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.
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.
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.
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.
You can more do than you think! The configuration of AutoCAD Plant 3D software will not even done via user interface but also with databases, XML files, and other files. In this hands-on class you’ll learn some tips and tricks for how to configure your project, your spec, and your model to your needs. Sometimes you think that some stuff is not possible—but maybe it is. Learn some interesting insights into AutoCAD Plant 3D software.
With the app PlantSpecDriven, we will show how you can have a spec-driven P&ID and how you can use the P&ID data for 3D piping. We will show you how easy it is to get your pipe spec data into P&ID and how you can use it to create bills of materials from P&ID. Do you want flanges, gaskets, and/or collars with your P&ID? No problem—use the P&ID drawings as the basis for your 3D piping and have the P&ID symbols and 3D piping elements linked and constantly compared against each other for inconsistencies.
Take a look at how any designer with basic tools can create basic scripts. These scripts can help you to move through repetitive tasks more quickly than a manual operation. Generate thousands of drawings in a matter of minutes, get all your Xrefs done in only seconds, insert detail blocks onto isometric drawings, and many other possibilities. Basic scripts are quick and easy to create. You don't need to be a programmer or skilled in the art of LISP routines. When you need a job done quickly, do it yourself with a quick script. No more waiting for a programmer to generate an application for you when it’s too late.
Have you struggled to get information out of your project? Do you spend time formatting your reports before submitting them? In this class you will learn how to clean up your reports so they can be used in Microsoft Excel, or imported back in to AutoCAD P&ID software or AutoCAD Plant 3D software. With the powerful report creator, you have full control over how your project information displays. The report creator also gives you hidden tools that help you build new properties or restrict information based on a few criteria. By learning how to fully utilize the report creator, you'll give your project manager more information to review, while emailing fewer files.
This presentation will focus on the knowledge required to start a project in Plant Design Suite software by analyzing examples and procedures in order to show how the most relevant tools of this software work. It will show how to enter, manipulate, validate, extract, and export information through the programs included in Plant Design Suite software. Last but not least, you will realize how this technology can facilitate the coordination between disciplines and time managing, and how it can help to minimize design hours for missing errors.
In this class you will learn about the facets of AutoCAD Plant 3D software in Vault software. We will cover the features that Vault software has to offer an AutoCAD Plant 3D project or an AutoCAD P&ID project. Specifically, we will look at lifecycles, categories, and attribute mapping. We will cover the process of creating a new AutoCAD Plant 3D project or an AutoCAD P&ID project and migrating it to Vault software. Then we will look at the migration of an existing AutoCAD Plant 3D project or an AutoCAD P&ID project to Vault software. We will also examine in detail how to manage Data Manager outputs in Vault software. We will also cover the specific rules around utilizing Vault software for your project. An AutoCAD Plant 3D project or an AutoCAD P&ID project in Vault software should be an exciting and positive experience for the extended Design Team. This course is the first step in determining that sort of experience.
Learn how to improve productivity through the use of the undocumented, yet extremely powerful, External Database Reference Manager. Using this feature you will learn how you can use your existing component data, from multiple external data sources, to drive AutoCAD Plant 3D software properties and AutoCAD P&ID software properties for creating deliverable documentation.