Good day readers! Thanks for coming to our blog regarding the use of AutoCAD’s Plant 3D Tools. Today’s topic will be model sizes! What is a good model size? Well there are plenty of factors that can affect your models beyond size, such as custom parts, inserted parts from programs like Autodesk Inventor and other [...]
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 [...]
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; [...]
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 [...]
So I am sitting there working away in my little corner on Friday when all of a sudden, the live chat room became engulfed in the flame (pun intended?) of heated discussion that involved the Intergraph Marketing Machine, Bentley’s OpenPLANT, and how Autodesk’s Plant 3D product intends to dominate mid level market at a time [...]
I have to admit to one thing: I really didn’t like the economics classes I had in college. Maybe it was the fact that I was broke most of the time and the concept of massive economies the size of nations was beyond what I was able to understand at the time. Fast forward to [...]
Recently I was hit with the question: (paraphrasing) I just received the error “ORA-01578: ORACLE data block corrupted (file # 11, block # 410112)”. Is there another scenario you can receive this error, without it meaning physical corruption? If there is, I’ve never run into it. In my experience, this has always meant physical block [...]
Autodesk Plant guru Joel Harris breaks down AutoCAD Plant 3D Isometrics for us into easy to swallow, bite sized chunks. Joel presented some of this material to a packed house at Autodesk University 2011. Click on the image to view the tutorial.
Why yes that is our beloved Project X on the cover. Suite! So, rather than post all the amazing features and benefits of Autodesk’s 2012 release of the soon to be industry leading Plant Design Suite. I decided to create a short video about it. You can find all of the answers to your [...]
Expert Smartplant 3D user and forum member “tim” discovered yesterday that every single SP3D 2009.1 Training Manual is now available for download via Intergraph Moscow’s ftp. You can see the post here: SEE ORIGINAL POST HERE I am guessing that Intergraph will be locking the door, soon.