AutoCAD Plant 3D

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

AutoCAD Plant 3D features


Video: P&ID ease of use

Quick PID drafting

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

Industry-standard symbols delivered with product

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.

Standardize tag and annotation formats

Project-standard tag and report formats

Customize tags and annotation to meet project/client standards. Create project-specific report formats.

Quickly identify data inconsistency

Data validation

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

3D modeling

Video: 3D piping modeling ease of use

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. (video: 1:26 min.)

Fast equipment modeling using templates

Parametric equipment templates

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

Fast structural modeling using standard steel sections

Structural modeling

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

Quickly create and edit piping specs

Create project-specific piping specs

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

Piping documentation

Create piping orthographic drawings

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.

Quickly create piping isometric drawings

Automated production of piping isometrics

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

Produce project reports to customer formats

Automated project-specific reporting

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

Collaborate with other discipline designers

BIM model documentation

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