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Knowledge Base

Taking a page from one of the recent trends, I wanted to make it easier to locate articles by browsing.  To that end, you can now view a list of our articles by category on our knowledge base page – http://www.pdoteam.com/knowledgebase/ I’ve tried to organize the articles by topics a little better, but there may still […]

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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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Plant Design Suite 2016

Is here!!! You can find it for download at https://manage.autodesk.com/cep/#products-services if you are subscriber. My personal favorite change is the addition of AutoCAD MEP to the suite.  While it includes another way of managing CAD, we do get the benefit of a robust library of architectural elements (doors, windows, etc), AND HVAC, and CABLE TRAY! Since […]

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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 […]

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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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Plant 3D 2014 Extension Available

The first extension for Plant 3D 2014 is now available.  This extension includes several new features to the Plant 3D program.   Obtaining the Extension To get the extension, you will need to be up to date on your subscription.  Then, sign into subscription center (http://subscription.autodesk.com )  with your Autodesk single sign on id. Click […]

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Training and Plant 3D Wishlist Items

I spent the past week in the Baton Rouge office doing some Admin training on Plant 3D for some clients.  The next few posts cover a couple highlights for some issues that we were able to solve. Personally, I love getting face time with day-to-day users.  I always learn something and invariably we all come […]

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Certified Hardware

One of the top types of questions we get into when people start moving into 3D design is what type of computer should I get. For several years now, Autodesk has been creating and maintaining a certified video card site where you can look up certified video cards that have been tested with AutoCAD.   […]

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PDO Team and ECAD, Inc.

We are changing up our site to show a more direct connection to who we are.  A lot of our clients know where our group is from but those of you discovering us recently probably do not. The process and power group at ECAD, Inc. maintains the PDO team site.  We take questions that we […]