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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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Getting Started – Plant 3d administrator

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Getting Started

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Getting StartedI was asked a couple days what someone should read to get up to speed with some of the more advanced topics for configuring Plant 3D. Resources Watch the Getting Started videos here: http://docs.autodesk.com/PLNT3D/2015/ENU/plant/pip//ap3d_movielist.htm Read through the workflows here: http://help.autodesk.com/view/PLNT3D/2016/ENU/?guid=GUID-DF3EDA04-9C16-4FE9-8346-75C5311A7D22 The most comprehensive reference […]

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Creating a project template in Vault

If you transition to using Vault, you will need to create your project template inside of Vault. Once done, and if you have 2015 Ext 1 or higher installed, you can create new projects using the Vault template.  This post will look at creating a Vault project based on an existing project template on a […]

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Connecting Plant 3D 2014 to Vault

When connecting Plant 3d 2014 to Autodesk Vault, you may get an error like this: The issue is from Plant 3D 2014 working off of a different Autodesk.Connectivity.WebServices than AutoCAD 2014. To resolve the issue, I copied the dll (Autodesk.Connectivity.WebServices.dll) from C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2014 (making a backup) to C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2014\PLNT3D\. At that point, I […]

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Converting CADWorx to Plant 3D

For the last year, we have been working to streamline the process of converting a CADWorx model to Plant 3D.  We are now at the point where we can take advantage of some in-house development tools for converting models. We are excited to announce that we can now convert CADWorx models to Plant 3D models! […]

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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 […]