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auxalia GmbH
PlantDataManager is a stand-alone application that enables access to and control of plant project data from standard desktop and laptop computers that do not have plant 3D products installed.

General Usage Instructions

You start PlantDataManager from your desktop to edit existing data or create new objects.

Then changes will be imported into Autodesk® AutoCAD® P&ID/Autodesk® AutoCAD® Plant 3D by using PlantDataManager-Plugin.




Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Imports data which have been edited with PlantDataManager into the drawing.


PlantDataManager will be installed like any other windows application. In addition to that the PlantDataManager-Plugin will be installed for all installed AutoCAD P&ID/AutoCAD Plant 3D products on your machine. A new ribbon will be created called PlantTools where you find the section PlantDataManager. PlantDataManager can be installed even there are no Autodesk products installed.

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.


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Version History

Version Number Version Description

- Bug fix: PDMDataCache lock file for Non-Collaboration Projects wasn't removed when closing the project in PlantDataManager (PT-3604) - Bug fix: Settings changes aren't stored correctly when changing settings after loading a project in PlantDataManager (PT-3555) - Bug fix: PDMDataCache_[USERNAME].dcf still has a file look when PlantDataManager tries to delete the file because it is empty (PT-3605) - Bug fix: PDMDataCache_[USERNAME] databases weren't added to the MISC database for SQL Server projects (PT-3606)

- New: Performance improvements in PlantDataManager and PlantDataManager Plugin for large projects (PT-3387) - New: Implementing a File Watcher to monitor the CLI file content for support cases (PT-3455) - New: Adapt workflow for Not-Placed Objects when using Collaboration Projects (PT-2750) - New: Add Link Configuration, Calculation, PropertiesPalette, and PDMDataCache files to MISC database also for Non-Collaboration projects (PT-3376) - New: Locking mechanism for PDMDataCache files for Non-Collaboration projects (PT-3584) - New: Improved performance when handling PlantTools configuration file with PlantReporter/PlantDataManager for Collaboration Projects (PT-3413) - New: Disregard unsupported AutoCAD Versions (PT-3467) - New: Show drawing name inside GridViews if Drawing Number is not set (PT-3515) - New: Download rcf and layout file when selecting PlantReporter Reports if PlantReporter is set to Project when using Collaboration projects (PT-3498) - Change: Rework of handling Relationship Types with PlantDataManager/PlantSepcDriven (PT-3546) - Change: Relationship Types dialog converted to DevExpress (PT-3548) - Change: Writing accepted/rejected changes in the ChangeLog database through PlantDataManager Plugin is now deactivated by default (PT-3542) - Change: Redesigned Find & Replace dialog to use DevExpress controls and show tooltips to see which wildcards can be used (PT-3538) - Bug fix: PlantDataManager keeps a lock on the PDMDataCache if project is closed but PlantDataManager is still open (PT-3566) - Bug fix: Using Refresh right after saving shows saving dialog #01181 and asks if you want to save before refresh (PT-3544) - Bug fix: When showing all objects in PlantDataManager Plugin the classes and rows with no changes are not shown (PT-3533) - Bug fix: Error when using CTRL+S when first clicking under the grid (PT-3496) - Bug fix: Sub Nodes in Relationship Panel don't show the Tag (PT-3463) - Bug fix: Project Data (PlantExpressTools Properties Palette) and Drawing Data (PlantExpressTools Properties Palette) views show wrong DevExpress Style (PT-3451) - Bug fix: PlantDataManager settings don't use a combo box control for the setting when clicking the refresh button (PT-3224) - Bug fix: When using the 'roject Data (PlantExpressTools Properties Palette)' view, the property name is used for the column instead of the display name (PT-3432) - Bug fix: Error message when using 'Refresh' button in PlantDataManager Plugin with no project being open (PT-1928) - Bug fix: The Data Grid of the Data Viewer uses the current style instead of using the light style (PT-2559) - Bug fix: Wrong background color for selected node in Relationship Tree (PT-3429) - Bug fix: Reinstating the Relationship functionality within PlantDataManager (PT-3427) - Bug fix: Unneeded error in Log file when importing an xlsx file (PT-3290) - Bug fix: Error when trying to import an xlsx file which is still open in Excel (PT-3291) - Bug fix: PlantTools Configuration files weren't created when using Collaboration projects (PT-3430) - Bug fix: Values aren't deleted when importing from xlsx (PT-3452) - Bug fix: xlsx file cannot be overridden when exporting if it was imported before (PT-3453) - Bug fix: Tag in PropertiesPalette doesn't get updated when using the Assign Tag dialog (PT-3573) - Bug fix: Checking if a Tag is unique falsely considers Tags marked as changed (PT-3574) - Bug fix: PlantDataManager shrinks UI above the Views section too much (PT-3585) - Bug fix: Import Success dialog appears again (PT-3576) - Bug fix: PlantDataManager didn't save added changes (PT-3598)

