Software for Intelligent Piping and Process Schematics
Fast and simple P&ID design
The easy to use P&ID software is an integral component of M4 and is used to create and edit intelligent piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs). Customisable symbol libraries make it quick and easy to design entire process systems using intelligent lines and symbols, which include important process information for downstream use, stored in attributes. P&ID provides symbol catalogs in support of the EN ISO, ANSI and ISA standards, which can be extended by individual symbols or by entire symbol catalogs. Individual component attributes can also be edited as required.
Consistency checks and parts lists
P&ID provides an integrated consistency checker for design quality assurance, and provides a detailed overview of the components used, as well as their attributes. Potential mistakes or inconsistencies within the schematic are flagged up in a separate report, as well as highlighted on the diagram itself. Parts lists, line lists and from/to lists can be generated at any stage, helping teams to monitor a project’s progress. Because of the software’s flexibility when it comes to the assignment of symbol properties, reports can easily be adapted to suit corporate or project-specific requirements.
P&ID design data for 3D layouts
The P&ID software module is tightly integrated with all M4 PLANT add-on modules, meaning that your P&ID diagrams can be used as the basis of M4 PLANT 3D designs and subsequent 2D layouts. It allows you to cross-check your P&IDs against the 3D world, and automatically load those components not yet included in your 3D plant design in the appropriate position. This ensures that the resulting 2D drawings or 3D models use only the exact number and type of components contained in your P&IDs.