AutoPLANT Piping architecture takes advantage of the latest AutoCAD technology to produce intelligent, three-dimensional production models under demanding deadline constraints.
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 a piping component format (PCF) for input to Alias Limited’s ISOGEN software for the automatic generation of ISOGEN isometrics. Drawing Flattener produces flat, two-dimensional drawings including elevations, plans and sections from the 3D model. Suitable for fast edits on construction drawings.
AutoPLANT utilizes a “spec driven” design approach, which maximizes quality by ensuring compliance with applicable design criteria. Active database links ensure correlation between the graphical and descriptive data in the model.
AutoPLANT includes hundreds of catalogs representing either dimensional standards or
manufacturer specific components. These catalogs include hundreds of thousands of items used to
create specific specifications for your project requirements. Components placed in a design model are parametric objects with a high degree of intelligence.
Component placement in AutoPLANT Piping is an intuitive process used to automate common tasks. Whether placing adjacent piping and components in congested plant areas, or routing over large areas, automated component placement and orientation options reflect standard design conventions and maximize productivity.
AutoPLANT is designed with the realities of the typical project in mind. Sections of piping can be edited to change the size or specification. Commonly used assemblies can be saved and inserted in other models or on other projects.
AutoPLANT works seamlessly with other Bentley design and information management technologies. The 3D piping model is automatically integrated with the schematic information entered using Bentley Datasheets, P&ID, or Instrumentation. Powerful creation and checking tools verify the consistency and completeness of the piping design. The Bentley plant project database can also be integrated with your plant and business systems to make the most of your valuable information investments.