- New: Improved text information in Progress Panels when downloading, checking out/in, or removing PlantTool files (PT-2486) - New: Temporarily disabled NPO functions when using Collaboration projects (PT-2741) - New: Warning dialog when using PlantTools with Collaboration projects with AutoCAD Plant 3D 2022 or lower (PT-2573) - New: Speed improvement when opening a Collaboration project in PlantDataManager and PlantReporter (PT-2639) - New: Removal of unused Properties from PropertiesPalette configuration (PT-2538) - New: Validate external column name while loading/initializing extended link (PT-2707) - New: Validate external column name while setup extended link in Wizard (PT-2708) - New: Do not Check In/Out/Download PlantTools files when using Vault projects (PT-2749) - New: Workspace change restores PlantTools Palettes visibility again (PT-3095) - Change: CSV Export Progress Bar doesn't show a counter (PT-2532) - Change: PlantExpressTools settings dialog and PlantDataManager PropertiesPalette settings dialog can be resized now (PT-2681) - Bug fix: PlantTools ribbon shows 'PlantDataManager' section twice or more after switching workspaces twice or more (PT-2745) - Bug fix: PropertiesPaletteConfiguration.xml will not be downloaded on project load (PT-2751) - Bug fix: Error when trying to edit properties of ungrouped Line Groups in P&ID or 3D (PT-2622) - Bug fix: P3d Line Group class not showing in Project Data or Drawing Data views (PT-2610) - Bug fix: PlantDataManager/PlantReporter cannot get accorconsole.exe instance in time (PT-2598) - Bug fix: PT_ObjectType is exported twice if the property is visible (PT-2537) - Bug fix: Error when importing CSV data into PlantDataManager if there are duplicate columns (PT-2531) - Bug fix: Error when importing XLSX data into PlantDataManager if there are duplicate columns (PT-2530) - Bug fix: Links are not active right away when opening a project (PT-2683) - Bug fix: Function to remove duplicate ACPlantTools folder from MISC database (PT-2461)

- New: Support of Calculation configuration files when using Collaboration project (PT-2389) - New: Support of PropertiesPalette configuration file when using Collaboration project (PT-2405) - New: Implementing a File and Folder Watcher for PlantTools configuration files to check which PlantTools files must still be downloaded for Collaboration projects (PT-2411) - New: Added File and Folder watcher to invalidate cached settings when settings files are changing (PT-2423) - New: Excel work sheets are not set into protected mode anymore when exporting to Excel (PT-2518) - Bug fix: The order of properties in the PlantExpressTools and PlantDataManager PropertiesPalette gets ignored (PT-2379) - Bug fix: For Collaboration projects, when clicking on Save in PlantDataManager, the PDMDataCache file is set to Read-Only if the file was just created (PT-2409) - Bug fix: Clicking an Cancel when closing the project will set the PDMDataCache to read-only for Collaboration Projects (PT-2410) - Bug fix: Ex-/Import function failed in PlantDataManager, because the wrong DocumentFormat.OpenXml.dll was used (PT-2513) - Bug fix: When exporting to CSV leading 0 of property values will be removed (PT-2514) - Bug fix: When importing from CSV acquired properties aren't set to override if necessary (PT-2515) - Bug fix: Empty column name in CSV results in error when importing (PT-2516) - Bug fix: If a text contains the Windows delimiter character, the text will be wrapped in quotation marks when exporting a CSV (PT-2517) - Bug fix: Acquisitions get incorrectly/unnecessary changed when importing from Excel (PT-2496)

