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3D Conceptual Plant Design Software


Quickly create 3D conceptual front-end engineering process plant designs with Bentley PlantWise. The software allows you to minimize lifecycle costs by reviewing 3D designs early to identify and address potential maintenance and operability concerns. Reduce capital expenses of the plant and decrease project time by utilizing 3D evaluation capabilities to assess many alternatives and compare material takeoffs.
Achieve better conceptual process plant designs faster by using Bentley PlantWise to:


  • Save time by using equipment and pipeline information straight out of process design, such as Bentley AXSYS.Process, allowing designers to layout equipment, pipe racks, and structures during the early phase of the project
  • Minimize lifecycle costs with fully piped 3D plant models that let operators and contractors find access problems immediately, make adjustments, and re-route the model to test and validate the solution 
  • Increase project construction efficiency by optimizing concept designs sooner to procure critical-path materials early and greatly reduce change orders and rework

PlantWise Capabilities


Design a 3D plant physical model
  • ​Provide accuracy and speed that reduces time to construction and eliminates field rework with 3D models. You can use these models for executing greenfield projects, retrofitting designs, and visualizing existing facilities. ​
Generate plant layout drawings
  • ​Rapidly generate labeled plot-plan drawings and detached plan drawings for multi-level structures. Automatically route and get immediate cost of piping and steel for early, real-time “what-if” analysis. Include single-line representations of routed pipelines in plant drawings. ​
Integrate schematic and physical plant models
  • ​Generate piped drawings based on user rules that reflect the physical plant model. These easily configurable drawings contain a comprehensive symbols library and associated data. ​
Perform front-end engineering design
  • Evaluate additional front-end engineering designs (FEED) faster and more thoroughly to find the most cost-effective case. Reduce lifecycle costs by integrating Bentley AXSYS.Process with Bentley PlantWise to compare and assess designs. ​​
Perform plant design optioneering
  • Quickly perform “what-if” analysis of 3D plant layout scenarios to find optimized layouts with immediate costs of piping and steel. Rapidly compute pipeline paths and optimize pipe-rack loading to receive materials take-off.