AutoCAD Plant 3D

AutoCAD Plant 3D The Complete Guide is designed to give you a solid understanding of AutoCAD Plant 3D features and capabilities. Every course is designed to use all learning styles from text, audio, video, interactivity, quizzes and practical “Let Me Try” examples.

You’ll follow a workflow-based approach that mirrors the development of projects in the real world, learning to model and document process plants, generate and share isometrics, orthographics, and materials reports.

To get the most out of this course, we strongly recommend you review every topic .within the course and take advantage of the different tools and activities to help to ensure you retain the important information within. We also encourage you to take all the progress tests to ensure you have retained the knowledge, and most importantly practice with the hundreds of real-world, Let Me Try examples.

User’s prerequisites

You don’t need any previous experience with AutoCAD Plant 3D to take this course.

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Course Outline

What’s New in AutoCAD 2020

What’s New in AutoCAD Plant 3D 2020

Introduction to AutoCAD Plant 3D
Starting AutoCAD Plant 3D
AutoCAD Plant 3D User Interface
Different Workspaces and Invoking Commands in AutoCAD Plant 3D
Tool Palettes and Dialog Boxes
Creating Backup Files and Closing a Drawing
Opening Drawings and Quitting Plant 3D
AutoCAD Plant 3D Help

Creating Projects and P&IDs
Introduction to Creating Projects and P&ID
Designing a P&ID
Validating the Drawing
Editing the Drawing

Creating Structures
Creating a Grid and Adding Members
Creating Stairs
Creating Railing
Creating Ladder
Creating a Plate/Grate
Creating Footing
Editing the Structural Members
Visibility Options
Exchanging Data with Other Applications

Creating Equipment
Creating Equipment
Placing Equipment in the Drawing
Creating a Customized Equipment
Modifying Equipment
Converting Solid Models into Equipment
Attaching and Detaching Objects from an Equipment
Adding Nozzles to a Customized Equipment
Adding Nozzles to a Converted Equipment
Modifying Nozzles

Adding Specifications and Catalogs
Getting Started with AutoCAD Plant 3D Spec Editor and Creating a New Spec File
Adding and Editing Spec Sheets
Adding to an Editing Specs
Working with the Catalog Editor
Modifying the Branch Table

Routing Pipes
Selecting a Spec and Working with the Spec Viewer
Routing a Pipe
Creating Branches, Weld Connections, and Autodesk Connection Points
Adding Valves, Fittings and Pipe Supports

Adding Valves and Fittings
Pipe Supports
Insulating a Pipe and Modifying the Pipe Components Using Grips

Creating Isometric Drawings
Isometric Drawings
Creating a Quick or Production Isometric Drawing
Placing Iso Messages and Annotations and Exporting a Component File
Configuring Isometric Drawing Settings

Creating Orthographic Drawings
Creating an Orthographic Drawing
Using Different Views

Managing Data and Creating Reports
Finding the Data in a File
Working with the Data Manager and Report Creator

About The Author

Shawn A. Budden came into the field of Autodesk Design software as Application Engineer for Vector Graphics Inc., a value-added reseller for Autodesk design products, that also provided training, technical support, IT services, animations, and design services for the manufacturing, architecture, and oil and gas industries throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

Before Vector Graphics, he had over 20 years of experience of teaching.  His last position in the education field was as the Director of the Academy of Engineering in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he developed the curriculum for drafting and design, and Industrial Technology.  He also did summer programs in 3D solid modeling for the Upward Bound program at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.  These curriculums included extensive experience in 2D and 3D software programs and industry based hands on training.  There, he also led the HUNCH project with NASA (a project which involved students in creating 3D prototypes and models for space station and space vehicle hardware).  As a dedicated proponent of the National Science Olympiad Program, he served as a coach for six years and the Louisiana State Director for four.

He earned his B.S. from Louisiana State University and received his National Board Certification in the field of Science from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.  He is certified by the ADDA in Architectural and Mechanical Drafting as well as being certified by Autodesk in AutoCAD, Inventor, and Revit software packages.

Today he uses his experience in 3D design and prototyping to contribute to 2D and 3D designs, for DIS-TRAN Steel where he in an Inventor Developer.  This role includes streamlining and automating electrical transmission and distribution hardware designs using Inventor and iLogic within it.  He also maintains his design/instruction consulting company, CADucator. He has been affiliated with Global eTraining (GeT) since 2016 and has developed a Plant 3D Course for them.

When not in the CAD world, he can be found spending time with his family and enjoying music; both listening and performing with his group, reRuns.

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