How to Create PFDs and P&IDs
The most efficient steps for drawing a PFD or P&ID is start from the given symbols and similar examples.
Follow these steps:
Choose Engineering > Process Flow Diagram or Process and
instrument Diagram. Click OK to open a drawing page that has the Process
Engineering templates next to it.
Click the Process and instrumentation Shapes to see the
pump shapes, and then drag the Sump Pump shape from the template onto the
From the Equipment - Heat Exchangers stencil, drag the
Compressor shape to the right of the pump shape.
From the Piping and Connection Shapes, drag a pipeline to
Click the Select tool ( Ctrl +1 ), and then from the Valves
template, drag the Check Valve shape onto the pipeline. The valve is now
associated with this pipeline and moves with it.
From the Instruments stencil, drag the Indicator shape and
place it above the pipeline to the right of the Check Valve.
Choose File menu > Save.
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