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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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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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Emailing A Plant 3D SQL Server Project

For those who have to send a SQL Server project to the field, (or to us for tech support), here is the workflow.   Create a new project in Plant 3D: Check Copy Settings from existing project, and locate and select the project you wish to send: On Page 5 of the wizard, choose SQLite […]

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Adding External Drawings To AutoCAD Plant 3D

I had always assumed that drawings have to be in the project structure in order to be included in the project.  Recently I ran into a little trick that really helps solve some issues.   Here’s the scenario: we had a client who wanted to use some outside files in the project, but who didn’t […]

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Changing Project Names in Plant 3D

I wanted to make a quick extension of some other locations where the project name is stored.  We talked about changing a project name in a previous post. In addition to changing the project name in the project.xml and the part databases, you should probably change it in the project part xml files as well.  […]

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Changing the Project name in Plant 3D

As many may know, there isn’t a way to change the project name via the UI.  However, there is still a way.   To get to where the data is stored, we will need some tools to open the SQLite database.  If you are using SQL Server, you’ll have an easier time because you have […]