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User Wish List for 2012

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08-31-2010 07:06 PM

Just thought it is a good idea to start this thread seems with the previous thread 'User wish list' most of the ideas were implemented in version 2011. So if anyone wants any improvements or added features here is the place to have your say.

 

- To be able to get female threaded connections in the equipement creator.

 

- The ability to insert a block that has an assembly of parts. For example we use various risers for gas, oil and water and they are all standard assemblies. So it would be easier to have a directory of risers so we can just insert a block and be able to move it wherever it is needed and still be able to connect to it unlike xrefs, which need to be on 0,0,0.

 

Regards,

 

Scott

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Re: User Wish List for 2012

09-02-2010 09:07 AM in reply to: sreid13

Scott,

 

Why can't you create a block containing many parts and insert it, then explode it, in Plant 3D 2011? Are you looking for a tool to help manage the blocks, or is it something else that's missing?



Peter Quinn
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Re: User Wish List for 2012

09-02-2010 05:23 PM in reply to: PeterQuinn

Peter,

 

Thank you it seems to be working as you suggested now.

The other day when i tried it, it didnt work because when I exploded the block the parts disappeared. I worked out that I used a bit of piping that was drawn in 2010 and then the project was migrated to 2011.

But today it works as expected with parts drawn in 2011.

 

Thanks,

Scott

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Re: User Wish List for 2012

09-06-2010 06:33 PM in reply to: sreid13

 

Better capability in creating views in drawings. Views that auto-update when model changes.

 

Better capability in creating views in drawings. Views that auto-update when model changes.

 

Better capability in creating views in drawings. Views that auto-update when model changes.

 

Better capability in creating views in drawings. Views that auto-update when model changes.

 

Better capability in creating views in drawings. Views that auto-update when model changes.

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Re: User Wish List for 2012

09-08-2010 11:19 PM in reply to: sreid13

 

1. I would suggest to improve in the Spec and Catalog Editor.

Since the industries users are using different Specs so it's better

if  it's easy to use for customizing parts and for own standard.

 

2. Somehow not stable when creating equipments and inserting them

from drawings. End up need to restart only can take effect.

 

3. Error occurs when doing editing from Project properties.

 

Those are problems faced.

Hopefully they can be improved in coming version.

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Re: User Wish List for 2012

11-16-2010 10:23 AM in reply to: sreid13

I would really like to be able to set a current dim style by selecting a dimension in a drawing. A command that lets you to select a dimension and all the settings for that dimension become the current dim style.

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Re: User Wish List for 2012

11-29-2010 11:04 AM in reply to: sreid13

I may be only speaking for myself, but I found the 2010 version of Spec and Catalogue editor much easier to use. The changes to 2011 have made it much more difficult to create custome parts and there seems to always be an issue when adding the new part to an existing spec.

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Re: User Wish List for 2012

12-02-2010 12:59 PM in reply to: sreid13

A native MAC version would be my favourite... But I'm sure this is being unrealistic.

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Re: User Wish List for 2012

12-07-2010 12:04 PM in reply to: sreid13

Some additional functions in tables like: IF, Average, min, max etc (not too complicated functions like in Excel).

 

 also it wold be good to have Autocad in GNU\Linux platform

 

 

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Re: User Wish List for 2012

12-07-2010 12:37 PM in reply to: sreid13

A table or spreadsheet based method of nozzle entry for vessel and equipment moddeling. Currently it seems a bit cumbersome to input nozzles one at a time using the "add nozzle" dialog. If it where possible to simply add all of the required parameters for all of the nozzles into a spreadsheet at the same time we would not have to go in and out of the "add nozzle" dialog box which seems to take a lots of extra time for what appears to be a simple data entry task.

 

Would it also be possible to be able to select and define the reference datum for the "nozzle height" when initially modelling a vessel. In the same context it seems it could be a little more user friendly to define the nozzle length when adding a nozzle onto a dished head. We would normally dimension the nozzle stand out to either the shell to head weld or to the tangent line of the head (or a specific reference line) but it seems when entering the length of a nozzle on a dished head that the datum is none of those and some trial and error is required to get the correct length to the flange face from our datum. (unless I am missing something)

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