AutoCAD P&ID General Discussion

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Registered: ‎10-12-2010
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ACAD P&ID 30 day trial and trying to make something happen ASAP! :)

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01-31-2011 08:57 AM

Hello all. I have recently downloaded the 30 day trial in an attempt to prove to my company that we need this valuable tool.

In doing so, I am attempting to creat some of our needed P&ID's



I have opened a new file and began by trying to insret a "recipricating compressor" component in the model space directly from the tool pallet. I have chosen the P&ID DIN workspace tool pallet.

I see all the tools I need, but can not get them to be applied to begin a drawing. I have tried placing a pneumatic line first and then applying the compnent as well to no avail.


I am sure it is just a matter of the correct process and the correct format.

Can someone point me in the right direction to get started?


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Re: ACAD P&ID 30 day trial and trying to make something happen ASAP! :)

02-03-2011 08:35 AM in reply to: Compressor-01

If the software installed correctly, this should be real easy. Pick a piece of equipment on the tool palette using the mouse. Move to the drawing and select an insertion point. Select a line on the tool palette. Then pick a starting point on the drawing and pick the next point as a connection to you piece of equipment.

If you can't do this, there may be something wrong with your installation.


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Registered: ‎11-04-2010
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Re: ACAD P&ID 30 day trial and trying to make something happen ASAP! :)

02-14-2011 08:09 AM in reply to: tom_pe

heres a tip - watch the online videos first - then dont drop and drag..just click once on the palette then click to place on the dwg area.


It is the best tool, and do yourself and your company a favor - get an Autodesk onsite demo and make sure the suits are in attendance.



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