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8 Proven Tech Innovations Redefining Plant Industry Standards

27 December 2023Digital Transformation, Industrial and PlantCarol Dunn

These advancements are redefining the way plants operate, including improved efficiency, safety and sustainability. Following are eight game-changing tech innovations…

Unlocking Plant Industry Efficiency: The Power of Process Data and 3D Models

12 December 2023Digital Transformation, Industrial and PlantCarol Dunn

Plant industry: To stay competitive in this ever-evolving landscape, harnessing the power of process data and advanced analytics is becoming…

3 Elements of Future Proofing in the Process Plant Industry

14 November 2023Digital Transformation, Industrial and PlantCarol Dunn

In the intricate and rapidly evolving world of the process plant industry, staying ahead means having a clear roadmap for…

The Vital Role of Specification Generation in the Plant Industry

18 October 2023Connected Construction, Industrial and PlantCarol Dunn

From oil refineries to chemical processing plants, the correct setup and adherence to precise specifications (specs) are paramount - specification…

Cheat Sheet: Plant 3D Project Permissions in Autodesk Docs

4 August 2023Autodesk Construction Cloud, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dOwen Whitehouse

The Plant 3D team – David Wolfe, Kaleb Flowers and Owen Whitehouse – recently hunkered down to develop a procedure…

VIDEO: Higher Quality in Less Time – PowerPack for Plant 3D

26 July 2023Industrial and Plant, plant 3d, PowerPackCarol Dunn

If you’re looking for ways to get more productive work out of your day, you may want to join your…

P&ID Challenges: Valves, Line Segments and Snapping Troubles

5 May 2023Industrial and Plant, IT Services, plant 3dKaleb Flowers

This situation highlights the importance of drawing P&IDs on snaps as a best practice precisely to avoid such complications.

5 Ways PowerPack for Plant 3D Can Boost Profits

19 April 2023Collaboration, Data, Design, Digital Transformation, Graitec, Industrial and Plant, plant 3d, PowerPackOwen Whitehouse

PowerPack for Plant 3D is creating more value in the plant design world by helping companies get more value from…

Change Your Work Life in a Day: PowerPack for Plant 3D

28 February 2023AutoCAD, autodesk, Digital Transformation, Industrial and Plant, plant 3d, PowerPack, Revit, WebinarsCarol Dunn

Improve your work life. Efficient workflows and automation are possible with new PowerPack for Plant 3D by Graitec.

How Plant 3D Streamlines Piping Design

23 February 2023Architecture and Engineering, AutoCAD, autodesk, Digital Transformation, Fabrication, Industrial and Plant, MEP, plant 3dCarol Dunn

Plant 3D features help you manage your workload, make the best use of workers’ time and streamline much of your…

25 Things Users Love About Modeling with Plant 3D

10 November 2022AutoCAD, Digital Transformation, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dCarol Dunn

One of the primary reasons companies switch to AutoCAD Plant 3D modeling software is to make the modeling process more…

Planning Long-Term Rehab of Water Utility Infrastructure Using Innovyze

24 October 2022Digital Transformation, Industrial and Plant, Innovyze, Water/WastewaterCarol Dunn

Seattle used cloud-based Innovyze asset management software to plan long-term rehab of its water, sewer and drainage service infrastructure.

Nothing Wishy-Washy About Innovyze for Water Infrastructure

11 August 2022autodesk, Civil 3D, Connected Construction, Digital Transformation, Industrial and Plant, PlumbingCarol Dunn

Innovyze is water/wet infrastructure software for modeling, simulation, asset performance management, and operational analytics.

9 Software Tools for Your Digital Factory

29 June 2022AutoCAD, autodesk, BIM 360, Digital Transformation, Industrial and Plant, Inventor, Manufacturing, MEP, Navisworks, Revit, VaultCarol Dunn

Autodesk has nine products that will make your processes more insightful and efficient when designing and commissioning your digital factory.

