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I’m happy to tell that the amazing David Manning has created three new videos for our video blog series “Plant 3D with the Experts”:

If you want to see the whole content of this playlist, then look here.

This vlog has started one year ago in September. Now 22 videos are already published and already more than 50.000 people have viewed the videos. Thank you!!!

Hi everybody,

check out the newest video in our Plant 3D Video Blog Series “Plant 3D with the Experts”.

Martin Buss is presenting an introduction to the Catalog Builder. Along the way he is also explaining how to create parts for a cable try, using the Catalog Builder.

Have fun!

Hello Plant 3D Community,

We have altered the Meetup schedule to swap April and May. This means that we will be covering the new features and Collaboration with BIM Design this month.

This theme for this months session on the 14th April is now “What’s new in Plant 3D 2021? Introduction to Plant 3D Collaboration in version 2021, and we’ll introduce Autodesk Exchange, and where to find add-ins for Plant 3D.

The resources page has been updated.

The registration page should be updated soon.
To register follow the link on the page above or go here

There will be an important maintenance event for Collaboration for AutoCAD Plant 3D on April 4th, 2020, which will affect:

  • Plant Collaboration Projects (2021)
  • Revit P&ID Modeler (2021)


When is this happening?

On Saturday, April 4th, 2020, from 2 AM to 6AM GMT

Please don’t work on your Plant Collaboration projects during this time.


Who will be affected?

Everyone using Collaboration for AutoCAD Plant 3D 2021.

Collaboration for AutoCAD Plant 3D 2021 will be inaccessible, which affects all operations on Collaboration Projects via AutoCAD Plant 3D 2021 and Revit 2021 that require accessing this service.


Enhanced cloud-based collaboration for plant designers and engineers 

March 25, 2020.  We are excited to introduce Autodesk Collaboration for Plant 3D.  This release expands our BIM 360 platform to include a connection with the AutoCAD Plant 3D toolset.  Now, with Collaboration for Plant 3D, plant designers and engineers can more effectively manage access permissions and enable project teams to share files more securely and collaborate more effectively any time and from anywhere, whether within one firm or across multiple organizations. 


“Using Plant 3D With BIM 360 has shown great potential for expanding our workflow integration With teams from design straight through construction and inspection, providing a more intuitive and verifiable flow of data between teams. This tool would also be extreme & helpful in dealing With 3rd party engineering service firms; allowing for complete control of all project setup and configurations.
Thus, helping to remove risks of others modifying the system causing potential errors in design.”

Kevin Gallagher, Sr- Drafting Support Tech

“When it comes to project collaboration, I’ve heard from many of our water/wastewater and plant customers that being able to manage permissions is key to be more efficient as they can better enforce access controls to their project files.  That’s why I’m excited with the release of Collaboration for Plant 3D.  Now users can experience more enhanced collaboration and increased transparency and accountability among stakeholders, all based on a common data platform, helping them better integrate project workflows from design to construction.” 

– Carolina Venegas Martinez, Strategy Manager, Autodesk Inc. 


Collaboration for Plant 3D makes it easy for project administrators to specify appropriate levels of access and permissions to files before sharing plant projects with key stakeholders.  P&ID drafters can work on the P&IDs for the project and share those with piping designers who can utilize the P&IDs to create the project’s piping models.  Drafters can more easily collaborate with piping designers to generate the necessary ortho and iso drawings.  And from start to finish, project managers can check project progress at any stage and assign tasks to get the project completed on time, on budget, and with the highest quality. 


“The release of Collaboration for Plant 3D is very exciting for me as we now offer our water/wastewater and process plant customers project collaboration that is based on our next-generation BIM 360 technology platform.  Having our core design authoring tools – Revit, Civil 3D, and now Plant 3D – connected to BIM 360 as the common data platform truly facilitates our customers’ ability to work more efficiently across project disciplines to improve decision making, minimize data loss, and mitigate project risks.” 

– Misha Belilovskiy, Director AutoCAD Family, Autodesk Inc. 

“The AutoCAD Plant3D integration With BIM 360 provides a Single location for all work-in-progress data, simplifying access for Black & Veatch’s global project teams. The performance and reliability of the BIM 360 platform has helped increase collaboration and communication, With internal and external teams, without the need for specialized IT systems- Hosting AutoCAD Plant 30 data in BIM 360 alongside Revit and Civil 3D provides opportunity for our project teams to benefit from additional features such as markups, transmittals, and issues tracking- Additionally, Autodesk Forge is allowing Black & Veatch to rapidly innovate, creating new workflows and digital experiences for our clients and project teams- On our digital transformation journey, our partnership With Autodesk has been instrumental to our success.”

Dave Reed, Technology Manager, Black & Veatch

Enable Midstream Partners

Today, the BIM 360 Design collaboration entitlements expands from Revit Cloud Worksharing andCollaboration for Civil 3D to include Collaboration for Plant 3Dall on the same platform.  For AEC firms, this means that architects, engineers, and contractors working on water treatment plants, airports, rail stations, and other complex infrastructure projects that incorporate vertical and horizontal structures can now collaborate more simply and efficiently.  This is a leap forward to further helping our customers’ meet their needs to work more collaboratively across project disciplines.  And we’re just getting started. 


Visit the BIM 360 product center to learn more about Collaboration for Plant 3D. 

This blog-post is for Plant-people, living in Germany, Austria or Switzerland:

Was gibt es Neues zu den Anlagenbau-Lösungen von Autodesk?

Erfahren Sie mehr in dieser 1-stündigen Präsentation mit anschließender Frage und Antwort-Runde.
Die eigentlichen Präsentationen werden in englischer Sprache erfolgen.
  • Carolina Venegas Martinez, Water Industry Strategy Manager
  • Misha Belilovskiy, Director, DCP-AutoCAD


  • Bernd Gerstenberger, Technical Support, Knowledge Domain Expert Plant 3D
  • Michael Degen, Partner Business Consultant AEC

Registrieren Sie sich hier:

Vertriebspartner: 24. Februar: 16-17 Uhr

Kunden: 25. Februar: 16-17 Uhr


Have you attended a Plant 3D Virtual Meetup before?

We have been working hard to ensure that you get a lot of value out of these meetups, and we have included a lot of topics suggested by the community in this years plan.

Have you registered for the next meetup? Register Here

Don’t forget to register, and download the calendar entry so that you don’t miss the meetup.

Do you want to see the presentations or the recordings of previous sessions?

Have a look at the “Plant 3D Virtual Community Meetup Resource Store” where we list all previous sessions and a link to where to register.

You can also connect with me on Linkedin (My profile here) to keep updated with my Plant 3D posts.

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