Well I am having a problem. I am using Plant 3D. Fairly new user and I am having some trouble with the ortho drawings that are being created. The ortho drawings used to have green for the pipe, red hidden centerlines, and different line weights. Now I have all the lines are black. It acts like it is resulting all lines to the 0 layer. Not sure how to fix the issue and pretty sure it is a setting in my property manager but unsure. Any help would be much appreciated. I have attached pictures of the problem.
You can change the ortho layer settings in the project settings:
Ortho DWG Settings/Title Block and Display
click on Setup Title Block
and then Ortho Settings
and then you can assign different layers to the different components.
I have tried that but there is another issue there. All of the layers are set to the 0 layer and will not allow me to alter them. My only available options in this menu is if I want to check the "Use 3D model layers" and whether to "Designate small bore piping as less than and including:". The default styles will let me change them but not really going to help me there. I do have many layers if I click the layers property button but the "Ortho Components" will not let me select anything. The drop down bar for selecting a new layer for each component will not drop down!
Any other options to try?
Ok, so I have determined that the issue is with the layer setting and have found that some of my layers have disappeared. The main ones that have disappeared is the "Top (PLAN) View-PIPING". I do realize that I can create this layer but should I be doing this on each set of drawings? Usually this was a default view and not sure how I have changed it? Any suggestions?
Thanks everyone for any help you can give!
Well, it is a known bug.
First close the project or quit the P3D.
Then if you go into your project folder and then Orthos you should see 3 folders:
DWGs, Orthocube Library, Styles
If there is only the DWGs than you go into that and move the Orthocube Library and Styles folder out of it.
Then start the P3D again and you should be able to change the ortho layer settings.
What does it mean when AutoCAD says, "Template drawing orthotemp.dwt is not on file. Using Defaults." I am suspecting that this is also causing my issues but unsure!
I suspect something is still wrong with the folder paths as Attila mentioned. Please check the following:
1. The "Ortho drawing template (DWT)" and "Ortho drawing output folder (DWG)" paths should be set to the correct path for your project:
2. The Orthos folder in your project should look like this:
Ortho - D -Color Dependent Plot Styles.dwt
Ortho - D -Named Plot Styles.dwt
You may have to create a new Plant 2014 project to get the proper files for the Ortho folder, and then copy those into your current project structure. Just be sure to backup what you already have before trying that method.
Ok so I have been trying the things mentioned but everything seems fine. Folders are were there supposed to be and setting are correct except.... I started a new project and copied settings from another drawing. I then proceeded to produce a test model in order to change a few settings in my template because I am not sure of another way to alter one of my dwt drawings (trying to set up the new BOM with settings that are formatted for my drawings instead of changing settings everytime). Anyways, when I looked at my template it had, "Plant 3D ANSI-Color Dependent Plot Styles.dwt". This is probably why some layers did not show up properly. From there I clicked the box to the side and changed to the template that we use for all of our drawings. Then the small page POPS up saying, "UNKNOWN ERROR PnPCompletionStatus.TableDoesNot Exist ([table-name=<PnPDwg2d-ViewDef>)]"
Any suggestions? I believe this is why I have been having troubles with the ortho line properties but could be way off!
Thanks in advance for any help!
I just created a new project in P3D2014 and did not use the copy settings from an exisiting project. My Orthos folder is:
Jason, your list looks like you are saying the \Default folder should be off of Orthos and not off of Orthos\Styles. So, is mine right or yours?
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