Professional Training

AutoCAD Plant 3D

Armada, In Bromsgrove (+1 locations)
3 days
595 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
8 July, 2024 (+3 start dates)
Course delivery
3 days
595 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
8 July, 2024 (+3 start dates)
Course delivery

Course description

AutoCAD Plant 3D

Autodesk accredited AutoCAD Plant 3D training course for beginners, teaching how to build and maintain 3D process plant models, and create content for use in 3D process plant models. 

The AutoCAD Plant 3D toolset is used by designers and engineers to model and document process plants in 3D. Armada's AutoCAD Plant 3D course provides a thorough grounding in the application and its key features.

Sessions include:

  • Building steel structure models.
  • Creating equipment models.
  • Create piping components.
  • Project configuration.
  • Working with data and using the Data Manager.
  • Isometrics, orthographics and catalogues.

AutoCAD Plant 3D training is hands-on and practical.

Our trainers are all Autodesk accredited and will teach the necessary theory, and demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught on a computer running AutoCAD Plant 3D.

There is plenty of time to ask questions, and you can take away all the files you create.

We also host this course in our popular live online format, at a discounted rate. 

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 3 start dates

8 July, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Bromsgrove
  • English

7 October, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Milton Keynes
  • English

2 December, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Bromsgrove
  • English

Course Content

Session 1: Introduction to AutoCAD Plant 3D

  • Working on a project
  • AutoCAD Plant 3D user interface
  • Different workspaces in AutoCAD Plant 3D
  • Grips
  • Invoking commands in AutoCAD Plant 3D
  • AutoCAD Plant 3D Dialog Boxes
  • Opening a drawing that is not in the project

Session 2: Creating projects and P&IDs

  • Creating a new AutoCAD Plant 3D project
  • Defining a P&ID
  • Validating a drawing
  • Editing a drawing
  • Adding intelligence to custom P&ID symbols

Session 3: Creating structures

  • Creating a grid
  • Setting the representation of the structural member
  • Adding members
  • Creating stairs, railings, ladders, plates/grates, footings
  • Editing the structural members
  • Visibility options
  • Exchanging data with other applications

Session 4: Creating equipment

  • Placing equipment in a drawing
  • Adding vessels, heat exchangers, pumps, heaters
  • Creating a customised equipment
  • Modifying equipment
  • Converting solid models into equipment
  • Converting Inventor models into equipment
  • Attaching and detaching objects
  • Adding nodules

Session 5: Editing specifications and catalogs

  • Gelling Started with the Spec Editor
  • Working with Spec Files
  • Working with the Catalog Editor
  • Creating a new catalog from an existing catalog
  • Adding a new part to a catalog
  • Modifying the Branch Table

Session 6: Routing pipes

  • Selecting a Spec
  • Working with the Spec Viewer
  • Routing a pipe
  • Creating branches
  • Creating a weld connection
  • Creating Autodesk Connection Point

Session 7: Adding valves, fittings and pipe supports

  • Adding valves and fittings
  • Adding pipe supports
  • Insulating a pipe
  • Modifying the pipe components using grips
  • Validating a 3D model

Session 8: Creating isometric drawings

  • Isometric drawing types
  • Creating a quick isometric drawing
  • Creating a production isometric drawing
  • Placing Iso messages and annotations
  • Exporting a pipe component file
  • Configuring isometric drawing settings

Session 9: Creating orthographic drawings

  • Generating the first view
  • Creating the adjacent view
  • Adding annotations and dimensions
  • Locating a component in the 3D model
  • Editing a drawing view
  • Adding grips to pipes
  • Generating Bill of Material
  • Creating BOM annotation

Session 10: Managing data and creating reports

  • Viewing data in the DATA MANAGER
  • Modifying the display of data
  • Zooming to plant objects
  • Editing data in the DATA MANAGER
  • Placing annotations in P&ID using the DATA MANAGER
  • Filtering information in the data table
  • Exporting data from the DATA MANAGER
  • Importing data to the DATA MANAGER
  • Viewing DATA MANAGER reports
  • Working with the Report Creator

Course information

All scheduled courses hosted by Armada run from 9:30am-4:30pm, with mid-morning and afternoon breaks, along with a lunch break. 

Refreshments and lunch are also provided. 

AutoCAD information

AutoCAD Plant 3D training is based on the 2024 version but is relevant to all recent versions of the application back to 2020. 

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Plant 3D course is ideal for new users to Plant 3D.


Delegates should be familiar with the fundamentals of standard AutoCAD. If you don’t have this knowledge, we recommend you attend Armada's AutoCAD Essentials training first.

A basic knowledge of process or piping industry practice is beneficial but not essential.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Delegates receive an e-certificate, directly from Autodesk, confirming successful completion of an accredited course.

Why choose Armada

4.9 stars Google Review rating

Over 96% delegate experience rating on our Autodesk courses in 2021

5 locations across UK and live online courses

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The course fee is inclusive of a comprehensive training manual, posted out to delegates ahead of the course, and all other course documentation.

Delegates are entitled to 30days post course support from their trainer, to help with any queries on topics covered during their training. 

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