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Anyone Experienced With Autodesk Plant 3D?

Anyone Experienced With Autodesk Plant 3D?

Anyone Experienced With Autodesk Plant 3D?

I've watched multiple Youtube videos on what Plant 3D is capable of and I am considering purchasing the package.

I do create P&ID's on a regular basis, and work on equipment layouts. I can see quite a bit of value which I could gain from it.

I've been slowly trying to learn the software by looking at the trial copy. From my limited experience with AutoCAD is there is a steep learning curve, but once you cross it, it can be a powerful utility.

Does anyone here have any experience working with the software? How useful is it? How difficult was the learning curve? I do realize ultimately you get out of it what you put into it. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

RE: Anyone Experienced With Autodesk Plant 3D?

You wil probably need an extern bureau to teach you to load your pipespecs and give some advice.
It's a very handy program when you have got the routine.
Knowledge of Autocad is a first issue of course.

(pmover: that thread is about SP3D, it's a world of difference)

RE: Anyone Experienced With Autodesk Plant 3D?


I am currently using Plant 3D, it is a AutoCAD based software, I have used AutoCAD for years and Plant 3D seems to work really good.

I have used several huge programs for doing piping design work and never thought that Plant 3D could do what they do. I have been using Plant 3D for about 6 months and have had no formal training and most of the training from co-workers hasn't been all that helpful...I bought a book on Plant 3D thru Amazon that helps and I too have watched several videos on youtube...also a couple forums pertaining to Plant 3D have been helpful.

Autodesk community has a forum for Plant 3D.


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