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Forum: P&ID

Questions specific to the AutoCAD P&ID (Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams) vertical product go here.

  1. Advantages?

    We do alot of PID work here and being completely uneducated in the use of this program I was wondering.... what advantages does this software give that would warrant its use over vanilla AutoCAD in...

    Started by DANIEL‎, 29th Jul 2009 03:17 pm
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  2. How do you make Symbols on flow lines not rotate automatica​lly???

    When placing symbols on flow lines, How do you make them not rotate automatically? It seems so minor but its such a big headache! I've been messing around with it for a couple hours now and can't...

    Started by Gmalone12‎, 18th Apr 2011 07:15 pm
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  3. AutoCAD PnID excel import problems

    I have excel 2007 and I can't get the import to fully work. We can export then change the valve tags in excel but when we import the excel file back into the drawing it updates the valve tags but...

    Started by tomb020871‎, 19th Mar 2008 08:50 pm
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    30th Jun 2008 09:59 pm Go to last post
  4. AutoCAD P&ID - Predefined layers in default template

    Like AutoCAD Electrical I am assuming that AutoCAD P&ID comes with some predefined layers in their default template. What are some of the layer names? I expect there is one for valves, tanks,...

    Started by ReMark‎, 23rd Aug 2010 06:33 pm
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    9th Sep 2010 07:23 pm Go to last post
  5. Creating different blocks in P&ID

    I read AutoCAD 2010 for Dummies but have not found anything specifically for P&ID. The selection of tanks in the tool pallett is insufficient for the drawing I am trying to make. Three-way valves are...

    Started by jgreen19‎, 29th Aug 2010 05:17 pm
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    15th Sep 2010 07:02 pm Go to last post
  6. putting new mline styles in Line Settings

    Once again, it's a dire case of software documentation people being lazy and restating the obvious. To wit: How do I put a new Mline style in the list of Mline styles that are available in the...

    Started by CapnMorgan‎, 19th Nov 2008 07:11 pm
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    26th Nov 2008 07:33 pm Go to last post
  7. Autocad P&ID 2009

    Hi guys, I am using Autocad P&ID 2009 and draw a line diagram. I saved it and close the window. When I opened back the file, I wanted to delete some pipelines but it says "one was filtered out" and...

    Started by jedax81‎, 20th Jul 2010 05:56 am
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    30th May 2014 01:33 pm Go to last post
  8. ISA Tool Palette

    Hi. I am currently trying to figure out Autodesks P&ID software. The company I work has based there P&ID symbols on the ISA standards. Now this is where the problem begins. When setting up a new...

    Started by markP&C‎, 3rd Nov 2010 12:38 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    3rd Nov 2010 03:29 pm Go to last post
  9. P&id 2014 dumb valves attached to smart lines

    this is for a friend at a different company, her company prohibits these forums at work... in the drawing, a dumb valve was used in the smart drawing as a simple block and now it attached...

    Started by RONK79‎, 10th Sep 2014 04:31 pm
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    22nd Sep 2014 09:25 am Go to last post
  10. Text size and scale for PFD's and P&ID's??

    I'm a new piping drafter and I need a little help deciding how to start this project. I have a sketchup of a few pfd's that I have to imput to AutoCad P&ID, but I'm a little confused on exactly how...

    Started by Gmalone12‎, 12th Apr 2011 10:39 pm
    pfd p&id piping
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    13th Apr 2011 01:26 pm Go to last post
  11. Please Help with Needle Valve Symbol Orientation

    The symbol for the needle valve is represented by a gate valve crossed in the middle by an arrow head pointed down (see attachment). Could you please advise if this symbol orientation is valid only...

    Started by t357‎, 15th Nov 2010 06:35 pm
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    15th Nov 2010 06:49 pm Go to last post
  12. Pump symbol for one line diagram? which one is correct?

    what is the different use purpose between these 2 pumps, which one can i use for to show just general pump one one line diagram? i want to show a pump with 3" pipe outlet from the pump.

