With the introduction of AutoCAD Plant 3D Autodesk has met the needs of the process plant industry sector, and delivered an affordable but powerful 3D process plant design and plant layout application to a market place once dominated with expensive and difficult solutions to both learn and maintain.
Built on the familiar world class AutoCAD CAD software platform, AutoCAD® Plant 3D delivers unprecedented ease of use with a shorter than average learning curve for existing 2D AutoCAD users, and is available as part of AutoCAD with specialised toolsets or with the Autodesk AEC Collection.
New Features in Autodesk® AutoCAD® Plant 3D
Autodesk ® AutoCAD ® Plant 3D contains the following new features and enhancements.
Valve Operator Improvements – Valve operator improvements have been made to the Custom Parts and property palette. See Custom Parts Builder and To work with valve operators for more information.
PLANTORTHOPIPEBREAK – A new system variable controlling the pipe breaks has been created. See PLANTORTHOPIPEBREAK for more information.
Problems Reported Through the Customer Error Reporting Utility
As a result of the detailed information that we received from customers who used the Customer Error Reporting Utility, we were able to identify and fix several defects with the following results:
Startup crashes after loading a partial CUIX file after resetting settings to default no longer occur.
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General Update Content
Several additional defects have been fixed with the following results:
The draw order in a block definition is maintained when inserting the block.
When grip editing is in progress and dynamic input is turned on, pressing the Tab key cycles between the full distance, the angle, and the extension distance.
The Open from Web & Mobile and Save to Web & Mobile buttons on the Quick Access toolbar in 64-bit versions can now be hidden or removed.
The division symbol in stacked fractions can now be changed between horizontal and diagonal.
The tool palette path can now be changed from the default value without being reset when exiting the Options dialog box.