PlantSpecDriven

PlantSpecDriven

Win32 and 64, English

CAD STUDIO ABCOM GmbH
With PlantSpecDriven you can assign catalog data from AutoCAD® Plant 3D specs and re-use them in 3D. You can check for inconsistencies between P&ID and 3D. Optional are Flanges and Fasteners in PID.

General Usage Instructions

You start the PlantSpecDriven 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.

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

AQAPSDPALETTE

Opens the tree palette of PlantSpecDriven showing the structure of your project.

AQAPSD

Opens the main user interface to define the link for PlantSpecDriven using the wizard.

Installation/Uninstallation

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

2.3.1.0

Change: New program icons and ribbon images Change: Adapted PSD for working with PET Bolt Calculation Bug fix: Install wasn't initiated after download

2.2.0.0

New: AttributeFlow can be triggered when deleting segment breakers (e.g. reducers, limits or others) New: Symbol properties of InlineAssets can be filled with PipeLineSegment values through AttributeFlow

2.1.0.0

Change: Modified dialog for AttributeFlow across drawings

2.0.0.0

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

1.34.0.0

New: Additional Rules for AttributeFlow can be defined Bug fix: Suppressing error message when drawing is saved through PDM and PSD still wants to update some changes based on import

1.32.0.0

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

1.31.0.0

New: When connectors (Flanges, Gaskets and so on) aren't linked to P&ID anymore (e.g. when moving a valve in 3D), you can relink with the context menu Bug fix: When inserting InlineAssets from the PSD tree, the P&ID drawing was opened, but then the insert command terminated Bug fix: When using SQL Server as the project database, connectors (Flanges, Gaskets and so on) weren't linked to P&ID

1.30.0.0

Change: Updated to DevExpress 17.2.3 Bug fix: Added missing DevExpress dlls

1.29.0.0

New: Support for dark/light color scheme for PSD panel Change: Speed improvements for PSD tree. Replaced tree control and cache pipe specs Change: Check before remaining tasks of AttributeFlow are executed to make sure the tasks aren't obsolete Change: Updated to DevExpress 17.1.5 Bug fix: AttributeFlow tasks of deleted lines don't trigger an error anymore

1.28.0.0

New: AttributeFlow allows the flow of any Pipe Line property Change: Wizard page 10 for selecting the welding point class was extended to allow the selection of any EngineeringItems and NonEngineeringItems class Bug fix: Symbols connected with SignalLine and PipeLine didn't show in the tree

1.27.0.0

New: Support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Plant 3D® 2018 Change: Additional deletion for orphaned NPOs

1.26.0.0

New: Orphaned NPOs can be deleted

1.25.0.0

Change: On page 13 a new option to switch between PSD always using FL as the predefined EndType for flanges or using the EndType of the valve

1.24.0.0

New: ACPProcessPower.dcf and relationship types can be created from PSD palette New: Definable colors for link status New: Filter for catalog status Change: Larger dots for link status Bug fix: AutoPipe didn't work from context menu of PSD tree Bug fix: When dragging a line segment to an equipment, PSD will handle nozzles and flanges immediately

1.22.0.0

New: PlantSpecDriven palette can be disabled (settings) New: Zoom from a P&ID symbol to the 3D object and vice versa. The same works for the PSD tree New: PlantSpecDriven works with XREFed drawings to recognize nozzles in the XREFed drawings New: Small icons show in tree to better indicate the type of P&ID symbol or 3D object New: Classes can be suppressed and filtered in PSD tree (e.g. welds, pipes, elbows) New: The text in the PSD tree can be configured New: Refresh mapped spec data Change: Additional linked fields allow multiple values for filtering Change: Reducer-like symbols now search for Size1>Size2 AND Size2>Size1 Change: Text in context menu of PSD tree change from "Insert" to "Route" when routing PipeLineGroups or PipeLineSegments Change: PartSelection dialog uses a new grid control which allows Excel-like filtering and searching Change: Alternative method of retrieving image name for part selection Bug fix: Changed the way parts are inserted, by considering also the SizeRecordId Bug fix: If the AttributeFlow task list contains lines which no longer exist an error occured

1.21.0.0

Bugfix: When placing a PipeLineSegment in a 3D drawing sometimes the Tag property could not be set due to a change in Autodesk's API

1.20.0.0

New: Borrowing of network licenses

1.19.0.0

New: Support for AutoCAD® P&ID/Plant 3D® 2017 64Bit

1.11.0.0

Bug fix: Error when selecting a spec in the wizard

1.10.0.0

New: AutoPipe can be executed on a whole PipeLineGroup as well as a whole drawingBug fix: Update needed due to a new PnPDataObjects.dll in SP1 for AutoCAD® P&ID 2016 and AutoCAD® Plant 2016

1.9.0.0

New: Support for AutoCAD® P&ID/AutoCAD® Plant 3D® 2016
New: AutoPipe can be executed on a whole PipeLineGroup as well as on a whole drawing
Bug fix: Update needed due to a new PnPDataObjects.dll in SP1 for AutoCAD® P&ID 2016 and AutoCAD® Plant 3D 2016

1.8.0.0

New: Opening DWGs through double-click and context menu in PSD palette
New: If PID object is linked to a 3D object the "Insert" option in context menu is disabled
New: Notification balloon in status bar can be disabled in settings
Bug fix: Page 12 of the Wizard is using symbol names now and not class names anymore

1.7.0.0

Bug fix: When inserting left flanges, they weren't properly connected with the 3D flanges
Bug fix: The dialogbox for obsolete symbols showed an entry even if the symbol wasn't obsolete

1.6.0.0

New: Possibility to exclude certain flanges from getting an opposing flange
Bug fix: When using imperial sizes an string error message appeared
Bug fix: When closing the PlantSpecDriven palette the palette couldn't be opened anymore
Bug fix: Some checkboxes on page 14 of the wizard weren't stored
Bug fix: Size wasn't propagated through the AttributeFlow over spec break symbols

1.5.0.0

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

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