Automated generation of isometric drawings

Automated generation of isometric drawings from 3D CAD systems speeds up design work, delivers greater consistency, and makes for easy revisions. At the heart of any good drawing automation system sits an algorithm that uses predefined rules to deliver the desired results. The goal is to deliver the best quality possible to the workshop while affording the user the flexibility to create and modify the drawings as required.

Making the designer’s life easy

At Cadmatic, we’ve worked hard to ensure that our system makes the lives of designers as easy as possible, while delivering isometric drawings to the workshop and other departments that fit their exact needs.

A very neat feature of the software is it can automatically split pipelines into several different groups or parts, where each part corresponds to the optimal amount of information that can be contained in a one-sheet isometric drawing. This avoids messy isometric drawings or drawings that overflow into more pages, the pet hate of any piping workshop employee. The splitting can also be done semi-automatically or manually, as desired.

Not only is the automatic splitting easy, but the designer can immediately preview the result of the automatic pipeline splitting in a 3D view or in the isometric document view. If any adjustments are required, the designer simply adjusts the pipeline split by increasing or decreasing the number of automatically defined isometric groups.

Isometric drawings UI

Previewing the result after automated splitting of pipelines into different groups. 

At the same time, the generated isometric drawings can be put through a set of production checks to ensure that the pipes are production-ready. This includes checks for pipeline continuity, collisions, specification conformity, weld clearance, bending feasibility, slope consistency, and that pipes are designed according to P&IDs.

Cadmatic’s automated isometric drawing generation not only streamlines the process but also ensures quality, consistency, and user-friendliness at every step.

Watch the video below to see how it works.