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Is Autocad Really Necessary For Chemical Engineers To Know?

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 03:10 PM

I know there are programs such as ASPEN that chemical engineers use, but I was just curious if anyone has ever used AutoCAD for work.

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 06:52 PM

That's a weird question, they are completely different programs for completely different purposes

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 07:15 PM

Hi ,

In Asia  , at least China, Thailand , Indonesia Process Engineers are very familiar with AutoCad . In the companies I was working (small structures) they were in charge of updating PId's or following Projects of Modification which require drawings .

My experience.


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Posted 08 January 2020 - 02:47 PM

Thank you Breizh for your thoughtful reply.  To PhilippM, you did not have to respond if you felt that the question was weird.  I am well aware of the differences between the two programs and the purposes for which they are used.  I already figured that more chemical engineers would use ASPEN and the like than AutoCAD, however, I was just curious if there were any chemical engineers that did use AutoCAD at all.

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 03:15 AM

ASPEN is a simulation tool for Process simulations, where as AutoCAD is a drafting tool for preparing drawings like PFDs & P&IDs.

Normally AutoCAD is used by draftsmen and not the Process engineer.

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