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Plant Design Suite vs. AutoCAD Plant 3D and AutoCAD

See how Plant Design Suite Premium edition compares to AutoCAD Plant 3D and AutoCAD software. Find out which piping design, 3D plant, and engineering features are included.

Cloud service available with purchase of a perpetual license with Maintenance Subscription or a Desktop Subscription.

Products Plant Design Suite Premium 2015
Plant Design Suite Premium 2015
AutoCAD Plant 3D 2015
AutoCAD Plant 3D 2015
AutoCAD 2015
AutoCAD 2015
Ideal for Process engineers, plant designers Process engineers, plant designers Engineers, designers, and drafters
Professional drafting and documentation tools
DWG™, DWF, and PDF file review and markup
Point cloud viewing and editing
Piping and instrumentation (P&ID) drawing tools
Optimized tools for 3D plant layout models
Tools for process plant design
Raster to vector conversion tools
Structural design and detailing
Cloud-based structural analysis
Cinematic-quality rendering and 3D animation
Project review and construction simulation

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Additional Maintenance Subscription benefits

In addition to Autodesk cloud services, Maintenance Subscription provides:

  • Software updates—Get the most up-to-date tools and features to support your business.
  • Flexible licensing—Use your software at home, in the office, and abroad.
  • Technical support—Get help from Autodesk product support specialists.
  • Additional cloud storage—25GB of A360 cloud-based storage per license.

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Applicable design suites are licensed for installation and use of each component by one user to deliver additional workflow and functionality value as compared to the stand-alone individual products.

Note: All Maintenance Subscription benefits may not be available for all products in all languages and/or geographies. Autodesk Maintenance Subscription is subject to the Autodesk Maintenance Subscription terms and conditions.