CADWorx® Plant Design Suite is an integrated, complete AutoCAD®- and BricsCAD®-based software series for plant design that provides intelligent drawing and database connectivity, advanced levels of automation, and easy-to-use drafting tools.By including the ability to choose the design platform, CADWorx® continues to expand upon and provide powerful and adaptive tools that enable quick and easy creation of fully intelligent 3D plant models.

The comprehensive series of CADWorx design tools allows for the option to run on the AutoCAD or BricsCAD platform and includes piping, structural steel, equipment, process and instrument diagrams, and design review, plus automatic isometrics and bills of material.

CADWorx is quick and easy to set up and use, so design can begin immediately. The bi-directional links between CADWorx and analysis programs for pipes and vessels enable designers and engineers to easily share information while keeping the drawings, models, and related information continuously synchronized as changes are made. The fast processing and highly refined user-interface features in CADWorx empower users to work efficiently together, even on large models.

Key benefits

Intelligent design

Empowers P&IDs by making diagrams and unlocking info locked within them to stakeholders

Supports many industries

Works with chemical, offshore, pharmaceutical, piping, power, shipbuilding, steel work, water treatment


CADWorx® Piping Design Suite:

Plant Professional

CADWorx® Plant Professional is an industrial design software that enables you to create models quickly and easily. In fact, it has helped thousands of corporations create fully intelligent plant models that help them earn revenue. Features of CADWorx Plant Professional include the following:

  • Create complete models with CADWorx Structure modeling capabilities
  • HVAC ducting and cable tray routines are also included
  • Use this software for piping design by referencing over 60,000 parametrically-driven components
  • Produce automatic isometrics from layouts, databases, or Isogen®
  • Detect collisions in the current or externally referenced models
  • Provide real-time design status and create bills of material in a variety of database formats
  • And many other features that help the design process work faster

P&ID Professional

The process of creating piping and instrumentation diagrams should be fast, efficient, and transparent. With CADWorx P&ID Professional, you can make fully intelligent process diagrams that seamlessly tie into your current corporate standards. CADWorx P&ID Professional uses both industry-standard symbols and those that you use internally through its programming-free interface.

In addition to complete library access, you can create a user-defined project database that communicates to current project drawings. This keeps your information synchronized during the plant and piping design process. Other benefits of this P&ID software include the following:

  • Link information to P&ID components for faster processing
  • Place P&ID components accurately using piping specifications
  • Publish to a browser for easy viewing
  • Convert legacy P&IDs and their components to fully functional database-linked CADWorx P&IDs
  • Automatically create instrument loop diagrams
  • Take advantage of CADWorx Instrument Datasheet and CADWorx Equipment Datasheets
  • Enjoy compatibility with AutoCAD® and BricsCAD®
  • Much more


CADWorx Structure is a 3D steel structure design package that comes complete with powerful annotation tools and international steel shapes. Like CADWorx Plant, CADWorx Structure brings simplicity and efficiency in design to the forefront.

  • Intelligent 3D Steel Design
  • 3D Member Modeling
  • 3D Plate Modeling
  • Stairs, Ladders, and Hand Rail Arrangements
  • Decking and Grating Modeling
  • International Steel Libraries
  • Bills of Material

Design Review

A collaborative process helps you meet deadlines and communicate valuable information. This concept is applied to CADWorx Design Review - software that greatly improves the plant engineering and design process. It lets designers, owners, managers, and other stakeholders view and manipulate 3D models in a smooth and accurate way. Other benefits of this plant design and engineering software include the following:

  • Reduce the number of paper printouts and let stakeholders view 3D models in an interactive environment
  • Mark up 3D piping designs quickly and conveniently
  • Produce review files in a compressed file format
  • Reference external files to insert separate models automatically
  • Visualize models using a variety of display settings
  • Make informative animations at any point in the model
  • Much more

OrthoGen for CADWorx

OrthoGen® for CADWorx® Plant Professional enables 2D plans, sections, and elevations drawings to be created automatically from CADWorx Plant Professional 3D models. Even in today’s 3D world, annotated and dimensioned orthographic drawings are still a required deliverable. OrthoGen reduces this process from hours to only minutes.

  • Integrated with AutoCAD® and CADWorx
  • Multiple AutoCAD viewports and xRefs
  • Flexible settings and standards creation
  • Easy label repositioning and modification
  • Automated column grid references
  • Annotations where you want them
  • Technical Specifications
  • Application Areas

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