AutoCAD® Plant 3D stores all of the data for your P&ID’s and 3D Models in a live SQL database running in the background. The Data Manager in Plant 3D lets you see all of this intelligent information in a user-friendly interface, enabling you to modify the data as needed. There are also tools for exporting and importing the data utilizing Excel, plus additional tools for configuring how you view the data and what specific data you would like to export or import. Setting up these configurations will enable users to maintain accuracy while lessening the chance of error within the information used in your project reports and bill of materials.
Most people who have done any customization in Plant 3D are familiar with creating Class Properties in the project, but what if you want to pass preset information from the Spec into those Class Properties? Though it may feel like it’s a bit time consuming to populate in the Spec, it is not that difficult to do, and in reality, it does not take that long either. Plus, once it is set up, it can be passed from project to project when you use the "Copy Project" function. You can use that information in custom tags, annotations, BOM's, Iso's, Reports, or anywhere in the software that you use any out-of-box properties.