CADWorx Plant Professional Design Suite Overview


CADWorx Plant Professional Design Suite Overview

The CADWorx Plant Professional Design Suite is the premier AutoCAD Based Plant Design Software on the market. CADWorx is an integrated series of CAD software for plant design and automation. An AutoCAD-based system, CADWorx is the next generation software solution, providing intelligent drawing/database connectivity, advanced levels of automation, easy-to-use drafting tools and the world’s only intelligent link between CAD and pipe stress analysis.CADWorx increases accuracy and improves the quality of deliverables for both designers and engineers. Our users report improvements in productivity of up to 75% over their previous 2D CAD software methods, and 50% over previous 3D methods.Compared to every other 3D plant design tool on the market, CADWorx lets you get more done in less time – period.The CADWorx Plant suites supply the most complete range of tools for hassle-free plant design. Piping, equipment, steel, HVAC and cable trays and database links are all included. CADWorx Plant Professional also features P&ID Standard, Steel, Equipment, ISOGEN, and live database links.

2D and 3D Piping

CADWorx Plant allows you to work in 2D or 3D mode with full intelligence. Quick 2D plans can be converted into 3D models at anytime. And working in 3D with CADWorx Plant is easy. Intuitive and powerful tools like CADWorx Plant`s point and shoot UCS system make designing in any plane easy and quick. Because CADWorx Pipe uses standard AutoCAD solids it delivers some of the best performance, smallest models and greatest compatibility in its class. No special enablers are required for viewing, plotting or even editing in native AutoCAD. If ease of use, performance and collaboration are important to you then CADWorx Plant delivers!


Structural Steel

Steelwork capabilities built into CADWorx Plant provide a full range of international steel shapes and catalogs. CADWorx Plant`s steel utility allows straight or curved steel members to be placed on construction lines or at any place in the design. Editing members` sizes, lengths, coping and notching against adjoining members is easy. As with CADWorx Plant`s piping components, steel members can be linked to project databases for full and comprehensive bills of material reports. All the features of CADWorx Steel Professional are now included in CADWorx Plant Professional. CADWorx Steel Professional is also sold as a stand-alone software for use by steel designers/detailers.

CADWorx Structural Steel


Intergraph CADWorx Equipment is a parametric equipment modeler with all the features needed to easily model 3D equipment for plant design. The package lets you accurately build units such as vessels, exchangers, tanks and pumps quickly and effortlessly. Also, vessels and exchangers can be bi-directionally linked to Intergraph PV Elite for engineering analysis.

CADWorx Equipment is a hierarchical parametric modeler that makes the complexities of building equipment as simple as entering values in an easy-to-use build tree.

For vessels, tanks and exchangers, items such as skirts, shells, reducing cones, heads, body flanges, nozzles, platforms, ladders and supports are just some of the choices that are available. For pumps, you can choose suction and discharge nozzles, impellers, motors, base plates and other items to ensure your equipment is created exactly as it should be.

CADWorx Plant Equipment

Ducting/Cable Trays

HVAC ducting and cable tray shapes are easily placed using routines built into CADWorx Plant. Select square, rectangular, round and oval shapes with transitions from a single intuitive dialog box. Key dimensional information is retained to allow users to quickly and easily design duct and tray runs with the minimum of effort.

CADWorx Ducting

Automatic Isometrics

CADWorx Plant provides the industry`s best looking automatic isometrics and does so with ease. Isometrics can be generated from individual piping layouts or project databases. Intelligent stop marks allow you to specify sensible break points for consistent drawings from revision to revision.

A single configuration dialog lets you precisely define how your isometrics will look. Settings for user borders, automatic dimensioning, tagging and bills of material are easily defined. Whether producing isometrics by selecting individual lines or from project databases, the software makes automatic isometric generation a cost saver by dramatically reducing errors and improving productivity.


Piping Specifications

CADWorx Plant includes over 65 detailed, ready-to-use specifications that access 3500 component data files carrying parametric information on over 60,000 components! And more are continually added. In keeping with the global character of CADWorx Pipe, specifications and data files are provided in imperial, metric and mixed metric formats with materials and sizes in accordance with regional standards. CADWorx also makes it quick and easy to create your own component data files.

The powerful specification editor included within CADWorx Plant allows you to create and modify specifications on-the-fly or outside of a drawing session. Easy specification manipulation through this intuitive editor ensures consistency and accuracy in your designs.

CADWorx Piping Specs

Bills of Material Creation

Because CADWorx components placed in the design are intelligent, you can create accurate user-configurable bills of material in the drawing or most popular database formats at any point in the design process.

CADWorx BOM Export

Bi-directional Links to CAESAR II Stress Analysis

You can output any part of a CADWorx Plant piping system to stress analysis in native CAESAR II file format. Routing, pipe support and system modifications made in CAESAR II can be read by CADWorx Plant directly into the design. This link between CADWorx Plant and CAESAR II reduces duplication of work and ensures that both designer and engineer are working with the latest and most accurate information available.


Automated Stress Isometrics

CADWorx Plant can use CAESAR II output to easily create stress isometrics. Once drawn, a dialog lets you select the analysis results that you want to see on the stress isometrics. This feature gives you automatically generated, fully dimensioned isometrics that are annotated with the accurate input and analysis data that you require.

CADWorx Stress ISO

CADWorx Design Review

CADWorx Design Review is supplied with each seat of CADWorx Plant Professional, provides real-time design review capabilities of CADWorx 3D models.

Intergraph CADWorx Design Review allows the review of plant models by designers, managers, owners and other stakeholders. With CADWorx Design Review, everyone shares in the benefits of design collaboration.

