AutoCAD Plant 3D - Live Online training

Course summary
3 days
395 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Online courses
Next available date: 25/10/2021 09:30 - Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

AutoCAD Plant 3D - Live Online Training

AutoCAD Plant 3D Live Online training course for beginners, teaching how to build and maintain 3D process plant models, and create content for use in 3D process plant models.

Live online training lets you participate in a real course from your place of work or home.

The AutoCAD Plant 3D toolset is used by designers and engineers to model and document process plants in 3D. Armada's AutoCAD Plant 3D course provides a thorough grounding in the application and its key features.
Sessions include:

  • Building steel structure models.
  • Creating equipment models.
  • Create piping components.
  • Project configuration.
  • Working with data and using the Data Manager.
  • Isometrics, orthographics and catalogues.

AutoCAD Plant 3D training is hands-on and practical.

Our trainers teach the necessary theory then demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught on a computer running AutoCAD Plant 3D.

There is plenty of time to ask questions, and you can take away all the files you create.

The Armada approach to live online AutoCAD Plant 3D training

We do everything possible to make your experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom…

  • Your course is Autodesk-accredited, hosted by an Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI) with vast experience of using AutoCAD Plant 3D. 
  • You’ll see and hear your trainer and the other delegates, and be able to view your trainer’s screen.
  • Your trainer and the other delegates will see and hear you.
  • We’ll post you a printed training guide.
  • Your training is hands-on: you’ll practice and carry out exercises throughout. We’ll make the course files and resources you’ll use available for you to download.
  • If you need assistance, you can share your screen with your trainer, and pass control to them.
  • You’ll receive an e-certificate confirming successful completion of an Autodesk-accredited AutoCAD Plant 3D course.
  • You’re entitled to 30 days’ email support.
  • If you don’t have access to AutoCAD Plant 3D, we’ll send you a link to fully-functional AutoCAD Plant 3D trial software to download and install.

Self-funding delegates can pay by interest-free staged payments. Simply pay 10% deposit when booking and the remainder over 12 monthly installments. No hidden charges or fees - you only pay for advertised course fee! 

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Plant 3D course is ideal for new users to Plant 3D.


Delegates should be familiar with the fundamentals of standard AutoCAD. If you don’t have this knowledge, we recommend you attend Armada's AutoCAD Essentials training first.

A basic knowledge of process or piping industry practice is beneficial but not essential.

Live online Training essentials

Participants must have a secure internet connection, and access to a computer running AutoCAD Plant 3D for this training. If you don't have this installed, Armada can provide details of free trial software that you can download ahead of participating in this training,

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Delegates receive an e-certificate directly from Autodesk confirming successful completion of an accredited course.

Course information

All scheduled courses hosted by Armada run from 9:30am-4:30pm, with ample screen breaks and a lunch break. Delegates are invited to join from 9:00am, to ask their instructor any questions from the previous days training. 

On-request AutoCAD Plant 3D training available

AutoCAD Plant 3D training is also available on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group, hosted at one of our centres, your venue or online.

On-request AutoCAD Plant 3D training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing. Please contact us for a personalised quote.

AutoCAD information

Training is based primarily on AutoCAD Plant 3D 2021. It is relevant to all recent versions of AutoCAD Plant 3D, from 2013.

Training Course Content

Session 1: Introduction to AutoCAD Plant 3D

  • Working on a project
  • AutoCAD Plant 3D user interface
  • Different workspaces in AutoCAD Plant 3D
  • Grips
  • Invoking commands in AutoCAD Plant 3D
  • AutoCAD Plant 3D Dialog Boxes
  • Opening a drawing that is not in the project

Session 2: Creating projects and P&IDs

  • Creating a new AutoCAD Plant 3D project
  • Defining a P&ID
  • Validating a drawing
  • Editing a drawing
  • Adding intelligence to custom P&ID symbols

Session 3: Creating structures

  • Creating a grid
  • Setting the representation of the structural member
  • Adding members
  • Creating stairs, railings, ladders, plates/grates, footings
  • Editing the structural members
  • Visibility options
  • Exchanging data with other applications

Session 4: Creating equipment

  • Placing equipment in a drawing
  • Adding vessels, heat exchangers, pumps, heaters
  • Creating a customised equipment
  • Modifying equipment
  • Converting solid models into equipment
  • Converting Inventor models into equipment
  • Attaching and detaching objects
  • Adding nodules

Session 5: Editing specifications and catalogs

  • Gelling Started with the Spec Editor
  • Working with Spec Files
  • Working with the Catalog Editor
  • Creating a new catalog from an existing catalog
  • Adding a new part to a catalog
  • Modifying the Branch Table

Session 6: Routing pipes

  • Selecting a Spec
  • Working with the Spec Viewer
  • Routing a pipe
  • Creating branches
  • Creating a weld connection
  • Creating Autodesk Connection Point

Session 7: Adding valves, fittings and pipe supports

  • Adding valves and fittings
  • Adding pipe supports
  • Insulating a pipe
  • Modifying the pipe components using grips
  • Validating a 3D model

Session 8: Creating isometric drawings

  • Isometric drawing types
  • Creating a quick isometric drawing
  • Creating a production isometric drawing
  • Placing Iso messages and annotations
  • Exporting a pipe component file
  • Configuring isometric drawing settings

Session 9: Creating orthographic drawings

  • Generating the first view
  • Creating the adjacent view
  • Adding annotations and dimensions
  • Locating a component in the 3D model
  • Editing a drawing view
  • Adding grips to pipes
  • Generating Bill of Material
  • Creating BOM annotation

Session 10: Managing data and creating reports

  • Viewing data in the DATA MANAGER
  • Modifying the display of data
  • Zooming to plant objects
  • Editing data in the DATA MANAGER
  • Placing annotations in P&ID using the DATA MANAGER
  • Filtering information in the data table
  • Exporting data from the DATA MANAGER
  • Importing data to the DATA MANAGER
  • Viewing DATA MANAGER reports
  • Working with the Report Creator

Why choose Armada

4.9 stars Google Review rating

Over 96% delegate experience rating on our Autodesk courses in 2021

5 locations across UK and live online courses


The course fee is inclusive of a comprehensive training manual, posted out to delegates ahead of the course, and all other course documentation.

Delegates are entitled to 30days post course support from their trainer, to help with any queries on topics covered during their training. 

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