Tips for Using Vault in Digital Prototyping

22 June 2022autodesk, Digital Transformation, Industrial and Plant, Manufacturing, VaultCarol Dunn

Tips for using Autodesk Vault to alleviate challenges of digital prototyping and eliminate the tedium of team-based design.

Plant Innovation: Project Template Environment Selection

18 May 2022AutoCAD, Autodesk Construction Cloud, BIM 360, Industrial and Plant, plant 3d, UncategorizedKaleb Flowers

Applied Software has developed a workflow to help you choose the best location for your project and provide guidance on…

Project Templates – An Introduction

10 May 2022Digital Transformation, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dKaleb Flowers

There are plenty of reasons for creating a project template other than inconsistent data, deliverables and reporting.

Migrating Python Scripts to Plant 3D 2022+

21 April 2022AutoCAD, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

With AutoCAD Plant 3D 2022, to get your Python scripts, you’ll need to migrate your existing script to a new…

Valves in the Plant 3D Spec Editor

5 April 2022AutoCAD, Digital Transformation, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dKaleb Flowers

The best way to tackle the complexities of valve catalogs is to create a checklist that covers all the details…

Auxalia PlantExpressTools Off-Page Connector Manager

30 March 2022AutoCAD, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dKaleb Flowers

How to save over $5,600 in time by using the Off-Page Connector Manager to make connection within Plant 3D instead…

Syncing Everything Else in Plant 3D with 360 Sync

23 March 2022AutoCAD, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Construction, Industrial and Plant, plant 3d, UncategorizedKaleb Flowers

You can sync project files not handled by Autodesk Construction Cloud on an automatic schedule or manually using Applied Software…

Building Assemblies to Simplify P&ID Design

17 February 2022AutoCAD, Industrial and Plant, plant 3d, UncategorizedKaleb Flowers

Pre-building assemblies, skids and package units saves time and money and creates consistent P&ID designs and drawings.

3 Cutting Edge Trends Changing Manufacturing

10 February 2022All, autodesk, Digital Transformation, Industrial and Plant, Inventor, Manufacturing, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

The Internet of Things, robotics, VR/AR, and connected manufacturing processes are forming the direction of the manufacturing industry.

Panzura releases global cloud file system CloudFS 8.1

9 February 2022Architecture and Engineering, Digital Transformation, Industrial and Plant, IT Services, Panzura, plant 3d, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Panzura CloudFS 8.1.0.0 includes three new features and seven performance and encryption enhancements to organize, manage, move, protect data.

Monitoring Spec Changes with Power BI

1 February 2022All, Digital Transformation, Industrial and Plant, plant 3d, UncategorizedKaleb Flowers

Using Power BI to ID orphaned parts in a model and estimate time to update to match the pipe spec,…

Plant Innovation: Automating Navisworks Publishing

25 January 2022All, Industrial and Plant, Mechanical, Navisworks, plant 3d, UncategorizedKaleb Flowers

Utilizing automation for Navisworks NWD saves project hours and money and makes availability of up-to-date NWD models more consistent.

System Requirements for Plant 3D 2022

13 January 2022All, AutoCAD, autodesk, Construction, Industrial and Plant, Mechanical, plant 3d, UncategorizedEric Daniel

Hardware system requirements to run AutoCAD Plant 3D 2022 software as recommended by Autodesk and Applied Software.

System Requirements for Plant 3D 2021

12 January 2022All, AutoCAD, autodesk, Construction, Industrial and Plant, Mechanical, plant 3d, UncategorizedEric Daniel

Hardware system requirements to run AutoCAD Plant 3D 2021 software as recommended by Autodesk and Applied Software.

Plant Innovation: Custom Properties in Navisworks

14 December 2021All, Industrial and Plant, Navisworks, plant 3dKaleb Flowers

You can save time using Navisworks Appearance Profiler Selection Sets to close the gap between design, purchasing and installation.

Do We Have the Skills to Build $1-trillion in Infrastructure?

