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AutoCAD Plant 3D 2020 is live It is more stable and with a lot of fixed issues. A lot of issues are fixed/done for this new release by our Plant product team. Look for this article to get more information of these items. This is really great work. Thanks to the team! 

What’s new in AutoCAD Plant 3D 2020

The performance improvements for P&ID and Vault workflows are really great.


And here the link to What’s new in AutoCAD 2020

Note that some improvements for plain AutoCAD shouldn’t be used in an AutoCAD Plant 3D environment. For example the DWG Compare is great for orthographic drawings but not for isometrics. There the DWG Compare does not make any sense by its nature.

But of course some improvements can be used in Plant 3D as well. Here some examples:

The Purge feature has been redesigned. See here: Purge Dialog Box

Quick Measuring: Measuring has become much faster with the new Quick option of the MEASUREGEOM command. With this option, you can quickly review the dimensions, distances, and angles within a 2D drawing. About Finding Distances, Angles, and Point Locations 

A new installation technology dramatically improves the install time on solid state drives (SSD), typically reducing the time by about half. Network access time to xrefs, blocks, and support files has been improved. Support files include those associated with hatches, tool palettes, fonts, linetypes, template files, standards files, and so on. The degree of improvement depends on the size and content of your drawing files and network performance.

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    Bernd Gerstenberger

    Bernd has worked for Autodesk Product Support since 2010. His main role quickly moved from supporting vanilla AutoCAD and Install & Licensing to providing technical support for AutoCAD Plant 3D and AutoCAD P&ID for both customers and partners. Currently he is the Knowledge Domain Expert for AutoCAD Plant 3D at Autodesk. Before his time at Autodesk he gained extensive experience over many years working in different sections of the IT industry: CAD-administration, network administration, database development, plot management, programming, project management, PDM-administration, GIS-applications and workflow systems with different products.