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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

Excel VBA – Create A Basic Array Part 1

By on May 31, 2011 in Programming, SPPID, Tutorial with 4 Comments

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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PDS to Smartplant – Are They Fully Compatible?

PDS to Smartplant – Are They Fully Compatible?

By on May 28, 2011 in Featured, Smartplant with 2 Comments

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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Project X featured on CNBC

Project X featured on CNBC

Our Project X video was featured on CNBC recently. The piece was titled: “The New Industrial Revolution – Building Better, Cheaper, and Faster” and featured a number of visualization videos. The story was telling how BIM (Building Information Modeling) is helping architects become more efficient by using “intelligent” design systems like Autodesks Revit. I have [...]

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

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

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

How To: Show Existing Steel On Isometric by Ken Fauver

By on March 1, 2011 in Featured, Tutorial with 3 Comments

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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Jason Drew Joins Krusty Krew, People Rejoice

Jason Drew Joins Krusty Krew, People Rejoice

By on February 25, 2011 in The Krew with 9 Comments

The Krusty Krew is happy to announce the induction of our newest member, Jason Drew. Jason brings a plethora of skills to the Krew. His strengths lie in AutoCAD P&ID and AutoCAD Plant 3D but he has worked with a number of packages including Smartplant P&ID. Jason was recently featured as the Autocad Plant Exchange [...]

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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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Krusty Krew Member Profile – Brad Bennett

Krusty Krew Member Profile – Brad Bennett

By on February 22, 2011 in Featured, Profiles, The Krew with 7 Comments

Name: Brad Bennett Location: Madisonville, TN Forum Handle: Yo-mama Training / Back-story: Some may say I was predisposed to a lengthy and rewarding life in engineering due to my dad. He is a long time PDS piper and was one of the first in the Southeast to get trained in it. I can remember visiting [...]

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In Case You Missed It – Friday Forum Recap

In Case You Missed It – Friday Forum Recap

By on February 4, 2011 in News with 0 Comments

Forum member chintan told us about a great Excel Add in called “SQL Drill” LINK Tim released a new version of his Smartplant 3D Custom Command utility. LINK Tim also updated his Smartplant Review Explorer utility LINK I dealt with a SmartPlant 2009 permissions error on a restored project. LINK Jain asked how to workshare [...]

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