Author Archives: David Wolfe

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December 6, 2022

Updated Settings for Foxe xml.

As many of you are aware, our recommendation for xml viewers is Foxe xml ( It’s a stable high performance xml editor with some nice features. The main reason to ...

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August 5, 2022

Top Plant Autodesk University 2022 Sessions

The first in-person Autodesk University in a while, along with some of my favorite cuisine anywhere (Cajun!), is coming up soon in September! Over the last couple years we have ...

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April 21, 2022

Migrating Python Scripts to Plant 3D 2022+

As covered in a previous post about migrating to 2022, AutoCAD Plant 3D has new behavior with how it handles shared content. In addition to loading the larger files like ...

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October 19, 2021

Sharing Plant 3D Projects and Settings

We request sample projects and templates to help us troubleshoot or understand how you are using Plant 3d to create piping designs. Here’s a few steps you should follow to ...

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August 27, 2021

Power BI Overview

Today we’re going to review Power BI and the role it can play in communication and execution. As with all tools, Power BI is designed fit a specific need and ...

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July 14, 2021

Publishing DWFs for AutoCAD Plant 3D and Hiding Properties

I’ve been playing around with BIM 360 and looking at some various options for accessing metadata. I had forgotten that you can’t just plot to DWF if you want metadata ...

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April 30, 2021

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

Every now and then we get a random urge to answer a question no one asks, such as when the Fixed Issues for P&ID say, “The order of assets in ...

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April 26, 2021

Creating Valve Takeoffs and Lists with Plant 3D Boost

Plant 3D Boost has been updated to include new reports. For existing subscribers to Plant 3D Boost, the new reports are located in Project Files\CAD\Plant 3D\Report Templates\ and are called ...

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April 1, 2021

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

Autodesk has done a fantastic job getting us fixed issues in the Plant 3D 2022 release. Here’s 10 of our favorites + some context on when we ran into them: ...

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March 29, 2021

Plant 3D 2022 – Isometric Dimensions

Exciting changes in Plant 3D 2022! We’re going to dig in some more about the exact details, but here’s a quick summary. Re-designed dimensioned editing. The new dimension edits give ...

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January 29, 2021

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

Key Issue(s) Users want to use load non-Plant 3d project drawings as xrefs into a 3d model, and have any changes for other products like Advance Steel or Revit update ...

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January 12, 2021

Plant 3D Boost Updates

We are giving Plant 3D Boost a little love. Behind the scenes we are updating the installer, and designing some new pages to help convey how awesome this product is. ...

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