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PlantSpecDriven lifts the workflow from Autodesk® AutoCAD® P&ID to 3D to a new level unknown to P&ID or Autodesk® AutoCAD® Plant 3D users. It not only speeds up the transition from P&ID to 3D, but checks for inconsistencies along the way keeping you informed about the status of your project..


How it works in P&ID?

In your P&ID drawing, you draw your lines and assign spec and size to them. If you now insert a P&ID symbol, PlantSpecDriven will search for suitable catalog data in the given spec, size and other filter criteria. If only one suitable catalog data is found, the catalog data will be assigned automatically. If multiple possible candidates are found the user has to select one catalog dataset.


Optional flanges can be inserted automatically as P&ID symbols with catalog data, but it doesn’t stop here.

As another option, PlantSpecdriven can also add so-called Not-Placed-Objects or NPOs to the P&ID Symbols. This function allows adding gaskets, collars, bolts among others. These objects are of course not visible in the P&ID drawing but will be stored in the database, further complementing the Bill of Material.


Changes to spec and/or size will check and update the assigned catalog data where necessary. Part of this process is a feature called AttributeFlow. This feature propagates spec and size to connected lines factoring in various criteria when to stop the AttributeFlow.


All that leads to the possibility to create a Bill of Materials from your P&ID symbols incl. attached Fastener-like objects and their catalog data.

Some customers even go so far as to insert P&ID symbols like couplings, nipples and tees in their drawings to create a Bill of Material which is actually used for the procurement process of the project.

Since you can also use PlantSpecDriven for P&ID only this gives you a pretty accurate estimation of your project costs.

Of course, you can define which properties data from your spec you want to see in your P&ID symbols.

Assigning catalog data to a P&ID Symbol can also change the symbol if needed.


How it works in 3D?

From the PlantSpecDriven tree shown above you route your lines and insert the P&ID symbols in 3D. Simply right-click on a line or a symbol and use Insert. The tree shows a colored circle in-front of the text informing you about the status of an object.

You can also use the status to filter the tree:

Inconsistencies can be shown just for one object, but also for the whole project. In addition, you can filter the tree for any inconsistencies.

Besides checks, like Tag or Catalog data between P&ID and 3D you can define your own checks of what you would like to have checked between P&ID and 3D.

You can define what inconsistency is and what inconsistency is not. In addition, you can also define what type of “repair” function is allowed for resolving an inconsistency. For example, if the Tag in P&ID and 3D differs, you probably want to be able to copy the Tag from P&ID to your 3D drawing or vice versa. But if your workflow is rigorously from P&ID to 3D you may allow copying from P&ID to 3D only.

PlantSpecDriven is needed for each P&ID and Plant 3D license because it is running constantly in the background.

This is 14 days Trial version.


Note: This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer). 


The trial version is limited to 14 days. There are no functional limitations.


版本, 2023/12/11
- New: Improved text information in Progress Panels when downloading, checking out/in, or removing PlantTool files (PT-2486) - New: Updated PlantSpecDriven documentation with new Project examples with metric, imperial and mixed-metric projects (PT-2599) - New: Handling AttributeFlow tasks from Task List for Collaboration Projects (PT-2595) - New: Warning dialog when using PlantTools with Collaboration projects with AutoCAD Plant 3D 2022 or lower (PT-2573) - New: No need to insert 3D Reducers separately, because they will be automatically inserted and linked with the P&ID Reducers (PT-2519) - New: No need to insert 3D Tees separately, because they will be automatically inserted and linked with the P&ID Tees (PT-2574) - New: 'Zooming on Object' in active drawing (PT-1999) - New: Avoid opening P&ID drawings when routing/inserting from PlantSpecDriven tree (PT-1320) - New: Using last selected Symbol from the SymbolsPalette or Symbols Palette when using Space/Return (PT-2522) - New: On 'Zoom onto 3D object' called from PipeLineSegment node shows all linked objects (PT-2527) - New: Considering Mixed-Metric projects in P&ID when Assigning Catalog Data with PlantSpecDriven (PT-2260) - New: Link/Unlink Pipe Line Group from P&ID to 3D (PT-2157) - New: Allow multi-select to execute Update Types for multiple inconsistencies (PT-2212) - New: Store/Restore Filter and Sorting for current project in Inconsistency Palette (PT-2523) - New: Add 'Expand All', 'Collapse All' to PlantSpecDriven tree nodes context menu (PT-2524) - New: Show only port columns that are needed for the part in Assign Catalog Part Selector dialog (PT-2547) - New: Localized column names Assign Catalog Part Selector dialog (PT-2548) - New: Show nominal display string (4 1/2") instead of the nominal value (4.5) inside Assign Catalog Part Selector dialog (PT-2546) - New: Mapping P&ID PipeLine properties to Elbows too while routing (PT-173) - New: Do not Check In/Out/Download PlantTools files when using Vault projects (PT-2749) - New: Workspace change restores PlantTools Palettes visibility again (PT-3095) - Change: 3D Nozzles sometimes couldn't get linked to their P&ID counter parts (PT-2571) - Change: Replace WinForm grid with DevX in PlantSpecDriven Inconsistency Palette (PT-2211) - Change: Keep 'Link with 3D object' active if line segment is already linked (PT-2525) - Change: Move Class Images for PlantSpecDriven tree into resources (PT-775) - Change: Changed option texts for Update Types in Wizard (PT-2340) - Change: Change texts in context menu of the Inconsistency palette (PT-2341) - Change: AttributeFlow runs for connected lines if it is disabled (PT-2624) - Bug fix: Property Mismatch dialog shows wrong property name (PT-2625) - Bug fix: Info texts are missing in dialog to set expressions for Fasteners (PT-2611) - Bug fix: Fastener Label on Page 14 of the Wizard isn't localized (PT-2614) - Bug fix: Deleting a segment breaker doesn't trigger the AttributeFlow down the line (PT-2626) - Bug fix: Problem with AutoPipe if class name and symbol name are different (PT-2603) - Bug fix: Handle line segments which have a 'Gap' when inserting InlineAssets (PT-2288) - Bug fix: Error Dialog #00918 when using Assign Tag on a line segment with a Gap (PT-2521) - Bug fix: Error when inserting a reducer from PlantSpecDriven tree into 3D (PT-2483) - Bug fix: Error #00855 when copying values into drawings (PT-2526) - Bug fix: Function to remove duplicate ACPlantTools folder from MISC database (PT-2461)



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