AutoPLANT : 3D Plant Design and Modeling Software

Quickly create intelligent, 3D process plant designs and models with AutoPLANT Modeler. Save time with a tightly integrated, AutoCAD-based application for designing piping, equipment, and raceways.

AutoPLANT Modeler V8i is a spec-driven, advanced 3D plant design and modeling application. AutoPLANT Modeler combines the tools to create intelligent piping, equipment, raceways, and isometrics in one tightly integrated suite of applications. It is easy to use, customize, and administer, providing interactive routing and placement in an intelligent 3D multi-discipline environment.

Conduct 3D interference analysis

​Increase accuracy with automatic clash detection across 3D piping, structure, equipment, electrical, and HVAC. Use Bentley Navigator to review clash detection and solve clashes prior to construction.

Design a 3D plant physical model

Provide accuracy and speed that reduces time to construction and eliminates field rework with 3D models. You can use these models for executing greenfield projects, retrofitting designs, and visualizing existing facilities.​

Generate plant project deliverables

​​Automatically generate detailed drawings with configurable bills of material, eliminating manual take-offs. Generate reports for pipe, support, equipment, and instrument lists.

Manage plant design data

​​Seamlessly integrate with other plant design management applications via project databases. Use a database environment for plant design data across the project team.

Manage plant project documents and deliverables

Efficiently manage plant design data and deliverables including isometrics, orthographics, piping and instrumentation diagrams, 3D models, and construction deliverables. Share documents across the project team using ProjectWise.​

Perform collaborative plant engineering

Interoperability ensures plant design data and construction deliverables are available anytime for project team members to quickly find, share, and use. The collaborative environment allows users to check out model components, make updates, and check them in.

AutoPLANT V8i

3D Plant Design and Modeling Software

Improve your plant design process with the advanced 3D design and modeling of AutoPLANT Modeler. Increase efficiency with a tightly integrated set of tools to design intelligent piping, equipment, and raceways. Save time and money with industry proven software that increases collaboration across your project design team.

Increase productivity and the quality of your process plant designs by using AutoPLANT Modeler to:

  1. Save time with a single streamlined application with comprehensive functionality including building models and creating accurate isometrics
  2. Reduce the cost of project collaboration by integrating with other Bentley plant design and data management applications via shared plant project databases
  3. Lower project risk with mature, industry-proven software that offers leading design component libraries and the latest AutoCAD technology
  4. Ensure information mobility with integrity through ProjectWise integration, which supports data sharing among stakeholders
  5. Save money on scalable software that is designed to grow as you grow and can stand alone or be used on large, distributed projects
  6. Execute design reviews, resolve clashes, and optimize layouts faster within the context of the full plant model using Bentley Navigator integration

Advantages

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3D Modeling Enhances Quality and Productivity

AutoPLANT Modeler models intelligent plant components in a powerful 3D environment. Piping components, equipment, raceways, and drawing-controlled data are dynamically linked to a shared project database, minimizing errors and rework. The shared connection to the project database can be used to modify and revise the component data or generate project reports and deliverables. Component placement is intuitive, and common repetitive tasks are automated. Whether placing piping or raceways in congested plant areas or creating parametric equipment spaced over large areas, automatic placement and orientation maximize productivity. The AutoPLANT suite has always been easy to administer and operate, with Project Administrator and other tools that make creating and configuring projects easy and fas

02

2D Orthographic Drawings

AutoPLANT Modeler produces 2D orthographic drawings with options including single- or double-line with visible centerlines. AutoPLANT Modeler supports the creation of orthographic drawings using paper-space viewports and the export of 3D model data to produce finished drawings. The Drawing Flattener tool produces flat, two-dimensional drawings including elevations, plans, and sections from the 3D model.

03

Automatic Piping Isometrics with OpenPlant Isometrics Manager

AutoPLANT Modeler is fully integrated with Bentley OpenPlant Isometrics Manager V8i. This enables engineers or other supporting project personnel to automatically create isometric drawings with dimensional, annotation, and title block data in RealDWG format. By managing isometric production through project based rules, the software provides users with a way to easily generate isometrics from within AutoPLANT Modeler or directly from the project database using a simplified interface. The isometric produced by OpenPlant Isometrics Manager is intelligent, including both graphics and associated piping data. This allows users to search and query data within these documents without having direct access to the piping model. Integration with ProjectWise allows finalized isometrics to be posted directly to the document repository with automatic version contro

04

AutoPLANT and Bentley Navigator Leverage Dynamic Collaboration for Improved Results

Bentley Navigator allows viewing, analyzing, and augmenting of data in a tightly integrated project environment. Reviewers can use Bentley Navigator to mark up a model and send comments directly back to the designer to review in AutoPLANT Modeler – providing increased accuracy and speed in the design review cycle. Designers gain an added advantage by syncing an AutoPLANT Modeler view with Bentley Navigator to see piping, equipment, and raceway components within the context of the full plant model. This enables them to find and resolve more clashes and optimize layout to save time and money during construction.

05

Software Integration Provides Information Mobility

AutoPLANT Modeler works seamlessly with other Bentley plant design and data management applications via the shared plant project database. The 3D piping model can be integrated with 2D data using Bentley Datasheets, Bentley OpenPlant Power PID, Bentley Data Manager, or Bentley Instrumentation and Wiring. Powerful validation tools verify the consistency and completeness of the piping design and the PID. Integration of the Bentley plant project database with plant and business systems makes the most of valuable information investments. AutoPLANT Modeler can be integrated with Bentley ProjectWise V8i to ensure information mobility with integrity.

06

Automatic Documentation Generation

You can generate reports and other documentation automatically, based on the content of your designs. This includes bills of material, purchase order lists, job costing analyses, wire lists, wire labels, terminal plans, cable diagrams, and more.

07

Comprehensive Parts Database

An integrated parts database allows you to associate the components in your control system design with extensive parts information. Parts database files are available for many leading equipment manufacturers, eliminating the need to enter this data manually.

08

Multi-discipline Solution

The drawing modes available in autoplant allow you to include electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, wiring diagram and panel layout drawings in the same project and even on the same page. The same item can be referenced in different drawing modes.

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Compatible with Other Bentley Products

promise is well integrated with ProjectWise to provide document control for individual promise drawings. promise can share information with AutoPLANT, including parts data, tags, and attributes. The functionality of MicroStation is directly integrated into the product so an addition CAD platform is not required unless using the AutoCAD version of promise.

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Full Training Facilities Across UK

Expert training such as that offered by CADserve is a proven way to ignificantly lower the cost of implementing and upgrading technology, dramatically decreasing recurring expenses and substantially improving your return on technology investments.

CADserve training centers are fully equipped with individualized workstations for each student and our professional training materials are manufacturers certified.