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Preferred P&ID Software Suggestions

Preferred P&ID Software Suggestions

I am working in the environmental field and mapping processes for Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR). I need to create P&IDs for our process to number the components to be inspected and managed under the environmental regulations. Any suggestions on what software to use? FYI - The plant engineers have AutoCAD. I have years of experience with AutoCAD/Visio and a Mechanical Engineering background.

RE: Preferred P&ID Software Suggestions

Use the same system as your client uses which seems to be in your case AutoCad otherwise time will have to be spent converting to the clients preference anyway and in O&G I usually see either Autocad or Microstation used usually as directed by client. More often now for larger projects intelligent P&IDs such as Smartplant P&ID are being stipulated by client and in fact in use on present FEED project although I am dubious about the benefits vs the more resources required.

RE: Preferred P&ID Software Suggestions

There is not such thing as a preferred software. Best option is to use your client's P&ID.

RE: Preferred P&ID Software Suggestions

Thank you, dogtop. Have you used Visio P&ID (Link)or just the base version? I noticed that AutoCAD P&ID has been discontinued, and thought that was odd. EDraw is one that I have seen repeatedly. And if it is half as useful as it seems to be then it will be perfect.

Also, for everyone, I used to be consulting but now I am an engineer at the plant. That's why I am asking. I will be deciding what will be the software/program for any additions/edits of P&IDs to come.

RE: Preferred P&ID Software Suggestions


I have used VISIO for drawing pilot plant P&IDs. EDraw is better than VISIO according to the grapevine. When I have to do editing of existing P&IDs, usually in .DRW file types, I use a program called GRAPHITE from Ashlar-Vellum. It is similar to AutoCAD.


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