July 28, 2008

Autodesk working on a 3D Plant Package?

Not sure who all knows about this or if it's relatively recent news. I received an e-mail last week from my feedback portal that Autodesk will be hosting a sneak peak at AutoCAD Plant 3D.

Three sessions will be hosted on Wed. July 30th, 2008 at the following times.

7:30 am (PDT, GMT-7hours)

10:00 am (PDT, GMT-7hours)

6:00 pm (PDT, GMT-7hours)

This application is a follow on to AutoCAD P&ID and is for 3D piping design and modeling. I am excited to see what Autodesk will be showing.

My questions I hope to have answered would be will this package compete with other software on the market place like ProCAD, and CADWorx?

Will we soon seen a Revit Plant package? I think that is what everyone is wondering and hoping for. I guess Autodesk feels it's better to bring the AutoCAD solution for plant before the Revit solution. Either way I can't wait to see what's they have in store.

Well that's about it from now, I will post more on this down the road, I have yet to get my hands on a beta version and from my knowledge one has not been released yet.

AutoCAD MEP 2009 - Update #1

Autodesk has released update #1 for AutoCAD MEP 2009 release date July 25th, 2008.

Here are the links below

AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite 2009 Product Update #1 32-bit only

AutoCAD MEP 2009 Product Update #1 32-bit

AutoCAD MEP 2009 Product Update #1 64-bit

Many improvements have been made with this update, I recommend reading the Readme file.

Don't forget to turn on communication center if you have not done so already. That way you will always stay up to date.