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Customizing AutoCAD® Plant 3D’s ISO Pipeline Annotations – Part 1

Many AutoCAD ® Plant 3D users have noticed that the skewed pipeline annotations’ text height is smaller than the rest of the labels on the Isometric (ISO) drawings. They would like to adjust the annotations so all labels are the same text height. In addition, some would like the filenames of the Isometric drawings to be that of the line number tag, yet have the annotations include the pipeline size and specifications displayed in a different order than what is provided out-of-the-box (OOTB). Continue reading

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Differences between the Autodesk® Vault Products

The Autodesk® Vault product line is broken into 3 levels: Vault Basic, Vault Workgroup, and Vault Professional. The differences between the three might be a little confusing at times. While most users of Autodesk software already own Vault Basic, there are some setup and configuration steps involved to get it up and running. Also, as time goes on a customer may start to realize that the Vault Basic functionality, while great for the little cost associated, may not truly suit his or her needs. Let’s take a moment and break down the three levels of Vault from a couple of different perspectives. Continue reading

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Site Designer Subscription Plugin for Autodesk® Revit®

Every once in a while I will check out the Autodesk Subscription Center for new plugins that are available. I recently came across the Autodesk Site Designer Extension for Revit 2015. The product description mentioned being able to convey conceptual site design ideas, and I knew I had to download this and see if it was everything I hoped it would be. Continue reading