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.

Create PFDs and P&IDs

Click the Process and instrumentation Shapes to see the pump shapes, and then drag the Sump Pump shape from the template onto the drawing page.

Pump Software

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 connect equipments.

pipeline the equipment

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.

add valves

Choose File menu > Save.

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With large quantity of pre-drawn examples and over 5000 symbols, creating PFDs and P&IDs is easiest with Edraw!

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