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Autodesk Inventor Surface Creation - different types of Surface Connection

Autodesk Inventor Surface Creation - different types of Surface Connection
For the first part of a series on Autodesk Inventor Surface Creation, I will look at the different types of surface connection that are available. Inventor can create some very nice quality surface data, with all that is required from the user being an understanding of how to choose from the options. To begin with any of the features can be used to create a surface, simply by selecting the surface...
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How to use AutoCAD 3D Data as equipment

How to use AutoCAD 3D Data as equipment
If you get a model which allows you to use AutoCAD 3D Data as equipment, it is very simple to do. Copy the 3D data, preferably not as a block, into the plant design. To convert the 3D model, use the Convert Equipment icon in the Equipment tab. Select the 3D data that is the equipment, and select the Convert Equipment. The system will then prompt for the equipment type and the insertion point. You ...
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How to Add Extra Data from Plant to Navisworks

How to Add Extra Data from Plant to Navisworks
So you have created a Plant 3D design of a system, and you have added many custom properties and gone to great trouble to populate them via an Excel spread sheet, time to communicate all this great data to the project manager via a Navisworks file, and all your custom data is not carried over. Sound familiar, luckily we have a couple of great tools to get around this problem. In a nut shell, detai...
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2017 Vault Client Start Up Problems

2017 Vault Client Start Up Problems
Having just installed your new 2017 Vault software you may be experiencing a start-up issue. Well to be honest no start up at all. The issue is particular to Windows 10, and is in fact due to language pack installed incorrectly. To fix the problems, go to - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\CLM\V3\MSVC14\resources\adlm folder. Inside you should find a folder called en-US. Copy th...
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Plant 3D in Geo Referenced Projects

Plant 3D in Geo Referenced Projects
Let’s talk about point clouds, Geo Referenced drawings and Plant3D. The use of GeoRef data is common place when dealing with the utilities industries. Customers like to give us site plans that we can pipe around, and sometimes even 3D models of these sites. That is brilliant, and should you receive a point cloud then that’s even better. For new installation, the site plans or point clouds can be i...
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