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Bentley AutoPLANT Plant Design is an object-based 3D piping design and modeling application that runs on AutoCAD. The system is built on powerful object oriented technology, yet it is easy to use and customize. The software enables users to interactively route and place piping components in a 3D environment. Piping can be used to generate annotated and dimensioned orthographic and report quantities from the 3D model. Piping Isometric drawings can be automatically created from the 3D Piping model.
AutoPLANT Piping provides state-of-the-art 3D modeling capabilities previously unavailable in any AutoCAD-based package. This capability is achieved through ObjectARX technology, using 3D objects to represent plant components. These custom objects provide superior representations from any viewing perspective while using a fraction of the file size required using standard AutoCAD shapes.
AutoPLANT products are used around the world on projects ranging from small retrofits and expansions to large, full-scale facility design and construction:
Owner-operators and EPCs use Bentley’s AutoPLANT products in support of all phases of the plant lifecycle.
Respected BENTLEY Family,
My question is related to the piping and equipment in Bentley AutoPlant application.
In our company , we are using MS-ACCESS database for having the piping details information of various oil & gas drawing.
We extract the Autoplant Piping Model into MS-ACCESS database ,then this MS-ACCESS database is use further to create the report in Excel / Crystal Report.
We also create SpecGen/specification in MS-ACCESS only.
We are planning about to use SQL-Server database instead of MS-ACCESS , but before that we want following information so that we can take proper decision for database.
1> Want to know how SQL-Server can be more helpful than MS-ACCESS in Bentley application for Piping?
2> How we can use SQL Server for creating SpecGen instead of MS-Access? , please let me know the step/procedure to create SpecGen in SQL-Server.
3> What is the exact limitation of "project size" for MS-ACCESS,SQL-Server and Oracle? , means want to know exact size of project, so that according to our project size , we can go / think for SQL-Server or other database.
4> How, we can create/set different user's login access as per their permission level in SQL-Server?
5> I am creating crystal report for various reports , then How to use"i-model Driver for Crystal Reports"?
Waiting for your reply with answer of above doubt.
6> We are updating our PC to new High-level workstation having Win7 - 64Bit,then Is Bentley (Piping+Prostructure+Equipment V8i(SELECTseries 4)) will be compatibile with Autocad 2012 - Standalone/Network License ?