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Autodesk University will start next week Рthis time the very first time online. Registration is for free. Register here.  And we are also part of this event.

My colleague Quentin will hold an industrial demo about getting reports: How to Get an A+ with Your AutoCAD Plant 3D Reports

The recording, the hand-out and the presentation can be downloaded on demand. The live Q&A session will be at Thursday, November 19 at 00:00 (UTC). Note UTC as the time zone.


My former colleague David is holding also an industrial demo. His topic is about collaboration projects in AutoCAD Plant 3D on BIM 360 Docs: Nothing but Net: Meet the Next-Generation AutoCAD Plant 3D Collaboration with BIM 360 Docs. 

His Q&A live session will be at Thursday, November 19 at 08:00 (UTC)


My industrial demo is about isometrics: Configuring AutoCAD Plant 3D Isometrics. Join the Q&A live session at Friday, November 20 at 11:30 (UTC)


Additional I am holding a panel discussion with my co-speakers Joel Harris (also the moderator of this panel) and Martin Buss: Panel Discussion AutoCAD Plant 3D. 

This live panel will be hold at Wednesday, November 18 at 12:30 (UTC).


Interested? Join us and we will see us online.

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. ‚ÄĮWe are‚ÄĮexcited to introduce‚ÄĮAutodesk Collaboration for Plant 3D.¬†¬†This release¬†expands our¬†BIM 360¬†platform¬†to include¬†a connection with¬†the¬†AutoCAD Plant 3D¬†toolset. ‚ÄĮNow, with Collaboration for Plant 3D,¬†plant designers and engineers‚ÄĮcan 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.”

‚Äď Kevin Gallagher, Sr- Drafting Support Tech

‚ÄúWhen it comes to project collaboration, I‚Äôve 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.‚ÄĮ That‚Äôs why I‚Äôm excited with the release of Collaboration for Plant 3D.‚ÄĮ 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.‚ÄĚ‚ÄĮ¬†

‚Äď 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. ‚ÄĮDrafters 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.¬†


‚ÄúThe 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.‚ÄĮ Having our core design authoring tools¬†‚Äď Revit, Civil 3D, and now Plant 3D ‚Ästconnected to BIM 360 as the common data platform truly facilitates our customers‚Äô ability¬†to¬†work more efficiently across project disciplines to improve decision making, minimize data loss, and mitigate project risks.‚Ä̬†

‚Äď 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.‚ÄĚ

‚Äď Dave Reed, Technology Manager, Black & Veatch

Enable Midstream Partners

Today, the BIM 360 Design‚ÄĮcollaboration¬†entitlements¬†expands¬†from¬†Revit Cloud Worksharing¬†and‚ÄĮCollaboration for Civil 3D¬†to¬†include¬†Collaboration for Plant 3D,¬†all on the same platform. ‚ÄĮFor 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. 

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