P&ID Building Symbols and Their Usage
The best bet to start a P&ID is using ready symbols. Edraw building symbols library offers vector and lifelike building symbols for designing great-looking piping and instrumentation diagrams and process flow diagrams. Get instant access to the symbols and make marvelous P&IDs and PFDs.
The following picture shows a screenshot of the building symbol library in Edraw. It has a comprehensive collection of vector P&ID building shapes. You will find arch-style building, commercial building, factory, industrial building, modular office, shelter, utility building, etc.
Commercial Building is a building that is used for commercial use.
Factory is a place where workers manufacture goods or operate machines processing one product into another.
Industry Building is the construction for industry use.
How to Use Building Symbols
You can find building symbols in Industrial Automation category of the symbol library. If you start a Distribution P&ID drawing template, the symbol library will open automatically. You can drag any shape from the library and drop onto the canvas.
The shapes you've got are vector graphics, which are highly customizable.
You are allowed to scale the shape to any size without loss of the display resolution. There is no blur image anymore.
You can change the filling colors freely to make the shapes better fit with your own drawing theme.
Tips: If you want to change the filling color for a part of a shape, first you need to select the sub shape. Click on the sub shape you want to change color for a few times until you successfully select it (there will be a blue selection frame), then you can change this sub shape with a new color, and with other parts unchanged. Or you can ungroup the shape first (go to Home menu, and click Ungroup button), and change the color for any sub shape freely.
You are able to pull out the drawing components to create new symbols. To do this, first you need to click Ungroup button to ungroup the shape under Home menu.
More P&ID Building Symbols
By searching in the library system, you can gain more building symbols.
Using Building Symbols to Design P&ID
Below are some samples illustrating the usage and application of P&ID power symbols. Edraw pre-defined P&ID symbols are great resources for you to make great-looking piping and instrumentation diagrams and process flow diagrams.