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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 […]

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Turning attributes off in CADWorx P&ID Professional

This week on the forums, Kather asked a question that piqued my curiosity.  The question was, “Is there a way to globally turn off attributes in a drawing file.”  I remembered that a while back a solution had been presented to filter out existing items in the plant database by Steven Hollinger.  So, I wanted […]

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ECAD Database for CADWorx

We are proud to announce that the ECAD Database for CADWorx will be available in our store soon.  We showed it briefly at CADWorx University 2010, and since then have gotten more features included. Download the feature walk through: The goal in creating this database was to add functionality that users request on a regular […]

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Changing Text Height in CADWorx P&ID

Today’s material comes from a discussion between myself and Werner Theron, of Chempute.  A client wanted to change the height of a text on P&ID, and needed to know the best way to do that.  Two options are available for such situation, SCALETEXT, and the CADWorx P&ID command TEXTCORRECT.  Both accomplish the same thing, but […]

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Online Help

  As many of you probably know, Autodesk made Online Help available in AutoCAD 2011.  However, you may not have known that online help has been available for CADWorx for quite some time.  Here are the relevant pages: For online Plant help: http://www.coade.com/uploads/cadworx/plant/ For online Steel help: http://www.coade.com/uploads/cadworx/steel/ For online Equipment help: http://www.coade.com/uploads/cadworx/equipment/ and for […]

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Sharing CADWorx P&ID on a network

Frequently people ask how to share P&ID symbols and settings with others in the company.  In this article, we are going to walk through the steps of setting up a CADWorx P&ID to use network libraries. Overview: Create a directory for symbols on your network. Copy the CADWorx symbols and menu symbol files to the […]

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BOM Gather Spreadsheet Released

Today the BOM Gather Spreadsheet hits the store!   http://www.pdoteam.com/index.php/store/products/bom-gather-spreadsheet/ To answer your first question, here is what the spreadsheet can do for you. Automate the process of formatting your spreadsheet. Import a query from a database to the pre-formatted spreadsheet. Compare two published spreadsheets and list the differences. By the way, you may be […]

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Sneak Previews

Within the next couple weeks, we will be releasing a new product that could save you a lot of time (time = money!).  I wanted to post a bit about the product, and some other things we are thinking about as well. As part of our services here at ECAD, we provide services to customers […]

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CADWorx Properties Palette by ECAD Stats

Looking through our records, I’ve been trying to tally up how many copies of the CADWorx Properties Palette by ECAD we’ve given out.  Since we haven’t been using the Store the whole time, the numbers are hit and miss, but I think we have roughly 40 people who have downloaded the palette. The video has […]

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Update for CADWorx 2010

I wanted to take a minute to show how to make sure you are up to date on the latest CADWorx software. Enter CADWORXABOUT at the command line, and you will get this dialog.  Then click the Check for Updates button. Update: Per the comments, at times you may not be able to get the […]