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AutoCAD Plant 3D toolset

Now included with AutoCAD

Create and edit P&ID’s, 3D models, and extract piping orthographics and isometrics with industry-specific toolset for plant design.

AutoCAD Plant 3D features

P&ID's

  • Quick PID drafting

    In-context AutoCAD® commands help make P&ID drafting easier. (video: 58 sec.)

  • Industry-standard symbol libraries

    The Plant 3D toolset is delivered with standard symbol libraries in the tool palettes. They include PIP, ISA, ISO/DIN, and JIS.

  • Project-standard tag and report formats

    Customize tags and annotation to meet project/client standards. Create project-specific report formats.

  • Data validation

    Quickly identify possible errors by scanning P&ID’s for data consistency according to user-definable rules.

3D modeling

  • Rapid plant modeling in 3D

    Quickly create 3D plant models using parametric equipment modeling, structural steel libraries and project-specific piping specifications using industry standard piping catalogs. (video: 1:26 min.)

  • Parametric equipment templates

    Create and edit equipment using parametric templates to help you create plant layouts faster.

  • Structural modeling

    Layout structures, stairs and ladders and railings using industry-standard steel sections including AISC, CISC, and DIN.

  • Create project-specific piping specs

    Customize piping specifications to meet project-specific requirements. Include industry-standard components as well as project-specific customized components.

Piping documentation

  • Create and edit piping orthographic drawings

    Extract piping orthographic drawings directly from the 3D model and update them as the 3D model is being updated.

  • Automated production of piping isometrics

    Create industry standard / project-standard piping isometric drawings directly from the 3D model.

  • Automated project-specific reporting

    Define report formats for the project and automatically populate the data directly from the 3D model.

  • BIM model documentation

    Work with other industry disciplines to create BIM models for the plant.