AutoCAD Plant 3D®

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
System requirements:
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.

Quick P&ID drafting
Use in-context AutoCAD commands to make P&ID drafting easier.
Data validation

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

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.

Structural modeling

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

Project-specific piping specs

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

Parametric equipment templates

Create and edit equipment using parametric templates to help you build 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.

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AutoCAD Plant 3D

AutoCAD System Requirements

Operating System

64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 11 and Windows 10 version 1809 or above.

Processor

Basic: 2.5–2.9 GHz processor (base) ARM Processors are not supported.
Recommended: 3+ GHz processor (base), 4+ GHz (turbo)

Memory

Basic: 8 GB
Recommended: 16 GB

Display Resolution

Conventional Displays:
1920 x 1080 with True Color

High 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 12 compliant

Disk space

10.0 GB (suggested SSD)

Pointing Device

MS-Mouse compliant

.NET Framework

.NET Framework version 4.8 or later

Additional Requirements for Toolset (Windows Only)

AutoCAD Plant 3D

Disk Space: 12GB
Memory (recommended for 3D modeling): 32GB