Lecture    PD2297
AutoCAD Plant 3D: Tricks of the Trade
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In this class, we share some of the tricks we have learned over the years for working with AutoCAD® Plant 3D software. We cover various ways to route pipe, including rolled offsets, L2P, sloped, F as you go, elevations, and compass settings. We teach you to create equipment templates and use Viewports in Plant 3D modeling. We cover X-ray view, layer and template options, and iso messages and breaks. We explain the model symbols, such as triangles, pluses, inverted triangles, arrows, and the red line of connectivity. Finally, we cover the proper method of making line and inline asset size changes.

Key Learnings

  • Route pipe in various ways for different scenarios and create and store equipment templates to be used across multiple projects
  • Adjust graphical view options to suit the modeling needs and generate templates with specific layers for modeling
  • Generate isos to include various messages and breaks to speed up the clean up time
  • Change sizes of components and move components without deleting and rerouting



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