AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

Posts: 12
Registered: ‎09-22-2011
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Where the block based catalog parts saved?

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02-16-2012 12:40 AM

I created my own pipes, fittings, valves catalogs, a big portion  is block based parts. But in the beginning I didn't  create the same name folders with the catalogs. Without these folders, catalogs and specs works well. I finished a watertreatment project with them already.

But when I copy these catalogs(pcat) and specs to another computer and place models into the model, I get error message "Can't find symbol for specified part."

My problems are:

1. Without 200 and dwg folders, where are "longhexnumber" blocks and thumbnail pictures stored?

2. How can I copy catalogs to other computers ?

3. How can I get into the right way? After so many custom block based parts created without 200 and dwg folder, I tried create a same name folder with the catalog. But  when I make new block based parts, it cannot work. If I place new parts to model, I get "Can't find symbol for specified part." The newly created part on the tool pallete was a blank box.  

Recreate all block based parts are nightmare. Why no prompt when i was in a wrong way? 

Anyone can help me?  Thanks.

I use P3D 2012. 

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Registered: ‎12-01-2010
Message 2 of 3 (388 Views)

Re: Where the block based catalog parts saved?

02-16-2012 02:08 AM in reply to: followsea

Have a look through the sub-folders of the Content folder from your C:\, and compare it to the second computer.


You can move that content to a network drive also, check under the Menu's, there is a menu to change the path.

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

Posts: 12
Registered: ‎09-22-2011
Message 3 of 3 (373 Views)

Re: Where the block based catalog parts saved?

02-16-2012 09:10 PM in reply to: followsea

I copied the whole folder "C:\Autocad Plant 3D content" to another computer. The folder in destination computer is also "C:\Autocad Plant 3D content". I checked two computers in Spec Editor menu, the shared content folder were both "C:\AutoCAD Plant 3D 2012 Content".


Below is my folder structure:



Catalogs are in "\CPak GB":



My  drawing with blocks are in "\Models".


I searched for the longhexnumer drawings throughout the C:\Autocad Plant 3D contens folder. Nothing was found.

Where is they?  Why it works well in modeling pipe without longhexnumber drawings and 200 and dwg folder? 

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