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Updating Plugins

Due to constraints on our time, we do not always have our plugins available in the store immediately (much to our chagrin). However, because we use .Net to develop our plugins, in general you can modify the xml to have them load in the latest version (ie 2016).  This article will show you how to […]

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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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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: 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:   and here: Now we have the plugin in the Plant Store here: View the Video […]

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Editing XML Files

Recently I ran across a great new XML Editor.  Previously, I’ve used TotalEdit and the Iso CFG Editor, but I think the most recent find (Foxe – First Object Xml Editor) is the best so far.   The cool thing is that it lets you customize how the tree items are displayed, while letting you […]

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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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Getting Started Videos for AutoCAD Plant 3D and AutoCAD P&ID

A good question came up from one of our users the other day.  He asked, “Where can I find a list of all of the videos the help files reference.”   Thanks to Eileen Foran who provided me with the link! Check out the full list here: They have posted several great how-to/walkthrough style […]

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Custom Components in AutoCAD Plant 3D

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Custom Piping Components - Plant 3D

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Custom Piping Components – Plant 3DOne fundamental process that all AutoCAD-based plant design systems have to answer is “how do you create custom components.”  Today we are going to walk through the process of creating an pressure indicator for AutoCAD Plant 3D. Because pressure indicators […]

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AutoCAD backups

Save. Backup. Restore. If you have ever lost a file (or a folder) you probably have come to realize pretty quickly that backups should be part of your normal way of life.  Hopefully, you live in an environment where all that is handled by a network administrator.  However, for those of you who don’t have […]

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Helpful Windows Feature

I’m sure a lot of people know this little trick already, but it’s one I discovered this week.  I found out for the first time, that you get a different set of options if you hold shift and right-click a file, than if you only right-click a file. Here are the options from a normal […]