• A note on using AutoPLANT with Windows Vista

    AutoPLANT always requires Administrator privileges to properly install on a machine. This tends to be routine for many applications.  When using Vista, however, it may become more complicated.  This is because in VIsta, being an Administrator on a machine doesn't necessarily guarantee full Administrator provileges (What??).  This is the result of a rather poorly advertised setting called User Account Control (for a detailed…

  • Keep it Close to Home!! (Information on coordinate limitations in AutoCAD)

    Hello,

     This week I decided to make a brief post addressing one of the more common issues causing problems for AutoPLANT users.  It seems that many of our users commonly use excessively large coordinates for their Plant Designs.. We have commonly encountered ranges well into the millions!!  To illustrate just how extreme that is, keep in mind that even if units are set to Millimeters, one million Millimeters still…

  • AutoPLANT Piping Tip- Updating a Components Database Information

    At times, it may become necessary to update certain aspects of a Components' Database record after it has been modelled.  The following is a brief demonstration of the functions available in the Piping Menu to accomplish this.

    Note:   It is only recommended that this function be used to update descriptive data such as the Long Description or Piecemark fields.  Editing certain fields can result in a component losing…