AutoPLANT Piping - Tips and Tricks. Peter Alspaugh and Richard DeLong with Bentley Systems Inc. Overview. Projects Tools Project Connectivity Tool 2D to 3D Consistency Reporter Configuration Editor Relationship Manager Databases Types Projects Specs Schema Compact and Repair (Access).
Peter Alspaugh and Richard DeLong with Bentley Systems Inc.
In this example, notice that the tag is in the 2d drawing but not in the 3d drawing. Hovering over component with the red 3, the message ‘Status: Missing in 3D’ will appear telling us that it is not in the 3d drawing.
In this example, the component is in both the 2d and 3d drawings. It’s status will display as ‘Status: OK’ when hovering over the green check. Also, notice how there is information in the 3D Value column now.
Can Create Projects using settings from a Configuration
Can Create New Projects
Contains tools to help maintain and create database driven projects
Database Driven – either Access, Oracle, or SQL
All documents share database information
Must have access to the project’s database and location to use
Brings in a copy of a document or group of documents from either a packaged file (zip) or from a project
Can bring over all tags from the source, including those not in the imported document(s)
Can Bring over specs and Configuration files
Repair and Backup
An access databases can grow large and unstable. To help with this, Access has a tool called Compact and Repair.
Each one of these launches the respective tool in AutoPLANT. This allows users to check settings quickly and use the features faster without having to go to the pull down menu.
Allows for quick zooming to components, either by the selection or line number.
Loads the Import/Export module and begins the process of generating an Iso of the Line that the current hovered over component is apart of. (One thing to note is that when the Import/Export module is loaded, some of the right click options in model space are removed.)