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.
Dynamic 3D Solutions is a full-service design firm specializing in industrial plant design, 3D laser scanning, and 3D modeling services. They had a client in need of help on a large construction project, which involved installing a new storage tank and piping system to optimize maintenance access to the tank. The project had a tight schedule during a critical plant shutdown period leaving no room for error. The delivery had to be accurate and efficient.
On any given project, you may want to divide equipment and piping into separate drawings. While AutoCAD® Plant 3D allows connections between drawings, it is helpful to know the differences in the behavior of connections. When everything is combined, you can connect pipe to equipment or equipment to pipe using all of the controls provided. When pipe or equipment is moved, the connections are automatically maintained.