AutoCAD's industry-specific toolset for plant design

Create and edit P&ID’s, 3D models, and extract piping orthographics and isometrics with AutoCAD Plant 3D software

Toolset Overview

Summary

With the Plant 3D toolset, you can:

  • Collaborate securely in a cloud-based common data environment
  • Speed up and automate P&ID drafting and 3D modeling with in-context commands
  • Automatically create piping isometric drawings directly from the 3D model
Plant designed with the Plant 3D toolset

Workflows

See how the specialized toolsets included with AutoCAD can save you valuable time.

Plant 3D toolset + Revit + Navisworks + InfraWorks

Use Plant 3D in the AEC Collection for spec-driven design, analysis, and construction-ready isometrics. 

Plant 3D toolset + BIM 360 Design

Plant designers use BIM 360 Design to collaborate across project teams in a cloud-based common data environment.

Autodesk AEC Collection

Streamline your workflows with Plant 3D, Civil 3D, InfraWorks, Revit, and other BIM software and tools.

Features

Collaboration & P&ID’s

Collaboration for Plant 3D

Collaborate on plant design models across project teams and maintain compliance requirements—all in a cloud-based common data environment.

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.

Data validation

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

Quick P&ID drafting

In-context AutoCAD® commands help make P&ID drafting easier.

3D Modeling

Rapid plant modeling in 3D

Quickly create 3D plant models using parametric equipment modeling, structural steel libraries, and project-specific piping specifications using industry standard piping catalogs.

Create project-specific piping specs

Customize piping specifications to meet project-specific requirements. Include industry-standard components as well as customized components.

Structural modeling

Lay out structures, stairs, ladders, and railings using industry-standard steel sections including AISC, CISC, and DIN.

Parametric equipment templates

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

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.

Automated production of piping isometrics

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

Automated project-specific reporting

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

BIM model documentation

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

The Micrographics Advantage

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Integrate Business Systems

We develop data sharing solutions to improve and speed up the communication between CAD & business management technologies.

Optimize Business Processes

We do unique assessments of our clients, enabling them to address workflow challenges, identify opportunities & achieve objectives.

Leverage the Power of BIM

By understanding BIM philosophies we can develop & implement BIM solutions for any project or establish BIM standards for any company.

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