Orthogen for CADWorx
OrthoGen for CADWorx Plant Professional enables 2D plans, sections and elevations drawings to be created automatically from CADWorx Plant Professional 3D models. Even in today’s 3D world annotated and dimensioned orthographic drawings are still a required deliverable – OrthoGen reduces this process from hours to only minutes.
OrthoGen for CADWorx does for 2D orthographics what Isogen does for 2D isometric generation from 3D models. Simply define your drawing formats, define your 2D views, and Orthogen automatically creates fully annotated 2D plan, section, elevation and other drawings required for site layout and construction. The program comes pre-populated with dozens of common drawing types that require only minor adjustments to achieve your desired drawing styles.
OrthoGen is a universal design software program that streamlines projects by automating repetitive tasks, pin-pointing plant objects and locations, protecting data integrity, sharing drawings and data, and producing consistent design drawings. Automatic drawings generated from 3D models are created in a fraction of the time previously spent and they accurately and consistently reflect model conditions.
Automatic drawing production and updating is a key element to optimizing productivity and lowering costs. In today’s 3D world, annotated and dimensioned orthographic drawings are one of the best ways to communicate critical design/construction information.
OrthoGen is a third-party application, developed by a company called 3DS, based in Houston, Texas. It is mature software that has been used in Intergraph’s PDS plant design software, as well as the AVEVA PDMS plant design suite. CADWorx is the only AutoCAD-based plant design software that provides Orthogen for automated 2D drawing generation.
Orthogen is currently an add-on application that is purchased separately from CADWorx Plant Professional. Models developed without the Orthogen Add-on can not be used with Orthogen per the licensing constraint.
- Integrated with CADWorx
- Total control of label layers
- Use existing details and block libraries
- Annotates native AutoCAD viewports
- Supports CADWorx-created viewports
- Annotate unlimited viewports per layout
- Supports nested xref attachments
- Support for AutoCAD UCS
- Automated column grid references
- Detailed on-line documentation
- Delivered with 40 pre-defined drawing styles
- Flexible user interface
- Drawing styles saved for future use
- Easily enforce project standards
- Easy repositioning and rotating of labels
- Label moves preserved on updates
- Fast annotation space allotments
- User defined enclosure and terminator cells
- Automated match-line labels
- Locations shown as coordinates or dimensions
Integrated with AutoCAD® and CADWorx®
The OrthoGen for CADWorx Plant Professional (OrthoGen) integrated drawing interface quickly reads properties directly from CADWorx models files. Because OrthoGen operates within the AutoCAD environment users can auto annotate, and conduct other 2D embellishments, through AutoCAD viewports. OrthoGen also integrates well with existing user developed CADWorx commands, details, standards, and block libraries.
Multiple AutoCAD viewports and xRefs
OrthoGen allows the use of multiple AutoCAD viewports and utilizes data from xRefs up to three levels deep. Because of this flexibility users can create drawings representing multiple scales and views. Because OrthoGen is tightly integrated into the AutoCAD environment it also supports the AutoCAD User Coordinate Systems (UCS)
Flexible settings and standards creation
The user interface of OrthoGen for CADWorx lets users select thousands of option combinations. These combinations can be saved as drawings styles for future individual or group use. In addition the production mode interface allows the easy enforcement of project standards. To ensure user productivity OrthoGen is supplied with forty pre-defined and editable drawing styles, so users can be up and running in no time.
Easy label repositioning and modification
When using OrthoGen in the CADWorx environment users can use basic AutoCAD commands to move and rotate labels. What is special is that these edits are preserved when running updates on the drawing, eliminating unnecessary re-work. Users can also add additional dimensions, hatching, notes, details, etc. using basic CADWorx and AutoCAD commands.
Automated column grid references
By creating a single grid model helps coordinate and automate the placement of grid labels for ALL drawings on a project. Grid models provide a firm dimensional base that helps eliminate guesswork and the introduction of errors.
Annotations where you want them
The fast, high-resolution, white-space search algorithms allow users to generate orthographic representations that will automatically avoid areas that you do not wish to have dimensions or annotations to appear. Commands also help define dimension “edges” on the drawings.
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