PlantLink

PlantLink

Win32 and 64, English

CAD STUDIO ABCOM GmbH
PlantLink allows you to link databases to your AutoCAD® P&ID and AutoCAD® Plant 3D. You can link external databases, improve dataflow within your P&IDs, let PlantLink modify your AutoCAD® properties.

General Usage Instructions

You start the PlantLink user interface to configure the link you need. The wizard will guide you through the steps of configuring the link. A detailed guide will be shown in the online user documentation.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

AQAPLUPDATELINKSINCURRENTDRAWING

Updates Links in current drawing.

AQAPL

Started the user interface of PlantLink.

AQAPLUPDATELINKS

Updates all Links in the whole project.

Installation/Uninstallation

PlantLink will be installed like any other windows application. The PlantLink ribbon will be installed for all installed AutoCAD® P&ID and AutoCAD® Plant 3D products on your machine. The PlantLink ribbon can be found under Plugins.

Additional Information

Online documentation can be found here.

Known Issues

There are no known issues as of now. Bugs which are reported are fixed ASAP and a new release will be published.

Contact

Company Name: CAD STUDIO ABCOM GmbH
Support Contact: plantapp@cadstudio.com

Author/Company Information

CAD STUDIO ABCOM GmbH

Support Information

Send an email to support@cadstudio.com and the next available support person will take care of your ticket. Please attach a detailed description preferably as screenshots or video.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

2.3.0.0

Bug fix: Write-Back option didn't work

2.1.0.0

Bug fix: Installing PlantLink didn't deactivate PLANTXDBMANAGER for Plant 3D 2020

2.0.0.0

New: Support for AutoCAD® Plant 3D 2020 New: PlantLink can now link RGB colors New: Added command "AqaPLRefreshLinks" to refresh link configurations Change: Speed improvements for Links Change: Updated to DevExpress 19.1.3 Bug fix: PlantLink ran loops even if it wasn't necessary

1.52.0.0

Bug fix: PlantLink didn't store the ClassType in the lcf file Bug fix: Update Drawing links for project showed message, that there are no drawing link, when loops were deactivated

1.50.0.0

New: Support for AutoCAD® Plant 3D 2019 New: 'Clear Value' can be setup rule-based Change: Updated to DevExpress 17.2.7

1.49.0.0

Change: For simple conditions all records are shown and the currently selected record in bold Change: Links also triggered an acquisition rule update causing slow speed Bug fix: ~ character used in linked properties didn't trigger PL anymore

1.48.0.0

Bug fix: Workaround to deal with a bug in SQLite API which caused views using UNION to deliver incomplete result

1.47.0.0

Bug fix: Issues when comparing Non-String properties/fields

1.46.0.0

Change: Extended links are supported, therefore the PLANTXDBMANAGER is deactivated Change: Updated to DevExpress 17.2.3

1.45.0.0

Change: Updated to DevExpress 17.1.5

1.44.0.0

Bug fix: Starting with version 1.43 when importing values from "Assign data" window, the linked fields were not imported

1.43.0.0

New: Optional setting of Override mode Change: Options OnProjectLoad and OnInterval removed

1.42.0.0

New: Support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Plant 3D® 2018

1.41.0.0

Bug fix: Links using AutoCAD properties sometimes blocked interaction with AutoCAD P&ID/Plant 3D

1.40.0.0

Bug fix: Link configurations for P3dLineGroups weren't updated on drawing save or AQAPLUPDATELINKS or AQAPLUPDATELINKSINCURRENTDRAWING

1.38.0.0

Bug fix: Wizard shows the name instead the display name for 3D classes Bug fix: No message anymore when a drawing is saved which doesn't belong to the project

1.37.0.0

Bugfix: Numeric properties weren't cleared when 'Clear Value' is used Bugfix: Class properties used in advanced conditions weren't stored in the configuration when expression was edited in Text tab

1.36.0.0

Bugfix: OnDrawingSave was not handled correctly when only AutoCAD® properties link configurations were active Bugfix: When removing hyperlinks for objects sometimes AutoCAD® P&ID/Plant 3D crashed

1.35.0.0

New: Mapping of additional AutoCAD® properties ScaleX, ScaleY, ScaleZ, HyperlinkUrl, HyperlinkText, Transparency, LineTypeScale Change: Additional texts for linked fields/properties which prevent filtering Change: "Assign Data" dialog shows selected datarow in different text color Change: Filter editor shows property's display names Bug fix: Red info text didn't show proper line breaks Bug fix: Cascading links weren't always processed fully when using "Assign Tag" dialog

1.34.0.0

New: Simple and complex conditions can be used Change: Extended links aren't supported anymore Change: When 'Save drawing before update links' is activated, the drawing is saved for every loop

1.33.0.0

Bug fix: Spaces in field names of Microsoft SQL Server Databases caused an error message

1.32.0.0

New: Borrowing of network licenses

1.31.0.0

Change: When multiple link configurations change the value of the same property, all links will be updated Bug fix: AutoCAD® properties weren't set to default value for symbols/lines

1.24.0.0

Bug fix: Update needed due to a new PnPDataObjects.dll in SP1 for AutoCAD® P&ID® 2016 and AutoCAD® Plant 3D® 2016

1.23.0.0

New: Support for AutoCAD® P&ID/AutoCAD® Plant 3D® 2016

1.22.0.0

Bug fix: Cascading link configurations didn't run a loop when deleting linked properties in a higher link in the cascade

1.21.0.0

Change: Improvement when updating links. The mapped data will be checked as well to make sure the mapped data are still valid
Change: PlantLink shows a dialog if multiple records can be found in the linked database
Change: Speed improvement

1.20.0.0

Bug fix: Table and view names in SQLite and SQL Server can contain spaces again

1.19.0.0

New: Support for ORACLE

1.18.0.0

Changed: PlantTool is ready for Autodesk Exchange Apps. The PlantTool icons will be found under "Plugins"

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