- New: Support of Calculation configuration files when using Collaboration project (PT-2389) - New: Support of PropertiesPalette configuration file when using Collaboration project (PT-2405) - New: Implementing a File and Folder Watcher for PlantTools configuration files to check which PlantTools files must still be downloaded for Collaboration projects (PT-2411) - New: Added File and Folder watcher to invalidate cached settings when settings files are changing (PT-2423) - New: Excel work sheets are not set into protected mode anymore when exporting to Excel (PT-2518) - Bug fix: The order of properties in the PlantExpressTools and PlantDataManager PropertiesPalette gets ignored (PT-2379) - Bug fix: For Collaboration projects, when clicking on Save in PlantDataManager, the PDMDataCache file is set to Read-Only if the file was just created (PT-2409) - Bug fix: Clicking an Cancel when closing the project will set the PDMDataCache to read-only for Collaboration Projects (PT-2410) - Bug fix: Ex-/Import function failed in PlantDataManager, because the wrong DocumentFormat.OpenXml.dll was used (PT-2513) - Bug fix: When exporting to CSV leading 0 of property values will be removed (PT-2514) - Bug fix: When importing from CSV acquired properties aren't set to override if necessary (PT-2515) - Bug fix: Empty column name in CSV results in error when importing (PT-2516) - Bug fix: If a text contains the Windows delimiter character, the text will be wrapped in quotation marks when exporting a CSV (PT-2517) - Bug fix: Acquisitions get incorrectly/unnecessary changed when importing from Excel (PT-2496)

New: Adapted PlantTools for AutoCAD Plant 3D 2024 (PT-2112) New: Enabled Not-Place Objects functions for Collaboration projects (PT-2365) New: New dialog when creating NPOs with no selected drawing (PT-2381) New: Remove Message Tab from PlantDataManager Settings (PT-2387) New: Show only classes with symbols when creating Graphical Not-Placed Objects (PT-2044) New: Add filtering to 'Add Object with/without graphics' dialog (PT-2043) New: Allow using Non-Engineering Items class when creating Graphical NPOs (PT-2291) New: Prevent Not-Placed Objects from being deleted when executing AUDITPROJECT (PT-2320) New: Automatically reload project if PlantDataManager wants to restart after choosing a different AutoCAD version (PT-2283) New: Refresh other user's changes when selecting another class/view (PT-2262) New: Separation of Report Layout from 'Report Configuration File (RCF)' (PT-2299) Change: Updated to DevExpress 22.2.5 for all PlantTools (PT-2121) Change: Log file isn't written in the correct path (PT-2141) Change: The PIDTagFormats.xml is always written without checking if anything changed (PT-2224) Bug fix: PIDTagFormats.xml was written only on Plant 3D closing, but not when closing the project or switching the project (PT-2384) Bug fix: Opening projects less than version 2018 ends in endless loop of restarts (PT-1756) Bug fix: PlantDataManager doesn't restart when changing the AutoCAD version (PT-2267) Bug fix: PlantDataManager writes errors in Log file if a Non-BIM project is loaded (PT-2286) Bug fix: When downloading a BIM project using a UDL file for a Link Configuration, the referenced file in the UDL file isn't downloaded in PlantDataManager (PT-2223) Bug fix: CTRL+S didn't keep the PDMDataCache file checked out after it was checked in (PT-2301)

New: To avoid data loss, do not delete already saved PlantDataManager changes when saving additional changes (PT-1969) New: Add CTRL+S as a hotkey to save changes when editing data (PT-1970) New: Allow editing the Link Configuration name in the Wizard of PlantLink and PlantDataManager (PT-1944)

Bug fix: Opening Viewer dialog in PlantDataManager shows an error (PT-1655) Bug fix: Exception while importing changes with PlantDataManager Plugin (PT-1653)

