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Overview

Deliver faster with modern plant design software.

Plant Design Suite provides comprehensive plant design and piping software in an economical package. Design, model, and review plant projects more effectively. The suite can help you innovate ahead of the competition, communicate with greater clarity, and keep projects on schedule and within budget.

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See what you can do

Create and manage P&IDs with AutoCAD P&ID software.

Design P&IDs in an AutoCAD environment

  • Automate design and editing tasks
  • Annotate designs based on industry-standard formats
  • Identify drawing inconsistencies

Improve coordination with other disciplines

  • Share plant designs and models
  • Export data into tables and various file formats
  • Use industry-standard P&ID symbols

Easily provide compliance documentation

  • Identify component monitoring to support compliance
  • Quickly produce instrument lists and reports
  • Integrate with LDAR databases

Intelligently model piping with AutoCAD Plant 3D.

Simplify plant design and editing

  • Place components with spec-driven technology
  • Import specifications from other software
  • Share info between 3D models, P&IDs, and orthographics

Improve consistency between P&ID and piping

  • Quickly generate materials lists and reports
  • Work via an interconnected model
  • Easily share construction documents

Minimize piping man hours

  • Check against criteria to design to spec
  • Better coordinate piping and structural design
  • Check designs for interferences

Inventor model of a skid mounted pressure vessel.

More quickly create equipment specs

  • Create and modify P&IDs more easily
  • Use Digital Prototyping for equipment and skids
  • P&IDs and 3D models share one integrated project

More easily validate design packages

  • View equipment and skids in a 3D process model
  • Optimize designs and find problems earlier with simulation
  • Better coordinate information on fast-paced projects

Produce detailed fabrication documents

  • Create and share DWG drawings
  • Generate documentation from digital prototypes
  • Create and manage bills of materials (BOMs)

Model structural components with Revit software.

Design and analyze plant structures in 3D

  • Visualize laser scans with point cloud tools
  • Design more efficiently with intelligent structural objects
  • Integrate design and analysis with bidirectional links

Create steel and concrete reinforcement drawings

  • Define and visualize concrete reinforcement
  • Create details with 3D model views
  • Prepare shop drawings for fabrication

Deliver more complete documentation

  • Calculate and track detailed material quantities
  • Provide more accurate engineering models
  • Automatically generate sections and elevations

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Better front-end engineering design (FEED)

  • Create and modify P&IDs faster and more accurately
  • More easily extract info from P&IDs
  • Minimize documentation errors

Improve coordination

  • Deliver more coordinated info across teams
  • Provide more complete plant engineering data
  • Minimize rework by identifying issues earlier

Design with widely used 2D and 3D CAD tools

  • Create with state-of-the-art software
  • Use AutoCAD-trained staff
  • Help attract graduates trained on Autodesk software

Improve design efficiency

  • Create P&IDs and equipment lists more quickly
  • Share info across process models, P&IDs, and orthographics
  • Support faster reviews with CAD renderings

Minimize rework

  • Identify issues earlier with 3D models and visuals
  • Minimize change orders
  • Fewer documentation errors

Fast-paced project support at lower cost

  • Rely on existing AutoCAD-trained staff
  • Use tools designed for 3D plant design workflows
  • Help speed project tasks with 3D process models

Digitally prototype plant equipment

  • Simulate performance before manufacturing
  • Create and modify P&IDs more easily
  • Connect skid to main P&ID to display project scope

Minimize project delivery risks

  • Improve project team coordination
  • Better understand site conditions before delivery
  • More effectively identify issues before construction

Work within tight budgets and deadlines

  • Use materials more efficiently
  • Minimize changes on the shop floor
  • Reuse design data for manufacturing and marketing

Virtually explore constructability

  • Determine project complexity and scope
  • Aggregate data for whole project review
  • Better coordinate site and workflow planning

Improve cost reliability

  • More rapidly generate material takeoffs
  • Evaluate design alternative costs
  • Help resolve conflicts before construction

Better predict project outcomes

  • Simulate schedules and logistics in 4D
  • Assess and quantify scope changes
  • Easily communicate plans to stakeholders

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