Improve efficiency on your projects

Make drawing preparations and keep up-to-date with revisions faster with the help of automatic drawings, annotations, and dimensions. OpenPlant Orthographics Manager automates the production of drawings and allows designers like you to spend less time extracting 2D files. You can automatically create single/double line drawing output through a simple configuration setting for the same model, enabling line display to be controlled through pipe size, increasing legibility on highly detailed drawings. By using a single interface you can reduce the challenges of working with multiple interfaces to manage annotations for various disciplines such as piping, equipment, HVAC, cable tray, and structural. This makes it easier to manage annotation options and keeps track of project configurations.

Increase productivity with drawing automation

OpenPlant Orthographics Manager automates the production of drawings and allows designers like you to spend less time extracting 2D files. You can easily create 2D piping general arrangement drawings as well as regenerate drawings with different annotation and labeling options, providing rapid project configuration.

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Technical Capabilities

Multiple Project Configurations

  • Works with different project units (imperial/metric)
  • Configuration settings are saved to a project setting file and can be reloaded to maintain existing drawing conditions

Single/Double Line Drawing Output

  • Allows user to create single/double line drawing output
  • Line display can be controlled through pipe size

Hidden Line Option

  • Hidden line drawings for 3D models can be controlled through on/off settings
  • Various options are available to control hidden line output
    • Pipe (single/double line display with industry standard 2D symbols)
    • Elbow (Weld/SW and THD type), Tee
    • Option to show centerlines

Built-in Reports

  • Available for pipe, support, equipment, and instrument lists

Labeling Priority & Control with 2D Free Space Search and Optimization

OpenPlant Orthographics Manager’s white space search algorithm quickly finds free spaces in general arrangement drawings for labeling of various design components, such as instruments, supports, nozzles, reducers, and line numbers. This optimizes legibility by eliminating messy markups and drawing rework, and reduces output time from hours to minutes.

  • Enhanced algorithm finds free spaces in general arrangement drawings for the optimal placement of labels
  • Avoids interference of the label (e.g. text string and leaders) with other text or geometry in the drawing
  • Gives ability to control interference through user interface generation option
  • Ability to set priority of label (pipe, control valves, supports) in the drawing to avoid overlapping interference on highly detailed drawings
  • Effectively and efficiently uses the space around a tagged item
  • Uses two types of label control options based on:
    • Internal density
    • Boundary area

Multi-views and Composite Views

  • Supports multiple views of 3D design to create composite drawings
  • Ability to interactively select desired clipping sections

Publish Deliverables to ProjectWise Share

OpenPlant Orthographics Manager integrates with ProjectWise for project information management and collaboration cloud services. The integration enables a connection to any ProjectWise repository to directly download models and upload drawings. You can quickly find and share information without having to send files via email or distribute through file transfer networks, saving time and overall costs.

  • Exchange files of any size quickly through a centralized, easy-to-use platform
  • Allow designated project participants to easily access project deliverables without opening your firewall
  • Discover up-to-date files readily by organizing them in an intuitive, project-based context
  • Reduce disruptions to your workflows via integration with other select Bentley design applications

Runtime Options

  • Output unit (metric/inch-feet)
  • Placement priority of inside annotations
  • Free space searching density (sparse/average/dense mode)
  • Free space searching boundary (fast/middle/detail mode)
  • Annotation filtering options

OpenPlant Orthographics Manager Output

  • 2D hidden line MicroStation® output (.DGN) with dimensions and annotations
Multiple Project Configurations

Multiple Project Configurations

  • Works with different project units (imperial/metric)
  • Configuration settings are saved to a project setting file and can be reloaded to maintain existing drawing conditions
Line Options

Single/Double Line Drawing Output

  • Allows user to create single/double line drawing output
  • Line display can be controlled through pipe size

Hidden Line Option

  • Hidden line drawings for 3D models can be controlled through on/off settings
  • Various options are available to control hidden line output
    • Pipe (single/double line display with industry standard 2D symbols)
    • Elbow (Weld/SW and THD type), Tee
    • Option to show centerlines
Built-in Reports

Built-in Reports

  • Available for pipe, support, equipment, and instrument lists
Labeling Priority & Control

Labeling Priority & Control with 2D Free Space Search and Optimization

OpenPlant Orthographics Manager’s white space search algorithm quickly finds free spaces in general arrangement drawings for labeling of various design components, such as instruments, supports, nozzles, reducers, and line numbers. This optimizes legibility by eliminating messy markups and drawing rework, and reduces output time from hours to minutes.

  • Enhanced algorithm finds free spaces in general arrangement drawings for the optimal placement of labels
  • Avoids interference of the label (e.g. text string and leaders) with other text or geometry in the drawing
  • Gives ability to control interference through user interface generation option
  • Ability to set priority of label (pipe, control valves, supports) in the drawing to avoid overlapping interference on highly detailed drawings
  • Effectively and efficiently uses the space around a tagged item
  • Uses two types of label control options based on:
    • Internal density
    • Boundary area
Multi-views and Composite Views

Multi-views and Composite Views

  • Supports multiple views of 3D design to create composite drawings
  • Ability to interactively select desired clipping sections
Publish Deliverables to ProjectWise Share

Publish Deliverables to ProjectWise Share

OpenPlant Orthographics Manager integrates with ProjectWise for project information management and collaboration cloud services. The integration enables a connection to any ProjectWise repository to directly download models and upload drawings. You can quickly find and share information without having to send files via email or distribute through file transfer networks, saving time and overall costs.

  • Exchange files of any size quickly through a centralized, easy-to-use platform
  • Allow designated project participants to easily access project deliverables without opening your firewall
  • Discover up-to-date files readily by organizing them in an intuitive, project-based context
  • Reduce disruptions to your workflows via integration with other select Bentley design applications
Runtime Options

Runtime Options

  • Output unit (metric/inch-feet)
  • Placement priority of inside annotations
  • Free space searching density (sparse/average/dense mode)
  • Free space searching boundary (fast/middle/detail mode)
  • Annotation filtering options
OpenPlant Orthographics Manager Output

OpenPlant Orthographics Manager Output

  • 2D hidden line MicroStation® output (.DGN) with dimensions and annotations
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is OpenPlant Orthographics Manager? What is OpenPlant Orthographics Manager used for?

OpenPlant Orthographics Manager is a plant orthographics drawing software that automates the extraction and production of high-quality drawings from a 3D model, saving you time and money.

You can use OpenPlant Orthographics Manager for automatic single and double line drawings, annotations, dimensions, and label placements in order to accelerate drawing preparation and ensure legibility, and so you can stay more focused on what you do best.

Where can I get OpenPlant Orthographics Manager training?

If you want to receive tailored training or attend an OpenPlant Orthographics 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 Orthographics Manager? How much does OpenPlant Orthographics Manager cost?

A practitioner license of OpenPlant Orthographics 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
Operating System

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

Processor

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

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.

Memory

4 GB minimum, 16 GB recommended

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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