Increase the quality and accuracy of your isometric drawings

With OpenPlant Isometrics Manager, you can increase the quality and accuracy of your isometric drawings and save time with the software’s ability to extract intelligent isometrics from multiple 3D sources.

Easily improve efficiency on your projects and reduce costs. Quickly create isometrics styles for each project through the powerful, yet easy to use graphical user interface for isometric configuration. This eliminates the complexity and extensive time needed in other products that require switches, auxiliary configuration files, and more. Your projects can begin faster, run more accurately, and address the needs of each organization more rapidly.

Independent isometrics production increases productivity

OpenPlant Isometrics Manager allows isometrics to be independently produced by document control or other supporting project personnel, freeing piping designers to focus on design activities. By managing isometric production through project-based rules, the software provides users with a way to easily generate isometrics from either OpenPlant ModelServer, an OpenPlant-based iModel, or other sources using a simplified interface, without the need for a complex design application. It also enables project teams to output in either DGN or RealDWG formats.

Integrate users and projects to increase collaboration

OpenPlant Isometrics Manager integrates with ProjectWise, to allow finalized isometrics to be posted directly into the document repository with automatic version control. This enables team members, regardless of location, to access the most current versions of these contracted deliverables.

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“Using OpenPlant Isometrics Manager to auto-generate piping isometrics reduced the time it would have taken moving labels around to make the isometric clearer to read. Tetra Tech reduced its isometric generation time from three hours to one hour per isometric. With over 1500 isometrics, this saved the client around USD 250,000.”

Technical Capabilities

Interoperability

  • Generate PCF files to pass data to existing fabrication systems
  • Produce isometrics from OpenPlant, AutoPLANT, and AutoPIPE
  • Create isometric deliverables in DGN or RealDWG formats
  • Works with OpenPlant and AutoPLANT Central Management
  • Use a common set-up and configuration through ProjectWise managed Workspaces
  • Store similar isometrics in a central location
  • Examine components from the same model using different views
  • Navigate between models and isometrics

Design Model Component Information

Intelligent isometrics provide useful data for the entire project lifecycle
OpenPlant Isometrics Manager automatically creates an intelligent file, which includes the graphics and associated piping data. This allows users to search and query data within these documents without the need for access to the plant design model.

  • Perform intelligent queries against components to find those with identical information to 3D design models
  • View relevant data available in other areas of the design and construction process

Isometric Production

Automated production for higher quality isometrics
Increase the quality and accuracy of your isometric drawings with OpenPlant Isometrics Manager’s ability to extract intelligent isometrics from multiple 3D sources. Generate virtually “no touch” isometrics utilizing the application’s whitespace management engine that allows for improved drawing layouts as well as better dimension and label positioning, saving time with clear and legible isometrics. Automatically split isometrics into multiple sheets based on different criteria to quickly generate construction deliverables based on project requirements.

  • Separate isometric production from piping design applications
  • Control isometric generation by status settings
  • Generate different isometric production log files

Multiple styles provide fit-for-purpose drawings

OpenPlant Isometrics Manager provides for the creation of many isometric styles for specific purposes in the project, each with its own set of rules for design status and layout types. The resulting isometric drawings can be placed into their own folder within ProjectWise for versioning and distribution to a globally distributed project team. Delivered styles include As-Built, Check, IFC, Stress, and Tracing. Additional user-defined styles can be created to suit project requirements. ProjectWise provides for remote access, allowing users, such as fabricators, to see the most current information.

Usability

  • Easy-to-use interface designed for non-piping users – no need to understand cryptic switches, auxiliary file structures, or settings
  • Straightforward query tool to easily search for a specific group of components, such as a line number
  • Project-driven drawing output and bill-of-material definitions

Rule-based Management

Rule-based management ensures accurate, up-to-date isometrics. Product isometrics with OpenPlant ModelServer based on design states such as “Issued for Construction.” Rules can be defined to control what type of isometric to produce and, more importantly, whether an isometric can be created if the components are not at a predetermined design state. Time spent checking and reviewing isometrics is now focused on the proper documents where the status is known.

Isometrics Drawing and Style Configuration

  • Intelligent isometric drawings include graphics and piping data
  • Easy-to-configure isometrics styles – no more switches to remember
  • User-configurable drawing layouts and reporting
  • Simple isometrics symbols creation using MicroStation cells
  • Customized drawing attributes for additional pipeline information
  • Fully configurable bill-of-material layout

ProjectWise Managed Workspaces

  • Store similar isometrics in a central location
  • Examine components from the same model using different views
  • Navigate between models and isometrics

Integration

The application allows users to improve collaboration, personal productivity, and information sharing by signing in as a connected user and associating files with Connected Projects. Connected Users can access personalized learning, communities, notifications, and project information. Connected Projects provide project level reporting including which Connected Users are working a project, how much time they are spending on a project, and what Bentley applications they are using.

With CONNECTservices, learn to master your Bentley applications and get work done at any time from any place. Empower your teams to connect and collaborate.

ProjectWise Integration

  • Manage multiple projects from a single model or data source
  • Include metadata with documents
  • Save user queries locally or to ProjectWise for team access
  • Edit isometric name expressions
  • Create isometrics based on design-state
  • Browse element information or specific components or sets of components
Interoperability

Interoperability

  • Generate PCF files to pass data to existing fabrication systems
  • Produce isometrics from OpenPlant, AutoPLANT, and AutoPIPE
  • Create isometric deliverables in DGN or RealDWG formats
  • Works with OpenPlant and AutoPLANT Central Management
  • Use a common set-up and configuration through ProjectWise managed Workspaces
  • Store similar isometrics in a central location
  • Examine components from the same model using different views
  • Navigate between models and isometrics
Design Model Component Information

Design Model Component Information

Intelligent isometrics provide useful data for the entire project lifecycle
OpenPlant Isometrics Manager automatically creates an intelligent file, which includes the graphics and associated piping data. This allows users to search and query data within these documents without the need for access to the plant design model.

