Houston, USA, 29 January 2007 – At the daratechPLANT 2007 conference for the process manufacturing and power generation industries, Autodesk, Inc. introduced AutoCAD P&ID 2007 software, a key application in a forthcoming suite of products that marks Autodesk’s official entry into the plant design market.
Addressing industry challenges including a shortage of staff with specialized skills, time pressures to complete projects quickly and the need to share design information across multiple engineering disciplines, AutoCAD P&ID 2007 accelerates piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID) design and helps ensure accuracy on projects where updates and revisions are constant.
“We see tremendous opportunity to serve this segment by minimizing the obstacles that can make plant design overly complex and inefficient,” said Mark Strassman, Vice President, Autodesk Platform Technology.
From oil and gas to pharmaceuticals, many industry sectors are experiencing a boom in plant facility construction and modification to meet environmental compliance or performance requirements. Both owner/operators (OOs) and engineering, procurement and construction firms (EPCs) face intense economic pressures to complete projects on time while conforming to rigorous safety and environmental standards.
AutoCAD P&ID 2007 is built on the CAD software platform, to help plant owner/operators and EPC firms make the most of their investments in personnel and Autodesk software, and enable interoperability with future 3D plant modeling technology from Autodesk..
AutoCAD P&ID 2007 is designed to make it easy for engineers working on a project — including plant design, structural, civil, building, mechanical and electrical — to extract the accurate P&ID logic and information necessary for vital operational and design decisions.
AutoCAD P&ID 2007 software initially is available in English. For information about AutoCAD P&ID 2007 and Autodesk plant applications visit http://www.autodesk.com/autocadpid.