AutoPLANT V8i is the leading process plant design software suite providing modern 3D functionality on top of AutoCAD to help you more quickly design process plant enginnering solutions.
AutoPLANT Piping V8i gives you spec-driven 3D piping design with advanced routing and editing features. Built on powerful, object-oriented technology, it is easy to use and customize, allowing you to interactively route and place piping components in an intelligent 3D environment.
AutoPLANT Piping architecture takes advantage of the latest AutoCAD technology to produce intelligent, three-dimensional production models under demanding deadline constraints.
AutoPLANT Piping includes hundreds of catalogs representing either industry standards (including ANSI and ASME) or manufacturer-specific components (such as Crane and Ladish). Components selected from the specification and placed in a design model are parametric objects with a high degree of intelligence.
Component and drawing controlled data is dynamically linked to an external project database. The database information can be used to generate reports or to globally manipulate and revise the descriptive component data. AutoPLANT Piping supports the creation of orthographic drawings (plans, elevations, and sections), using paper space view ports and exporting 3D model data to produce finished drawings. The Import/Export feature supports output to ISOGEN or AutoPLANT Isometrics.
AutoPLANT and Navigator
Bentley Navigator supports a tightly integrated project environment. The ability to distribute early 3D models to multiple stakeholders, have those team members dynamically mark up edits, changes, and so on, and feed that information back to the designer in an accurate and timely manner is critical to project success. Because Bentley’s models are intelligent, all tag information is shared between the two applications, so Bentley Navigator users can select a component and see all details the designer has defined. Reviewers can use Bentley Navigator to mark up a model and send comments directly back to the designer to review in AutoPLANT Piping – providing an extra level of design review and an increase in project speed and accuracy.
Designers gain an added advantage with AutoPLANT Piping and Navigator. They can sync an AutoPLANT Piping view to Navigator to see piping within the context of the full plant model, finding and resolving more clashes and optimizing layout to save time and money during construction.
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