Collaborate and review designs quicker and more intuitively. By using 3D, users are able to reduce the need to interpret designs via paper printouts and other non-interactive methods. Design Review improves collaboration with tools for markups, design comments and redlining.

The intuitive interface of CADWorx Design Review and its performance-baseddesign makes manipulating and moving around even the largest modelsquick and smooth.

Powerful visualization tools provide settings for color, transparency and model shadows. With flexible selectionsets, it is also possible to adjust settings, not only for singlecomponents, but for layers, specs, service, line numbers etc. in fact,for any selection set available to the user.

CADWorx Design Review


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Intergraph CADWorx Plant Professional – Plant Professional includes the most complete range of tools for efficient plant design. Plant Professional is easy to learn and has helped thousands of corporations create revenue-earning deliverables quicker and more accurately.  Plant Professional includes P&ID Standard, Equipment, ISOGEN and Steel Professional.

Intergraph CADWorx P&ID Professional – P&ID Professional has everything needed for the easy creation of intelligent process diagrams. P&ID unlocks the power of P&ID’s by making diagrams, and the information locked within them, available to all project stakeholders

Intergraph CADWorx Steel Professional – Steel Professional is a 3D steel modeling package that comes complete with powerful design and annotation tools and international steel shapes. With Steel, structural designers have access to the best structural tools on the market.

Intergraph CADWorx fieldPipe Professional for Leica fieldPro – fieldPipe Professional combines Leica Geosystem’s laser precision with Intergraph CADWorx Plant Professional. This mix delivers the most powerful plant as-built and spool verification tool on the market.  It also includes Cloudworx Professional for AutoCAD.

Intergraph CADWorx Design Review – Design Review allows the review of plant models by designers, managers, owners and other stakeholders. With CADWorx Design Review, everyone shares in the benefits of design collaboration.  The CADWorx Design Create Option allows publishing of the 3D Model for use with the free Viewer.

Application Areas for All Intergraph CADWorx Products – Process and Plant Design, Piping, Equipment, Natural Gas, Steelwork, Petrochemical, Chemical, Power, Offshore, Food, Beverage, Brewing, Pharmaceutical, Water Treatment, Building Services, Shipbuilding and Architectural.






Stability and Dedication to the Plant Design Market Space

CADWorx has been on the market for over 15 years and has been ‘step-for-step’ with each and every AutoCAD Version Release!

CADWorx is affordable 3D Plant/Piping Design software package with thousands of users and the backing of dedicated support professionals with years of Industry Knowledge and “know-how”.

Developed by COADE® in the 90’s, the authors of CAESAR II®, the leading Pipe Stress Analysis package in the world, CADWorx has grown into the strong and stable platform users expect and require. Billions of dollars of plant design projects are successfully completed each year using CADWorx, which is the standard for AutoCAD®‐based plant design. This strength has improved with the acquisition of COADE by Intergraph® in January 2010. This move has merged Intergraph, the undisputed leader in enterprise level plant design (PDS and Smart Plant Enterprise), with COADE the undisputed leader in pipe stress analysis, pressure vessel analysis and AutoCAD‐based plant design. Finally, ISOGEN®, the de facto industry standard for automated piping isometric production, is also owned Alias another Intergraph so we look for further integration!

Such strength in the Plant Design Industry is unmatched!

Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions (Intergraph CAS, formerly COADE) is one of the world’s longest tenured AutoCAD developers, with an Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) number of 38. No existing ADN member has been developing AutoCAD‐based plant engineering and design solutions longer than Intergraph CAS, nor has any other developer gained the depth of plant design focused knowledge that Intergraph CAS has acquired and applied as an ADN member over the last 25 years. Over 12,000 users rely on CADWorx to deliver superior results daily and now with Intergraph behind us we are growing faster than ever. Look for more integration efforts with SmartPlant and continued integration with CAESAR II, PV Elite and Isogen.

CADWorx PLANT Professional – The ‘All-In-One’ Package

In addition to the Standard 3-D Drafting functionality, Specification Driven Design, and Isometric Drawing Production with ISOGEN (owned by Alias another Intergraph Company), CADWorx Plant Professional these additional capabilities:

• 2D quick‐layout capabilities

• On‐the‐fly clash detection without the need of a secondary software application

• Optional external project database (at any time during the project!)

• Drawing to database piping and steel back‐up

• Bidirectional links to pipe stress analysis (CAESAR II)

• Bidirectional links to pressure vessel analysis (PV ELITE)

• Hygienic and Ductile Iron piping

• Steel Drafting Tools

• P&ID Drafting Tools – Upgradable to CADWorx P&ID Professional

With over 20 detail case studies and articles documenting the successes gained by CADWorx users, the one constant theme is how easy it is to startup and use. Although training is always advantageous, often users are up and running in hours after loading up the software.

The question is, after the initial setup are designers vastly more productive? With CADWorx the simple answer is, “Yes!”

Database Functionality – Seamless

All the information on a CADWorx PLANT Project is stored in the drawing. In fact, the database is not required – at all! Users can start drawing immediately and attach to a database at any point in the project if desired.

Setup of the database takes about a minute. If employed, external project databases add enhanced functionality such as increased reporting and enhanced back up – users can recreate piping, steel, HVAC and ducting systems directly from the database.

3D Walk Through – Included!

CADWorx Design Review is Included in the Suite to perform 3D Walk-throughs on your CADWorx AutoCAD based Models. In addition, since all CADWorx Drawings are saved in AutoCAD .dwg format, the Navisworks product line also works seamlessly!


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