The world’s leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and engineering, and media and entertainment markets, Autodesk, Inc., publicized the availability of AutoCAD Plant 3D 2010, new software that provides the proven benefits of model-based design to mainstream plant design projects. Purpose-built for the design, modeling, and documentation of process plants, AutoCAD Plant 3D makes modern 3D design more affordable and accessible to project teams of all sizes.
AutoCAD Plant 3D allows project teams to amplify productivity, and improve precision and coordination of shared information. The enormous majority of plant design and engineering projects support the operation, maintenance and expansion of existing facilities. Many of the autocad features included will improve the efficiency of these facilities because they will understand how to use them effectively. These projects are typically performed by small teams facing tight time and budget constraints. AutoCAD Plant 3D is tailor-made to increase the productivity of these teams by reducing setup time, facilitating straightforward information sharing, and minimizing the impact of changing project information.
Mark Strassman, vice president, AEC Plant Solutions Group at Autodesk, Inc. said, “The value of 3D modeling is proven in the process plant industry, but existing design solutions are complex and expensive, serving primarily the largest projects. The most common plant design and engineering projects today are retrofits, upgrades, and expansions that run on tight budgets and fixed shutdown windows. The teams that execute these projects simply can’t afford to waste time and overhead with complicated solutions. Since AutoCAD Plant 3D leverages the familiarity of AutoCAD and the popularity of the .dwg file format, project teams can get up and running quickly, more easily share design information and finish projects faster – with potentially significant savings in time and cost.”