Autodesk Adds Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Revit Structure to Autodesk Plant Design Suite 2012
Latest Design Suite Offers More Efficient and Coordinated Design, Modeling and Review
SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, today announced Autodesk Plant Design Suite 2012, the latest version of its award-winning suite of plant design solutions. Available in Standard, Premium and Ultimate editions, the new suite simplifies cross-department coordination among process plant design stakeholders. Users of Plant Design Suite Ultimate 2012 will have access to the combination of Autodesk Inventor 2012 software for plant equipment and skid design, and Autodesk Revit Structure 2012 software for structural design and detailing for the first time. The company also announced the 2012 versions of AutoCAD P&ID and AutoCAD Plant 3D.
“One of the more challenging aspects of undertaking a plant retrofit, revamp or expansion is finding the right mix of tools to manage the complexities and nuances of individual projects”
With Autodesk Plant Design Suite 2012, users can create compelling designs more quickly while sharing data throughout the piping, structural and equipment design processes. By engaging stakeholders at multiple workflow stages, Autodesk Plant Design Suite 2012 helps reduce construction mistakes, expensive reworks and extended plant shutdowns.
“Today’s compressed timelines and tighter budgets mean cooperation on every process level is more important, yet more difficult to realize. The latest edition of Plant Design Suite was specifically developed with multidisciplinary coordination in mind,” said Mark Strassman, vice president, Autodesk Construction & Plant. “With Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit Structure, AutoCAD Plant 3D and Autodesk Navisworks Manage now all part of the suite, Autodesk provides the best of AutoCAD, the best of BIM, and the best of digital prototyping solutions for a more streamlined workflow—all in one package.”
Built on the power and familiarity of AutoCAD, Autodesk Plant Design Suite provides an easily deployable set of plant-specific features and content for a range of tasks — from 2D drafting and schematics to 3D model-based design and review. Providing complementary software within one package, Autodesk eases project installation, deployment and management, all while helping to save plant designers time and money.
“One of the more challenging aspects of undertaking a plant retrofit, revamp or expansion is finding the right mix of tools to manage the complexities and nuances of individual projects,” said Armando Valdez, central region unit manager for COMIMSA. “We see real value in Autodesk offering a compatible set of tools in one economical and convenient purchase. The Plant Design Suite helps to reduce training time and minimizes support headaches for multiple tools and vendors, and also gives us access to more technology to help us innovate and differentiate ourselves from our competitors."
Key components of Autodesk Plant Design Suite 2012, which are all part of the Ultimate edition, include:
English language versions of AutoCAD P&ID 2012, AutoCAD Plant 3D 2012, Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2012 and Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2012 are available now. The English language version of Autodesk Plant Design Suite 2012 is scheduled to be available within the next month.
Get more information and download free* trial versions of AutoCAD Plant 3D 2012 and AutoCAD P&ID 2012. Users also can visit AutoCAD Plant Exchange to access experts, discussions, learning tools and videos to make them more productive using the Autodesk Plant Solutions design software.
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Currently, you can use AutoCAD MEP or Revit MEP to address cable tray and ducting. We are always looking at the make up of our suites and will take your feedback into account. Thank you.
a plant without piping is just a building
a plant without cabeling is just a building with some pipes in it
Good Plant design requires both systems to be mapped out with regard to each other. The current industry practice of keeping these two discaplines completely seperate will need to be addressed in order for complete digital plant design without the major site headaches that occur with the current methodology.
not the full electrical detail...SLD's wiring schematics etc are fine in autocad electrical but the physical run of cable trays can be more intrusive than the piping.
I'm from Brazil, we are developing a project in the chemical area for production of Gels. The methodology we are trying to apply to this project, is very particular, very dynamic.
We chose Autodesk Plant Design Suite 2012, as a solution for this project.
One of the questions that arose was whether the acquisition of this Suite, allow the installation of its software on each workstation of each professional involved in the various disciplines but without it there with breaking the software license.
hmm...you can do that...but only one of them can use the licence at a time.
The first person to open one of the programs would take the licence and the others will not be able to use it until the first person closes the program (assuming you had a floating network licence)
Not an ideal situation - you realy need multiple seats (although the p&id guys dont need full plant suite, just get them a seat of P&ID)
I am having issues finding P&ID in the Ultimate 2012 USB everything shows fully installed but P&ID does not seem to be in the system. Please Help.
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