Win64, English

3DS Net, Inc.
Automatically annotate orthographic drawings in Autodesk® AutoCAD® Plant 3D®.

General Usage Instructions

Using OrthoGen with Plant 3D is simple. Select the OrthoGen tab on the ribbon bar.

Once OrthoGen is running, use the file browser to locate the drawing files to be annotated. Make sure you have selected the associated project in P3D.

Click on the blue arrow "annotate" button and OrthoGen will annotate the views within the selected drawing.

Use the ViewStyles to tailor the drawing to your preferences.

Please note, OrthoGen must be activated in order for the supporting activities (Viewport Style, Manage Views, CADWorx Equipment Location) to be accessible.

You can check to see if you license is valid by selecting "System Settings".



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


This is used to activate OrthoGen from the command line.


Execute the .msi file and follow the on-screen instructions.

NOTE: The installation activation requires that the computer the app is being installed on be connected to the internet.

Additional Information

If you are experiencing a "License checkout failed", make sure the OrthoGen application is running. Just press the "Launch OrthoGen" to activate it. Doing this acquires the licensing needed by the additional functionality.

Known Issues

This software supports multiple modeling systems. The following options should not be used in conjunction with a Plant 3D model.

ConvertSDI - This option is used for Smart Plant 3D models that used an earlier release of OrthoGen.


Company Name: 3DS Net, Inc.
Company URL: http://www.3DS.net

Author/Company Information

3DS Net, Inc.

Support Information

For product support, please call 281-489-8885 or email support at support@3ds.net.

Selecting 'Help' from within OrthoGen provides access to the User's Manual.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

OrthoGen fixes the error when a trial expires and the software will not allow the user to exit.

OrthoGen resolves issue with 15 day trial usage. The ability to support node based licensing options was activated as well, but for the 15 day trial, select the "Nalp" option. Additional enhancements for drawing annotations have been added including Piping BOP and INV elevation tagging. This version also supports tagging for isometric views and ordinate dimensions. This release also resolves issues with the "Viewport Styles" and "Manage Views" locking up Plant 3D.
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