AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

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How to handle Xref in Piping models

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02-24-2012 04:58 AM

Dear Users,

I work now with Autoplant from Bentley. In Autoplant I use RWA work area to load, attach and unload xref drawings to my project. When I make a new piping file e.g. Plant Air.dwg I want to have some of my equipment xreffed and some structural parts and even other piping files to detect clashes. How do I proper attach these drawings to my piping file? Is it done using plain Xref? Then I get circular references.

Please share your workflow.


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Re: How to handle Xref in Piping models

02-24-2012 07:26 AM in reply to: hardsniffer

Master drawing by area, which xref piping, equipment and structure. Piping will then xref the master drawing. Yes, you'll get circular reference but it will resolved automatically.

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Re: How to handle Xref in Piping models

02-24-2012 11:27 AM in reply to: Rave.Tam

Circular XREFs should be easily broken, by OVERLAYing models for reference purposes and only ATTACHing models which are in any given sub-area.  It can take a bit of up-front planning but the organization makes coordination much easier, especially on projects with large numbers of models.

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