There are project improvements, support for curved schematic lines, inline equipment, end connections for inline instruments and more as can be seen below.
AutoCAD P&ID 2010: Autodesk today announced that it is
shipping AutoCAD P&ID 2010 software, the new release of
its software application built specifically for
creating, modifying, and managing piping and
instrumentation diagrams. Built on the AutoCAD 2010
platform, AutoCAD P&ID is familiar and easier to use,
allowing design and engineering teams to start working
with minimal training. Common tasks are more
streamlined and automated to help boost productivity,
while designers have easier access to more accurate
component and line information.
AutoCAD P&ID 2010 provides the following new features
to further enhance ease of use; help increase designer
productivity; and support information accuracy:
Project setup restricted access - The project
administrator or lead can restrict user access to
Project Setup using Microsoft Windows File Permissions.
Project specific tool palettes setup - Tool palette
groups may be associated with a specific project so
that all users access the standard set of symbols for
the project. As each project may require specific sets
of symbols, AutoCAD may be used to create custom tool
palettes and groups.
Curved schematic lines - Polylines with arcs, filleted
polylines, and splines can be converted to form curved
SLINEs. This feature is useful for showing tubing and
flexible hose piping.
Inline equipment - ISO and DIN Equipment such as pumps,
compressors, blowers, and filters can be inserted into
pipelines. Equipment will break the pipeline into two
with different line numbers and be correctly oriented
along the proper flow direction.
End connections for inline instruments - End
connections - flanged, welded, socket welded, and
threaded, among others - can be applied on control
valves and inline instruments
Japanese Industrial Standard instrumentation symbols -
A Japan (metric) project template is available that
includes ISO and JIS Z 8204, the Japanese Industrial
Standard instrumentations symbols.
In addition to these productivity enhancements, AutoCAD
P&ID 2010 includes all the functionality of the new
AutoCAD 2010 platform and will integrate with the
forthcoming AutoCAD Plant 3D product.
Includes all functionality of new AutoCAD 2010 Platform
AutoCAD P&ID 2010 includes the intuitive interface and
all of the functionality of the new AutoCAD 2010
platform. AutoCAD 2010 enables designers to more easily
create innovative designs with the addition of new
free-form design tools and offers new PDF Import and
Underlay and other enhanced publishing features; new
parametric drawing tools; and 3D printing.
Integrated AutoCAD P&ID and AutoCAD Plant 3D
environment AutoCAD P&ID and the forthcoming AutoCAD
Plant 3D can share a single integrated project, making
data exchange smoother and more seamless. Piping
designers can review AutoCAD P&ID data and
process designers can review AutoCAD Plant 3D data.
Both share a common user interface and components --
such as Project Manager and Data Manager -- making
learning and using easier.