Tutorial on Pipe Modeling using AVEVA E3D software

What is AVEVA-E3D?

E3D is a 3D piping design software that integrated the good features of PDMS, AutoCAD, and SP3D into a single module. So, obviously, this is the next-generation most advanced software. Developed by AVEVA, The software is designed for a powerful 3-Dimensional design solution experience. Its clash-free multi-discipline design interface (Fig. 1) will reduce the design cost by minimizing rework and maximizing engineering and design efficiency. Moreover, the software is very easy to adopt and it provides the best project execution capabilities. The software is becoming very popular among piping designers circle.

E3D Design Interface
Fig. 1: E3D Design Interface

Features of E3D

Some of the main features of this powerful 3D software are listed below:

  • Aveva E3D combines all the best features of PDMS, Autocad, and SP3D.
  • It is much faster and easier than other 3D software that is currently in market use.
  • It is very user-friendly.
  • E3D introduces the Auto-Route button (Refer to Fig. 1) which minimizes the time for the pipe routing.
  • Laser scan models can be accessed directly in E3D without requiring LFM software to open the scan model.
  • Introduced the Clip option which reduces the complication of complex projects.
  • Structural, Primitive modification has been simplified.
  • In-Draw 3D-model can be viewed by tool 3D-Edit

Pipe Modeling in E3D

Pipes are termed veins of any oil & gas plant. So designing pipes and modeling those following design codes and established best practices are very important. In this video tutorial, we will see how the piping is modeled using E3D software.

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There are two videos. The first one explains the pipe modeling in the conventional method and 2nd video will explain the pipe modeling using the Auto-Route button.

Tutorial-1: Pipe Modeling in E3D

Pipe Modeling in AVEVA E3D

Tutorial-2: AutoRoute Pipe in E3D

Pipe Modeling using AutoRoute Feature in E3D

Few more design resources for you..

PDMS Video Tutorial/Lessons for Beginners
Piping Design Basics- Isometric Drawings
AVEVA PDMS and Piping Stress Analysis Software PASS/START-PROF Two-way Integration
Piping Design and Layout Basics

Anup Kumar Dey

I am a Mechanical Engineer turned into a Piping Engineer. Currently, I work in a reputed MNC as a Senior Piping Stress Engineer. I am very much passionate about blogging and always tried to do unique things. This website is my first venture into the world of blogging with the aim of connecting with other piping engineers around the world.

8 thoughts on “Tutorial on Pipe Modeling using AVEVA E3D software

  1. Sir I am working in pipeline field as a entry level in singapore for 2 years. What course did I do update myself and get a job in reputable company in India.

  2. i have tried to import 3D scan .lfd to E3D.
    But when i press access laser button, i received the following error:
    ptclOpenConnection failed:

    Not sure if anyone has the same error

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