Join Irene Radcliffe for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use the exercise files, part of AutoCAD Plant 3D Essential Training: Specs & Catalogs.
- If you have access to the exercise files for this course, you can download them into your desktop as I've done here. I'm just going to quickly navigate through and show you some of the file types that we'll be using. So in Exercise Files, we have some folders set out for the chapters that require the exercise files. Inside the folders, you'll see the different file types. We'll be using pspc, pspx files for our specs. We have some non-chapter specific. Catalogs are in the exercise files catalog folders.
In here you have the ASME Pipes and Fitting catalog, which is a pcat, and if you're looking for the valves catalog, it's the ASME Valves Catalog pcat. We also have some spec sheets that we use that are not lesson specific. Those are contained in this folder, and lastly, we have a few test projects that we're going to be using to test some of our spec items and our connections. When you go into the folders and you see a branch connections folder, this contains all of your planned 3D project information, and we'll be working with two of these.
We'll be having one with branch connections, and the other one will be under Test new parts, and we have a spec test. In here, you have the project folder too. If you're viewing this course on a mobile device, a set talk device, or your membership doesn't provide access to the exercise files, that's okay. You can still follow along watching how I use these files.
- Using part filters
- Modifying parts
- Adding new parts to a catalog
- Using the Spec Editor
- Creating a new spec
- Adding components to a spec
- Editing parts
- Using Part Use Priority
- Editing specs in Excel
- Setting up and modifying a branch table
- Testing components and branch tables
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/16/2018. What changed?
A: The following topic was updated: locating the specs and catalogs within the project folders.