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Re: Wish List AutoCAD Plant3D 2014

02-26-2013 12:58 AM in reply to: l_tony

An easy way to change piping specs :- Spec 123 convert to new Spec ABC.

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Re: Wish List AutoCAD Plant3D 2014

02-26-2013 04:17 PM in reply to: ashley.walker

A couple of suggestions. You can select multiple line numbers to generate at once. I'm pretty sure once you have the PCF files, it uses all your cpu cores to generate isos. So, in that sense it is multi-threaded.

 

Also, there is a command line interface to the isometric engine. It's not that difficult to write a script in your favorite scripting language that will poll a folder for PCF files and then kick off generating the isos using the command line interface.  This might also make it more efficient for you to export PCFs and not wait for the isos to be produced.



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ashley.walker
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Re: Wish List AutoCAD Plant3D 2014

02-26-2013 04:28 PM in reply to: PeterQuinn

At the moment it does batch operations and not single piece flow, the part of the whole 'generate iso' that takes the longest is producing the PCF files (takes about minute to produce a single PCF). Only after all the PCF files have been generated does the process automatically start to produce the ISO's (.dwgs and spread sheets for the BOM and Weld List) and I can confirm that this process is multi threaded (After the PCF's have been generated).

 

If we use a script to start generating the ISO's from the PCF files, will they appear in the "Isometric DWG" tab in the project manager?

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Re: Wish List AutoCAD Plant3D 2014

02-27-2013 06:13 AM in reply to: ybogdanov

Couple of suggestions (Apologies if they have been brought up already)

 

  • Add another field in the catalogue editor for Matching Pipe ID, for the connection of certain types of lined piping.
  • In connection settings, make it possible to un-tick Nominal Diameter as a matching property when creating a compound joint.
  • Customize (and save) report formats for 3D items (Project reports within P3D, currently only works with PID items)
  • When creating custom size pipe in Catalog Editor, in Metric measurements, if it is not a size already in the package, it automatically places a suffix of "mm" eg. HDPE pipe gets a 110 size, will show up as "110mm"

 

Looking forward to seeing what's available in the future.

 

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Re: Wish List AutoCAD Plant3D 2014

03-05-2013 05:21 AM in reply to: ybogdanov

I wrote my own Python script for circular railing for tops of tanks and added it to the supports spec.  image attached.

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Re: Wish List AutoCAD Plant3D 2014

03-05-2013 05:55 AM in reply to: shallmark

Hey, where did you redered it? Showcase?

Did you have to assign new textures on showcase?

 

Is it GlassSteel pipe?

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Re: Wish List AutoCAD Plant3D 2014

03-05-2013 07:39 AM in reply to: Gabriel.N

Rendered in showcase. I assigned new materials in showcase.

 

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Re: Wish List AutoCAD Plant3D 2014

03-12-2013 07:33 AM in reply to: ybogdanov

Make the project work more like Project Navigator and include Sheetsets.

Incorporate for alot more variables in Isometric settings.

 

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Re: Wish List AutoCAD Plant3D 2014

03-12-2013 09:29 AM in reply to: jhamilton

Can you please clarify your issue

 

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Re: Wish List AutoCAD Plant3D 2014

03-12-2013 07:58 PM in reply to: Ahmed1081975

It would be good to have the same number of variables as Isogen has so we could get the same results.

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