AutoCAD Plant 3D now Included with AutoCAD

Create and edit P&IDs, 3D models, and extract piping orthographics and isometrics with industry-specific toolset for plant design.

 

Features

AutoCAD® Plant 3D software enables piping designers to more quickly lay out steel structures, model equipment, and route piping design using AutoCAD commands.

Tight integration with Vault New
Vault data management software integration enables easier interoffice project collaboration. Create the Vault project from within AutoCAD Plant 3D.

AutoCAD 360 Pro
Get essential tools for on-the-go CAD work. AutoCAD 360 Pro is the official AutoCAD mobile app that lets you take the power of AutoCAD wherever you go.

  • Create, edit, mark up, annotate, and measure CAD drawings on your mobile device.
  • View and work with the latest plans on job sites or client visits.
  • Use advanced layer management.
  • Connect to external cloud storage services like Google Drive and Box.
  • Work offline and sync changes later.

AutoCAD 360 Pro is included with your AutoCAD subscription. Simply download the free AutoCAD 360 mobile app to your device. Log in to the app with your Autodesk ID (the same ID as your AutoCAD subscription ID). You’ll be automatically upgraded to the Pro version.

Automated pipe routing
Route spec-driven piping quickly and easily. AutoCAD Plant 3D automatically adds mating flanges when needed. Semi-automated pipe routing makes piping design simpler. Branch from an elbow, and the software automatically replaces the elbow with a tee. When routing to an existing pipe, the software automatically places the branch component according to the spec-driven branch table.

Parametric equipment modeling
Quickly place equipment into the 3D model using predefined parametric models. Or create equipment using parametric components. Define equipment using standard solid shapes, and save as templates for other projects.

Structural modeling
Quickly lay out steel structures, including stairs, ladders, and railings, using standard steel sections. AutoCAD Plant 3D includes industry steel catalogs, such as AISC, CISC, and DIN.

Calculate weights and center of gravity (COG)
Calculate the center of gravity (COG) of individual piping components and combinations of components, including pipelines and piping spools, and produce COG reports. View the COG in 3D as the properties display the X, Y, and Z location, as well as the total weight of the selected components. You can edit the COG location of individual components to allow for custom parts, like extended valve operators, and produce COG reports in PDF, Excel, or HTML files.

Fixed length pipe modeling
Route fixed length pipe more easily and produce detailed material takeoffs (MTOs). AutoCAD Plant 3D supports AWWA, BPE, and other piping catalogs that typically contain fixed-length pipes.

P&ID data validation
Route piping from the P&ID, and check the 3D piping model against the P&ID. Select a piping component from the P&ID, and it goes right from the piping spec into the 3D model. Validate the 3D model against the P&ID at any time and view the difference report.

Orthographic drawings and piping isometrics
Create orthographic drawings from a model for more consistency across the drawings. The software creates piping isomterics automatically, as needed. Tools in AutoCAD Plant 3D display when you need to update an orthographic drawing due to changes in the plant model.

Import Inventor equipment models
Place simplified Inventor 3D CAD software models into AutoCAD Plant 3D models and intelligently connect piping. Update the Inventor model, as needed, and check piping connections for consistency

Bills of materials (BOMs)
Create BOM tables and linked annotations when creating orthographic drawings. Customize project-specific table formats, as needed.

System requirements for AutoCAD 2020 including Specialized Toolsets (Windows)
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 with Update KB4019990 (64-bit only)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (64-bit only)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit only) (version 1803 or higher)
Processor Basic: 2.5–2.9 GHz processor
Recommended: 3+ GHz processor
Multiple processors: Supported by the application
Memory Basic: 8 GB
Recommended: 16 GB
Display Resolution Conventional Displays:
1920 x 1080 with True ColorHigh Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64-bit systems (with capable display card)
Display Card Basic: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
Disk Space 6.0 GB
Browser Google Chrome™ (for AutoCAD web app)
Network Deployment via Deployment Wizard.The license server and all workstations that will run applications dependent on network licensing must run TCP/IP protocol.

Either Microsoft® or Novell TCP/IP protocol stacks are acceptable. Primary login on workstations may be Netware or Windows.

In addition to operating systems supported for the application, the license server will run on the Windows Server® 2016, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 editions.

Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.7 or later*DirectX11 recommended by supported OS

Additional Requirement (Windows Only)

AutoCAD Plant 3D

  • Disk Space: 8GB
  • .NET Framework Version 4.7.2
  • MS SQL Server (Express, Standard, or Enterprise edition) 2008 SP1 or newer

Autodesk Licensing Explained

Autodesk licenses are designed to make using our products easier, no matter what project you’re working on. Whether you’re in school, a small design team or a multi-national corporation; choosing the right license is an important step in getting the most out of our products. Take advantage of our free trial licenses, so you can see first-hand how our products can help you imagine, design and create a better world.Learn more about all Autodesk licensing options below or if you need help with a license you’ve already purchased, contact us at +64 9 302 4028.

 

Autodesk Licensing Options

  • Single User: For individuals or small to medium businesses requiring a specific number of users
  • Multi User: For medium to large organizations requiring many users
  • Students & educators: Prepare the next generation of architects, engineers and digital artists

 

Additional Information
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AutoCAD Plant 3D Features

P&IDs

Quick PID drafting

In-context AutoCAD® commands help make P&ID drafting easier. (video: 58 sec.) Learn more

Industry-standard symbol libraries

The Plant 3D toolset is delivered with standard symbol libraries in the tool palettes. They include PIP, ISA, ISO/DIN and JIS. Learn more

Project-standard tag and report formats

Customise tags and annotation to meet project/client standards. Create project-specific report formats. Learn more

Data validation

Quickly identify possible errors by scanning P&IDs for data consistency according to user-definable rules. Learn more

3D Modelling

Rapid plant modelling in 3D

Quickly create 3D plant models using parametric equipment modelling, structural steel libraries and project-specific piping specifications using industry-standard piping catalogues. (video: 1.26 min.) Learn more

Parametric equipment templates

Create and edit equipment using parametric templates to help you to create plant layouts faster. Learn more

Structural modelling

Layout structures, stairs and ladders and railings using industry-standard steel sections, including AISC, CISC and DIN. Learn more

Create project-specific piping specs

Customise piping specifications to meet project-specific requirements. Include industry-standard components as well as project-specific customised components. Learn more

Piping Documentation

Create and edit piping orthographic drawings

Extract piping orthographic drawings directly from the 3D model and update them as the 3D model is being updated Learn more

Automated production of piping isometrics

Create industry standard / project-standard piping isometric drawings directly from the 3D model. Learn more

Automated project-specific reporting

Define report formats for the project and automatically populate the data directly from the 3D model. Learn more

BIM model documentation

Work with other industry disciplines to create BIM models for the plant. Learn more

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