Plant 3d and ASD cannot cooperate seamlessly?
I use Plant Design Suite. I make steel structure in ASD, then xref it in Plant 3D. Problems is:
1.After Object Enabler installed, ASD models display detailed(show all roundings etc). This reduce the progame performace seriously. No tools can control it in Plant 3D. Settings in ASD PREFERENCES doesn't affect it either.
2.With regard to ASD models, Osnap cann't work in Plant 3D like that in ASD. I cannot snap almost all contour vetex or midpoint. This makes assembling with other objects in Plant 3D so difficult.
3. When generate Otho drawing of models including ASD models, the result is so bad.(So useless detailed lines).
Any ideas helpful? Thanks!
I will check with the development team on these issues and give you an update as soon as possible.
The object enablers for AutoCAD Structural Detailing have recently been updated. Please download, install and let us know the results:
Only resolve the display(Detailing or without roudings, configured in ASD) when you directly open the ASD file in P3D. But when XREF it in P3D, it display detailing, regardless of the configuration.
All other problem exist.
Another improving is good. P3D can XREF ASD formworks model now, while it always collapse before. But another problem arise: the axis number dissaper when xref it in P3D.
One workaround that has been suggested to me is using "Save model to ACIS solids" from ASD:
This will save the ASD model to a .DWG which can be copied into Plant 3D and attached as an XREF. Object snaps will work and all connection detail (plates/bolts/etc.) will display in the model and on the orthographic views.
Hi Jason Drew,
If we save this as ACIS Solid then the intelligent will loose, so is there a update or hotfix available now?
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