16 September 2021All, Construction, Fabrication, Industrial and Plant, ManufacturingClay Smith

The collective attitude in the industry is that the workforce as it stands today is not capable of producing that…

Migrating Shared Content to Plant 3D 2022

4 May 2021All, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dKaleb Flowers

The best workflow we have found is to have a shared content folder for 2021 and earlier and then a…

What you probably don’t care to know about ParamOnLine in Plant 3D

30 April 2021All, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

if you open up the P&ID database (ProcessPower.dcf, I’m using SQLite Expert Personal) to the EngineeringItems table, you’ll see a…

Creating Valve Takeoffs and Lists with Plant 3D Boost

26 April 2021Industrial and Plant, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

For existing subscribers to Plant 3D Boost, the new reports are located in Project FilesCADPlant 3DReport Templates and are called…

Top 10 Fixed Issues in Plant 3D 2022 from the #bestplant3dreseller

1 April 2021AutoCAD, Autodesk Software, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

Plant 3D 2022 is a strong release with some highly requested new features like synchronizing project settings, and isometric dimension…

Proof of Concept: Plant 3D + Advance Steel + BIM 360 Design

29 January 2021BIM 360, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

See our our proof of concept of Plant 3d Advance Steel, and BIM 360 can get multiple products working in…

Plant 3D Boost Updates

12 January 2021Industrial and Plant, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

We are giving Plant 3D Boost a little love! Here's what's coming as we make Plant 3d Boost the best…

Happy Update Day: Plant 3D

15 September 2020All, Autodesk Software, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dKaleb Flowers

As of September 13, 2020, a new AutoCAD Plant 3D 2021 update is available: Plant 3D 2021.0.1. 

Moving Plant Shared Content to Vault

8 September 2020All, Industrial and Plant, plant 3d, VaultDavid Wolfe

For people using Vault, many times they would like to host their shared content in Vault.

Getting Started with Plant 3D

18 August 2020Industrial and Plant, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

some resources for those of you looking to adopt Plant 3d

#Bestplant3dreseller with Biggest News In Plant 3d reporting…ever

14 August 2020Industrial and Plant, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

for the first time, reports can be built against P&IDs, models, orthos, and isometrics all at the same time

Plant Design Innovators Recap: Plant & Structural with Kaleb Flowers

9 July 2020All, Construction, Industrial and PlantCaitlin Dunn

several types of projects including industrial, oil and gas, municipal, commercial buildings, and residential—all of which may require structural

Plant Design Innovators Recap: Plant & Process

18 June 2020All, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dCaitlin Dunn

There’s no design tool that’s produced more P&ID (process and instrumentation design) drawings than plain old AutoCAD

Plant 3D Hackathon Attracts Global Audience

3 June 2020All, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dCarol Dunn

The Plant 3D Hackathon was organized in order to document workflows and use cases for Plant 3D running on top…

Missing Default Pipe Specs CustomParts Imperial/Metric?!

24 April 2020All, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

a list of the stock specs that you might end up needing by using certain Plant 3d features

The New Face of Plant Prefabrication

21 April 2020All, Bluebeam, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dCarol Dunn

Overall, prefabricated and modular homes are becoming less expensive, greener and easier to build.

#bestplant3dreseller: Plant 3D on BIM 360 Hackathon

16 April 2020All, BIM 360, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

We're asking each volunteer to spend at least 4 hours on #starwarsday (May the Fourth) building industrial design models.

Get A Boost for Plant 3D

26 March 2020All, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dCarol Dunn

It would help relieve some of the burden if you had an intelligent software tool for design and layout of…

Accessing Plant 3D Remotely on Short Notice

12 March 2020All, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

Due to current events, we have gotten several calls about accessing Plant 3d remotely so that companies can develop a…

Using Plant 3D on Piping Models Can Improve Safety

11 March 2020All, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

The Plant 3D validation process ensures that changes to the model don’t cause important things like valves to go missing.

