Digitalize your P&IDs to save time and money

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Written by Tommy Norström

Posted on May 23, 2024

As process industry design professionals, we all understand the crucial role of process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) as the most critical documentation of the process. When dealing with authorities, P&ID is often the most required documentation. Working with static or paper-based P&ID drawings can be an uphill battle, though. That’s why it makes sense to digitalize P&ID drawings to transform them into intelligent, interactive documents. It's a game-changer that save both time and money.

Let’s be honest—traditional P&IDs, whether paper-based or static PDFs, are prone to errors, some even unknown as data is not digitally connected and validated. These errors can lead to costly rework and project delays. Updating these drawings is not only time-consuming but also risky, as differences can easily arise between the actual system and the documented design. These traditional drawings are often siloed, making it difficult to integrate with other engineering systems, which prevents effective data sharing and collaboration, critical elements for any successful project.

The power of digitalized P&IDs – Cadmatic & Semantum

At Cadmatic, we cooperate with Semantum to address these pain points by transforming static or paper-based P&ID drawings into intelligent digital documents. Using Semantum’s Model Broker, old PDFs can easily be converted into intelligent P&IDs. This digitalization significantly reduces uncertainties and hidden errors which streamlines workflows, allowing us to focus on more critical tasks.

Once you have converted your P&IDs into intelligent documents, you can benefit from the seamless integration between CADMATIC P&ID and the CADMATIC eShare digital twin platform. This integration ensures that all project stakeholders have access to the most up-to-date information, enhancing real-time collaboration. Intelligent P&IDs are also much easier to update and maintain, which is invaluable for ongoing project management and maintenance.

Watch the video to see how you can create intelligent P&IDs in three easy steps!

The benefits speak for themselves – save time and money

From a practical standpoint, transforming P&IDs into intelligent digital documents delivers substantial time and cost savings. Reducing manual updates and minimizing uncertainties and errors accelerates project completion and cuts costs.

Compliance with industry standards and regulations is another major benefit. Digitalized P&IDs ensure that all requirements are consistently met and easily auditable, reducing the risk of non-compliance and associated penalties.

By transforming your P&IDs into intelligent design documents, you’re not only streamlining your workflows but also future-proofing your projects.

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