Accelerate plant design process and deliver more accurate PIDs to operations

Now you can increase design collaboration and operations efficiency with software that makes P&IDs widely accessible through the ISO 15926 open data schema. Improve productivity and safety with P&IDs that link to operational systems and accurately reflect the as-built plant.

Rapid creation of intelligent P&IDs

OpenPlant PID allows you to generate P&IDs with components verified against valid piping specifications. Computational drafting routines are used to speed drawing generation. Task-based navigation and other advanced user interface features make the system easy to learn and use.

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Technical Capabilities

Rapid P&ID Creation

  • OpenPlant CONNECT Edition increases usability with a new easy to use ribbon interface
  • Multiple workflows, task ribbons, galleries, toolbars and picklists give the user rapid access to needed features and functionality
  • Advanced drafting utilities include automatic line break/mend with configurable breaks, line tag updates, instrument bubble break/mend and attribute display dialogs
  • Component replacement feature swaps out similar type components for one another without having to delete them and recreate them
  • Improved assembly management functionality including in-line assemblies
  • Ability to preview assemblies and define and modify data and tag numbers for the components in the assembly prior to insertion

Increased Project Overview and Insight

Data integrity and data access are becoming more important to clients as standards compliance becomes a bigger business driver. OpenPlant PID includes a powerful browser that allows you to see a full list of all components in the drawing and their relationships to one another. It also allows you to visualize and edit any of the data associated with the components on the drawing. Valve lists, line lists, instrument lists, equipment lists, and more are all key pieces of information for project scope and costing. OpenPlant PID provides a robust reporting system in product that includes the ability to export to Microsoft Excel. Detailed project-wide reporting is available through iTwins Services and PlantSight web capabilities. Task-based navigation and other advanced user interface features make the system easy to learn and use.

Data Management

Strong version control and clear project history
P&IDs are consistently being revised, and it is important to track changes down to the attribute level to ensure regulatory compliance. OpenPlant PID allows you to save revisions or versions of drawings through the Design History feature. All revisions are saved, even after a revision rollback, so you can restore them to their original starting point.

  • Engineering orientated browser to view relationships between components and all component properties
  • Element information dialogs to browse specific components or sets of components
  • Consistency checking
  • Rules engine for validating components based on your needs
  • Rules can be used to create specification-driven P&IDs
  • Web-based data management capabilities through PlantSight Tag Management Queries give access to project data from anywhere you can connect to the internet

Advanced P&ID Functions

  • Intelligent annotations for lines and equipment
  • Accurately reflect line attributes at all occurrences on the drawing
  • Page connectors for automatic lookup and reuse of to/from data across multiple drawings
  • User-definable tag formats can include any field associated to a class to ensure drawing accuracy
  • CONNECT Advisor provides access to context specific learning on features, workflows and best practices for continuous skills improvement
  • Stand-alone or integrated P&ID creation
    • You can work with OpenPlant PID as a stand-alone application for smaller projects. However, to truly unlock savings on a project, connect OpenPlant PID to Bentley iTwin Services and PlantSight to support distributed teams, utilize component based workflows, and track and manage changes. A digital twin ensures consistent and up-to-date engineering information across the design phase with continuous handover into operations.

Standard Symbols and Assemblies

To speed the P&ID development process, OpenPlant PID includes a comprehensive set of industry standard symbols for equipment, piping, instruments and instrument lines. To further speed P&ID creation, OpenPlant PID includes a component management capability that supports symbol customization and readily modifies the data and tag numbers of the assembly components. For KKS users, there is a separate workspace available for download in order to work with that tagging convention. Additional content will continue to be added through integration with Bentley’s Components Center.

Component Validation

Component validation can be done in OpenPlant PID, so you will always know that drawings are consistent and accurate. You can select from one of the available persistence modes to determine when the rules are run – immediately, on a timed basis, or on user request.

When a rule finds a component in an invalid design state, the component is flagged for follow up. The flagging is user configurable such that it could appear on the drawing in several different forms. Company-specific rules can be added and separated from the open data model, giving organizations the flexibility to create their competitive edge.

