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Challenges of creating a P&ID

The ability to create a piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID) accurately and quickly is crucial for meeting company and international quality standards. In the plant engineering field, companies face similar challenges in creating 2D piping and instrument flow diagrams.

But how do you quickly create accurate P&ID documents without reducing the quality standards or delaying time-to-market? In a recently published white paper, we review the challenges of creating P&ID documents and solutions to improve accuracy, speed, and quality.

Enhancing reliability in process engineering

P&IDs are used to communicate potential projects to prospects. While companies rely on P&IDs as a critical part of the plant design process, creating and managing them is not without challenges. As the first link in the process chain, these 2D flow diagrams are among the most important documents in plant planning.

When P&IDs are created manually, either through a paper-based system or a combination of a 2D drawing and spreadsheets, they can easily become inaccurate or out of date. This can lead to:

  • Delayed RFQ responses
  • Updates having to be made manually in all places
  • Manually creating symbol libraries takes time
  • Lack of associativity causes a mismatch in the digital model
  • Inaccurate fabrication cutting lists cause high levels of scrap

In this white paper, we address all of these challenges of P&ID creation in detail – and present a solution ot the common challenges in plant planning.

Download the whitepaper to learn more →

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at

Disclaimer: I am the author at PLM ECOSYSTEM, focusing on developing digital-thread platforms with capabilities across CAD, CAM, CAE, PLM, ERP, and IT systems to manage the product data lifecycle and connect various industry networks. My opinions may be biased. Articles and thoughts on PLMES represent solely the author's views and not necessarily those of the company. Reviews and mentions do not imply endorsement or recommendations for purchase.

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