P&ID Building Symbols and Their Usage

Pre-drawn building symbols represent arch-style building, commercial building, factory, industrial building, modular office, shelter, utility building, etc. Vector symbols help develop accurate and presentation-quality diagrams and documentations.

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.

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Building Symbols

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.

PID Building Symbols

Commercial Building is a building that is used for commercial use.

Commercial Building

Factory is a place where workers manufacture goods or operate machines processing one product into another.

Factory

Industry Building is the construction for industry use.

Industry Building

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.

Size Scalable

You are allowed to scale the shape to any size without loss of the display resolution. There is no blur image anymore.

Building Symbol Change Size

Color Changeable

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.

Building Symbol Change Color

Shape Separable

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.

Building Symbol Separate Shape

To help you better understand piping and instrumentation diagram symbols, you can go to PID examples and PFD examples pages to learn from a wide range of examples.

More P&ID Building Symbols

By searching in the library system, you can gain more building symbols.

More PID 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.

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