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    I read AutoCAD 2010 for Dummies but have not found anything specifically for P&ID. The selection of tanks in the tool pallett is insufficient for the drawing I am trying to make. Three-way valves are not available as well as other items I have not encountered. Is it possible to create the symbols I want and save them to the tool pallett?

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    If AutoCAD P&ID is anything like AutoCAD Electrical then it should be possible to create your own symbols. Does P&ID use Dynamic blocks for their symbols? I suspect the symbols that come with the software have attributes too, right?
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    Thank you for replying, I'm not sure how to tell if they are dynamic blocks but they do have attributes. Forgive me for being so green (no pun intended). I have no time to take a structured class so I'm trying to learn from books but I can't find the right book. I feel like a child who's trying to learn how to write by reading War and Peace. I also noticed that I have misspelled pallette.

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    Have you done any tutorials yet?

    Are you on Subscription?
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    I've done the tutorials that are supplied with the program and a few that are associated with specific commands within the program but I don't know where to find P&ID tutorials other than that. I don't know what on subscription means.

    I am in the process of creating a process flow diagram for the project I am working on using the symbols provided but they are incorrect. Since I am just learning the program I hope to be able to go back and substitute appropriate symbols at a later date.

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    On "Subscription" means you've paid some extra money for a year's worth of additional content some of which might be more tutorials.

    What is it about the symbols that is incorrect? What are you looking for but either can't find or what you are offered does not meet your criteria?
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    You need to improve your Internet search skills. Take a look at this link. See the reference to AutoCAD P&ID overview?

    http://autocad.autodesk.com/?nd=plant_tips_tutorials
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    Also take a look at Ursula's Blog in the pipes.
    http://in-the-pipes.typepad.com/in_t...tocad-pid.html

    And the best book to learn AutoCAD P&ID for Administrators is.
    http://store.autodesk.com/DRHM/store...ctID=156454800

    I have written several documnets but I would have to locate them.
    I have not used it in over a year.
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    Thank you, I just arrived at work but will make time to check out the sites. I checked Amazon.com and Microsoft Press for books on P&ID and got nothing.

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    Thanks ReMark, I've got a lot more to learn than Internet search. The old dog -v- new tricks is all too true.

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