Checklists save lives. Surgeons and airline pilots use checklists to make sure they don’t miss important steps in surgery or during flight. Checklists may save the life of an AutoCAD Plant 3D software project as well. This class will cover key steps for getting an AutoCAD Plant 3D software project underway successfully. We’ll also look at how to set up the project directories and drawings for best practices’ use of external references and for utilizing a plant coordinate system. This in turn enables us to overcome the large coordinates issue and actually work with a state plane coordinate system (SPCS)—and far from 0,0 origin! We’ll also demonstrate checklist steps for incorporating models from other Autodesk, Inc., products such as Revit software and Advance Steel software; for successfully generating isometrics and orthographics; and for using an advanced feature in isometrics that creates these isos in the SPCS. You’ll be provided with all of these checklists as a way to retain this information and to expand on them for your AutoCAD Plant 3D software projects.
Plant 3D users, Plant 3D administrators, piping designers, engineers, IT and CAD/BIM managers, architects, project managers
Martin Stewart is a product support specialist with Autodesk, Inc., helping professionals in the architecture, engineering, construction, and process plant design industries with their CAD / Building Information Modeling (BIM) / virtual design and construction (VDC) needs. Martin studied architecture at Pratt Institute and the University of Oregon and received his first architect license in 1996. He has over 20 years of experience in CAD production and project management, including construction administration, and has been an avid user of Autodesk products since 1990. Martin is a contributing author for the Autodesk blog In the Pipes, an instructor at Autodesk Technical Academy, and a presenter for the live Autodesk webinar series Build Your AutoCAD IQ.
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.
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/
This class will show how you can share AutoCAD Plant 3D software with BIM 360 Team and Fusion Team (formerly A360 Team) to collaborate within your company or with your customer. We'll show how to bring your AutoCAD Plant 3D project into the cloud and how to work with the project through BIM 360 Team and Fusion Team.
This class will cover the proper methods for customizing AutoCAD Plant 3D 2018 isometric styles using the user interface within Project Setup, supplemented with XML file editing. Attendees will learn when to use the user interface, as well as gain insight into the advanced customization available by directly editing the IsoConfig.xml file for the style. Topics covered will include understanding how filters are used in the isometric configuration. We'll learn the difference between themes, schemes, memes-and how to manipulate annotations and dimensions to get the desired isometric deliverable.
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.
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.
This session will cover how SSOE Group has changed its delivery process on retrofit projects to reduce waste in the engineering and construction process as a standard of care for its clients. The key point of this entire process is reliance on the laser scan and all team members working with the data in ReCap software, Navisworks software, and the modeling platform (Revit software, AutoCAD Plant 3D software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, or AutoCAD software). We'll cover how to plan your projects for reality capture, and bust myths on what you can or can not do. We'll present training materials and how to plan for making sure your team is adequately trained when your project begins to ramp up. Last, we'll review how to slam dunk your client and/or contractor review meetings with reality capture data and be the talk of the preferred suppliers among your peers.
This hands-on lab will cover how to edit point cloud projects in ReCap software for all disciplines and project types. We will review advanced documentation and annotation features to make finding equipment and rooms in the point cloud easier for all ReCap users. We'll also take a quick tour covering how to extract a piece of equipment for use in planning and general arrangements, or as a template for creating a 3D asset. Next, we'll go over the demolition workflow and how we've created various demolition packages over the years at SSOE Group. Finally, we'll review how to reduce storage on a network and use the undocumented feature of importing unified data sets in ReCap. No prior use of ReCap on a project is required, although it would be helpful to take a peek at the sample data provided with the application just to gain familiarity with the interface prior to the lab.
Your drawings contain a potential gold mine of information. But are you getting the most out of them? In this class, you'll learn to dig deep into your drawings using the powerful Data Extraction tool. You'll learn how to easily extract golden nuggets of data, and then easily reuse that data in a variety of ways. Together, we'll build automated Index to Drawings sheets and coordinate tables. We'll even combine AutoCAD data and Microsoft Excel data to unleash the power of your AutoCAD DWG™ files.
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.