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Create P&ID for Excel

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Posted by Allison Lynch | 01/08/2021
Here is an easy and powerful P&ID design software for users from all levels to generate professional P&IDs and export to Excel seamlessly. It runs on all major platforms: Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

All users now can design a P&ID and display it in Excel with ease by using Edraw. It is easy to use with an intuitive interface. With smart shapes, users can save time up to 50% by dragging and dropping the symbols on the canvas directly.

When a piping and instrumentation diagram is done, one more click on the Export button, you can convert this file to Excel XLSX format, with everything showing perfectly. Edraw runs smoothly not only on Windows, but also on Mac OS X and Linux operating systems.

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P&ID Introduction

A P&ID (or engineering flow drawing, EFD) is a type of process engineering drawing that describes all process design aspects of a plant. "Process Design" means all the stuff that makes up a plant, such as instruments, pipes and valves.

The purposes of creating P&IDs are: to indicate the instrument or control devices attached to the process and to present the control system architecture associated with the process.

How to Create P&ID

With an extensive collection of accurate, ready-to-use P&ID symbols and templates, you are able to make presentation-quality P&ID effortlessly, without prior experience needed. View a more detailed guide on how to create piping and instrumentation diagram.

1. On the File menu, point to New, point to Engineering or Industrial Automation, and then choose a diagram type.
2. From symbol libraries, drag and drop instrument shapes to the canvas.
3. Use pipeline shapes to connect major equipment. If necessary, use the floating action button to change the radius of pipelines.
4. Add other kinds of shapes such as valves. Click on the library title to open the library you need.
5. Resize shapes by dragging its green selection handles. Reposition shapes by selecting and dragging them. Recolor symbols through Fill or Theme tool.
6. Double click a shape to add text to it if there is an attached text box. Or use Text button to draw text boxes.
7. Save the file or export to other formats.

Export P&ID to Excel

Our program helps you get started with a P&ID quickly, and export to Excel format instantly with one button click.

Edraw is purposely designed with full integration with MS Office so exporting Edraw into Excel requires only 1 click.

After finishing a P&ID, switch to File tab, click Export button and choose Excel to save your file as XLSX format.

Export P&ID to Excel

It supports Excel 2007, 2010 and 2013 versions.

Edit P&ID Symbols in Excel

The exported P&ID looks just like one that is created right in Excel. If you have chosen to export the whole file as a group, you can resize all elements by only dragging one endpoint. Of course, you can continue to edit each individual shape as you like.

Edit P&ID Symbols in Excel

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