Archive for the ‘Plant 3D’ Category

Plant 3D 2016 – Route Pipe Crash

February 9, 2016

When using the “Route Pipe” command in Plant 3D 2016, the program crashes with the following error:

2-9-2016 9-01-36 AM

FATAL ERROR: Unhandled Delayload “PnP3dSpecManager.dll”

The solution is to replace the existing PnP3dSpecManager.dll files in the following locations with the file attached in this post.

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2016

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk AutoCAD Plant 3D 2016 Object Enabler

Click here for attached zipped file.



Autodesk AutoCAD Plant 3D and Point Cloud (Kubit)

April 14, 2015

The client’s question was, I am supposed to be able to hover over an equipment nozzle and hit and hold the Ctrl key and select the nozzle to edit, but for whatever reason when I follow the procedure, it puts me into 3D Orbit, is there a setting under options that makes that possible?

Note: please make sure to Save your work before attempting this procedure

the answer is to do the procedure again and when you see the 3D Orbit icon hit or select the F2 Key and if the following shows on the open window ‘KUBT_KL_3DORBIT you will need to do the following.

Under the “Point Sense” Ribbon located on the far right there is an orange gear for settings, click that and a dialogue box will open, click on AutoCAD LT and the first option is Ctrl + Left click option. it will be set to 3D Orbit, change it to “NO” at this moment Plant 3D has a 50-50 chance to crash and if it does please fire it up again and check to see if it is back to normal.

Note: do not use the Recover option if you have saved your work before applying this procedure.

hope this helps!!

Total Cad Systems Inc.

Plant Construction Series

October 29, 2014

Materials for Pipe:

Steel pipe Normally refers to carbon-steel pipe. Seam-Welded steel pipe is made from plate. Seamless pipe is made using dies, common finishes are “black” (“plain or mill” finish) and galvanized.

Iron pipe is made from cast-iron and ductile -iron. The principal uses are for water, gas and sewage lines.

Other metals and alloys pipe or tube made from cooper. lead, nickel, brass, aluminum and various stainless steels. These materials are relatively expensive and are usually selected either because of their particular corrosion resistance to the process chemical, their good heat transfer, or for their tensile strength at high temperatures.

Plastics pipe made from plastics may be used to convey actively corrosive fluids and is especially useful for handling corrosive or hazardous gases and dilute mineral acids.

Glass all-glass piping is used for the chemical resistance, cleanliness and transparency. glass pipe is not subject to “Crazing” often found in glass-lined pipe and vessels subject to repeated thermal stresses.

Next time: Linings and Coatings

Note: Crazing = A fine crack in a surface or To produce a network of fine cracks in the surface


Total Cad System Inc.

How to use the P&ID’s objective in AutoCAD P&ID

October 27, 2014

To view P&ID Project Data

1. On the ribbon, click Home tab > Data Manager

2. in the Data Manager, in the drop down list, click P&ID Project Data

The example used on the P&ID’s Objective were, flow rate, temperatures, and pressure. And those properties  are define different or may not even exist at all, for example Temperature in the example AutoCAD P&ID is define as Design Temperature and Operating Temperature and flow rate is not even in the property list. The good news is that AutoCAD P&ID allows you to rename Operating Temperature to just temperature if it is what you want and it is even capable to add new properties like flow rate to the list.

Note: to add properties to the program you will need to have Advance knowledge of the Project’s properties and advance commands.



P&ID’s objective

October 27, 2014

its objective is to indicate all process and service lines, instruments and controls, equipment, and data necessary for the design groups. The process flow diagram is the primary source of information for developing the P&ID.

The P&ID should define piping, equipment and instrumentation well enough for custom estimation and for subsequent design, construction, operation and modification of the process. Material balance data, flow rate, temperatures, pressure, etc., and piping fittings details are not shown, and purely mechanical piping details such as elbows, joints and unions are inappropriate to P&ID’s

Next Time: Interconnecting P&ID