Intergraph® CADWorx® Plant Design Suite is an integrated, complete AutoCAD®-based software series for plant design that provides intelligent drawing and database connectivity, advanced levels of automation, and easy-to-use drafting tools.

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The comprehensive series of CADWorx® design tools includes structural steel, equipment, process and instrument diagrams, and design review, plus automatic isometrics and bills of material.

CADWorx is quick and easy to set up and use, so design can begin immediately. The bi-directional links between CADWorx and analysis programs for pipes and vessels enable designers and engineers to easily share information while keeping the drawings, models, and related information continuously synchronized as changes are made. The fast processing and highly refined user-interface features in CADWorx empower users to work efficiently together, even on large models.


Key benefits

Easy to learn

Has helped thousands of corporations create revenue-earning deliverables more quickly

Intelligent design

Empowers P&IDs by making diagrams and unlocking info locked within them to stakeholders

Supports many industries

Works with chemical, offshore, pharmaceutical, piping, power, shipbuilding, steelwork, water treatment


With CADWorx for design, we were able to complete in 200,000 man hours, cutting the time by one third.


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CADWorx® Industries

Building Services

Firms that provide design and engineering for building services often face a challenging project scope and inherent complexities. Whether calculating how much pipe can fit inside a confined area or designing internal or external plants - all on an accelerated timeline - designing and engineering building services represents an enormous challenge.

With Intergraph CADWorx® and Analysis Solutions, you can simplify both the design and engineering process. This piping CAD software enables you to:

  • Learn the software quickly so you can start the design process right away
  • Integrate information from other products for seamless communication among stakeholders
  • Use 3D visualization to check for errors
  • Develop design deliverables on time and help realize cost savings
  • Much more

CADWorx is plant design CAD software that empowers you to accomplish more.

Chemical

Chemical and petrochemical plant designers and engineers look to CADWorx® industrial design software to reduce costs and save time, while producing quality-driven deliverables. Make sense of a complex web of pipes, vessels, interconnections, and fittings - the CADWorx plant design suite offers straight out-of-the-box usability.

You can begin laying out and routing pipe quickly after installation. Plus, CADWorx is a type of 3D industrial plant layout software that amplifies the user experience. Detect interferences to ensure that the plant is built quickly, efficiently, and without rework, potentially saving millions of dollars – and this can all be accomplished during the design phase. CADWorx not only improves your visualization capabilities, but it also enables you to:

  • Produce isometrics quickly
  • Generate Bills of Materials automatically
  • Reduce errors during the manufacturing process
  • Leverage your existing AutoCAD® knowledge and start work faster
  • Receive technical support and regular updates
  • Much more
Equipment

To benefit those specifically in the equipment industry, Intergraph designed CADWorx Equipment, a module of CADWorx Plant Professional. This parametric equipment modeler helps both engineers and plant designers work together to build equipment in an efficient way.

Features of this 3D equipment modeler include the following:

  • Enter values in a hierarchical and easy-to-build tree to create complex equipment models
  • Create equipment to your exact specifications
  • Add skirts, shells, reducing cones, impellers, motors, and more with ease
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders seamlessly
  • Much more

Benefit your plant design and engineering process by investing in CADWorx Plant Professional today. The CADWorx Equipment module offers an equipment modeling solution that not only helps you expedite the design process, but it can also reduce costs.

Food & Beverage

CADWorx® P&ID software benefits the food and beverage industry by helping improve the design and engineering process of their industrial facilities. CADWorx plant design suite is comprised of four modules that bring different capabilities to your food and beverage industrial design and engineering project:

  • CADWorx P&ID Professional: Easily create intelligent process diagrams with CADWorx P&ID Professional. After creating specification-driven P&IDs, you can make them available to shareholders.
  • CADWorx Plant Professional: This module has a wide range of design tools that make for efficient food and beverage plant design. Take advantage of a variety of design features that are easy-to-use and accurate.
  • CADWorx Design Review: Realize the benefits of collaboration with CADWorx Design Review. Maintain small file sizes and realistic visualizations while keeping stakeholders informed.
  • CADWorx fieldPipe Professional: Combine with CADWorx Plant Professional for a powerful as-built and spool verification tool for your food and beverage plant.
  • The CADWorx plant design suite enables you to create intelligent piping and instrumentation diagrams. Sync and share them with stakeholders and take advantage of the design automation and user-friendly design tools.

Offshore

The construction of offshore assets offers a different set of challenges than those constructed on land. As a result, engineering and design firms require an adaptable software set that not only creates intelligent plant models, but one that also provides flexibility and collaboration.

