In the design world, it's not uncommon that key project data is stored in application silos and requires a great deal of manual coordination. Autodesk has taken the first steps for architecture, engineering, and construction projects to make data available to multiple applications at once-by introducing a connected workflow that shares data from schematic diagrams with a Revit project. The Revit P&ID Modeler breaks silos down by letting the user begin with P&ID schematics in AutoCAD Plant 3D software to create intelligent, data-rich diagrams. The schematic data is hosted in the A360 cloud-computing platform cloud and is referenced by Revit project models. The 3D model consisting of elements such as piping, equipment, and accessories is then developed using information defined in the schematic, such as pipe size, pipe type, valve type, and equipment IDs. As the model is developed and the schematic iterated, the user receives feedback to help ensure consistency and that design intent is maintained. Join us to see the next evolution of Autodesk design tools.
- Learn how a process and instrumentation diagram is defined in AutoCAD Plant 3D, and learn how to determine the key data to be shared
- Understand how to define a hub in the A360 environment, and how to prepare for sharing this data with other modeling tools
- See how the Revit model is associated with a hub project, and how the P&ID model interface is defined
- Examine how design data is tracked and coordinated during the modeling process
David Butts is an Autodesk Expert Elite Team member and Building Information Modeling (BIM) specialist for Gannett Fleming with over 30 years of experience in the architecture, engineering, and construction field. He is responsible for implementation, training, BIM project support, and management for engineering design applications, including Revit, AutoCAD P&ID/Plant 3D, AutoCAD MEP, Navisworks software, and more. He was an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) training manager and application engineer for an Autodesk Reseller for 13 years, providing implementation and training services across the United States, and serving as a subject matter expert for Autodesk, Inc.’s, Building Design Solutions. He has design experience for a variety of project types, and he was an Autodesk University top-rated speaker for labs and lectures in 2011 and 2016. He authored training videos for 4D Technologies through the 2018 product cycle, and he presents BIM topics for other industry associations annually.