You are looking for an alternative solution for CAD software to draw professionally process flow diagrams? Compare the product features of PlantEngineer, the P&ID software based on Microsoft’s Visio with CAD add-ons and learn more about the benefits of Visio based solutions. Traditional CAD software solutions are often inflexible and cost-consuming. PlantEngineer is an integrated and easy to use software based on Visio with features for the design and documentation of process plants. Object orientated process flow diagrams and additional functions such as automatic reports Microsoft Excel or Word, the definition and visualization of operation states and the integrated consistency check increase the user benefits significantly. Learn more about the advantages of Visio add-ons for engineers and learn how easy it is to improve and simplify the entire engineering and documentation process.

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PlantEngineer CAD software add-ons
Platform Microsoft Visio CAD software
Qualification Microsoft Office

(Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Engineering draftsman
CAD know how
Target group sales
detailed design
service & operation
technical drawing department
construction department
1 single user license

incl. 1 year software maintenance

EUR ca. 3.770

incl. Microsoft Visio

EUR ca. 6.200

incl. AutoCAD

Training costs 0,5 days 3 days
Drawing functions
Intuitive user interface
Intelligent pipelines
Create company-specific own symbols
Multi shapes (main symbol + special symbols)
Shape search (search feature for symbol, class or standard)
Visualization of state of purchase as traffic light function, color by value, data bars
Definition and visualization of operation states
Standardize of plant units and plant modules
(Automatic assigment to plant units and groups)
Pipe Manager
Consistency check; define, visualize and manage pipelines
Choice of language for application in German/English
Choice of language for drawing
Choice of language for document output
Free choice of first and second language
Language individually expandable
Data management
Bidirectional data interface
EXCEL lists
Apparatuses, aggregates, I&C, material flow
Article catalog
Component choice
Data sheets
Apparatus, aggregates, electrical components, electrical components, valves, I&C
Label creation with barcode for component tagging
Linking and synchronization of extern data source with the P&ID drawing (article data, material flow data, calculation)
Customized reports in WORD and EXCEL
Documentation of operation states
Integration of standard texts
Commissioning report, system description, operation instructions, functional description
Save plant units as graphic
Mounting units, function groups as single images
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