2D Piping Isometric Drawings from 3D Pipework Designs

M4 ISO is the ideal tool for automatically generating unscaled piping isometric drawings from your 3D pipework models.

Automatically Generate BOM & Spool Lists

The intuitive software automatically creates 2D piping isometric drawings directly from the pipework data, together with complete bills of materials and pipe cut-length and spool lists for fabrication and transportation considerations.

M4 ISO can also be extended to process data from other 3D CAD and plant design systems.

Flexible and Configurable Iso Creation

M4 ISO can be used in automatic or manual mode, giving users detailed control over its output. Its open data format provides a high degree of flexibility, allowing companies to configure their isometrics in line with corporate or project-specific requirements. Users can change their isometric drawings styles, as well as customise the system’s templates.

Include a 3D View of the Pipework

M4 ISO allows users to include a 3D view of the pipework design on each isometric drawing, providing a welcome visual aid for fabricators and installers alike.

Automatic Mode

In automatic mode, M4 ISO generates and saves the required piping isometrics and related parts lists automatically, ready for fabricators and installers.

Manual Mode

Where specific formats or views are required, M4 ISO allows users to manually control the output. A preview is provided for each isometric drawing, and users can change various settings, including the North angle. They can also reposition note texts in the diagram.

BOM and Parts Lists

M4 ISO automatically generates configurable bills of material from the piping data generated by the 3D CAD or plant design system. BOMs can be placed directly onto an isometric drawing or exported to Excel for downstream use.

Pipe Cut Lengths

M4 ISO generates detailed cut-length lists, which are lists of individual cut pieces of pipe with end preparations, required for fabrication.

Pipe Spools

M4 ISO also generates a list of spools: sections of fully welded pipework delivered which are as a single piece. The system automatically recognises spool boundaries where components are not welded together, e.g. flanged connections or valves.

Notes on Pipework

M4 ISO recognises any notes associated with the 3D pipework design and positions them in the appropriate place on the 2D piping isometric drawing.

Using Diagram Styles

Users can choose from a variety of pre-defined diagram styles prior to automatically generating their isometrics. Each style defines a different level of detail, including the amount of information displayed for fabrication, and whether or not a 3D view of the pipework design is included.

Configurable Diagram Styles

M4 ISO allows administrators to configure their own custom drawing styles according to company or project-specific requirements. The line styles, text fonts, colours and layers to be used can all be configured. Likewise, so can the format and location of BOMs, cut-length and spools lists, and bend tables, and much more.