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We have noted that after installing the update AutoCAD Plant 3D 2022.1 it was not possible to open an AutoCAD Plant 3D-Vault-project anymore. Plant 3D 2022 shows the message: “Subscribe to Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro” dialog, when no valid Autodesk account is signed in.

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This is solved by a hotfix. Reach out to this article to get it.

It is out. My colleagues have created this multi-discipline cloud collaboration workflow for plant design. Thanks to them. It shows the multiproduct workflows and the value of what can be done. We are able to deliver an unified digital design platform for you that helps your plant, building and civil divisions to use a single platform.

Workflow Design Collaboration

And again one announcement. This time for all Plant developers and for all who want to become a Plant developer.

A new version of the Plant SDK documentation that covers the 2017 through 2022 releases of AutoCAD Plant 3D is available for download in the AutoCAD P&ID and Plant 3D Developer Center.

A link to download the latest documentation package can be found under both the Learning and Tools sections.

A big thank you to the team!!! 🙂

You might have read our warning from 29th April, that the plain AutoCAD Update 2021.1.1 has caused crashes in AutoCAD Plant 3D 2021. Good news: This issue is solved. In the new Plant 3D Update 2021.1, which will be released today. Also, the new Plant 3D 2021.1 patch itself has integrated the ACAD 2021.1.1 patch. So no need for you to install twice.

Note this warning: Recently the plain AutoCAD Update 2021.1.1 was released but this will crash AutoCAD Plant 3D 2021 during pipe routing. This is already under urgent investigation. For now, don’t install this update. If it is already installed, just uninstall it. We will keep you updated.

2022 is live! And we have some amazing new features implemented. I love them! Maybe you, too? I have created three new videos about the new features in AutoCAD Plant 3D 2022 in our Video Blog Series “Plant 3D with the Experts”.

  • Part 1: It is about Ortho Offset Location and also about Navisworks and the enhanced Plant 3D Object Enabler
  • Part 2: This is about Project Compare: Do you want to compare or synchronize projects?
  • Part 3: The Isometric Dimension Setup is completely rebuild in Project Setup

Hi all,

it is my pleasure to share a new video in our video blog series “Plant 3D with the Experts”. It is about the workflow using Navisworks NWD/NWC Coordination Model. My dear colleague Martin Buss has created this video. Thanks for that, Martin!

If you are interested to see the list of all published videos of this video blog series, when use this link.

Autodesk University will start next week – this time the very first time online. Registration is for free. Register here.  And we are also part of this event.

My colleague Quentin will hold an industrial demo about getting reports: How to Get an A+ with Your AutoCAD Plant 3D Reports

The recording, the hand-out and the presentation can be downloaded on demand. The live Q&A session will be at Thursday, November 19 at 00:00 (UTC). Note UTC as the time zone.


My former colleague David is holding also an industrial demo. His topic is about collaboration projects in AutoCAD Plant 3D on BIM 360 Docs: Nothing but Net: Meet the Next-Generation AutoCAD Plant 3D Collaboration with BIM 360 Docs. 

His Q&A live session will be at Thursday, November 19 at 08:00 (UTC)


My industrial demo is about isometrics: Configuring AutoCAD Plant 3D IsometricsJoin the Q&A live session at Friday, November 20 at 11:30 (UTC)


Additional I am holding a panel discussion with my co-speakers Joel Harris (also the moderator of this panel) and Martin Buss: Panel Discussion AutoCAD Plant 3D

This live panel will be hold at Wednesday, November 18 at 12:30 (UTC).


Interested? Join us and we will see us online.

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