Automatic renumbering

With version M4 P&ID FX V6.3, you can now renumber components on a P&ID. This functionality is particularly useful when a region of a diagram has been copied and pasted onto the same diagram or onto other diagrams. Automatic renumbering can be applied to a single P&ID or to a complete project containing multiple P&IDs. It increases design quality by ensuring that all components are uniquely numbered.

New search function in the P&ID symbol manager

M4 P&ID FX V6.3 now includes a new search function in the P&ID Symbol Manager. This allows you to search through the current catalogue for symbols using keywords or pre-defined filters.

Improved connection of instrument lines to P&ID symbols

In M4 P&ID FX version 6.3, further improvements have been made to the connection of instrumentation lines to symbols. This makes it easier for the user to place instrumentation and speeds up the design process.

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Enhanced movement of existing symbols

The movement of individual symbols along a process line has been further enhanced in the new version. Symbols can now be mirrored when moved, or aligned to a predefined point. These enhancements make it quicker and easier to edit P&IDs.

M4 P&ID FX for 64 Bit only

As of version 6.3, M4 P&ID FX is only available for 64-bit systems. This means that the software can be used optimally on modern computers. In addition, the software offers higher performance with a 64-bit system.

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Customer-oriented optimisation of the software

The new version of M4 P&ID FX includes many performance-related enhancements to the software. Particular emphasis was placed on feedback from CAD Schroer’s customers, which is reflected in the new functionality.

Free download

M4 P&ID FX version 6.3 is now available for download. The new version is focussed on increased productivity and makes the creation of P&IDs even easier and faster. Customers with an active maintenance contract can download the new version directly from the customer portal at no additional charge.

What’s New in M4 P&ID FX Version 6.3?

Improvement of the P&ID symbol browser

M4 P&ID FX version 6.2 comes with an improved P&ID symbol browser. Symbols are now displayed more efficiently and in greater detail. As a result, individual symbols can be selected and placed more easily and quickly.

Optimization of P&ID symbol generation

M4 P&ID FX contains a new optimized process for P&ID symbol generation. As a result, individual symbols can now be created and processed into individual catalogues.

Pipeline layout improved

In version 6.2 of M4 P&ID FX, the pipeline tool has been optimized based on customer feedback. The pipeline tool now automatically completes when a connection is made to a second symbol. Also, pipeline connections can be made at any point along a pipeline. This makes the drafting of pipelines with M4 P&ID FX faster and more effective.

Move tool optimized

The move tool in M4 P&ID FX ensures that selections of symbols and lines can be quickly and intelligently repositioned. In version 6.2, the tool has been further enhanced to ensure the optimal alignment of interconnected lines.

New 2D decor line styles

In M4 P&ID FX version 6.2, several new décor line styles have been added, namely the cloud, dotted-cloud, tack, jagged and deep-wave line styles. These styles are available to annotate and improve the readability of P&IDs.

Customer-oriented optimisation of the software

The new version of M4 P&ID FX includes many performance-related enhancements to the software. Particular emphasis was placed on feedback from CAD Schroer’s customers, which is reflected in the new functionality.