New: Adapted PlantTools for AutoCAD Plant 3D 2023 (PT-1571) New: Switching from PnPID to PnPGuid for referencing changes to objects in PDMDataCache (PT-1467) New: Added Settings to enable/disable link configuration and calculation updates on project load (PT-1532) New: Add PnPGuid to the PlantExpressTools and PlantDataManager Properties Palette (PT-1566) Change: Updated to DevExpress 21.2.6 for all PlantTools (PT-1580) Change: Remove ACPAssetOwnership table (PT-1554) Change: Hide Project Reports in PlantDataManager if its XML file doesn't exist (PT-1597) Change: Migrate Change Log database from PET_GUID to PnPGuid (PT-1556) Bug fix: Don't use the delimiter of the Windows culture, but the one set in Customize Format' (PT-1557) Bug fix: 'Ready for Import' dialog (#00162) appears in unchanged project when closing PlantDataManager (PT-1598) Bug fix: Double rows in Project Reports in PlantDataManager (PT-1596) Bug fix: Error when leaving PlantDataManager Settings with previously made changes (PT-1592) Bug fix: When using Open a second time the file selector doesn't open (PT-1601) Bug fix: Importing the PDMDataCache with 3D changes in PDM Plugin results in an error (PT-1599) Bug fix: Relative URIs in other applications caused an FATAL ERROR (PT-1563) Bug fix: Fixed memory leaks in PlantExpressTools & PlantDataManager PropertiesPalette (PT-1559) Bug fix: Editing a row in PlantDataManager (which is deleted from Plant 3D database) caused an exception (PT-1509&PT-1510) Bug fix: When closing a project in PlantDataManager or PlantDataManager Plugin, the PDMDataCache file still has a lock on it (PT-1558) Bug fix: Having an apostrophe in the User Name or PC Name causes problems when accessing PlantTools databases (PT-737)

New: Show info dialog if installed PlantTools doesn't have required minimum version (PT-1441) New: Global Language Setting for all PlantTools (PT-1417) New: Using ProcessPower.dcf for Not-Placed Objects (PT-1079) New: Deactivation of NPO features in PDM for Vault/ACC projects (PT-1398) New: Limit entering string values exceeding field length of the property (PT-556&PT-557) New: Improved speed when exporting data to Excel (PT-1449) New: Cancel Excel Export in PlantDataManager (PT-1407) New: Re-Designed progress bar when importing from Excel (PT-1480) New: Importing string values exceeding field length of the property (PT-1422&PT-1445) New: Update Properties Palette when switching from one tab to another (PT-1481) Change: Re-Designed progress bar when exporting to Excel (PT-1408) Change: Improved performance of 'Show only changed objects' toggle button (PT-1443) Change: Change column ACP_ObjectType to PT_ObjectType when ex-/importing in PlantDataManager (PT-1453) Bug fix: Drag & Drop function in Relationship Panel didn't work anymore (PT-804) Bug fix: CSV Import in PlantDataManager shows 'ObjectType' error (PT-1452) Bug fix: Wrong text when Importing an Excel file where Cells contain reserved XML data (PT-1478) Bug fix: Fix a bug in the algorithm for natural string comparison in PropertiesPalette (PT-1482) Bug fix: Error when importing from Excel if the export was from a filtered data grid (PT-1457) Bug fix: Trying to import changes into drawing sometimes fails (Dialog #01050) (PT-1442) Bug fix: Opening RelationShip Types dialog creates an error (Dialog #00167) (PT-1437) Bug fix: FATAL CRASH when ribbon tooltips should be shown and PlantTools have different language settings (PT-1393) Bug fix: PlantDataManager shows error (Dialog #00172) when changes exceeding field length exist (PT-1421) Bug fix: URLs to Online Documentation are pointing to the wrong location (PT-1460)

