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.
Our AutoCAD Plant 3D Essentials 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 Essentials training is available on-request only, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group. We don’t currently offer scheduled (public) AutoCAD Plant 3D courses. We can host the training at one of our centres, or your venue anywhere in the UK. Please contact us for a quote.
The training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing in AutoCAD Plant 3D.
Accredited AutoCAD Plant 3D training
Armada is an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre (ATC), and our AutoCAD Plant 3D training courses are accredited by Autodesk.
AutoCAD Plant 3D courses are hosted by Stewart Cobb, an Autodesk Certified Instructor.
How will I learn?
AutoCAD Plant 3D training is hands-on and practical.
Our trainers teach the necessary theory then 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.
Training guide and certificate
Course delegates receive:
- A comprehensive training guide for AutoCAD Plant 3D, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher afterwards.
- An e-certificate confirming successful completion of an accredited AutoCAD Plant 3D training course. This is emailed to delegates directly from Autodesk. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.
After course support
Following AutoCAD Plant 3D training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their AutoCAD Plant 3D trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.
Delegates should be familiar with the fundamentals of standard AutoCAD, preferably in a 3D environment, is required. If you don’t have this knowledge, we recommend you attending AutoCAD Essentials training first.
A basic knowledge of process or piping industry practice is beneficial but not essential.
AutoCAD Plant 3D version
Training can be based on any recent version of AutoCAD Plant 3D to suit you.
Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.
As we’d be hosting this course for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.
Payment for AutoCAD Plant 3D training can be made bank transfer or card.
We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.
If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.
For further details, see training course payment options.
Cancellations and postponements
If an on-request AutoCAD Plant 3D Essentials course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.
If an on-request AutoCAD Plant 3D Essentials course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.
Terms and conditions
AutoCAD Plant 3D courses are hosted by Stewart Cobb.
Stewart began his working life as a junior draughtsman, and progressed through to Design Director leading a studio of designers working on both 2D and 3D projects.
He then ‘took the plunge’, and began working for himself. For over 25 years, he completed around 100 design projects per year for a myriad of clients, including household names such as Vauxhall and McDonalds.
Stewart is an expert user of a range of Autodesk applications, including AutoCAD Plant 3D, Revit and 3ds Max.
More recently, Stewart has focused on training. He has been an Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI) since 2010. In between courses he continues to carry out project work to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and practices.
Outside of work, Stewart enjoys music (he runs the sound desk for a number of local bands), reading and playing with any new piece of technology he can lay his hands on!
Session 1: Introduction to AutoCAD Plant 3D
- Working on a project
- AutoCAD Plant 3D user interface
- Different workspaces in AutoCAD Plant 3D
- 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
- PROJECT MANAGER
- 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