    Started by Sengna‎, 23rd Apr 2014 10:15 pm
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  13. Loss of associated data

    Well I was starting to be impressed by P&ID functionality. And then it went and lost my data links. I only have one drawing in a project; do I need to do anything different than save all the...

    Started by CapnMorgan‎, 26th Nov 2008 08:03 pm
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    28th May 2010 12:13 am Go to last post
  14. AutoCAD This tool is not supported in a non PNID drawing file

    today I installed autocad pid 2012. nothing is being done, but when I select equipment shown here is the warning screen, but I could not have done the experiment. I beg you please help me. ...

    Started by ennergy‎, 7th Oct 2011 05:31 pm
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  15. off page connector

    I have try to created new off page connector for standard company but still fail. Could someone explain me what a logic for create off page. Please see my block. I use AutoCAD P&ID 2010 ...

    Started by MMS‎, 8th Jan 2010 03:17 am
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  16. Autocad PID 2010

    Hi all Ihave been trying to make my own inteligent blocks in pid wich i have done and the work great. i now have to share my new tool palettes with my co workers , i have copied my tool palette...

    Started by DonovanPorter‎, 16th Sep 2009 01:12 pm
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  17. Help with Break lines on P&ID?

    When two flow lines cross eachother they make a break automatically, but it is so small you can't see it unless I zoom way in. How do you change this? THanks in advance.

    Started by Gmalone12‎, 13th Apr 2011 07:32 pm
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  18. Off Page Utility Connector

    I am using Plant 3d P&ID. I'd like to think I am fairly advanced in this software, however I am stumped on this one. I am trying to created the offpage connector as shown. I can get it to work,...

    Started by irwin5338‎, 27th Jan 2012 03:00 pm
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    27th Mar 2012 02:47 pm Go to last post
  19. Wink Auto Cad P&ID

    Hi, Can anybodyexperienced with, reccomend Auto Cad P&ID, and what would be considered fair price to pay. Thanks

    Started by Big G‎, 2nd Jul 2010 01:12 pm
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    3rd Jul 2010 02:20 pm Go to last post
  20. Can't Select Objects?

    I'm using P&ID 2010. I started work on a P&ID yesterday. It's a drawing of a cooling tower & associated systems for a power plant. I got about half done yesterday, and then I stopped being...

    Started by Bishop‎, 15th Sep 2010 06:30 pm
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    14th Oct 2010 04:51 am Go to last post
  21. AutoCAD P&ID Right-Click/Context Menu

    I was working in my P&ID yesterday evening and the last thing I did was run a validation. The other thing I remember doing was looking at my reports under my drawing properties. After that point I...

    Started by qcontreras‎, 25th Mar 2010 07:03 pm
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    25th Mar 2010 07:03 pm Go to last post
  22. p & id SYMBOLS FOR SWAP

    gday all I am after a full set of P & ID symbols for water and pneumatics. I already have quite a few for mining. if anyone is interested in swapping some cad blocks, or pointing me in the right...

    Started by mvrcad‎, 17th Oct 2011 04:45 am
    p & id
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  23. AutoCAD P&ID properties

    Hello, Is it possible to set up a project so that when a new instrument is placed the user is automatically prompted for details of the properties which complete the Instrument List Report? Thanks...

    Started by dford62‎, 20th Aug 2014 08:43 am
    instrument list, p&id, prompt, properties, report
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    28th Aug 2014 02:50 pm Go to last post
  24. Question Unique valve number

    While doing my last project, i copied the valves i was using and did not alter the model number of the valves. This way, many of the valves have equal tags. I was woundering if there's a way to...

    Started by showdibola‎, 2nd Jan 2012 05:03 am
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    2nd Jan 2012 06:31 pm Go to last post
  25. A little help with breaklines please

    When two flow lines cross eachother they make a break automatically, but it is so small you can't see it unless I zoom way in. How do you change this? THanks in advance.

    Started by Gmalone12‎, 13th Apr 2011 08:05 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    27th Jan 2012 03:07 pm Go to last post

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