AutoCAD Plant 3D General

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Suppress continuing components

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08-09-2013 01:53 AM

We use Autopie as a stress package. We use the PCF from Plant3D to import into Autopipe


It seems when importing a PCF, also the continuing components on the connecting line (dashed on the iso) are converted.


The is annoying when importing several PCF's of one model.


Is there a way to suppress continuing components on the isometric? In that case I can make a custom iso style for Autopipe export.

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Re: Suppress continuing components

12-25-2013 10:05 AM in reply to: milan.blom


Our company is considering to purchase a stress analys system.

Since we are using plant3D right now.Can you share some pro and con of the Autopipe?


Thank you first for your time.

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Re: Suppress continuing components

01-05-2014 11:26 PM in reply to: winner117



We used to have Caesar II and switched to Autopipe for the following reasons:

- Easier modelling

- Easier operation (in Caesar the input and output are handled by different modules, so you have to switch back and forth a lot when trying out different designs)

- Easier setup of dynamic analysis

- Cheaper in licensefees and maintenance


Concerning import from Plant3D, both can use the PCF's and both reuquire you to check the model afterwards on materials, schedules, support types, pressure and temperatur and such. Autopipe at the moment has some issues with olet connections (it converts them disconnected, so you have to manually reconnect them), but I'm confident this will be resolved in the future (it has been brought unde rthe attention of development). Caesar II import is also not wihtout issues all the time.


By the way, the mentioned problem with importing continuing components has been resolved in the latest version, as well as the ability to import more than one PCF at the same time and have them combined.

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Re: Suppress continuing components

01-08-2014 05:22 PM in reply to: milan.blom

Try this:


Go to your Iso Style folder and open IsoConfig.xml in notepad. Look for the following line:


<IsoContinuationComponents MaxCount="3" IncludeFlanges="false" />


Change MaxCount to have a value of 0 (zero).


Save file and exit.

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Kenneth G. Fauver
Technical Sales Specialist – Plant
Oil and Gas Solutions

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