Over the past month I have been learning AutoCAD P&ID at work and in my opinion I have gotten a good understanding of it. During the past week I have begun looking at Plant 3D and its functionality. This gave me two questions.
My question is if I can size valves (more specifically hand operated ball valves) smaller than 1 1/2"? Some of the systems I work on can be relatively small and only require 1/4" ball valves. I have been tinkering with Plant 3D and I can't seem to find any way to size my valves smaller than 1 1/2." I'm sure there is a solution to this and I can't just find it.
My other question is if a tutorial exists for Plant 3D? I know plant 3D is a relatively new product but there are tons of books at Barnes and Noble for AutoCAD and something like that would be wonderful for Plant 3D. I've looked on Amazon and I can't seem to find anything that appears to do a good job. Since a tutorial appears to be non-existent how did the experienced users get started with this software?
Any and all advice is appreciated and I look forward to hearing your feedback,
For tutorials and training, your AutoCAD Plant 3D reseller should be able to provide courseware (for example dealers listed here).
Regarding the valve dimensions, some sizes may checked [x] Remove From Spec and you can clear that in the spec editor. But if the ones you need are not there, you can use the catalog editor to add sizes and set your own dimensions. I recommend watching Specs and Catalogs Editor (Part 2).
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