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JNieman

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Plant 3D Resources?
« on: November 26, 2012, 10:59:59 am »
So it looks like in my hiatus from this company, they invested in Plant 3D for our facility design software.  They have plans to get some formal training for us once we've cut our teeth a bit on it. 

I'm about to start my first project with it, soon, and I'm curious if anyone has experience with it or knows where to find some decent resources out there for an "Intro to Plant 3D" type thing, other than the help file, quickstart guide, and other supplied lit that comes with it.

It seems the Autodesk blog for Plant 3D gets updated like 3 times a year or something, and is barely helpful at all, contrasting with some of the helpful stuff from the more popular software blogs.

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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012, 11:02:22 am »
I'll see what I can scare up in a bit, I know some folks ...
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 11:10:18 am »
Until others show up <cough Brian> I was informed by a good friend that this is a useful resource:

http://autocad.autodesk.com/?nd=plant_home
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2012, 12:07:19 pm »
Until others show up <cough Brian> I was informed by a good friend that this is a useful resource:

http://autocad.autodesk.com/?nd=plant_home
Well, pewp, I hadn't actually managed to find that page until now.  Thanks.

I've come across some youtube videos that seemed to be done by AD employees, that were good for basics, but they were limited, and I prefer text to videos.  They're easier to skim and skip through than a youtube video.  I read much faster than I listen.

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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2012, 12:12:38 pm »
You're welcome Josh. My primary contact (with Autodesk) is just on his way to AU and not in a position to be able to respond to the thread at present. He's working directly with the P3D product, and had significant experience prior to landing his Autodesk gig (I used to work with him) so I've every confidence he'll be able to help you out and have some good info to share.
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2012, 09:41:45 am »
We're likely going to be jumping into that pan as well in the future and training will definitely be an issue.  We will likely be going through our reseller for that training.  We went to a seminar hosted by a competing reseller and they had a couple Autodesk guys running the show.  They were pretty good!  We're anxious to get the software in here, but know there will be lots of work to prepare for that to happen.

MP, was your buddy Brian in on this project (first name in the credits, if I remember correctly)?  If so, he was the guy who did most of the demonstation of the software and when he was talking about past his experience, I wondered if there was some chance that he would've at least worked in the same places you've worked at.
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2012, 09:54:53 am »
Yea, I think our training would be through our reseller as well, but I have no idea if that'll be any good.  When I did a Revit Architecture class a while back, they brought in a guy from another office up in Arkansas or Oklahoma or something like that - he mainly traveled for classes like this.  He was pretty knowledgeable and experienced, I could tell.  So it seems they're open to bringing in someone who knows it well rather than just having a warm body walk us through a generic manual without knowing much about what he's doing.  Hope it goes as well as the Revit class did.


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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2012, 01:50:06 pm »
MP, was your buddy Brian in on this project (first name in the credits, if I remember correctly)?  If so, he was the guy who did most of the demonstration of the software and when he was talking about past his experience, I wondered if there was some chance that he would've at least worked in the same places you've worked at.

<didn't watch the video> Yep, Brian. I worked closely with him for about a year and a half. We also worked together (technically) at another place but had scant opportunity to actually work collectively on anything, so I guess we go back 4 years +/-.
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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2012, 01:59:58 pm »
Well, that Brian did most of the demo for the seminar we attended and he was great.

I had him send me one of the slides from their presentation (I think it should be fine to share this one).  Josh, you might find help in one or more of them.
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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2012, 02:30:21 pm »
Beautiful.  Thanks guys, that should be a good start.  I got pulled back to tidy up some loose ends that the other guys couldn't tackle, before I move on to my new project, so it'll be a few days before I get into Plant 3D unfortunately.

I'm eager to move into something beyond vanilla CAD's 3d capabilities, and start working better faster stronger blah blah blah whizbang futuretalk.

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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2012, 02:31:40 pm »
Good Luck!
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Re: Plant 3D Resources?
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2012, 03:34:26 pm »
http://www.cadstudio.com/ has for sale a very good manual which the company I work for bought.
Not sure of the price but it's not cheap, over $100 and well worth it.
Title is "AutoCAD Plant 3D Advanced - Metric" published by CAD STUDIO ABCOM GMBH
The isostyles and catalog editor parts are well explained.

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Re: Plant 3D Resources?
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2012, 12:39:34 pm »
Well Hello out there.  My first post on the web page.

I am "that" Brian from Autodesk.  I have been working in the Oil and Gas Industry for 15 years both as a designer and as a Admin for CADD products.  I am now a SME for Plant 3D at Autodesk.  Feel free to contact me directly through this web page if needed.  I will do my best to reply when I can but I do travel a lot and at times it can be hard to keep up.

There are lots of resources available.  This web page is one and there are many others as well.  I will do what I can to help or point you in the direction you need.

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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2012, 12:43:08 pm »
Welcome to the swamp Brian. :)
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« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2012, 12:47:34 pm »
Awesome. :)
Welcome to theSwamp, Brian!  I hope (and believe) you will enjoy your time here.
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