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Introduction to Plant Design  


The Introduction to Plant Design is a combination of AutoCAD Plant 3D and AutoCAD ® P&ID, this course we will teach you how to use this new software solution in your daily work making plant designs, upgrades or expansions at your site. During the course all necessary modules will be taken care of and each trainee will make several exercises behind a training system to test the skills needed to work with the software.

This course also includes how to create P&IDs by placing equipment, connecting equipment with pipelines, and adding valves, reducers and pipe fittings. After creating the P&ID, the generation of reports and extracting data are covered. Also a part of this guide is a topic about validating your P&ID.


It is recommended that delegates have a working knowledge of one or more of the following:

  • AutoCAD Essentials (Click for More)
  • Knowledge of Process and Instrument diagrams (recommended but not essential)
  • Basic knowledge of process industry or piping industry practice (recommended but not essential)


R7200 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Includes Certified eBook, Dataset CD, AutoCAD Plant 3d/AutoCAD P&ID Trial


4 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Beginners

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Mentored Learning

The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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What is AutoCAD Plant 3D?

Watch this video to see an overview of the features in AutoCAD Plant 3D.


Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • The CAD Corporation retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses The CAD Corporation will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at The CAD Corporation only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, The CAD Corporation reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • The CAD Corporation suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. The CAD Corporation is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Introduction to AutoCAD Plant 3D

  • Working on a project
  • Opening a drawing
  • Exploring the User Interface


  • Creating and adding existing drawings
  • Equipment and Nozzles
  • Piping
  • Instruments and instrument lines
  • Tagging concepts
  • Annotation Concepts
  • Editing Techniques
  • Data Manager and Reports
  • Custom one-off symbols
  • Offpage connections
  • Advanced topics and troubleshooting
  • P&ID Admin for users
  • Generating reports

AutoCAD Plant 3D

  • Creating project folders and drawings
  • Steel modeling and editing
  • Equipment modeling and editing
  • Piping basics
  • Piping editing and advanced topics
  • Working with P&ID Data in Plant 3D
  • Creating and Annotating Orthographic views
  • Create Isometric drawings

Autodesk Navisworks

  • File handling
  • Basic Navigation and Walkthrough
  • Clash detection
  • Highlights of scheduling and rendering

Setting up and Administering a Plant project

  • Overview of project setup
  • Overview of project structure and files
  • Setting up larger projects
  • Degining new objects and properties
  • Customizing data manager
  • Creating and editing drawing templates and data attributes
  • Specs and catalogs
  • Isometric setup
  • Troubleshooting
  • Creating and managing report configurations
  • Setting up SQL Express for AutoCAD Plant 3D


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Centurion, Pretoria Office
04 Oct 2018
01 Oct 2018

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Durban, Kwazulu-Natal
15 Nov 2018
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Cape Town, Pinelands
18 Oct 2018
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Cape Town, Pinelands
06 Dec 2018
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Midrand, Johannesburg
15 Nov 2018
12 Nov 2018

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