New: Export only data from data grid which are 'visible' (PT-227) New: Acquisition mode isn't change to 'override' when importing data from Excel (PT-1405) New: Adding Project and Drawing properties to PlantExpressTools/PlantDataManager Calculation (PT-719) New: Removed setting to export P&ID Tag Formats on project close in PlantDataManager Plugin (PT-1051) Change: Enable 'Ready for Import' Dialog in PlantDataManager when loading changes which aren't ready for import (PT-1414) Change: Improved performance when importing Excel (PT-976) Change: Removed success dialogs when ex- or importing data to and from Excel (PT-1406) Bug fix: Old Icon in 'Accepting Changes' dialog (PT-1413) Bug fix: Using cancel in the 'Accepting Changes' dialog deleted all changes in this dialog (PT-1412) Bug fix: Changes by multiple users aren't shown in cyan in PlantDataManager Plugin anymore (PT-1411) Bug fix: PlantDataManager Plugin doesn't show the correct properties and values when selecting a class on the GNPO tab (PT-1409) Bug fix: Expression and Property Name are lost when selecting another class node in PlantExpressTools/PlantDataManager Calculation function (PT-1394) Bug fix: Error (Dialog #00128) when trying to edit PipeLineGroup data or when opening the project in general (PT-1390) Bug fix: When selecting 'PlantReporter Reports' view no context menu is needed (PT-713) Bug fix: Importing Excel files of Project Reports with properties from a parent class disregarded changes from that column (PT-1323) Bug fix: PlantDataManager Plugin didn't close drawings when using 'Drawing Data' view and 'Accept All' (PT-1342) Bug fix: Changed text color after Not-Placed Object are shown in data grid (PT-1061) Bug fix: Changing order in PlantDataManager Plugin leaves changed cells where they are (PT-1169) Bug fix: 'Freeze Panes' didn't work correctly when having changed the order of columns (PT-714) Bug fix: Pasting into Auto-Filter control copies value into previously selected cell and not in Auto-Filter control (PT-1063) Bug fix: Enabling PlantDataManager Plugin Auto-Filter created an error (PT-1018) Bug fix: 'Review Changes' when opening a drawing doesn't filter for the drawing in PlantDataManager Plugin (PT-817) Bug fix: Cannot override another users change with the current DB value (PT-1125) Bug fix: Error messages when opening a drawing (PT-1375)

New: Adding checkbox in wizard for link configurations to prevent using links in PlantDataManager (PT-1333) Bug fix: Enabling/Disabling of links isn't considered instantly in PlantDataManager (PT-1351)

Change: Create and Fill PET_GUID for PlantDataManager-Plugin on module initialization (PT-1283) Change: Improved loading speed in PlantDataManager-Plugin (PT-1315) Change: Execute zoom extents before saving the drawing in PlantDataManager-Plugin (PT-1316) Change: Enable scrollbar when GridControl is in Edit mode (PT-1322)

Bug fix: UDL files for Oracle databases weren't supported in Link Configurations (PT-1231) Bug fix: PlantDataManager showed unneeded history icons in data grid (PT-1193) Bug fix: Popup History Grid showed records of imported changes of PlantDataManager Plugin (PT-1194) Bug fix: Error when loading ACPChangeLog.dcf during project opening (Dialog #00158) (PT-1190)

Change: New PlantDataManager Plugin import notification dialogs (PT-1097) Bug fix: Plant 3D multiplied PlantTools ribbon icons and got very very slow when switching between work spaces several times (PT-1117) Bug fix: Slow Plant 3D performance when PlantTools Plugin cannot acquire a network license (PT-1113) Bug fix: Linked Virtual Properties aren't shown in PlantDataManager (PT-1108) Bug fix: Excel file not imported completely if empty columns or rows existed (PT-1106)

New: Support for AutoCAD Plant 3D 2022 (PT-1024) New: auxaliaLicenseManager automatically runs "Check for Updates..." (PT-160) Change: Updated to DevExpress 20.2.6 (PT-1040) Change: No support for AutoCAD P&ID 2016/2017 and AutoCAD Plant 3D 2016/2017 (PT-1032) Change: Changed Trial Period from 30 to 14 days (PT-975) Change: More informative licensing dialogs Bug fix: Data in drawing weren't always updated when accepting all changes (PT-977) Bug fix: Records in PDMDataCache database weren't deleted when accepting changes when using SQL Server (PT-971) Bug fix: Error when Switching to Project Reports in PlantDataManager Plugin (PT-970)

