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Some Day I'll Find a Way: Upgrade Design with Plant Design Suite

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    A major gas utility client recognized the benefits of 3D design and engaged Autodesk consulting to develop a strategy and solution to replace their existing 2D CAD tools. The project introduces Building Information Modeling (BIM) for pipeline engineering design with an agile implementation plan to accelerate adoption. The recommended solution used Plant Design Suite, including AutoCAD® P&ID software and AutoCAD® Structural Detailing software, in combination with AutoCAD® Electrical software, AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software, and Vault software to completely replace the existing systems and provide significant productivity improvements. In this class, we discuss the process that was conducted to develop the system solution business and functional requirements, the solution design, and the business justification for 2D to 3D design adoption. We also discuss the implementation strategy based on best practices and agile methods to completely train and upgrade the design and engineering data management environment.

    Key Learnings

    • Describe best practices for migrating a 2D engineering design group to adopt 3D technology and BIM
    • Collaborate using Plant Design Suite, Civil 3D, AutoCAD Electrical, and Vault
    • Improved engineering workflows and engineering data management with Vault
    • Propose a study to develop specifications, a solution architecture, and an implementation plan for 2D to 3D migration