Wednesday, March 19, 2008

AutoCAD Plant 3D coming this year

It was possible to get a preview of AutoCAD Plant 3D at AU 2007. A few more details in this AECCafé article with indication that AutoCAD Plant 3D might be released in 2008. Not a big surprise that it will be AutoCAD based as AutoCAD P&ID is AutoCAD based. It has probably been a lot of thoughts behind the selection as Revit was the other platform candidate Autodesk has. It shows a firm commitment for AutoCAD and those with AutoCAD Architecture might feel less threatened by Revit.

Will it be AutoCAD Plant 3D 2009 then? If Revit is the BIM platform, is AutoCAD the PIM platform (Plant Information Modeling)? Both can at least end up in NavisWorks.



  1. Nice post Jimmy.

    I hope you don't mind that I used your image to illustrate this post on the Government requirement for BIM in the UK construction industry .



  2. No problem Paul. Thanks!

  3. Jimmy, i love this model and would like to use on some marketing pieces but would need a higher res of it. could i get that if I include your name as the model contributor?


  4. Hi Bruce, sorry I cannot find the original. It was created by the company I worked for in 2004 or so.


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