P&ID and Plant 3D (free!). The book is laid out with a couple of goals: Provide a framework to […]