I'm trying to find a way to copy/duplicate an existing Plant 3D (2013 SP2) project under SQL Server.
I've already asked Autodesk Technical Support but procedure they gave me doesn't work. I get an error in the end when opening the "duplicated" project (see attached - sorry in French). Autodesk Technical Support recommended me this not officially supported procedure (!) :
1] Create backups of the existing SQL project databases.
2] Backup the project folder and files.
3] Rename the existing project : http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?si
4] Restore the original project.
Please don't answer me to create a new project using settings of my current project and then add manually files to the project. Our project contains around 400 files (P&ID and 3D files) with a complex tree so adding them manually would take long each time we want to duplicate our project to do some migration test to Plant 3D 2014.
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Thank you very much, this works great. It's a shame this procedure is not more explained in Plant 3D 2013 or 2014 Help!
To sum up, here's what to do to copy a Plant 3D Project under SQL Server:
1/ Copy your project files in a new directory, for example C:\Project_Old to C:\Project_New
2/ Open PnPProjectMaintenance.exe tool located in installation directory of Plant (for example: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD Plant 3D 2013 - French), use third option to copy database by selecting C:\Project_New\Project.xml, specify new server/database name and finally execute
3/ Open copied project in Plant by opening C:\Project_New\Project.xml
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