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Adding sizes to the custom parts palette

Every now and then we get asked how to add sizes to the custom parts palette.  While I’ve said no, I always try to dig a little more to find out where those sizes get pulled from. This morning, I found it!   Adding a Size to permanent (CustomParts) Items   The critical piece is […]

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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:http://www.pdoteam.com/store/ Create BOM PDO Extended Fields (1.0) Iso Config XML First, […]

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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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Browsing a Plant 3D DWF in Navisworks

One of my favorite features of using Plant 3D is that the properties get published to DWF.  One of the newer features of Navisworks is that it now opens DWF files.  I ran across a little trick to be able to switch between sheets. To open a DWF, either select DWF or All files.   […]

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Copying between Catalogs in AutoCAD Plant 3D

Today we will take a quick look at how to copy items between catalogs.  One of my main recommendations when getting started with Plant3D is to maintain your own company catalogs and specs separate from the default installed catalogs and specs.  Sometimes though, you want to start with a part that exists in the installation […]

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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: http://docs.autodesk.com/PLNT3D/2012/ENU/plant/pip/ap3d_movielist.htm They have posted several great how-to/walkthrough style […]