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Off Page Connectors with PDO Extended Fields

In our previous post, we discussed how to create a perfect line list. Today we will look at customizing our off page connectors to display the equipment to and from information. Overview We will create two styles (to and from) and custom blocks that display the to/from information.   Creating the Symbols Go to project […]

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Getting PERFECT Line List from AutoCAD P&ID

And I do mean, perfect.  Line lists have troubled several CAD programs, but now you can get automated line lists from your P&IDs without having to clean them up. Our Extended Fields plugin is now available in the store: PDO Extended Fields   In addition to updating it for 2014, several other features have been […]

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Plugin Plans and Upgrading to 2014

Several people have asked about migrating our existing products to 2014. In addition, we have some more plugins that are going to be coming available in the new Plant store.   Existing PDO Team Plugins This applies to the plugins currently sold in our store:http://www.pdoteam.com/store/ Create BOM PDO Extended Fields (1.0) Iso Config XML First, […]

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Renaming a Project

Since the Plant Store is open, we have some plugins that will be available over the next few weeks.  The first plugin that is available is Rename Project.   Originally we posted on the subject here: http://www.pdoteam.com/2011/11/changing-the-project-name-in-plant-3d/   and here: http://www.pdoteam.com/2011/11/changing-project-names-in-plant-3d/ Now we have the plugin in the Plant Store here: http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/PLNT3D/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3aprojectrename%3aen View the Video […]

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Schematic Line Substitute for AutoCAD P&ID

Jacketed, Primary and Secondary, existing and new are all available Pipe Lines in the P&ID Tool Palette.  It’s great that they are all available, but what happens if someone used the wrong type of schematic line to draw a pipe line? Let’s say that all the information for the line is correct, except that it […]

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Mapping New Valve Types in Plant 3D

A client asked how to map custom items in the catalogs from PnID to Plant 3D. In doing some research, I found out some more key settings in Plant 3D. It turns out that you can’t (AFAIK) customize the Component Categories or Piping components: The question was how to I map a custom class in […]

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Implementing Off Page Connectors in AutoCAD P&ID

This time of the year is typically pretty hectic. Over the last couple months I did training for companies in Atlanta, Denver, and Houston. And of course we were at AU 2012. All that to say, sorry for not posting! Today’s article is one topic we get asked about pretty frequently, and is one of […]

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Launching in P&ID Mode or Plant 3D Mode

One question I’ve gotten in the past is “How do you launch Plant 3D in P&ID mode.”  Frequently, we may be working only on P&IDs, and it’s nice to have the P&ID environment ready for us when we start Plant 3D. In our previous post on launching a specific project, I mentioned the help file […]