The Object Enabler Utility allows you to view AutoPLANT models directly from AutoCAD, without requiring any Bentley Plant applications on the machine. Download the Object Enabler from SELECTservices Onlinehttp://selectservices.bentley.com/en-US/Support/Downloads+And+Updates/Downloads-MySELECT+CD/ Download Category = Free UpdatesInterest/Discipline = Plant.
Follow the steps outlined below:
A 3DS file will be created within your specified location. Start 3D Studio VIZ or 3D Studio Max to import the 3DS file.
One the download page, along with Product name and Version, there is a column that lists the Windows Operating System Versions that are supported. If it does not specifically state 64 bit, then 64 bit is not supported.
Bentley View and Bentley Navigator will view and plot AutoPLANT models. Bentley View is a no cost viewer that is available from Bentley's product web page here: http://www.bentley.com/en-US/Products/Bentley+View/
Briefcase mode is an unofficial term that refers to the state in which a drawing is accessed using Drawing Access Mode. Opening a drawing using a configuration rather than a project is considered "Briefcase mode".
Briefcase mode simply allows users to open and edit a drawing apart from the project while retaining intelligence. Simply copy the DWG to a local machine that does not have access to the project. When opening the drawing in AutoPLANT Piping, the user will be prompted to open it in a project or configuration. Open it in a configuration with the appropriate units.
There are several factors that substantially affect performance:
Bentley Navigator is the recommended software to use with AutoPLANT Piping models. Using this tool with the application Imodel Composer, there is the ability to publish to a single file with intelligence for client review.
Autodesk® ProductsAutoCAD: 2004,2005,2006,2007,2008AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop: 2004,2005,2006,2007,2008Architectural Desktop: 2004,2005,2006,2007,2008Building Systems: 2004,2005,2006,2007,2008AutoCAD Mechanical:2004,2005,2006,2007,2008Note: Only 32 Bit versions of AutoCAD are currently supported. Please also note that the latest service packs from Autodesk should be used for all Autodesk products listed above.
No, AutoPLANT XM Edition does not support AutoCAD 2009. However, the recently released V8i version of AutoPLANT does support AutoCAD 2009.
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