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Emailing A Plant 3D SQL Server Project

For those who have to send a SQL Server project to the field, (or to us for tech support), here is the workflow.   Create a new project in Plant 3D: Check Copy Settings from existing project, and locate and select the project you wish to send: On Page 5 of the wizard, choose SQLite […]

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Take advantage of exporting from Plant 3D to Excel

The fact that Plant 3D allows you to export information from your Data Manager to an Excel spreadsheet isn’t any kind of secret.  This is something that many people are relieved to hear, because this allows us to make edits in Excel and then import the spreadsheet back into the Data Manager.  Parts in the […]

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SQLite Editor

I have a new favorite SQLite editor now.  I found an app called SQLiteMan.  It has a much better UI than the SQLite Explorer which I was using.  Here’s some screenshots. Currently it doesn’t have a Windows installer, but I may see if we can help them build that. To view the data, you can […]

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Plant 3D startup Hanging

One issue we have seen a couple times is that periodically when running on a network project, AutoCAD Plant 3D may hang at the startup screen.   Thankfully, there is an easy fix called the PnPLocalDataCachePurger.exe.  The program is located in your installation directory: “C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD Plant 3D 2012 – English\PnPLocalDataCachePurger.exe” A blog article by […]

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Connecting to SQL Server

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series AutoCAD Plant 3D on SQL Express

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series AutoCAD Plant 3D on SQL ExpressNow that we have our SQL Server instance setup, we need to configure it for remote connections.  Microsoft disables remote connections out of the box for security purposes.  They don’t want people connecting to servers that were not intended to […]

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ECAD CADWorx Database 64-bit

With the help of Rod Abbott, we’ve been able to fix up the ECAD Database for CADWorx to run on 64-bit.  For those of you who are curious, this is a compatibility issue we had to address.  Incidentally, the code posted will fix the out of the box database for CADWorx too. #If VBA7 Then […]