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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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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 […]

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PDO Team/ECAD, Inc. at Autodesk University

For the record, I love going to AU.  I’ve only been once, but that one time provided me with a lot of great content and access to training resources.   Probably one of the most valuable aspects of Autodesk University is being able to network and meet people face to face.    We would love […]

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Thank you for your patience.  We’ve changed hosting providers to and as you may notice we are using our own domain name now ( as we are no longer hosting our site on the ECAD server.  We have switched servers mainly for scalability and allow us to step away from some of the routine […]

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Intergraph Downtime

As many are aware, Alabama was struck by some fierce storms causing 151 tornados with  the end of April.  Because of the devastation, the Intergraph offices have been, and many homes and business are still without power, telephone, and internet services. The Huntsville offices are likely to remain closed or understaffed for the remainder of […]

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Connecting and Sharing with the PDO Team

I discovered today that our connection widget wasn’t working properly.  I found another plugin that does about the same thing, but a little more.  On the bottom of each post now, you should see icons for sharing that post on several services like Twitter and Facebook. Also, on the right of the web page is […]

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Searching…No Results Found

I realized recently that the search plug-in for our blog wasn’t working well.  Ok, it wasn’t working at all.  For example, people searched for “ribbon” and no results would display.  Last week, I was able to find some other plug-ins that should resolve the issues. Blog Search box:   Now, a search for “ribbon” will […]

Email Cleanup Read more

Email Cleanup

We have had several people register for our site that our email sever can’t connect to.  If you are one of these who have never received a registration email, please use the Contact Us page to connect with us so that we can try to troubleshoot the problem.

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Return of the PDO Team

Whew! We’re back.  In case you were wondering where we had disappeared, we lost the data for our blog due to some server issues.  Finally, we’re are functional again! What this means for you, bad news first: Unfortunately, we’ve lost your logins, usernames, passwords, and emails.  They’ve not been made public but you will need […]

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Change the Channel

FYI, we just started a PDOTeam channel which we will use to host any of the videos we record. Our Process Design, from the Outside channel is available at

We will be adding short how to clips that may tie into our blog material. We hope that as you “tune in” to our channel, we can help you, our COADE users, become the most effective designers!

Teaching poeple with videos from Youtube is another tool for Process Design, from the Outside.