Revit and AutoCAD P&ID


When one talks about P&ID’s it normally goes together with AutoCAD Plant 3D but did you know that if you need to represent your P&ID in a Revit model it is possibe without first taking it into AutoCAD Plant 3D and then trying to export and import and convert etc. So where can we find this magic converter for our Revit model? Right inside Revit and it is called the P&ID modeler. You can access it by navigating to the Systems Tab and P&ID Collaboration panel.

revit and autocad

For this to work you first need to create your P&ID in AutoCAD Plant and then share the project to Autodesk Docs.

autocad and revit
autocad and revit

One thing to note when uploading the project to your BIM account. It will upload all the specs that are currently in the project so if you do not need them purge it.

Once the project has been uploaded, you can open Revit and start the linking process in Revit. Go to the Systems tab and select P&ID Modeler.

This will take you to the cloud location you have uploaded your P&ID to.

If you have mapped 2D P&ID symbols to 3D symbols in AutoCAD Plant 3D the process in Revit is very similar.

With the P&ID Modeler on the right side of Revit you are able to select the pipe or component and map it with a few clicks of a button. As you insert and map the components Revit keeps track of what has been inserted as well as if any changes have been made. For example if you change the tag number it will flag it so that you keep all information the same across both platforms.

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