AutoCAD

Construction Lines – XLine and Ray

I use construction lines quite a lot to translate dimensions from a plan onto an elevation for example, like we used to on a drawing board with first and third angle projection (anybody remember those?). ¬†We could just use lines but that would mean specifying a start point and then zooming\panning to specify an end …

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Getting Started with Autodesk Revit

Creating a Soldier Course in Revit

If you are just getting started or looking to start using Autodesk Revit then here are a few things you may want to consider. Moving from AutoCAD and 2D based design to 3D modelling with Revit How does Revit differ from AutoCAD? Whilst AutoCAD is your general drawing tool to produce design, construction drawings and …

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The Most Boring Article About Cad Layer Naming Standard You’ll Ever Read

It is important when producing drawings that all lines, blocks and annotations are assigned to the correct layers and not just to one layer (i.e. layer 0) or random layers within a drawing. This needs to be followed by everyone who produces drawings for that organisation (internal and external). Now I have personally developed and …

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How to Update Tags after Editing the Tag Format in AutoCAD Plant 3D

How do you update existing Plant 3D tags after you edit the format in the project settings? In this blog I will show exactly how to netload a DLL file which allows you to update the tags after changing the tag format in a P&ID drawing / Plant 3D model. Simply follow the steps below, provided …

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Exporting from Autodesk Inventor to Plant 3D

How to export an Inventor model giving it maximum functionality within Plant 3D Introduction Autodesk Inventor is a great tool for any mechanical design project and with the Tube and Pipe environment it is also very good at doing small plant skids and plant rooms. For large scale plant factories and the like, it is …

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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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