The branch table allows users to choose token types from a pull down but does not have an obvious option to set a cell to have no token. Cells in the Branch Table can be blanked out by right clicking on the cell and choosing “Clear” this will removed...
A 64bit compatible object enabler for AutoCAD is available for users who do not have AutoPLANT installed. The AutoPLANT V8i Select Series 3 object enablers can be downloaded using the following steps:
1. Follow this link https://select.bentley.com/FulfillmentCenter...
AutoPLANT does not
have a mechanism to delete user annotation from the AutoCAD. User annotations
are stored in 2 text files in the project. To delete the user annotations they
must be manually deleted using the following steps.
locations for Catalogs and Specs have changed for AutoPLANT Select Series 2.
The install paths have been changed from the folders under C:\Program
Occasionally AutoPLANT models need to be give to users who are not using AutoCAD or Microstation as their CAD application. AutoPLANT objects may not be available in other CAD programs and in this case ACIS objects must be created and sent to the user. The ACIS process is detailed in the following Technote http://communities.bentley.com/Products/Plant/Design___Engineering/w/Plant_Design_and_Engineering__Wiki/converting…
Some Bentley AutoPLANT users also use Autodesk Navisworks as a visualization software to view Bentley AutoPLANT objects. Some of the recent releases of Autodesk Navisworks do not show Bentley AutoPLANT objects correctly. Autodesk has an Knowledge base article detailing how to view Bentley AutoPLANT objects in Autodesk Navisworks found in the following link:
If you're an AutoPLANT user who almost never loads basic AutoCAD then you may have never noticed or even seen the new Xref manager. And if you're a long time AutoPLANT user then you may be saying to yourself (What there is a new Xref manager?). As seen below is an example of the classic and non classic Xref managers:
But why does AutoPLANT only use the classic Xref manager? Well that's because AutoPLANT enforces…
The spec records included with AutoPLANT only have a few specific mitered elbows. AutoPLANT can create mitered elbows with angles of 90, 70, 60, 45, and 30 with up to 100 (max) miters. Use the following steps to create a 90 degree mitered bend with 7 miters:
The Tooltip is a handy device in AutoPLANT that allows users to quickly see basic information about a piping component. To use Tooltip hover over a component with the icon and Tooltip will appear displaying the following information Line Number, Service, Spec, Main Size, and Long Description.
Tooltip can be turned off by going to Piping>Setup>Drawing Preferences and then checking 'Disable Tooltips…
An AutoPLANT user in the ship building industry uses Isogen drawings to for their piping drawing. But outputting compass directions (as seen in Pic 1)was inconvenient for the builders and requested that nautical terms to be used such as Port and Starboard.
Luckily Isogen is able to customize that output using the Alt Text Editor. To access the Alt Text Editor start Project Administrator then…
An object enabler for AutoCAD is available for users who do not have AutoPLANT installed. The AutoPLANT V8i object enablers can be downloaded using the following steps:
1. Follow this link https://select.bentley.com/FulfillmentCenter/en/Search/Product/
2. Log into Bentely.com when prompted
3. Change "Product:" to AutoPLANT
4. Change "Category:" to Free Updates/Utilities
6. Download, Bentley…
Many users like new AutoCAD Ribbon style tool bar but also need the AutoPLANT menus in a more convenient location. Lucky there is a simple command to turn the default tool bar from this:
To add the Menu bar type MENUBAR in the command line and you will be prompted to enter a new value:
Enter new value for MENUBAR <0>:
Type 1 for the new value then enter and…
Batch Ref is a is a default reference included in the isogen title block which references the Area value as displayed in the image below:
Batch can be removed by editing a file in the Isogen style in use (example FINAL) and editing the position file final.pos. Because the batch reference a default value it is not required in the .pos file for placement. To change the default location or to remove the batch…
Here is a quick over view of the evolution of Structural 2004 to ProSteel V8i. The only real changes are the names of the menu picks from Structural to ProSteel and the ProSteel dialog has been changed but not in such a way that is unrecognizable.
A grid can be placed on an existing plate by using the following steps:
1. Select the plate
2. Right click and go to Structural Propertie…
This Microsoft knowlagebase article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938810 details the steps to allow office to open older files.
Rules of the AutoPLANT
AutoPLANT runs on Autodesk AutoCAD
Autodesk AutoCAD is installed first
AutoCAD must be opened 1 time after install
AutoPLANT requires Admin rights to install properly
The user requires Admin rights to use AutoPLANT properly
Don't use SAMPLE_XXXXX projects for production
Make new projects not based off of…
This is the first ever feature of "What is it? Where is it? What does it do?" or What? Where? What? But what is the "What is it? Where is it? What does it do?" feature? Well what I will do is find an AutoPLANT file, command or neat thing in AutoPLANT then describe what that does, where it is located and in general why it should not be fooled around with. And if the what where what is a program file…
Bill was running reports for his AutoPLANT models but when he ran his reports he got a nasty infestation of welds. Unable to remove the weld infestation from his reports he used the used the Bentley phone to place a service with Bentley Plant Support.
After receiving the service ticket I ran the standard set of complex plant support tests; which consisted of running a basic built in out of…