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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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The Dreaded Oracle Block Corruption Error

By on December 13, 2012 in Database, Oracle, Smartplant with 5 Comments
The Dreaded Oracle Block Corruption Error

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 [...]

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Intergraph Moscow Leaves Back Door Open, All SP3D Training Manuals Are Available For Download

By on June 3, 2011 in Featured, News, Plant Software, Smartplant with 4 Comments
Intergraph Moscow Leaves Back Door Open, All SP3D Training Manuals Are Available For Download

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.

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PDS to Smartplant – Are They Fully Compatible?

By on May 28, 2011 in Featured, Smartplant with 2 Comments
PDS to Smartplant – Are They Fully Compatible?

Irene asks this great question and gets many great responses. Click the link below and post your own thoughts! PDS to Smartplant – Are They Fully Compatible? Thanks!

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SmartPlant Forum Recap January 30th edition!

By on January 30, 2011 in Featured, Plant Software, Smartplant with 0 Comments
SmartPlant Forum Recap January 30th edition!

Smartplant 3D Tim has updated his massively popular SP3D Search and Import/Export utility LINK Rotate Box From Center position 0 0 0 Chintan wants to rotate a BOX From CenterPos 0,0,0 with parameter parangle…Tim responds! LINK Smatplant Review Ajay asks if it’s possible to schedule Synchronize model with catalog and regenerate report database. Tim responds [...]

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How To: Loop through all project piperuns using filters with Smartplant P&ID automation and VB6

By on January 14, 2011 in Programming, Smartplant, SPPID, Tutorial with 8 Comments
How To: Loop through all project piperuns using filters with Smartplant P&ID automation and VB6

Programming using Smartplant P&ID’s Logical Automation Layer is actually very easy and intuative after you do it a few times.  This example of a what I start with a lot. What this little routine will do is loop through all the active (non stockpile) piperuns in your project and print their ItemTags in the immediate window. [...]

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Plant Software – Where are we headed? by Joel Harris

By on January 3, 2011 in Autodesk, Autoplant, Editorial, Smartplant with 10 Comments
Plant Software – Where are we headed?  by Joel Harris

Having been involved with various plant design software packages over the years, and watching the evolution of new platforms, features, buzzwords, etc., I constantly wonder “What’s next?” Over the years we’ve seen ADev Pro-Pipe and EDA Designer merge into Rebis AutoPlant, only next to be purchased by Bentley. CADCentre became AVEVA, PDS being outmoded and [...]

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