Win32 and 64, English

auxalia GmbH
PlantCenter is a tool that provides a central location for launching Autodesk® AutoCAD® Plant 3D projects as well as PlantDataManager and PlantReporter.

General Usage Instructions

PlantCenter is the central application for starting the other PlantTools like PlantReporter or PlantDataManager as well as starting AutoCAD Plant 3D. It also can use installed viewers.

You start the PlantCenter user interface with the icon from your desktop.

Online documentation can be found here.




PlantCenter will be installed like any other windows application. PlantCenter will be installed for all users of the machine. An Autodesk product is not required.

Additional Information

Online documentation can be found here.

Known Issues

There are no known issues as of now. Bugs which are reported are fixed ASAP and a new release will be published.


Company Name: auxalia GmbH
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Version History

Version Number Version Description

- New: Disregard unsupported AutoCAD Versions (PT-3467)

- Change: Because of compatibility reasons, PlantCenter must be updated as well

New: Adapted PlantTools for AutoCAD Plant 3D 2024 (PT-2112) New: Automatically reload project if PlantCenter wants to restart after choosing a different AutoCAD version (PT-2284) Change: Updated to DevExpress 22.2.5 for all PlantTools (PT-2121) Change: Log file isn't written in the correct path (PT-2141) Bug fix: Opening projects less then version 2018 ends in endless loop of restarts (PT-1755) Bug fix: Error when trying to open PlantReporter through PlantCenter (PT-2266)

New: New Update Installer (PT-1714) Bug fix: Duplicate project folder names in MRU (most recently used) list causes an error (PT-1753)

New: Show info dialog if installed PlantTools doesn't have required minimum version (PT-1441) New: Global Language Setting for all PlantTools (PT-1417)

New: Support for AutoCAD® Plant 3D 2022 (PT-1022) New: auxaliaLicenseManager automatically runs "Check for Updates..." (PT-160) New: Introducing DevExpress styles to change main UI for example to dark mode (PT-493) Change: Updated to DevExpress 20.2.6 (PT-1038) Change: No support for AutoCAD P&ID 2016/2017 and AutoCAD Plant 3D 2016/2017 (PT-1030) Change: Changed Trial Period from 30 to 14 days (PT-975) Change: More informative licensing dialogs Change: Replacing standard Windows Message boxes with our own dialogs (PT-741) Change: Implemented F1 to open our own browser

New: Support for AutoCAD® Plant 3D 2021

Change: New program icons and ribbon images

Bug fix: Added dependency: "Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015" when installing the PlantTool

New: Support for AutoCAD® Plant 3D 2020 New: Auto-Restart PC when project version doesn't match the version setting in PC

New: Support for AutoCAD® Plant 3D 2019

New: Support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Plant 3D® 2018

New: Borrowing of network licenses Bug fix: Automatically install "Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015" package during setup/update in case is not installed. The package is needed in case no AutoCAD P&ID/Plant 3D 2017 is installed.

Change: Autodesk changed API between Beta and Final release of AutoCAD® P&ID/Plant 3D® 2017 which caused errors

Bug fix: Update needed due to a new PnPDataObjects.dll in SP1 for AutoCAD® P&ID® 2016 and AutoCAD® Plant 3D® 2016

New: Support for AutoCAD® P&ID/AutoCAD® Plant 3D® 2016

Changed: PlantTool is ready for Autodesk Exchange Apps. The PlantTool's icon will be on your Desktop

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