Chris Downing

Plant 3D/Vault Isometric Drawing Deleted in Vault Client

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What if you accidentally delete your isometric drawing in Vault? How do you recover this situation? If you are working with Plant 3D and using Vault Pro or Workgroup for data and file management, you should know that all commands, regarding any Plant 3D project files, should be carried out within Plant 3D. Never move, …

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How to Perform Plant 3D BIM 360 Model Coordination

In this blog I discuss a technique for using BIM 360 to do model coordination between Plant 3D and Revit models. Exporting Revit to DWG BIM 360 Design can be used to create a collaborative environment to assess models from different platforms such as Revit and Plant 3D. First, all models need to be correctly …

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Custom User Interface (CUI) in AutoCAD

In this blog, I will explain how to utilize the custom user interface to create your workspace, ribbons, panels, buttons and shortcut keys. Many people like to customize their tools especially the ones they work with regularly, AutoCAD is no exception to that rule. I would go as far as to say that AutoCAD, compared …

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Updating Block Attributes (ATTSYNC) in AutoCAD

In this blog, I will explain how to update and synchronize AutoCAD block attributes using the Attribute Sync command in standard AutoCAD. When creating new or editing existing attributes within a block you may have noticed that the existing blocks in a drawing do not show the changes immediately. This is because attributes do not …

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Drawing Lists in AutoCAD Electrical

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In AutoCAD Electrical it is possible to create many different reports analyzing the data in your drawing project such as Bill of Materials and Wire To/From lists. These reports can be placed directly onto a drawing and/or exported to an external application such as Mircosoft Excel. One of the frequently overlooked reports is the ‘Drawing …

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Parametric Modelling in Autodesk AutoCAD

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What is parametric modelling? You may have heard the term ‘parametric modelling’, especially if you have been involved in 3D modelling using products like Autodesk Inventor. Parametric modelling is the term used for creating models that have parameters which drive and control the size and formation of the model. Parametric modelling requires constraints to allow …

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