Plant Engineering

PLANT DESIGN AND ENGINEERING

CADSTUDIO offers software solutions and professional services to optimize process-controlled plant design and engineering. Its customer base includes global and international companies.

Plant design and engineering is a very consulting-intensive industrial sector. In order to realize consulting projects, a high level of know-how on individual work processes and regional and international requirements is very important. Over the years, customer requirements on the efficiency of their processes, especially in plant engineering, have steadily increased. Requirements that can only be partially realized with standard software. Against this background, CADSTUDIO has developed its own tools, the CADSTUDIO PlantTools, to be able to use Autodesk Plant Solutions products even more efficiently. In addition to that the own development department offers the possibility to implement individual solutions according to the customer’s requests.

Susanne Nell, Head of CADSTUDIO’s Plant Group, explains what CADSTUDIO offers in the area of plant design and engineering.

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PlantTools help our firm maximize the potential of AutoCAD P&ID/ Plant3D. With their data-extension, reporting, and automation capabilities, nearly any new idea or concept can be realized. PlantTools personalized customer support is also second to none.

CRAIG WOOD, CRB CONSULTANTS, KANSAS CITY, USA

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Our corporate claim highlights our ability to translate state-of-the-art technology into profitable plants, laying the groundwork for our clients‘ commercial success. Due to our high requirements CADSTUDIO developed a new PlantTool especially for our company: PlantSpecDriven! We also use all other PlantTools in a very efficient way. We registered 25 % time-savings in our 3D piping and the error rate dropped to a minimum. We are very satisfied with the PlantTools, life is a lot easier in our daily work.

GERHARD KAIPER, SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER AND CAD-SYSTEM-ADMINISTRATOR,
VOGELBUSCH BIOCOMMODITIES, AUSTRIA

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The reason why we decided to take PlantTools into use was because of the fact that the “out of the box” Autodesk product did not have all functionality included that we need. Especially PlantLink saves us a lot of daily engineering time.

THOMAS MARD, CAD OPERATIONAL MANAGER, WÄRTSILÄ FINLAND

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I’m using the PlantTools (mainly the PlantExpresstools and PlantSync) because it is so easy to make selection lists and to get changes into existing projects that have to be changed with a short down time. Just create a selection list and import it into P&ID or Plant3D within seconds. Changes of settings and symbols can be done outside a live project and easy synchronised with the desired projects. The downtime of the projects is just seconds and multiple destination projects are possible. I’m saving a lot of time, and time is money!

DINANT WEENK, PROJECT ENGINEER AND CONSULTANT AT WEENK ENGINEERING, THE NETHERLANDS

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I’m a new user of PlantTools for AutoCAD P&ID. I’m using PlantExpressTools mainly because of the assembly feature when tagging components. Great feature and I’m amazed why Autodesk didn’t include this feature. Good job CADSTUDIO!

JESPER DAVIDSON, PROJECT ENGINEER, WEISS WORLD CLASS GREEN ENERGY SOLUTIONS

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In our work flow process, the PlantTools provides a bridge of the P&ID data to the Engineers. We’ve customized the P&ID program to include additional data for our reports, including line lists, valve lists, equipment and Instrumentation lists, etc. With the use of the PlantDataManager, the Engineer has the ability to fill in all the necessary data values and the CAD tech imports the information (data) back into the P&IDs using the Import tool of the Add-on in Autodesk P&ID. This process saves us time and money and assures the final lists that are generated are accurate and correct.

PAUL PETERS, CAD MANAGER/SENIOR MECHANICAL DESIGNER UNITEL TECHNOLOGIES, USA

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We love PlantLink because of it’s unlimited possibilities to link to external and internal data sources. We highly missed this option in our daily work till we detected PlantLink. CADSTUDIO provides an awesome support and constantly implements new functionality into the PlantTools. CADSTUDIO also responds quickly and flexibly to client requests.

HERMANN SEMLITSCH, ENERGY GROUP CAD ADMINISTRATOR, OVIVO AQUA AUSTRIA GMBH, AUSTRIA

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PlantDataManager has the huge advantage that multiple users can update data at the same time without being forced to learn AutoCAD. PlantReporter exports data to lists just as we need them and a million times better than standard AutoCAD P&ID.”

ULLA FREDERIKSON, TECHNICAL DESIGNER – 3D/CADCOORDINATOR, KRÜGER, A VEOLIA WATER SOLUTIONS & TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY, DENMARK

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Updating the tags and takeover rules is one of PlantExpressTools’ many features, which is always helpful if the customer or project manager changes e.g. the pipe numbering during the ongoing project. Without the PlantExpressTools, I would have had to start a new P&ID project more often.

IRENE KÜTZ, INTHERMA INDUSTRIELLE FEUERUNGSANLAGEN GBMH, GERMANY

CADSTUDIO PlantTools

PlantTools are a set of applications and utilities specifically designed to enhance the workflowand functionality of the Autodesk Plant Solutions products, AutoCAD P&ID and AutoCAD Plant 3D. As CAD STUDIO ABCOM GMBH’s training and consulting services have enabled us to be close to customers using Autodesk Plant Solutions, PlantTools originated and have been developed from the real life needs of plant customers from a variety of plant industries.

