AutoCAD Plant 3D software is a powerful platform that includes a tool to automagically generate isometric drawings. The key to getting the most out of the software, and ultimately saving time and money on a project, is to tailor the output to meet your needs. We'll take a look at snippets of isometric drawing output and dig into where to make the configuration changes. We'll start at the beginner level and review the new iso Style Wizard and its capabilities. From there we'll take a look at the plethora of modifications that are possible when using the project setup interface. On the final leg of our journey we'll look at more complex drawing output that requires advanced techniques. This class will give you a peek at what works, what doesn't, and what requires a bit of creativity. The knowledge will enable you to create a powerful iso style that generates drawings requiring minimal user interaction prior to checking and delivery.
- Discover the current capabilities of AutoCAD Plant 3D 2016 Isometrics
- Learn how to differentiate between GUI-based modifications and XML-based modifications
- Learn how to utilize an engineer's Excel line list to populate AutoCAD Plant 3D isometric data
- Discover how to fine-tune annotations to obtain desired isometric output
Mike Musgrave is a Building Information Modeling (BIM)/CAD application specialist in the Design Technology Group at SSOE Group, a global engineering, procurement, and construction management firm. With a bachelor of science in computer science from the University of Toledo, Mike is a programmer by education who has developed a wide-ranging CAD skill set over the past 10 years. At present Mike’s key focus is on AutoCAD Plant 3D software, but he is also well versed in everything from AutoCAD software to Navisworks software and ReCap software to offerings from Bentley Systems, Inc.; Intergraph Corporation; and PTC, Inc. He handles AutoCAD Plant 3D software administration, training, support, and development for SSOE’s piping engineers and designers.