Implementing Pipe Supports for Plant 3D

David Wolfe

All, AutoCAD Plant 3D, Manufacturing 1 Comment

Implementing pipe supports and support details can help add value to your model, and provide more precise material lists to project managers and purchasing departments.  The process for implementing…

The State of CAD & Pipe Fabrication

David Wolfe

AutoCAD Plant 3D, Manufacturing, Piping, Survey, Design, fabrication 1 Comment

We’d like to give you the opportunity to win a $50 Amazon gift card. In return, we would appreciate your input on an 8-question survey to quantify the major issues pipe fabricators face when sharing…

AutoCAD Plant 3D 2018 - Cloud Collaboration is here!

Scott Hallmark

Architecture and Engineering, All, AutoCAD Plant 3D, Construction, Cloud, Collaboration Leave a comment

New Features in Plant 3D If you have been in the loop with AutoCAD Plant 3D over the past year, you have probably heard of Project Calgary which was the beta of Collaboration of Plant 3D Projects in…

Combining Disciplines: Factory Design and Plant 3D

Scott Hallmark

Architecture and Engineering, All, AutoCAD Plant 3D, plant 3d, Construction, Assets, Factory Design, Inventor Leave a comment

Click this Screencast to see how to insert a Factory Design Assembly into an AutoCAD Plant 3D model.

Clevis Hanger with Rod and Scissor Clamps and Toggle Lock Points of Support

Scott Hallmark

Architecture and Engineering, All, AutoCAD Plant 3D, plant 3d, Steel Supports, Bundle, Construction Leave a comment

Click this Screencast to see how to place a Clevis Hanger on a pipe, adjust the scissor clamps to the overhead beam, and copy that hanger to another elevation while maintaining the beam elevation for…

AutoCAD Plant 3D - Sloped Socketweld Piping

Scott Hallmark

Architecture and Engineering, All, AutoCAD Plant 3D, Sloped, Socketweld, Construction, DefaultConnectorsConfig.xml Leave a comment

Have you ever experienced the issue of your vertical pipe in a sloped socketweld pipe run not being truly vertical?  This screencast will help!

AutoCAD Plant 3D Structural Editing - "Cut Member Edges"

Scott Hallmark

Architecture and Engineering, All, AutoCAD Plant 3D, plant 3d, Plant Design Suite, Structural, Construction, Cut Member Edges Leave a comment

The little icon that probably does not get used very often is actually a very nice tool for automatically cutting back members to include a gap if required.  See the image below of the structural…

Hey Plant 3D Users - Autodesk University is near!

Scott Hallmark

Architecture and Engineering, All, AutoCAD Plant 3D, autodesk, plant 3d, autodesk university, Construction Leave a comment

Complex Routing in AutoCAD Plant 3D - #2

Scott Hallmark

Architecture and Engineering, All, AutoCAD Plant 3D, P3D, plant 3d, Construction, complex pipe routing, Pipe Routing Leave a comment

Resting Pipe on Steel Members or other objects can be difficult unless you know the tricks.

Complex Routing in AutoCAD Plant 3D - #1

Scott Hallmark

Architecture and Engineering, All, AutoCAD Plant 3D, P3D, plant 3d, Construction, Pipe Routing Leave a comment

From time to time, you will come across a pipe route that just stumps you.  This one came up today with a user and this was the solution to the route.  If you know a better way, please comment and…

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