AutoCAD Plant 3D is an Autodesk application targeted to the design and layout of process plant facilities. It has the tools and features designers need to create detailed plant models, including piping, structural and equipment built on the familiar AutoCAD platform.


  • Introduction to AutoCAD Plant 3D –  Working on a project, AutoCAD Plant 3D user interface, Different workspaces in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Grips, invoking commands, AutoCAD Plant 3D dialog boxes, Opening a drawing not in the project.
  • Creating Projects  – Project Manager, creating a new AutoCAD Plant 3d project, saving and editing the drawing   In DWG format, working in plant 3d drawing.
  • Creating Structures – Creating a grid, setting the representation of the structural member, adding members, creating stairs, railings, ladders, plates/grates, footings, Editing the structural members, Visibility options, Exchanging data with other applications
  • Creating Equipment  – Placing equipment in a drawing, adding vessels, heat exchangers, pumps, heaters, creating a customized equipment, modifying equipment, and Converting solid models into equipment, converting inventor models into equipment, Attaching and detaching objects.
  • Editing Specifications  – Getting started with Spec editor, working with Spec files, working with the Catalog editor, creating a new catalog from an existing catalog
  • Routing pipes  – Selecting a Spec, working with the Spec viewer, routing a pipe, creating branches, creating a weld connection
  • Adding valves, fittings and pipe supports –  Adding valves and fittings, adding pipe supports, insulating a pipe, modifying pipe components using grips, validating a 3D model
  • Creating isometric drawings  – Isometric drawing types, creating a quick isometric drawing, creating a production isometric drawing, exporting a pipe component file Configuring isometric drawing settings
  • Drafting  – Equipment Drafting, Equipment placing, Equipment dimensioning, Arranging Equipment