Intro. to Plant Design

The Introduction to Plant Design course provides you with an understanding of the common workflows for plant design with a focus on AutoCAD P&ID and Plant 3D.
Course Duration
4 Days
+-7 hrs per day
Start Date
+-08.30 am
Course Location
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Course Price
R 7500
Including VAT

Course Overview


With AutoCAD Plant 3D learn how to create 2D P&ID’s, 3D piping, steel structures and equipment in the familiar AutoCAD environment.  Once the 3D model is complete, learn to generate and share isometrics, orthographics, and materials reports.

Course Objectives

After completing this course participants should be able to understand and/or create:

  • An introduction to AutoCAD Plant 3D
  • Using AutoCAD P&ID
  • Using Navisworks
  • Setting up and administering a Plant project

Who Should Attend?

Users that are looking at learning the AutoCAD Plant 3D toolset software should attend.


  • A good working knowledge of AutoCAD is recommended

What's Included

Software Trial
Certified Instructor
*Items may differ between courses, contact an agent for details


On completion of the course, you will be presented with an internationally recognized Autodesk Authorized Training Certificate.


  • Working in a Project
  • Opening a Drawing
  • Exploring the User Interface
  • Managing Layers and Colors
  • Creating and Adding Existing Drawings
  • Equipment and Nozzles
  • Piping
  • Instruments and Instrument Lines
  • Tagging Concepts
  • Annotation Concepts
  • Editing Techniques
  • Data Manager and Reports
  • Custom One-off Symbols
  • Off page Connections
  • Generating Reports
AutoCAD Plant 3D – Mixed Metrix
  • Creating Project Folders and Drawings
  • Steel Modeling and Editing
  • Equipment Modeling and Editing
  • Piping Basics
  • Piping Editing and Advanced Topics
  • Working with P&ID Data in Plant 3D
  • Creating and Annotating Orthographic Views
  • Creating Isometric Drawings
Autodesk Navisworks
  • File Handling
  • Basic Navigation and Walkthroughs
  • Clash Detection
  • Highlights of Scheduling and Rendering
Setting up and Administering a Plant Project
  • Overview of Project Setup
  • Overview of Project Structure and Files
  • Setting Up Larger Projects
  • Defining New Objects and Properties
  • Customizing Data Manager
  • Creating and Editing Drawing Templates and Data Attributes
  • Specs and Catalogs
  • Isometric Setup
  • Troubleshooting
  • Creating and Managing Report Configurations
  • Setting Up SQL Server for AutoCAD Plant 3D
  1. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  2. Bookings can only be considered confirmation on receipt of payment.
  3. Bookings may be changed up to three weeks in advance of the course. A fee of 20% will be levied to cover charges.
  4. For full day courses, we will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where
    applicable) tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at the training center only. Catering is not included for OnSite training
  5. Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date.
    Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  6. Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone\
    dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  7. We suggest clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled
    before booking flight and accommodation. We are NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight
    and accommodation for clients.
  8. Full training fees will apply if the above condition is not complied with.
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