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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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Why You Will Never be a “Good Piper”, ever

Why You Will Never be a “Good Piper”, ever

By on February 1, 2011 in Editorial, Featured with 34 Comments

Those are not my words. They are the words of some omnipotent piping prognosticators on LinkedIn. Read on! There is something boiling under the surface in today’s design centers. It is something that is only spoken about at bars, bingo parlors, quiet corners, dark places, shuffleboard tournaments and now it has finally exposed itself on [...]

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Krusty Krew Member Profile – Joel Harris

Krusty Krew Member Profile – Joel Harris

By on January 31, 2011 in Featured, Profiles, The Krew with 7 Comments

Name: Joel Harris   Location: Bellingham, WA      Forum Alias: Zortar   I started my educational career at California Institute of Technology in the early eighties hoping to get into the space program as an Aeronautical Engineer.  While studying there I joined the Student Space Organization and helped design and launch a couple of Space Shuttle experimental [...]

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Tesla Motors Pulls Up to its New Home in the Autodesk Gallery at One Market

Tesla Motors Pulls Up to its New Home in the Autodesk Gallery at One Market

By on January 30, 2011 in Autodesk with 0 Comments

Pretty awesome video of a construction crew moving the Tesla car into the Gallery at One Market! Full screen it for 1080p quality! YOUTUBE LINK

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