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Autodesk Plant Design Suite Fundamentals

Course Description

Course Length = 5 days

CPC PDH Credits = 35

Learn how to use the AutoCAD® P&ID, AutoCAD® Plant 3D, and Autodesk® Navisworks® software products to complete a plant design project. This course includes five sections comprised of lessons, exercises, and review questions. The training course provides a comprehensive overview that includes all common workflows for plant design plus a focus on project setup and administration.

Training Objectives

  • Introduction to AutoCAD Plant 3D
  • Using AutoCAD P&ID
  • Using Navisworks
  • Setting up and administering a Plant project

Course Outline

Introduction to AutoCAD Plant 3D

  • Working in a Project
  • Opening a Drawing
  • Exploring the User Interface
  • Managing Layers and Colors


  • Creating a New Drawing
  • Equipment and Nozzles
  • Piping
  • Instruments and Instrument Lines
  • Tagging Concepts
  • Annotation Concepts
  • Editing Techniques
  • Data Manager and Reports
  • Custom One-off Symbols
  • Off Page Connections
  • Advanced Topics and Troubleshooting
  • P&ID Admin for Users
  • Generating Reports

AutoCAD Plant 3D – Imperial

  • Creating Project Folders and Drawings
  • Steel Modeling and Editing
  • Equipment Modeling and Editing
  • Piping Basics
  • Piping Editing and Advanced Topics
  • Working with P&ID Data in Plant 3D
  • Creating and Annotating Orthographic Views
  • Creating Isometric Drawings


  • File Handling
  • Basic Navigation and Walkthrough
  • Clash Detection
  • Highlights of Scheduling, Animation, and  Rendering

Setting up and Administering a Plant Project

  • Overview of Project Setup
  • Overview of Project Structure and Files
  • Setting Up Larger Projects
  • Defining New Objects and Properties
  • Customizing Data Manager
  • Creating and Editing Drawing Templates  and Data Attributes
  • Specs and Catalogs
  • Isometric Setup
  • Troubleshooting
  • Creating and Managing Report  Configurations

Course Cost

This 5-day course is $1645 per person.

Course Dates

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Note: The suggested course duration is a guideline. Course topics and duration may be modified by the instructor based upon the knowledge and skill level of the course participants.

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