Creating a Piping BOM in Plant 3D

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Plant 3D is a powerful design tool with a database behind the parts you model. Using the reporting tool called Report Creator, you can create several types of reports like equipment data sheets, P&ID line lists, instrument lists, and piping bills of materials (BOMs). This post will dive deeper into …

Civil and Esri, A Match Finely and Finally Made

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I’ve always thought of the original BIM (building information modeling) process as being GIS (geographic information system). Basically, they are both representing information about something at a specific location. In the BIM world, that might be information about a beam in a building, while in the GIS world it could …

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Fixes and enhancements to FormIt v17

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Autodesk released FormIt v17.3 for Windowson June 13, 2019. FormIt allows users to work with larger, more complex models using powerful tools and visualization options. Here are some of the top enhancements and fixes in the latest version, many of which were requested by FormIt users through the Autodesk forums: …

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Connected BIM

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Now that mainstream Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes have been widely used for almost 20 years, we are starting to see more advanced uses of BIM in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. BIM, which is a design process, has as its byproducts 3D models, better visualization and ultimately …

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The Age of Collaboration

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Over the past few months the Applied Software development team has been working hard to improve and expand the capabilities of 360 Sync. You may have seen the numerous Applied Software webinars, blog posts, videos, and even the “Bridging the Gap” discussion regarding what’s new. On average, we have four …

Plant Support Highlights 2019-7-15

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This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Plant Support Highlights

These are a few of our support requests that made our Plant 3D support highlights of the week. Iso Style Customization Problems Navisworks Object Enabler Plant 3D P&ID Line Grips Iso Style Customization Problems Issue: Our client had issues creating a custom Iso Style for his title block. The iso …

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Managing Design with Michael LeFevre

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Michael LeFevre is an architect by trade and a self-described dual agent, who shifted the focus of his practice from architecture to construction about 20 years ago. He is a cross-industry professional with over 50 years of experience, including collaboration education and processes. LeFevre’s 2019 book, “Managing Design: Conversations, Project …