Don’t you work in 3D?

ESApro 2D Piping can help you draw plant layouts and also to intervene on projects carried out with the simple AutoCAD.




    • .Plant Design driven by Piping Class

      The ESApro Plant Design applications speed up the design process thanks to the constant monitoring by the Piping Spec, and always ensure univocal precision in the choice of the components used.
      The “Spec Management” module allows the user to create its own pipe classes in a fast and simple way by choosing between all the available components of the dimensional catalogue, the subset conforming to the project criteria. After the insertion of the components (pipes, elbows, flanges, valves, etc.) the class can be completed with further information such as:


      • branch table, automatically generated by the program
      • definition of welding space
      • maximum and minimum pipe length


      The classes defined on the database can be modified at any stage of the project: the powerful update functions verify and keep the newly created lines up to date and ensure congruency with the new classes.

    • .High speed and absolute precision in the 2D design

      ESApro 2D Piping makes the drawing of the layout of plants extremely fast and at the same time it ensures the accuracy of the graphic representation as well as absolute geometrical precision:

      • automatic line dressing with pipes and fittings conforming to the piping class
      • absolute precision when positioning the components on the line thanks to functions of snapping to the nodes of the pipe line or of the existing components (pipe-snaps).
      • mounting of components in sequence (fit to fit) without the necessity of a pre-existing line
      • possibility of editing all of the characteristics (diameter, classes, etc.) and the geometry of the line with adjustment to all of the present components

      ESApro Piping 2D is a very useful tool for plant lay-outs for all those who are not used to operating in a three-dimensional environment, even for users having only a basic knowledge of AutoCAD.
      In particular, ESApro 2D Piping is very helpful when modifying 2 dimensional drawing available in standard DWG format.

    • .Customizable dimension catalogue

      The ESApro 2D Piping catalogue  provides more than 10.000 piping components, organized in 1,500 dimensional tables, all conforming to the most widespread standards (such as ASME, ISO/DIN/UNI, BS, BPE etc.).
      Beside the conventional components, a catalog of components in PVC and PTFE, fiberglass, sanitary and Victaulic components, are also available.
      Each part is provided with descriptions in different languages and an additional field is provided for the part number.


    • .Structural Steel

      ESApro 2D Piping includes a module for the fast drawing of structural steel.
      Thanks to rapid and intuitive interfaces it is possible to manufacture beams (IPN, UPN, IPE, HE, LEQ etc.) extracting them from a customizable catalogue and then adapting them to one’s own needs by means of simple shaping and editing commands.
      As well as the basic functions, controls for the automatic manufacture of the following are available:

      • pipe-racks
      • columns
      • shelves
      • poles
      • base stands
      • railings
      • platforms
      • ramp stairs
      • ladders
      • spiral staircases
    • .Equipment

      ESApro 2D Piping is equipped with a parametric library of pumps, tanks, heat exchangers and other devices that can be represented from any viewpoint whatsoever.

    • .Customizable Material Lists

      Once the drawing is finished, ESApro 2D piping provides a guided procedure to accurately specify the quantities, and it manages the objects rapresented more than one time in different views or section of the drawing; the program is now ready to provide lists of:

      • piping materials (pipes, bends, tees, valves etc.)
      • line lists


      The material lists format can be customized by choosing which fields to visualize, their order and possible filters. The lists can be directly printed or exported in TXT or Excel files for further processing or interfacing with external software.

    • .Multi-user Database integrated with the P&ID environment

      Based on the standard Microsoft SQL Server, the project database is shared by all the P&ID diagrams, the 2D Piping models, the isometric drawing and the electrical design environment.
      The “Publish” command transfers all the data present in the drawing into the database, making this data available to all of the project tea. Thanks to the “Line Manager” tool it is possible to keep the project lines under control in real time, giving the process manager the possibility to intervene on the process data in a simple and immediate fashion. The “Compare” function allows a constant verification on the congruence between the process scheme and the 2D model.

    • .Maximum compatibility with external Software

      All the ESApro files are simple dwg file with standard AutoCAD entities only (lines, circles, blocks, etc.) included:
      no additional object enablers or conversion tools are therefore required to open or view such files.
      The interchange of files with other software is then very straightforward as all types of software capable of reading the DWG/DXF format or any other format exportable from AutoCAD (DGN, DWF, PDF), are all compatible with ESApro.