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AutoCAD Plant 3D: Connecting Piping to Equipment between Drawings

Posted by Brett Barkman on Jun 1, 2021 10:15:49 AM

Intro

On any given project, you may want to divide equipment and piping into separate drawings. While AutoCAD® Plant 3D allows connections between drawings, it is helpful to know the differences in the behavior of connections. When everything is combined, you can connect pipe to equipment or equipment to pipe using all of the controls provided. When pipe or equipment is moved, the connections are automatically maintained.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Plant

Five Cool Vault Features for Plant and Facilities Engineering

Posted by Matt Lane on Feb 2, 2021 11:19:43 AM

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.

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Topics: Vault, Plant

AutoCAD Plant 3D: Custom Spec Property & Project Property Definitions

Posted by Rick France on Apr 24, 2020 3:17:20 PM

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.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Plant