Rapid P&ID Creation

Rapid P&ID Creation

  • OpenPlant CONNECT Edition increases usability with a new easy to use ribbon interface
  • Multiple workflows, task ribbons, galleries, toolbars and picklists give the user rapid access to needed features and functionality
  • Advanced drafting utilities include automatic line break/mend with configurable breaks, line tag updates, instrument bubble break/mend and attribute display dialogs
  • Component replacement feature swaps out similar type components for one another without having to delete them and recreate them
  • Improved assembly management functionality including in-line assemblies
  • Ability to preview assemblies and define and modify data and tag numbers for the components in the assembly prior to insertion
Project Insight

Increased Project Overview and Insight

Data integrity and data access are becoming more important to clients as standards compliance becomes a bigger business driver. OpenPlant PID includes a powerful browser that allows you to see a full list of all components in the drawing and their relationships to one another. It also allows you to visualize and edit any of the data associated with the components on the drawing. Valve lists, line lists, instrument lists, equipment lists, and more are all key pieces of information for project scope and costing. OpenPlant PID provides a robust reporting system in product that includes the ability to export to Microsoft Excel. Detailed project-wide reporting is available through iTwins Services and PlantSight web capabilities. Task-based navigation and other advanced user interface features make the system easy to learn and use.

Data Management

Data Management

Strong version control and clear project history
P&IDs are consistently being revised, and it is important to track changes down to the attribute level to ensure regulatory compliance. OpenPlant PID allows you to save revisions or versions of drawings through the Design History feature. All revisions are saved, even after a revision rollback, so you can restore them to their original starting point.

  • Engineering orientated browser to view relationships between components and all component properties
  • Element information dialogs to browse specific components or sets of components
  • Consistency checking
  • Rules engine for validating components based on your needs
  • Rules can be used to create specification-driven P&IDs
  • Web-based data management capabilities through PlantSight Tag Management Queries give access to project data from anywhere you can connect to the internet
Advanced P&ID Functions

Advanced P&ID Functions

  • Intelligent annotations for lines and equipment
  • Accurately reflect line attributes at all occurrences on the drawing
  • Page connectors for automatic lookup and reuse of to/from data across multiple drawings
  • User-definable tag formats can include any field associated to a class to ensure drawing accuracy
  • CONNECT Advisor provides access to context specific learning on features, workflows and best practices for continuous skills improvement
  • Stand-alone or integrated P&ID creation
    • You can work with OpenPlant PID as a stand-alone application for smaller projects. However, to truly unlock savings on a project, connect OpenPlant PID to Bentley iTwin Services and PlantSight to support distributed teams, utilize component based workflows, and track and manage changes. A digital twin ensures consistent and up-to-date engineering information across the design phase with continuous handover into operations.
Symbols and assemblies

Standard Symbols and Assemblies

To speed the P&ID development process, OpenPlant PID includes a comprehensive set of industry standard symbols for equipment, piping, instruments and instrument lines. To further speed P&ID creation, OpenPlant PID includes a component management capability that supports symbol customization and readily modifies the data and tag numbers of the assembly components. For KKS users, there is a separate workspace available for download in order to work with that tagging convention. Additional content will continue to be added through integration with Bentley’s Components Center.

Component validation

Component Validation

Component validation can be done in OpenPlant PID, so you will always know that drawings are consistent and accurate. You can select from one of the available persistence modes to determine when the rules are run – immediately, on a timed basis, or on user request.

When a rule finds a component in an invalid design state, the component is flagged for follow up. The flagging is user configurable such that it could appear on the drawing in several different forms. Company-specific rules can be added and separated from the open data model, giving organizations the flexibility to create their competitive edge.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is OpenPlant PID? What is OpenPlant PID used for?

OpenPlant PID is an easy-to-use, data-driven application for the rapid production of intelligent piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs). You can capture and reuse information in an open format. OpenPlant PID helps you reduce the time required to create your critical documents and enables the sharing of all process information across the lifecycle of your asset.

Where can I get OpenPlant PID training? Where can I learn how to use Bentley plant design software?

If you want to receive tailored training or attend OpenPlant PID courses, Virtuosity offers extra training and mentoring services. You can choose from tailor-made training, on-demand learning, consulting services, mentoring and more.

What is the price of OpenPlant PID? How much does OpenPlant PID cost?

A practitioner license of OpenPlant PID costs $2,516 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

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.

Processor

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

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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