Course Catalog

Autodesk® AutoCAD® Plant 3D 2014


Brief Synopsis Of Class Contents

This live, online class covers the basics of Autodesk® AutoCAD Plant 3D® 2014, from P&ID to 3D design and documentation, as well as an introduction to Navisworks for model checking. Students will be introduced to the concepts of P&ID, structural and pipe modeling, isometrics and ortho documentation, and the administration of Plant Projects.


Learning Objectives

Become familiar with the concepts and benefits of project based Plant design.

Understand the fundamental concepts and features of Autodesk® AutoCAD Plant 3D® 2014.

Use the schematic tools of P&ID to start designing a Plant project. Use the 3D tools to create designs that meet or exceed the requirements of the plant being designed.

Use the automated tools for project documentation in orthographics and isometrics.

Develop an initial level of comfort and confidence with Autodesk® AutoCAD Plant 3D® 2014 through hands-on experience.

CoursewareAscent Official Training Courseware: Introduction to Plant Design 2014
* A fee for courseware will apply.

Number of Sessions5 half-day sessions 

Continuing Education Credits18 

Who Should AttendAll new users of AutoCAD Plant 3D.

PrerequisitesHardware & Operating System Requirements: A computer that meets the minimum Autodesk requirements for the above software is required. 

Link to Autodesk System Requirements: 

Software RequirementsThis class version of the software must be installed on your computer prior to class. 

Free product trial downloads are available from: 

Other Requirements High speed Internet connection
Headset/microphone – pin style (non-USB)


Class Outline and Topics


Introduction to AutoCAD Plant 3D

  • Working in a project
  • User Interface
  • Managing layers and colors


  • Creating new drawings in a project
  • Equipment and Nozzles
  • Pipe lines and Inline components
  • Instruments and lines
  • Tagging and Annotations
  • Data management and reports
  • Custom symbols
  • Off page connections
  • P&ID Administration

AutoCAD Plant 3D - Imperial

  • Creating and using project folders and drawings
  • Steel modeling and editing
  • Equipment modeling and editing
  • Routing pipe, fittings, connections and supports
  • Accessing P&ID data in Plant 3D
  • Creating and editing Orthographic drawings
  • Creating and editing Isometric drawings


  • File handling
  • Basic navigation and walkthrough
  • Clash detection
  • Overview of scheduling, animation and rendering

Project Administration

  • Project setup
  • Multi-user projects
  • New objects and properties
  • Customizing the Data Manager, Reports and DWG templates
  • Overview of Specs and Catalogs
  • Introduction to SQL Express