Autodesk Releases AutoCAD Plant 3D 2010 Software
Autodesk, Inc., a leader in 2-D and 3-D design software, has made the AutoCAD Plant 3D 2010 available. The new product brings the proven benefits of model-based design to mainstream plant design projects.
Purpose-built for the design, modeling, and documentation of process plants, the software makes modern 3-D design more affordable and accessible to project teams of all sizes.
"The value of 3-D modeling is proven in the process plant industry, but existing design solutions are complex and expensive, serving primarily the largest projects," said Mark Strassman, vice president, AEC Plant Solutions Group at Autodesk, Inc. "The most common plant design and engineering projects today are retrofits, upgrades, and expansions that run on tight budgets and fixed shutdown windows. The teams that execute these projects simply can't afford to waste time and overhead with complicated solutions. Since AutoCAD Plant 3D leverages the familiarity of AutoCAD and the popularity of the .dwg file format, project teams can get up and running quickly, more easily share design information and finish projects faster -- with potentially significant savings in time and cost."
Built on the familiar AutoCAD platform, the software features specification-driven design and standard parts catalogs to help streamline the placement of piping, equipment, and support structures. Also included is integrated AutoCAD P&ID functionality and quick generation of isometric and orthographic drawings.
Autodesk also announced the launch of a new community for plant designers and engineers on AutoCAD Exchange. On AutoCAD Exchange Plant, users can network, learn from experts, enhance professional skills, engage in discussions, and provide feedback to Autodesk product teams. Visitors can create profiles to personalize their experience and share their tips, projects, and experiences with other global plant design and engineering professionals.