New: Show only records of suitable link property values (PT-939) New: Multi-Select in PlantDataManager and PlantDataManager Plugin when selecting drawings (PT-821) New: Adding setting into PlantProjectSetup to control the history icon in PlantDataManager data grid (PT-790) New: Adding a toggle button into the PlantDataManager toolbar to show only rows with history icons (PT-791) New: Added a new orange history icon to show unsaved values (PT-787) New: Adding Logging settings in PlantDataManager Plugin (PT-789) New: Showing icons in data grid for selection lists (Combo Box), acquisition modes, Tag Edit (PT-799) New: Additional view for PlantDataManager for Change Log data (PT-794) Change: PlantDataManager resets grouping, filtering and column settings when clicking on the refresh button (PT-897) Change: Triggers are executed for saving Change Log after changes are accepted in PDM Plugin (PT-835) Change: Replace WinForms controls with DevExpress in PlantDataManager Plugin (PT-627) Change: Increase performance when accepting/rejecting changes in PlantDataManager Plugin (PT-722) Change: Adding UNDO icon in content menu for restoring values from the Change Log (PT-813) Change: The state of the toggle buttons in PlantDataManager will be reset when a project is loaded (PT-814) Change: Remove Project Settings in PlantDataManager Plugin (PT-788) Change: Speed improvement in data grid (PT-798) Change: Increase performance when saving changes in PlantDataManager (PT-721) Change: Added ClassName, PCName and PET_GUID when accepting/rejecting changes in PlantDataManager Plugin (PT-704) Change: Changing TimeStamp Format and ProjectType Content in ACPChangeLog.dcf-->ChangeLog table and PDMDataCache.dcf-->DataCache table (PT-729) Bug fix: Value of property where the acquisition mode was changed to 'Override' was not stored in PDMDataCache database (PT-951) Bug fix: Column Width in Properties Palette is reset to its Default Value every time an object is selected (PT-902) Bug fix: 'Ready for Import' state isn't stored when closing a project (PT-935) Bug fix: Combobox Controls in PlantDataManager Explorer Panel got cut off if panel gets to narrow (PT-938) Bug fix: Error message when using Find and columns are hidden (PT-795) Bug fix: Data Grid doesn't use the color setting for NPOs (PT-800) Bug fix: Relationship Tree didn't show NPO coloring when node is active (PT-801) Bug fix: Loss of text color of NPOs when editing values (PT-811) Bug fix: Error when selecting a record in PlantDataManager and the project is using UNC paths with exclusive access to the project (PT-785) Bug fix: Error when selecting a record in PlantDataManager and the project is using UNC paths and one drawing of the project is open in Plant 3D (PT-784) Bug fix: History symbols didn't appear in all tabs in the PropertiesPalette where the same property is used (PT-786) And Version Bug fix: Error when trying to open the Properties Palette, but there is no ChangeLoggingSettings.xml file present (PT-772) And Version New: Change Logging (PT-364) Change: Updated dialogs with more (PT-770) Change: Implemented F1 to open our own browser (PT-754) Bug fix: Properties with Selection Lists lost focus after the first character was typed in (PT-724) Bug fix: Cannot change acquisition mode in Properties Palette (PT-725) Bug fix: MigrationTool was using an old SQLite dll version (PT-755)

Change: The BIM icons is shown when opening a project from the local BIM work folder (PT-711) Bug fix: Since release changes weren't shown in PropertiesPalette and RelationShips to other classes weren't considered (PT-701)

Bug fix: Mapped fields defined as read-only weren't colored Bug fix: Column settings weren't stored when "Hide empty columns" was used Bug fix: Tooltips for toolbar buttons in German setting showed English texts

New: Support for AutoCAD® Plant 3D 2021 Change: Updated to DevExpress 19.2.7

Change: New program icons and ribbon images

- Change: Updated to DevExpress 19.1.6 - Bug fix: Slow speed and crashes when scrolling horizontally introduced with version 2.3 - Bug fix: Type-O in view selection (Drawing Data (PET Project Palette) --> Drawing Data (PET Properties Palette)) - Bug fix: NPOs weren't saved when closing the project - Bug fix: Excel export removed property value with just spaces

New: Show in-use values when multi-selecting in Properties palette

Bug fix: Error message when importing NULL values in PDM Plugin Bug fix: Added dependency: "Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015" when installing the PlantTool

Bug fix: Error message when filtering for multiple columns in the grid and then switch to another class

New: Support for AutoCAD® Plant 3D 2020 Change: Updated to DevExpress 19.1.3

Change: String properties which contain only number, are now ordered as if they were numerical properties Bug fix: In some cases, when importing Excel sheets the following error appeared: "Error in implicit conversion. Cannot convert null objects."

