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OpenPlant is a 2D and 3D plant design engineering software suite providing true interoperability through the use of ISO 15926 as an intrinsic data model.

Whether you're an owner-operator planning a new process manufacturing plant or managing the latest upgrade to your facility or at an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) firm working to best serve a varied client base, you have one consistent challenge: complexity. Even in "simple" brownfield projects, the following critical questions must be addressed:

  • How do you work with many others on a multidisciplinary design engineering project in an organized and efficient manner?
  • What ensures that you are sharing trustworthy information at the right time and in the right format?
  • How do you control costs and schedules without compromising safety?
  • Is there a way to incorporate lifetime operational issues early into the design engineering process?

OpenPlant is a software suite providing true interoperability for 2D and 3D plant design engineering through integration of the ISO 15926 standard (Are You Ready for ISO 15926?) as an intrinsic data model. Its open schema also provides interoperability with any other design system using ISO 15926, as well as ProjectWise and AssetWise for true plant lifecycle management.

OpenPlant shares design information for small projects and, working with ProjectWise, can help you manage multi-billion dollar engineering design projects with global design teams. Using ISO 15926 and Bentley's i-model containers for distribution and review, OpenPlant's ability to support reviews early in the design cycle saves time and money but, more importantly, improves the safety of the plants during construction and operations.

Products in the OpenPlant Suite

Bentley OpenPlant PowerPID V8i is the only full Plant and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) software that's easy to use, has powerful functionality, and is based on the open ISO 15926 standard. Since it doesn't require a CAD set, it's affordable and easy to maintain and operate. OpenPlant PowerPID heralds a new era in plant design productivity and value.

Bentley OpenPlant Modeler V8i, the first 3D CAD plant modeling software based on ISO 15926, is both more versatile and productive than any existing “3D piping” application, with electrical and HVAC components at your fingertips. OpenPlant Modeler V8i supports plant design project workflows for engineering, tracking, and management at the component level (“data-centric design”), while concurrently also accepting and producing conventional (“file-based design”) work packaging. 

Bentley OpenPlant ModelServer V8i provides management of components on a ProjectWise V8i server for distributed team collaboration. OpenPlant ModelServer V8i provides dynamic, secure, and distributed model management to support geographically diverse design teams. 

Bentley OpenPlant Isometrics Manager V8i extracts isometric information in a neutral format so it can be easily maintained, modified, and tracked independently of design systems. As the standalone application doesn't require a CAD or modeling license, non-designer team members can quickly and affordably manage isometrics created from pipe models originating in OpenPlant and AutoPLANT.

Bentley OpenPlant Orthographics Manager V8i automates the extraction and production of high-quality general arrangement plant drawings from a 3D model, saving EPCs and owner-operators time and money.

ProjectWise PDx Dynamic Review Service rescues PDS project data and brings it into the 21st century via the open ISO 15926 format managed in ProjectWise, facilitating reviews at lower desktop access costs and saving administration time through automation services.