CADWorx® represents scalability, integration, and ease:

  • Scalable: CADWorx has low overhead needs, making it an ideal solution for small projects. You can also use this offshore plant design CAD software for large, complex projects by taking advantage of CADWorx's automation and integration features.
  • Integrated: Synchronizing the offshore design and engineering process is made easy with CADWorx. Intergraph develops both design and engineering software products, which enables it to connect with hundreds of other applications and take advantage of bi-directional links to other Intergraph CAS products.
  • Easy: CADWorx is a plant design AutoCAD®-based software that uses familiar AutoCAD commands and methodology. You won't find difficult-to-understand proprietary commands within its intuitive interface.
Pharmaceutical

The design and engineering of a pharmaceutical or biotech plant can be an involved process. With strict regulations and codes, there are a number of variables that need to be addressed. Help ensure your plant design project leads to compliance with the right software. CADWorx® is plant design software that is often used within the pharmaceutical industry.

Intergraph's CADWorx and Analysis Solutions (Intergraph CAS) brings engineers, designers, and other stakeholders the automation, integration, and tools necessary to make the process of designing an industrial pharmaceutical facility a smooth one. CADWorx advantages include the following:

  • Ease of Use: This industrial plant layout and design software is easy to set up and use, helping to kick start the design process.
  • Scalable: CADWorx handles both small and complex projects. As a scalable solution, it helps you complete your work on time and under budget.
  • Connected: With bi-directional links to other Intergraph CAS products, the design and engineering processes can be managed together.

Find out how Intergraph's industrial design software can benefit your pharmaceutical project.

Piping

Intergraph keeps you up to date with the trends in the piping industry as well as recent changes to international standards and codes. To address ongoing developments, Intergraph adapts its industrial plant design software. In fact, Intergraph updates it CADWorx® software once a year and offers different modules of CADWorx that are of great benefit to those in the piping industry:

Piping Software

CADWorx is a plant and piping design software solution that is scalable, flexible, interconnected, and easy to use. Whether you need a solution for designing process plant piping, buried pipe, intra-plant pipe, transmission lines, or other piping systems, CADWorx helps you tackle even the most complex of projects.

Power

Firms that provide design and engineering for building services often face a challenging project scope and inherent complexities. Whether calculating how much pipe can fit inside a confined area or designing internal or external plants - all on an accelerated timeline - designing and engineering building services represents an enormous challenge.

With Intergraph CADWorx and Analysis Solutions, you can simplify both the design and engineering process. This piping CAD software enables you to:

  • Learn the software quickly so you can start the design process right away
  • Integrate information from other products for seamless communication among stakeholders
  • Use 3D visualization to check for errors
  • Develop design deliverables on time and help realize cost savings
  • Much more

CADWorx is plant design CAD software that empowers you to accomplish more.

Shipbuilding

Unlike the construction of a traditional plant or industrial facility, shipbuilding presents designers and engineers with a different set of P&ID requirements. CADWorx® offers CADWorx Plant Professional to help those in the shipbuilding industry as well. Typically used as an industrial plant layout tool or as plant design CAD software, it is an easy-to-use, complete software solution that lets you create fully intelligent 3D models using CADWorx's powerful steel and equipment modeling capabilities.

With CADWorx P&ID Professional shipbuilding P&ID software, you can benefit from a variety of features , such as:

  • Ready-to-use piping specifications
  • Intelligent shipbuilding P&ID
  • Synchronized component checking
  • 3D models to P&ID bi-directional links
  • Much more
Steelwork

CADWorx offers a wide range of plant design capabilities, including steelwork design tools. If steel design and analysis is your focus and you need a software solution that collaborates with plant design engineers, or if you need to perform piping and equipment tasks, CADWorx is your answer.

Choose from the following modules:

CADWorx Plant Professional: Offered in this module is CADWorx Steel, which is a 3D steel modeling package, made easy. Use comprehensive libraries for international steel shapes, robust annotation tools, and more.

CADWorx fieldPipe Professional: As a powerful as-built and spool verification tool, CADWorx fieldPipe makes it safer to perform on-site, as-built work of piping and steel installations with laser precision.

CADWorx Design Review: Project stakeholders can interpret, mark up, comment, and red-line to create helpful, review plant piping and steel models in one synchronized process that reduces interpretation through non-interactive methods.

CADWorx is an AutoCAD®-based plant design software that is easy to set up and use.

Water Treatment

Across the globe, water treatment design and engineering firms use Intergraph CADWorx® and Analysis Solutions (Intergraph CAS) to run their projects efficiently. CADWorx is a multi-discipline software product that benefits a number of industries, including water treatment. With CADWorx, water treatment plants can benefit from having a comprehensive software solution that makes the plant engineering and design process more efficient.

Other benefits of this software for piping design include the following:

  • CADWorx addresses project complexities through robust tools that enable designers and engineers to share detailed information with little additional effort. Frequently duplicated tasks, such as extracting data from the model and comparing the analysis tool with the model, are reduced and inaccuracies are easier to find.
  • Stakeholders can easily communicate back and forth with CADWorx's integrated solutions. Additionally, 3D visualization helps answer questions and assists in the strategic planning process.