CADSTUDIO AT AU 2018 IN LAS VEGAS

In this video you can see impressions of the Autodesk University 2018 in Las Vegas. Furthermore an interview with PlantTools customer Craig Wood from CRB CONSULTANTS.

PLANTTOOLS AT A GLANCE

PlantTools can

  • Create and compare versions and revisions of reports, lists and datasheets
  • Run clash detection within AutoCAD Plant 3D
  • Edit data outside of AutoCAD Plant 3D
  • Log and review changes in your data
  • Attach external data sources
  • Improve dataflow in P&ID drawings
  • Control AutoCAD properties like layer or color
  • Calculate properties
  • Improve symbol and properties palettes

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  • Extend “Assign Tag” dialog

  • Synchronize, copy or rename projects

  • Ex- and import project setup

  • Create lists within P&ID

  • Update selection lists

  • Use assemblies within P&ID drawings

  • Export drawings with standard AutoCAD objects

  • Connect P&ID with 3D drawing (spec-driven) with real-time overview

PlantTools

PlantCenter

PlantCenter is a tool that provides a central location for launching AutoCAD P&ID and AutoCAD Plant 3D projects as well as PlantDataManager and PlantReporter. PlantCenter also allows users to launch DWG TrueView from the central project interface, which will enable users to view plant project drawings.

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PlantDataManager

PlantDataManager was developed so that customers could have access to plant project data without having AutoCAD P&ID and/or AutoCAD Plant 3D installed on their computers. Users of PlantDataManager can modify plant project data or add non-placed objects and data and link those to external databases to plant project objects or calculate data.

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PlantLink

AutoCAD P&ID and AutoCAD Plant 3D provide a flexible and convenient project database out of the box. PlantLink significantly extends the use of data with your plant project data by enabling linking to external and internal data sources with flexible and configurable unidirectional and/or bidirectional live links. PlantLink can modify AutoCAD Properties like layer or color as well. PlantLink enables customers to tremendously improve the data flow within their P&ID drawings to further become more productive and reduce errors.

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PlantSync

For any organization with graphical and data standards, the ability to easily synchronize AutoCAD P&ID and AutoCAD Plant 3D project configurations is essential to an efficient design operation. PlantSync enables project administrators to maintain standards in a single “template project” and update one or many live projects quickly and easily.

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PlantClashDetection

With 3D modeling the need to locate and resolve clashes between objects is essential. Our PlantClashDetection Tool enables users to analyze clashes between model and xref objects from within AutoCAD Plant3D without the use of Autodesk Navisworks.

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PlantExpressTools

PlantExpressTools are a collection of CAD-related functions as well as project administration features. Since the list gets longer with every version, you will get a full overview at the product’s page.

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PlantReporter

The ability to create and manage reports from AutoCAD P&ID and AutoCAD Plant 3D is a powerful tool for data intensive workflows. PlantReporter extends and enhances reporting capabilities by both enabling reporting of plant project data without Autodesk products and by providing additional configurability. You can also create a group of projects and create reports from them. PlantReporter can create reports from other data sources or a group of them giving you the ultimate reporting tool. PlantReporter can also create versions and revisions of reports/lists, which can be compared to see changes in your data.

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PlantSpecDriven

PlantSpecDriven allows you to assign catalog data from your AutoCAD Plant 3D specs to your P&ID Symbols. This enables you to create Bill of Materials already from your P&ID drawings. In a second phase you can insert the P&ID symbols with the assigned data into your AutoCAD Plant 3D drawings. During this process PlantSpecDriven checks for inconsistencies between P&ID and 3D. You can also link equipment and nozzles and have them checked for inconsistencies.

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Product Video PlantTools

CADSTUDIO Product Manager Carsten Beinecke, Autodesk Expert Elite, strongly recommended for his high level expertise in plant engineering. In this video he gives an overview of the CADSTUDIO PlantTools.

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY:

Custom-made solutions for Vogelbusch Biocommodities GmbH
A company can only achieve the maximum value out of there software, if solutions for Plant engineering are adjusted to their requirements. Therefore Vogelbusch Biocommodities GmbH relied on the advice of CADSTUDIO and combined the Autodesk Plant Design Suite with CADSTUDIO’s PlantTools. Read in this customer success story how this customized package is helping to avoid mistakes and save time in the client’s daily work.

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CADSTUDIO COMPETENCE PLANT DESIGN AND ENGINEERING

Seminars

From our Customer Assessment, our standard implementation to basic and advanced trainings and individual project support, CADSTUDIO experts accompany you with your individual requirements. There are regular trainings for beginners, advanced and experienced users.

IMPLEMENTATION BROCHURE

Consulting

Standard software products are made for the global market. AutoCAD Plant 3D is an easy to use and very powerful software solution from Autodesk but underestimated however, is the configuration of a reference project that is needed to generate all future projects and 3D piping models. Many companies have requirements for their software that go far beyond the standard configuration. In the order to realize company-specific adjustments, optimization of processes or enhancements of functionality, CADSTUDIO offers many years of know-how to achieve this goal through its consulting services.

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Support

Solving application problems is often very time-consuming. A professional and easily accessible support with short reaction times is a great help and relief. As a premium retailer, we have a competent support team of plant engineering experts. A hotline support contract with CADSTUDIO is the easiest way to benefit from this expertise.

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