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Innovative plant engineering software

View piping design demos to learn how Plant Design Suite can help you more efficiently deliver plant projects with intelligent tools. Plant Design Suite 2015 provides comprehensive plant design, modeling, and review software in an economical package. Building on the power of AutoCAD software, the Suite adds plant-specific content and functionality to help drive greater productivity and better project coordination.

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

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Equipment & skid design

  • Mechanical design optimization

    ULTIMATE

    Access cloud-based mechanical design optimization services.

    Cloud Service
  • Equipment and skid design

    ULTIMATE

    Model 3D plant equipment with Inventor. (video: 0:25 sec.)

  • Routed systems design

    ULTIMATE

    Design routed elements even more easily. (video: 1:38 min.)

P&ID & piping design

  • New

    Fixed length pipe modeling

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Route fixed-length piping more easily in 3D.

  • New

    Weight and center of gravity calculations

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Calculate center of gravity for piping models, spools, or components.

  • New

    Bill of Materials (BOM)

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Create Bill of Materials tables for orthographic drawings. 

  • 3D plant and pipe design software

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Model process plants more efficiently. (video: 0:47 sec.)

  • Create and manage P&IDs

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    AutoCAD P&ID software enables you to more easily create P&IDs. (video: 1:02 min.)

  • Design, drafting, and plant layout

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    AutoCAD software is included in the suite.

  • Isometric and orthographic documentation

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    AutoCAD Plant 3D enables isometric drawing creation.

  • Raster-to-vector conversion

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Work scanned data into CAD workflows. (video: 1:29 min.)

  • Reality capture

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    View and organize laser scan data with ReCap.

Project review & clash detection

  • Clash detection

    ULTIMATE

    Identify plant layout interferences early. (video: 0:43 sec.)

  • Design visualization

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Create high-impact 3D visuals of process plants.

  • Faster project reviews

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Aggregate models to speed project reviews. (video: 1:27 min.)

Structural design & detailing

  • Structural analysis

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Access cloud-based structural analysis services with Autodesk Subscription.

    Cloud Service
  • Structural design

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Design and detail steel structures. (video: 0:31 sec.)

  • Structural detailing

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Improve design accuracy with detailing tools.