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MAXScript: Improve Viewport Performance with the DWG to 3DS Max Block Cleaner

MAXScript: Improve Viewport Performance with the DWG to 3DS Max Block Cleaner

AKA Optimize Your 3DS Max/Design Scene!! AKA One Of The Most Important Things To Do After Importing DWG Files Into 3DS Max/Design Importing DWG CAD files efficiently is one of 3DS Max’s many bright spots. Unfortunately, the import will bring across some junk that will, depending on the complexity of your scene, significantly slow down [...]

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SmartPLANT Review .NET API Usage Tutorial

SmartPLANT Review .NET API Usage Tutorial

SmartPlant Review .NET API Usage Tutorial By Parrish Husband When I worked as a piping designer, the SmartPlant Review driving and reporting fell into my lap more times than I can remember. Eventually I got to a point where I spent more time setting up VUE sessions and making tag reports than I was designing; [...]

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Polyform Importer: The DWG batch importer for 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design

Polyform Importer: The DWG batch importer for 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design

I recently released my dwg batch import utility for 3ds Max Design called “Polyform Importer”. The purpose for creating the utility was to solve the problem of only being able to import one file at a time into 3ds Max. In this article, I will show you how to install it and then talk about [...]

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AutoCAD Plant 3D to 3ds Max Design 2014 Workflow – 1080P HD Video Tutorial Series

AutoCAD Plant 3D to 3ds Max Design 2014 Workflow – 1080P HD Video Tutorial Series

I have released my video tutorial series for creating an animation in 3ds Max Design using AutoCAD Plant 3D Models. Although these tutorials were specifically written for using a specific data set, the concepts are applicable to any 3ds Max Design model. Export Plant 3D Model to Neutral DWG Part of my visualization for oil [...]

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3DS Max Design: How To Create A Great Looking Sky

By on October 5, 2011 in Autodesk 3DS Max, Tutorial with 7 Comments
3DS Max Design: How To Create A Great Looking Sky

In the following tutorial, we will create a skydome that accurately projects light onto your scene. This tutorial is based largely (entirely) from the master of Mental Ray rendering, Jeff Patton. This tutorial will take you to youtube–> 3DS Max Skydome creation – If youtube is blocked, try replacing “http://www.youtube.com” with “https://www.youtube.com” in order to [...]

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Excel VBA – Create A Basic Array Part 2

By on June 1, 2011 in Programming, SPPID, Tutorial with 1 Comment

‘Yesterday, we learned how to create a basic array in Excel VBA. ‘Today we are going to actually do something with it. ‘Let’s highlight the rows of the people that are over 35. Here we go. Sub CollectRowValuesInAnArray() Dim startrow As Long Dim lastrow As Long Dim myArray() Dim a As Long Dim i As [...]

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Excel VBA – Create A Basic Array Part 1

By on May 31, 2011 in Programming, SPPID, Tutorial with 4 Comments
Excel VBA – Create A Basic Array Part 1

Most design software output’s to Microsoft Excel in some form or fashion. In this 2 part tutorial, I will show you how to collect an array of cell values in M$oft Excel VBA. There a few ways to loop through each row in excel VBA. For me, the quickest way is to dump the data [...]

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Setting up Toolbars in Workspaces for AutoCAD Plant 3D by Ryan Chiasson

By on May 9, 2011 in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Autodesk, Featured, Tutorial with 6 Comments
Setting up Toolbars in Workspaces for AutoCAD Plant 3D by Ryan Chiasson

Veteran Krusty Krew member, Ryan Chiasson, guides us through the time saving steps of setting up your toolbars for vanilla AutoCAD or AutoCAD Plant 3D. Huge thanks to Ryan for taking the time out of his busy schedule to set this tutorial up for us. Thanks, dude! AutoCAD Plant 3D is used in this “How [...]

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How To: Show Existing Steel On Isometric by Ken Fauver

By on March 1, 2011 in Featured, Tutorial with 3 Comments
How To: Show Existing Steel On Isometric by Ken Fauver

What’s that? You say you’re having trouble getting that pesky existing steel to show up on ISOGEN isometrics?? You’re not alone! Luckily we have Ken Fauver to explain the method he uses to show existing steel on the ISOGEN isometric. Big thanks to Ken who took the time to put this document together and then [...]

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How to Turbo Charge AutoCAD Plant 3D! by Jason Drew

How to Turbo Charge AutoCAD Plant 3D! by Jason Drew

This article explains how to configure a RAM disk for use with AutoCAD Plant 3D. The purpose of the RAM disk is faster access rates for project and catalog/spec data. Plant 3D reads the project database and catalogs often as you’re  working on models, so loading them into memory increases the performance in general (hard [...]

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