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Plant layout and piping design features

See how AutoCAD® Plant 3D software enables piping designers to more quickly lay out steel structures, model equipment, and route piping design using AutoCAD commands.

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  • Automated pipe routing

    Use AutoCAD commands to route spec-driven piping. (video: 35 sec.)

  • Parametric equipment modeling

    Parametric equipment definitions help speed modeling.

  • Structural modeling

    Lay out stairs, ladders, and railings more quickly.

  • Calculate weights and center of gravity (COG)

    Locate center of gravity of piping spools.

  • Fixed length pipe modeling

    Place pipes quickly and produce detailed MTOs.

  • P&ID data validation

    Tight integration between the P&ID and model. 

  • Orthographic drawings and piping isometrics

    Create more consistent, model-based orthographic drawings.

  • Import Inventor equipment models

    Intelligently integrate simplified Inventor models.

  • Bills of materials (BOMs)

    Add BOM tables to orthographic drawings.