Export a P&ID drawing file to an AutoCAD drawing file format without losing the visual fidelity of the P&ID drawing.
The exported drawing retains all P&ID components and annotations as AutoCAD blocks. All P&ID schematic lines are retained as AutoCAD lines. You can then use AutoCAD to open, view, edit, and plot the exported P&ID DWG files.
You can use AutoCAD and AutoCAD P&ID to open and view drawing files in the DWG file format. However, you cannot use AutoCAD to edit custom objects created in P&ID, such as pipe lines, nozzles, and other equipment. AutoCAD treats such custom objects as proxy graphics. You cannot edit or modify proxy graphics using AutoCAD.
To open a P&ID drawing in AutoCAD, first export the drawing file to AutoCAD. Exporting the drawing ensures that the AutoCAD drawing looks identical to the P&ID drawing. Moreover, the custom objects in P&ID are converted to AutoCAD blocks and lines instead of proxy graphics. You can then edit these blocks and lines in AutoCAD.
In an exported drawing, components (equipment, nozzles, instruments, inline components, and non-engineering items) look exactly like those in the original P&ID drawing. All the information that is displayed in the drawing (such as color, position, and size) is retained in the exported drawing.