4 Things You Should Know About Plant 3D Reporting Functionality

25 September 2019All, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

Disorganized reports can slow your team down. News flash? Probably not. Most AutoCAD Plant 3D users are aware that, when…

Plant 3D As-builts Using Point Cloud Data

4 September 2019All, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dKaleb Flowers

Construction project drawings go through multiple changes and iterations before the project is completed. “As-built” drawings are the official record of…

System Requirements for Plant 3D 2019 and Plant 3D 2020

3 September 2019All, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dKaleb Flowers

The system requirements remain the same for AutoCAD Plant 3D 2020 as they were for 2019. Recommendations are based on…

Creating a Piping BOM in Plant 3D

14 August 2019All, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

Plant 3D is a powerful design tool with a database behind the parts you model. Using the reporting tool called…

Plant Support Highlights 2019-7-15

22 July 2019All, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dKaleb Flowers

These are a few of our support requests that made our Plant 3D support highlights of the week.

Best Kept Secrets of Plant 3D

18 July 2019All, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dKaleb Flowers

It’s darn near impossible to know everything about a software package. AutoCAD Plant 3D is no exception. Sometimes it can be a…

5 Ways to Avoid Herding Cats in Plant 3D Implementation

14 May 2019All, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

Overseeing the implementation of new software can be like herding cats – many moving parts that can leave you scarred…

Plant 3D: Creating Symbols, Valves, Fittings, and Block-Based Parts

5 April 2019All, Industrial and Plant, Manufacturing, plant 3dCarol Dunn

If you’re like most people in the manufacturing industry, you’re always on the lookout for ways to accomplish more in…

Editing Setup Files in Plant 3D Collaboration

19 March 2019All, Industrial and Plant, Manufacturing, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

Click here to read about workflows for editing setup files in Plant 3D Collaboration. Contact us today to learn more…

Creating a Plant 3D Project with Custom Specs in Vault

12 March 2019All, Industrial and Plant, Manufacturing, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

Click here for tips on creating a Plant 3D project with custom specs in Vault. Contact us today to learn…

Plant 3D Collaboration Cache Location

24 January 2019All, BIM 360, Industrial and Plant, Manufacturing, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

You may want to change where Plant 3D stores the download project when using BIM 360 Team to collaborate. To…

Bridging the Gap: Trends in Plant 3D with David Wolfe

28 December 2018All, Bridging the Gap, Industrial and Plant, Manufacturing, plant 3d, Services & SupportRyan Cunningham

Plant 3D expert David Wolfe walks through the latest trends in Autodesk Plant 3D as well as some general trends…

Implementing Pipe Supports for Plant 3D | David Wolfe

15 November 2018All, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dRyan Cunningham

Add value to your model by implementing pipe supports, support details, and providing more precise material lists to project managers…

Implementing Pipe Supports for Plant 3D

9 October 2018All, Industrial and Plant, Manufacturing, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

Implementing pipe supports and support details can help add value to your model, and provide more precise material lists to…

AutoCAD Plant 3D/Navisworks in VR

11 September 2018All, Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Industrial and Plant, Manufacturing, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

The workflow is fairly straight-forward and the Iris VR has the best Navisworks plugin installer I've ever seen (it just…

Create Plant Collaboration Project

24 August 2018All, BIM 360, Industrial and Plant, Manufacturing, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

The first task after setting up your BIM 360 Team hub is to setup an existing project for collaboration. Rather…

Plant Collaboration in BIM 360 Design

16 August 2018All, BIM 360, Industrial and Plant, Manufacturing, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

Learn how to create a new BIM 360 Team hub for Plant 3d collaboration on top of BIM 360 Design

AutoCAD Plant 3D Tricks of the Trade 2

18 January 2017All, Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dScott Hallmark

You can now view the class "AutoCAD Plant 3D: Tricks of the Trade 2" from this year's Autodesk University.  You…

Complex Routing in AutoCAD Plant 3D – #2

17 August 2016All, Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dScott Hallmark

Horizontal route needs to turn down vertically and then needs to turn horizontally to lie across steel.

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