Now that database-driven projects are becoming increasingly common, it’s a good idea to know how to work with your database outside of AutoCAD P&ID software and AutoCAD Plant 3D software. This class will cover the use of AutoCAD P&ID software, AutoCAD Plant 3D software, and the project Microsoft SQL Database. Learn how to improve productivity and troubleshooting through the development of key concepts that will help you to best utilize the project database and the benefits it can provide. This class will also cover some tips and tricks for working with your project database, as well as some examples of what not to do with your database.
All users of AutoCAD Plant Design Suite, P&ID and Plant 3D, Process and Instrumentation & Control Engineers and Designers
Daniel Cavanaugh received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from University of Colorado, Denver. He is now a practicing electrical, instrumentation & controls engineer at Carollo Engineers — an environmental engineering firm specializing in the planning, design, and construction management of water and wastewater facilities for municipal and public sector clients in the United States. Daniel has 4 years of experience designing instrumentation and control systems for a wide variety of plant and process projects for the mining and oil and gas industries. He provides Building Information Modeling (BIM) implementation, SQL server project database integration, and training for the corporation’s computer-aided engineering design software, including AutoCAD Plant 3D software, AutoCAD P&ID software, Elecdes Design Suite software, Instrument manager software, and more. Based in Denver, Colorado, this is Daniel’s second visit to Autodesk University.
Julian Chavez is an engineering designer providing intelligent-design solutions and support within the Colorado offices of AECOM Technology Corporation. Julian supports real-time design using AutoCAD Design Suites software for multiple practices, including oil and gas and mining process engineering, civil works, and structural. Julian is an AutoCAD Certified Professional with more than 16 years of experience. His vast knowledge has enabled him to provide training and support within his field for the past 6 years. Julian’s approach to teaching and public speaking creates a comfortable and productive learning environment. He has presented to clients and peers from all disciplines, ranging from groups of 5 people to those including 80 people. AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water, and government.
New possibilities for data flow are the result of the Spec Driven P&ID feature introduced in AutoCAD Plant 3D 2017.1 software. Existing spec sheets can be used to facilitate the preparation of piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID). The interface between AutoCAD P&ID software and AutoCAD Plant 3D offers the possibility to connect the P&ID data with the 3D to let the data flow into it, or to run consistency checks between the P&ID and the 3D data. This lecture will show the configuration possibilities and present conceivable workflows, which should lead to an optimization of the project process that also prevents redundant data input.
When you have a lot of old-school and productive AutoCAD users, sometimes it can be tough to get them into the Revit way of thinking. One way to get these users on board is to help them relate AutoCAD features to Revit tools, and learn how these similar tools can increase their productivity. In this lesson, we'll begin by learning how the scale of the drawing controls annotations such as text and dimensions. Next, we'll review the similarity of Dynamic Blocks in the 2D symbol and annotation families of AutoCAD software and Revit software. We'll examine how actions and parameters in AutoCAD help the user match Revit family placement behavior and features. The session will close by showing how to make AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks behave more like Revit family types, using visibility and lookup tools. If you need more consistency between your AutoCAD drawings and Revit documentation, come join this old-timer to learn some new tricks-and get a cool template to help you get started.
AutoCAD Plant 3D software and Vault data management software have been able to work together for some time now, but there have been a lot of improvements since the early days. Have you wanted to increase the level of security of your AutoCAD Plant 3D projects, add versioning and check-out; and in workflow, make it easier for other offices to work on your AutoCAD Plant 3D project with you seamlessly? If you have thought about this but thought Vault was too difficult or too hard to send AutoCAD Plant 3D projects to, then this class can show you how easy it can be. We'll look at how incorporating Vault into your AutoCAD Plant 3D project workflow can secure the data, make collaboration seamless, and make design work faster.
AutoCAD Plant 3D 2018 software now includes the ability for users to push AutoCAD Plant 3D and AutoCAD P&ID projects to the cloud and invite users to work collaboratively. In this class, we'll go through getting started on pushing a project to the cloud, and we'll cover how to navigate the user interface.
