In this class we will look at 5 tools that are very useful in finishing pipe designs. These tools are not covered in the basic essentials class so some knowledge of AutoCAD Plant 3D software will be needed to accomplish them. We will look at endcode and joint setup, Ortho BOM, custom symbol key mappings, Inventor software for equipment design, and custom inline components. This will not be a step-by-step learning type of class; rather, it will be more of a discovery process that will leave users knowing a great deal about these particular tools.
- Learn how to set up joints that listen to your standards
- Learn how to add BOM and BOM annotations to your orthos
- Learn how to add a custom valve to your ISO
- Learn how to use parametric tools in Inventor software to design equipment and valves
Patrick Alonzo is based out of d3 Technologies Ltd.'s office in Tulsa, and he works alongside Kim Hendrix in the manufacturing segment of Autodesk, Inc., software. He has a bachelor's degree in industrial management from the University of Missouri, and he has been training, implementing, supporting, and consulting on numerous manufacturing packages. Almost 4 years ago Pat found his niche for AutoCAD Plant 3D software while doing some long-term contract work using AutoCAD Plant 3D software to design water systems for copper mining facilities for Abengoa Solar. Since then he has traveled the country training customers in AutoCAD Plant 3D software for d3 Technologies; for Synergis Technologies, LLC; and for MasterGraphics. Pat is currently moving into the deep customization of AutoCAD Plant 3D software to set up custom catalogs for specialized clamped-pipe styles for ash-collection systems in coal plants. Last year Pat co-taught with Kim in her legendary Autodesk University course entitled Tap Dancing through Plant Design Suite, and he is excited for the opportunity to share some of the knowledge and tricks he has learned in AutoCAD Plant 3D software.
Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kimberley Hendrix provides custom solutions for lean engineering using Autodesk, Inc., products and industry knowledge to streamline design and engineering departments. Hendrix has worked in the manufacturing/plant industry for 30 years and she specialized in automated solutions for the heat exchanger industry. She has worked with Autodesk products since 1984. Hendrix is associated with D3 Technologies as a solutions consultant, focusing on data management, plant, automation, and mechanical issues