Optimize your workflow for AutoCAD Plant 3D

The perfect addition to AutoCAD Plant 3D

PlantTools are a set of applications and utilities specifically designed to enhance the workflow and functionality of the Autodesk Plant Solutions products, AutoCAD P&ID and AutoCAD Plant 3D and have been developed from the real life needs of plant customers from a variety of plant industries. In addition to developing high end applications and utilities for Autodesk’s Plant Solutions, auxalia’ s full solution oriented approach is geared to ensure the successful adoption of AutoCAD P&ID and AutoCAD Plant 3D. auxalia’s experts possess the knowledge and experience to get your organization maximizing the returns on your plant design investment more than 30 years experience in plant engineering.

Everything included for optimized plant design & construction

This is how you benefit from the PlantTools

Higher productivity

With the PlantTools you have a powerful toolbox at your disposal. You can, among other things, synchronise, copy and rename projects, manage selection lists and speed up workflows. This significantly increases your productivity in everyday planning.

Streamlined reports and processes

The PlantTools offer you a new quality when it comes to report generation. The connection of external data sources with the project data gets the work processes going.

Support without AutoCAD Plant 3D

The PlantTools easily extend and support workflows for users who do not have AutoCAD® Plant 3D installed on their computer.

Customized development

Do you have requirements for the functionality of the PlantTools that are not or not fully implemented? Together with you, we will further develop our PlantTools to cover your requirements.

PlantTools - Software for Plant Design and Engineering


PlantCenter provides a central locationfor launching AutoCAD P&ID and AutoCAD Plant 3Dprojects as well as PlantDataManager and PlantRe-porter.

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PlantClashDetection enables users to analyze clashes between model and xref objects from within AutoCAD Plant3D without the use of Autodesk Navisworks.

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PlantDataManager was developed so that customers could have access to plant project data without having AutoCAD P&ID and/or AutoCAD Plant 3D installed on their computers.

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PlantExpressTools are a collection of CAD-related functions as well as project administration features.

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PlantLink significantly extends the use of data with your plant project data by enabling linking to external and internal data sources.

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PlantReporter extends and enhances reporting capabilities by both enabling reporting of plant project data without Autodesk products and by providing additional configurability.

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PlantSync enables project administrators to maintain standards in a single “template project” and update one or many live projects quickly and easily.

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Intelligent connection of P&ID with Plant 3D

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See what customers say about the PlantTools

“Our corporate claim highlights our ability to translate state-of-the-art technology into profitable plants, laying the groundwork for our clients‘ commercial success. Due to our high requirements auxalia (formerly CADSTUDIO) developed a new PlantTool especially for our company: PlantSpecDriven! We also use all other PlantTools in a very efficient way. We registered 25 % time-savings in our 3D piping and the error rate dropped to a minimum. We are very satisfied with the PlantTools, life is a lot easier in our daily work.”


AutoCAD Plant 3D: Databases explained

This book provides a deeper understanding of the AutoCAD P&ID and AutoCAD Plant 3D databases, as well as their structures, tables and views, to improve the handling of the drawing data. The book explains in detail what the different tables are used for. In addition, you will learn from practical examples on how you can optimally use the data.

Customized development of PlantTools

Due to different working methods and requirements, you often need custom functions for your planning software in plant engineering, which are either not found at all or not supported to the fullest extent in AutoCAD Plant 3D or the worldwide used auxalia PlantTools. That’s why we are developing our PlantTools together with you to fulfill your wishes.

auxalia PlantTools: Switch from maintenance to subscription now!

New licenses of auxalia PlantTools can also now only be purchased from us as a subscription. Since we cannot offer or support two license models in the long term, we will gradually convert all auxalia licenses to subscriptions with immediate effect and discontinue maintenance contracts on January 31, 2024.

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What are the PlantTools?

PlantTools are a set of tools that extend and enhance the operation and functionality of AutoCAD Plant 3D. You can find more detailed information in our brochure.

Are there instructions on how to use PlantTools?

Here you will find practical and helpful video tutorials and webinar recordings, as well as detailed PlantTools documentation

How do I install PlantTools?

Here you will find practical instructions on how to install PlantTools.

How and where can I manage my PlantTools licenses?

Here you can download the PlantTools license manager.

auxalia Multi-User Licenses: How does it work?

A network license allows a number of users on the same TCP/IP network to share access to product licenses. The auxalia License Manager, installed on one or more servers, controls the distribution of licenses to users.

When you start an auxalia product, it requests a license from the license server through the network. If a license is available, ALM assigns a license to the computer, and the number of available licenses on the license server is reduced by one.

When you exit a product, the license returns to the ALM. If you run multiple sessions of an auxalia product on an individual computer, only one license is used. When the last session is closed, the license is released.


Can I test the PlantTools?

Yes, you can download the trial versions on the respective product page or right here.

What are the system requirements for PlantTools?

You can find the system requirements for PlantTools here.

Vertrieb / Services Susanne Nell

Diplomkaufmann (DKFM) 
Teamleader Plant Engineering / Head of Branch Office Vienna

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