Are you a casual LISP programmer? Do you get what you want done but feel like you have to bludgeon your way through it? Do you have trouble getting what's under the hood into overdrive? Then, this class is for you. You'll learn many of the things that real power AutoLISP programmers know.
In the design world, it's not uncommon that key project data is stored in application silos and requires a great deal of manual coordination. Autodesk has taken the first steps for architecture, engineering, and construction projects to make data available to multiple applications at once-by introducing a connected workflow that shares data from schematic diagrams with a Revit project. The Revit P&ID Modeler breaks silos down by letting the user begin with P&ID schematics in AutoCAD Plant 3D software to create intelligent, data-rich diagrams. The schematic data is hosted in the A360 cloud-computing platform cloud and is referenced by Revit project models. The 3D model consisting of elements such as piping, equipment, and accessories is then developed using information defined in the schematic, such as pipe size, pipe type, valve type, and equipment IDs. As the model is developed and the schematic iterated, the user receives feedback to help ensure consistency and that design intent is maintained. Join us to see the next evolution of Autodesk design tools.
Come pose your questions to a panel of industry and Autodesk experts. This panel has done setup and customization for users all over the world, and it is active on the discussion forums. This session will feature AutoCAD Plant 3D software. Due to time constraints, we may not be able to provide solutions to all problems, but we'll record the questions and post solutions on our blog. Here's last year's post and solutions: http://www.pdoteam.com/2016/12/pt15439-plant-3d-expert-q-a/
In this class, attendees will learn how to improve productivity and workflows by utilizing Data Manager within AutoCAD Plant 3D software and AutoCAD P&ID software, Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, and database commands within AutoCAD P&ID software. Specific focuses will include filtering, modification, report creation, import/export of data, permissions, and connections. Topics will include developing software utilizing information/data within Data Manager, SQL Server Management Studio, and DB Connect manager; integrating various workflows to maximize productivity by utilizing the information and tools provided within each software; developing a systematic approach as to how these databases relate to one another and how connections can be made; and management required for project history and security. This advanced knowledge is beneficial to designers, engineers, and project managers who work on projects utilizing AutoCAD Plant 3D software, AutoCAD P&ID software, and SQL Server databases. This session features AutoCAD Plant 3D and AutoCAD P&ID.
AutoCAD P&ID piping design software and AutoCAD Plant 3D design software create a whole lot of data while you’re drawing. This class will show how you start with a simple report and then start grouping and ordering it in the way you need. You will learn how to define the classes you want to use for your report and how to lay out your report. We will also explain the user interface of DevExpress’s Report Designer so you know how to work with the different palettes. This session features AutoCAD P&ID and AutoCAD Plant 3D.
DEXPI is the German industry initiative to support and promote the ISO 15926 standard for plant data transfer, and it has reached a major milestone: the definition of standard specification covering a complete piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID). Autodesk, Inc., developed a proof-of-concept application for AutoCAD P&ID software to import/export P&ID data fully implementing this DEXPI specification. In this class, we will illustrate challenges and opportunities of implementing a generic standard for use with industry data and workflows, and we’ll try to answer the following questions: Can one use the current ISO 15926 specification to exchange high-quality data for P&ID data? What is the difference between DEXPI and ISO15926 standard? How are these activities related to the IFC and Open BIM Standards? This session features AutoCAD P&ID.
First, this class will explain why we need data from the database when acquisition rules won’t do it. You will hear about the limitations of acquisition rules, and you’ll see several examples of how data can flow between AutoCAD P&ID software objects. We will also explain why customers needed the various data flows for their daily work. You will see examples of data flowing between instruments, even if those instruments are in different AutoCAD P&ID drawings. And we will show how the Views in your AutoCAD P&ID database look, and how you can use them in your AutoCAD P&ID drawing with PlantLink so the data actually flow. This session features AutoCAD P&ID and AutoCAD Plant 3D.