AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

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philip
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USER WISH LIST 2013

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10-20-2011 06:46 PM

Lets hope us early birds get the worm next year (or shall I say our wishes)

 

Not truly a P3D wish but I'm using P3D and SSM (Sheet Set Manager) I would be very nice if the powers to be could see their way and merge the Rename-Renumber tag & properties tag or at least have scroll buttons in the properties tag to allow you to scroll through the different drawings within sheet set instead of having to jump in and out of each individual files properties to just change the revision number.

 (yes we do use Sheet set manager instead of the P3D as our jobs also encompass other drawing types - civil, buildings,etc etc)

 

 

GO THE ALL BLACKS!!!

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attila_vallyon
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Message 2 of 43 (1,898 Views)

Re: USER WISH LIST 2013

10-23-2011 02:17 AM in reply to: philip

Hello!

 

1. Recommendation for ISO:

To be able to set up the file name format system for the ISO drawings as well(like the source files and the ortho drawings)

The default file name is the pipe line group tag. I want to assign to the file name the isometric drawing number.

 

2. Recommendation for collecting the pipe insulation:

Put the insulation in a catalogue. This way the pipe insulation will be a part of the pipe spec. The data manager will collect it and calculate a length for it.

On the ISO a new type section will be created ( like INSULATION ) and there will be separate items for each size.

The dimension of the insulation will be meter or inch (like the pipe cut length) and the length is the cut length for a pipe, the centerline length for a fitting and the total length for a valve.

So the insulation will not be only a property but an actual collectable pipe element.

 

3. Recommendation for pipe supports:

To be able to collect the threaded rod quantity of the suspension hanger and put it in the ISO BOM.

To be able to pick object snap points of a pipe support (not only the node point) to mount the support on a beam.

 

Thanks in advance!

Regards,
Attila Vallyon
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attila_vallyon
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Re: USER WISH LIST 2013

10-23-2011 02:37 AM in reply to: philip

Hello again!

More recommendations:

 

1. Put the pipe supports in a Pcat to give more control on them and set up them precisely ( name, dimension, ID, etc...)

And I can put them later in a pipe spec. So the pipe supports will be part of a pipe spec.

 

2. Create a " Secondary pipe support" class, that way I can make connection between a steel structure or a concrete base and the pipe.

The "Steel structure" class is not enough. I need to create unique steel structures to hold the pipe supports. And these structures are not part of the building or the main structure. And I need to create ID for them and give BOM of them.

 

Thanks in advance!

Regards,
Attila Vallyon
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TomislavGolubovic
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Message 4 of 43 (1,889 Views)

Re: USER WISH LIST 2013

10-23-2011 06:45 PM in reply to: attila_vallyon

File naming format for ISO's can already be done. Have a look inside the XML file, you can add the attributes from the .pcf file and concatenate them for a filename.



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

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attila_vallyon
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Message 5 of 43 (1,878 Views)

Re: USER WISH LIST 2013

10-23-2011 11:33 PM in reply to: TomislavGolubovic

Thank you!

Can you explain me which xml file should I modify and how?

Thanks!

Regards,
Attila Vallyon
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TomislavGolubovic
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Message 6 of 43 (1,864 Views)

Re: USER WISH LIST 2013

10-24-2011 01:50 PM in reply to: attila_vallyon

Sure, I'll make it as another thread.



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

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Proccie
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Registered: ‎09-02-2011
Message 7 of 43 (1,837 Views)

Re: USER WISH LIST 2013

10-26-2011 05:26 AM in reply to: attila_vallyon

Have to agree with Attila...

Having the Pipe Supports fully customizable would be a huge benefit.

 

If I could add to the list:

 

- Integration with Vault

 

- A better integration with Inventor, we would like to have the Inventor Link bi-directional, even via Vault, eg. XRef a mechanical model, which is can be changed by both Inventor and Plant without having to import and export to different formats.

 

- Better layer management regarding orthos (Layers should be able to be changed without exploding the ortho view in model space)

 

Hope the P3D gurus come across this thread...

 

 

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PeterQuinn
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Message 8 of 43 (1,818 Views)

Re: USER WISH LIST 2013

10-28-2011 09:04 AM in reply to: Proccie

Thanks for everyone's suggestions so far. The schedule for the next release may be different from what you've seen in the past with the plant products. E.g. you might see plant products be release in a timeframe that is more similar to other AutoCAD applications.

 

However, please continue to give us suggestions and feedback. What doesn't make it into the next release will certainly be considered the one following. 

 

Thanks again, I look forward to seeing many of you at Autodesk University this year.



Peter Quinn
Senior Product Manager
Autodesk, Inc.

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ybogdanov
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Message 9 of 43 (1,811 Views)

Re: USER WISH LIST 2013

10-29-2011 02:07 AM in reply to: philip

Hello, this is my wish list:

 

- Electricity: cable -trays in the catalogs! 

- Instrumentation: in the catalogs to add the new category of objects: INSTRUMENTS! 

- In catalogs, posibility to create the objects auto-longed... for example if I want to create the square pipe, indicate the section of this element (rectangle) and in the plant create this element with length which I want (like the pipe). With this mode is posible to create the custom structure too (the same mode like in Structural Detailing).

- STRUCTURE: posibility to add new catalogs of structure or migrated from Structural Detailing.

- STRUCTURE: posibility to export and import structure from Plant3D to Structural Detailing for to do the details of connections and to do the calculation with Robot.

- Add Tool Pallet to Ortho mode, with spetial symbols 2D (like in P&ID) to do the Ortho lay-outs.

- Migrate more properties from Plant to Navisworks (for example PID number of objects). With this solution it will posible to link the data base to presentation with all custom properties.

- Resolve the export the Graiting and railings from Plant to NAvisworks (if you open directly the dwg file the railing and graiting don't view correctly, is neccessary to use NWCOUT command)

- The insulation visualization in Navisworks (the same like in the case of railings and graitings)

 

 Thanks

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Yury Bogdanov
ASIDEK(Grupo CT) - Partner Directo de Autodesk
Barcelona (Spain)
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FProcp
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Registered: ‎10-21-2009
Message 10 of 43 (1,799 Views)

Re: USER WISH LIST 2013

10-30-2011 07:39 PM in reply to: Proccie

Proccie wrote:

 

- A better integration with Inventor, we would like to have the Inventor Link bi-directional, even via Vault, eg. XRef a mechanical model, which is can be changed by both Inventor and Plant without having to import and export to different formats.

 


I think this would be soooooooooo good.

Autocad Plant 3D should be able to xref in Native live Inventor parts (.ipt) and assemblies (.iam) :smileyhappy:

 

Franc
inventor :-)
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