Bug fix: Values of numerical properties couldn't be deleted Bug fix: Cut & Paste of multiple cells cut only the first cell

New: Allowing swapping Tags in PDM and solving the issue during import Change: Separated changes "Ready for Import" from those which aren't ready in the PDM-Plugin User Interface Change: When selecting P3D Classes in PDM "Project Data" will be the default view Change: If there are only 3D changes, the Plugin will automatically switch to P3D Classes upon import Change: PDM Plugin doesn't refresh right away anymore when saving the drawing and links or calculations change data

New: Added "Filter by Selection", "Filter Excluding Selection" and "Remove Filter" to the context menu of the data grid. It works also when multiple cells are selected New: Pasting cells into multiple rows is supported now New: Auto-Restart PDM when project version doesn't match the version setting in PDM Change: PDM and PDM-Plugin delete records in data cache if the object doesn't exist anymore Change: No dialog for saving changes, when no changes have been made Change: No notifications from PDM-Plugin if there are no changes marked as 'Ready for Import' Change: Not only does the PDM-Plugin deletes obsolete records in the data cache, but now also obsolete properties Change: Added possibility to use text filter expressions Change: Navigation bar for data grid Change: PIDTagFormats.xml move from project folder to \ACPlantTools folder Change: When accepting/rejecting individual changes which are linked, mapped or calculated through PlantLink or PET Calculation, all properties used in the link or calculation will be accepted/rejected Bug fix: Pasting values did not work properly when the grid was filtered, grouped, sorted or columns were removed Bug fix: Numeric and Boolean values weren't handled properly between PDM and PDM-Plugin depending on language settings Bug fix: Wrong text in info dialog when creating a NPO Bug fix: When opening a 3D drawing, the notification didn't work correct, because it checked only the PID changes instead of 3D Bug fix: Notification text had a type-o in it Bug fix: Checkbox for notification message "Show message when opening a project if changes are ready for import" wasn't always saved Bug fix: When deleting records from the data cache, the project part (PID/P3D) wasn't considered Bug fix: Creating a line segment as a GNPO and change the size cause an error Bug fix: PDM Plugin grid isn't refreshed after some changes are accepted/rejected Bug fix: When importing changes in Drawing View the PDM Plugin switched back to Project View Bug fix: PDM Plugin is refreshed if not all changes could be accepted/rejected, because some drawings are in-use by other users

New: Single License report PC name to CAD STUDIO server to help our customer support with licensing issues Bug fix: Using certain expressions in the filter editor caused an error message Bug fix: The relationship palette always opened, because the open/close status wasn't stored Bug fix: In case multiple classes were used in a PlantReporter report query, some columns could not be edited in PDM, or some columns were editable although they shouldn't be Bug fix: When creating with PlantDataManager, PlantReporter or MigrationTool the PDMDataCache, ACProject or ACPChangeLog databases on SQL Server the GrantPublicRole wasn't set leading to permission issues Bug fix: The status (active/inactive) of the save symbol wasn't set properly

New: Introduction of an additional color to see conflicting changes between other and current users New: Use of PlantExpressTools properties palette setup in data grid Change: Standard Data Grid Control replaced with DevExpress Data Grid Control Change: Properties and Relationship palettes are dockable Change: Speed improvements for Links Bug fix: PlantDataManager didn't store the ClassType in the lcf file Bug fix: The reports that were created or updated using DevExpress 17.2.7 ( starting with PR 1.43) could not be edited in PDM Bug fix: PDM was able to edit only the data of the first class of a PR report configuration

New: Support for AutoCAD® Plant 3D 2019 New: SQLite databases created by PlantTools will now use the same database type as the project (SQLite or SQL Server) New: A migration tool for PlantTools databases was added to move SQLite databases to SQL Server Change: Updated to DevExpress 17.2.7

