AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

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strnadje
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spec and catalog relocation

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05-07-2012 12:30 PM

I want to modify the specs and catalog to be project specific. If I copy and paste .pspc and pspx and pcat to another drive other than C: what other files/folders do I have to copy?

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dave.wolfe
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Re: spec and catalog relocation

05-08-2012 04:23 AM in reply to: strnadje

We have a blog article on the topic here.  

 

http://www.pdoteam.com/2012/02/setting-up-network-catalogs-for-autocad-plant-3d/

 

I strongly recommend that your catalogs are not project specific, unless you really have to.  The catalogs are designed to be a part repository that you can use to add components to as you need them.  That way, over time you build a complete set of the content you need in your projects.  Specs can be project specific, or shared among a group of projects.  By default, Plant 3D stores specs in a project folder when you create a new project.

 

Please mark my post as the answer if it answers your question. Marking answers helps other find solutions faster. Thanks!

 

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strnadje
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Re: spec and catalog relocation

05-08-2012 04:34 AM in reply to: strnadje
Thanks for the reply. If pcat is located on the C: drive (locally) then it can only be accessed by the owner of the computer. If pcat is located on a network server then a select few would have access. Is this a correct statement? I understand about having pspc and pspx at the network level but we're trying to make pcat accessible to more than one person. Suggestions? Jack E. Strnad Senior Specialist Process Mechanical Department [cid:image003.jpg@01CD2CEC.DFB9C450] Middough Inc. The Middough Building 1901 East 13th Street, Suite 400 Cleveland, Ohio 44114-3599 216-367-6376 direct 216-367-6020 fax strnadje@middough.com ________________________________ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- This e-mail is intended for the addressee shown. It contains information that is confidential and protected from disclosure. Any review, dissemination, or use of this transmission or its contents by persons or unauthorized employees of the intended organizations is strictly prohibited. The contents of this email do not necessarily represent the views or policies of Middough.
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Re: spec and catalog relocation

05-08-2012 05:07 AM in reply to: strnadje

Yes, a pcat on the C:\ is only accessible by one person. The article at the link I posted shows how to put it on a network for people to access on the network.

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