AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

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SQL versus basic database

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07-29-2011 10:09 PM

What are the pros and cons of converting to an SQL database versus the out of the box database system?

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Re: SQL versus basic database

08-01-2011 08:41 AM in reply to: TIMSHANAHAN9157


First, if you are considering migrating a project to SQL Express, I highly recommend waiting just a bit longer for AutoCAD Plant 3D or AutoCAD P&ID 2012.


Pros for using SQL Server are primarily improved multi-user performance (and indeed avoiding a Multi-user limitation).

Con are increased admin requirements to deal with the SQL Server, such as backing up the database separately.  Using the default database, you can simply copy the project files.


Richard Frank
AEC Plant Solutions
Autodesk, Inc.
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Re: SQL versus basic database

08-04-2011 02:23 PM in reply to: RSFAdsk

 How would you intergrate SQL with AutoCAD?

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Re: SQL versus basic database

08-07-2011 07:14 PM in reply to: JRPalmer

For Plant3D, it can run with a SQLite database, or SQL Server. There is a file in the Plant installation folder to convert the SQLite project to SQL if you want.

Tomislav Golubovic
Plant Solutions Engineer
Autodesk Australia / New Zealand
Autodesk, Inc.

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