New: Changes made by other users are shown in separate color and can be seen in tooltips New: Improved data import process for importing changes from multiple users at once New: Changes accepted or rejected by a user will be stored in the new change log database New: A new properties palette is introduced (also in PET) which allows creating tabs, groups and select and order properties Change: Improved notification when opening a project or drawing with pending changes Change: Changes by user are stored in [PP]\ACPlantTools\PlantDataManager\DataCache\PDMDataCache.dcf Bug fix: Workaround to deal with a bug in SQLite API which caused views using UNION to deliver incomplete result

Change: Performance improvements in links handling Bug fix: Issues when comparing Non-String properties/fields

New: Preview of using report configurations of PlantReporter within PlantDataManager Change: Extended links are supported Change: Updated to DevExpress 17.2.3

New: Optional setting of Override mode Change: Options OnProjectLoad and OnInterval removed Change: Calculations that contain ACAD properties are disabled

New: Support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Plant 3D® 2018 Bug fix: Added missing DevExpress dlls in the update package

Bug fix: EngineeringItems.Size property for Plant 3D classes wasn’t calculated

Change: '?' at the end of a Tag will be exported to Excel now Change: The Excel formula for the Tag has been changed so it shows a '?' when a property of the Tag is empty

Changed: Improved progress bar when exporting to Excel Change: Improved speed when exporting to Excel Bug fix: Invisible properties used in Tag Format, caused error when exporting to Excel

New: Added Calculated Properties Change: Ex-/Import function has been revised

New: Simple and complex conditions can be used 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 Change: Extended links aren't supported anymore 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

New: Borrowing of network licenses Bug fix: Automatically install "Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015" package during setup/update in case is not installed. The package is needed in case no AutoCAD P&ID/Plant 3D 2017 is installed.

Change: Autodesk changed API between Beta and Final release of AutoCAD® P&ID/Plant 3D® 2017 which caused errors

Bug fix: PDM Plugin cause an error message for AutoCAD® P&ID 2014

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

Change: We went back to standard copy & paste functionality. Multicell copying as introduced in version was discarded
Bug fix: Wrong program icon in the title bar

Change: Speed improvement when using export/import to/from XLS

Change: Improvement when updating links. The mapped data will be checked as well to make sure the mapped data are still valid
Change: Links show a dialog if multiple records can be found in the linked database
Change: The local data cache will be deleted when opening a project which is using SQLite and is opened from a network drive (optional)
Change: PipeLineGroups and SignalLineGroups weren't shown when using drawing views (changes in the PnPDataLink table)

Bug fix: Issue with digital signing during Installation

New: Support for AutoCAD® P&ID/Plant 3D 2015
Bug fix: Error message when exporting to Microsoft Excel when different Tag formats are used in sub classes

Change: The directory for transfer files is now: [Project]\ACPlantTools\PlantDataManager\DataCache. Existing transfer files will be moved automatically
Change: The directory for the NPO's database is now: [Project]\ACPlantTools\PlantDataManager\ACPProcessPower.dcf. Existing database will be moved automatically
New: XLS/CSV data ex-/import
New: “Save and Close Project” button to unlock the transfer file.
New: Cut/Copy/Paste multiple cells of one recordset
New: Freezing pane similar to Microsoft Excel
Bug fix: Project report view error

New: Link configurations can use variables for the path now
Bug fix: Error message displayed while loading a higher version link configuration and remaining link configurations were not loaded

New: PlantTools are available as rental versions
Bug fix: The content of selection lists is sorted now
New: Refresh button to reload link configurations
New: Link configurations can be deaktivated
New: When mapping, "On drawing save" can be used
Change: The directory for link configurations is now: [Project]\ACPlantTools\PlantLink\LinkConfigurations. Existing link configurations will be moved automatically

Changed: PlantTool is ready for Autodesk Exchange Apps. The PlantTool icons will be found under "Plugins"
Bug fix: When selecting multiple cells in the PipeLineGroup class the copy entry in the context menu was greyed out
Bug fix: When copying from multiple cells where the column order was changed, the values were inserted in the wrong columns

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