At Hagerman & Company, we see more and more customers using Autodesk Vault for Plant and Facilities Engineering in healthcare, utilities, pulp & paper, primary metals, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and other similar industries. As our customers and our team gain more experience using Vault for plant and facilities engineering, we discover additional features that serve users in these industries exceptionally well.
Most people who have done any customization in Plant 3D are familiar with creating Class Properties in the project, but what if you want to pass preset information from the Spec into those Class Properties? Though it may feel like it’s a bit time consuming to populate in the Spec, it is not that difficult to do, and in reality, it does not take that long either. Plus, once it is set up, it can be passed from project to project when you use the "Copy Project" function. You can use that information in custom tags, annotations, BOM's, Iso's, Reports, or anywhere in the software that you use any out-of-box properties.
Have you ever tried to open a project in AutoCAD Plant 3D/P&ID and not been able to? As projects are developed we may encounter errors or difficulty opening files. Sometimes things work fine for some people working on the project, but not others. When a project is networked, these inconsistencies in performance can occur more frequently. So what’s the problem?