Foremost, I'm a Plant 3D man. But I see a strong market for a program that would 'marry' the usability of Plant 3D with the technical prowess of AutCAD Structural Detailing (ASD) into a program that would put out simple, "single line' structural design drawings - AutoCAD Structural Design. Alternatively, they could either 'dumb down' ASD or 'smarten up' Plant 3D's structural module. We use ASD for our shop fabs, but what we also need is software that will give us simple, structural design drawings with connection (not fabrication) details.I believe this would bridge the gap between Plant 3D and ASD. I think Revit can do something like this, but I'm not sure (I don't use Revit). The Plant 3D structural module 'almost' does what we want with it's Line Model mode, but not quite...
Your thoughts, World...
I'm fairly new to P3D but I would like to see a better, more efficient inter-connection between Revit and P3D. We do most of our structural work in Revit. Exporting the Revit Model to DWG and Xref'ing works but it's not great visually and it's certainly not what I would call efficient. Even in Navisworks I have to export a NWC file first. A "live" connection in Navisworks (like with DWG files) would be very useful. This would be even more useful in P3D itself but that's probably pushing it right
One of the correct workflow for doing detailing structure is: REVIT -> ASD -> Plant3D
The step from REVIT to ASD is doing using the subsription plug-in which send the model directly to ASD. It's posible to send for calculation to Robot too. After insert details, is necessary to insert the dwg ASD model to Plant3D project.