  • Perform intelligent queries against components to find those with identical information to 3D design models
  • View relevant data available in other areas of the design and construction process
Isometric Production

Isometric Production

Automated production for higher quality isometrics
Increase the quality and accuracy of your isometric drawings with OpenPlant Isometrics Manager’s ability to extract intelligent isometrics from multiple 3D sources. Generate virtually “no touch” isometrics utilizing the application’s whitespace management engine that allows for improved drawing layouts as well as better dimension and label positioning, saving time with clear and legible isometrics. Automatically split isometrics into multiple sheets based on different criteria to quickly generate construction deliverables based on project requirements.

  • Separate isometric production from piping design applications
  • Control isometric generation by status settings
  • Generate different isometric production log files

Multiple styles provide fit-for-purpose drawings

OpenPlant Isometrics Manager provides for the creation of many isometric styles for specific purposes in the project, each with its own set of rules for design status and layout types. The resulting isometric drawings can be placed into their own folder within ProjectWise for versioning and distribution to a globally distributed project team. Delivered styles include As-Built, Check, IFC, Stress, and Tracing. Additional user-defined styles can be created to suit project requirements. ProjectWise provides for remote access, allowing users, such as fabricators, to see the most current information.

Usability

Usability

  • Easy-to-use interface designed for non-piping users – no need to understand cryptic switches, auxiliary file structures, or settings
  • Straightforward query tool to easily search for a specific group of components, such as a line number
  • Project-driven drawing output and bill-of-material definitions
Rule-based management

Rule-based Management

Rule-based management ensures accurate, up-to-date isometrics. Product isometrics with OpenPlant ModelServer based on design states such as “Issued for Construction.” Rules can be defined to control what type of isometric to produce and, more importantly, whether an isometric can be created if the components are not at a predetermined design state. Time spent checking and reviewing isometrics is now focused on the proper documents where the status is known.

Isometrics Drawing and Style Configuration

Isometrics Drawing and Style Configuration

  • Intelligent isometric drawings include graphics and piping data
  • Easy-to-configure isometrics styles – no more switches to remember
  • User-configurable drawing layouts and reporting
  • Simple isometrics symbols creation using MicroStation cells
  • Customized drawing attributes for additional pipeline information
  • Fully configurable bill-of-material layout
ProjectWise Managed Workspaces

ProjectWise Managed Workspaces

  • Store similar isometrics in a central location
  • Examine components from the same model using different views
  • Navigate between models and isometrics
Integration

Integration

The application allows users to improve collaboration, personal productivity, and information sharing by signing in as a connected user and associating files with Connected Projects. Connected Users can access personalized learning, communities, notifications, and project information. Connected Projects provide project level reporting including which Connected Users are working a project, how much time they are spending on a project, and what Bentley applications they are using.

With CONNECTservices, learn to master your Bentley applications and get work done at any time from any place. Empower your teams to connect and collaborate.

ProjectWise Integration

  • Manage multiple projects from a single model or data source
  • Include metadata with documents
  • Save user queries locally or to ProjectWise for team access
  • Edit isometric name expressions
  • Create isometrics based on design-state
  • Browse element information or specific components or sets of components
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is OpenPlant Isometrics Manager? What is OpenPlant Isometrics Manager used for?

OpenPlant Isometrics Manager is a flexible, powerful application that runs independent from plant design applications to provide a cost-effective means for non-engineers to quickly create and manage isometrics. Piping isometrics are among the most important deliverables from plant models.

Where can I get OpenPlant Isometrics Manager training?

If you want to receive tailored training or attend an OpenPlant Isometrics Manager course, Virtuosity offers extra training and mentoring services. You can choose from tailor-made training, on-demand learning, consulting services, mentoring and more. Learn more about Expert Services at Virtuosity here.

What is the price of OpenPlant Isometrics Manager? How much does OpenPlant Isometrics Manager cost?

A practitioner license of OpenPlant Isometrics Manager costs $3,637 at Virtuosity.com. Prices vary per region. While there are various types of licensing available, a common choice is the 12-month practitioner license offered through Virtuosity, Bentley’s eCommerce store. When you purchase through Virtuosity you get a Virtuoso Subscription which means you get both the software AND the training, expert services, and custom mentoring you need to get started quickly.

System Requirements

Processor

Intel or AMD processor 1.0 GHz or greater. OpenPlant PID is not
supported on a CPU that does not support SSE2.

Operating System

Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 SP1 (64-bit), Windows Server 2012/2008

Memory

4 GB minimum, 16 GB recommended

Software Prerequisites

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2, Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications core, Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications localized. Microsoft Internet Explorer, minimum v11.0, with 128-bit cipher strength. Microsoft no longer supports any versions prior to v11.0. Internet Explorer is not installed as part of the product pre-requisites.

Disk Space

12 GB minimum, 12-22 GB depending additional installations such as Companion Feature and Companion Product.

Graphics Card

See the graphics card manufacturer for latest information on DirectX drivers. 512 MB of video RAM or higher is recommended. If insufficient video RAM or no graphics card supported by DirectX can be found, OpenPlant PID attempts to use software emulation. For optimal performance, graphics display color depth should be set to 24-bit or higher. When using a color depth setting of 16-bit, some inconsistencies will be noted.

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