PDMS (Plant Design Management System)

PDMS (Plant Design Management System) as it is known in the 3D CAD industry is a customizable, multi-user and multi-discipline, engineer controlled design software package for engineering, design and construction projects in offshore and onshore. PDMS, the world’s leading intelligent 3D modelling system for the oil and gas industry, to provide successful modifications to existing facilities. PDMS is a data-centric, multi-disciplinary design environment for the 3D modelling of process plants that ensures clash-free design. The full range of drawings and pipe isometrics that can be produced from the model enable significant cost and schedule savings compared to traditional CAD design methods.

PDMS allows teams of designers to work together or separately, each with their own specialist 3D colour-shaded environment, but able to view all of the design going on around them. As the designers work, PDMS builds a sophisticated plant database from which all of the layout and detail drawings can be produced, together with accurate Material Take Off (MTO) information and all kinds of project reports such as Line List or Valve Schedules.


The design industry is moving into the age of seamless designs. Sophisticated softwares are developed and used in projects of unimaginable proportions. Top multinational Companies like Shell, Chevron, Mobil etc are adapting the latest technology advancement in the design industry. For One to keep abreast of this ever changing world of design and be relevant in the emerging globalization of design outfit and also to fit into the Nigerian local Content Policy Initiative. It is imperative that one must be grounded in the use of PDMS especially in structural, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation-and-piping-designs.


As a PDMS administrator your chances of getting employed is quite unlimited. The energy industry has never a time been more demanding, structural, mechanical and electrical installations on oil structures has greater need in terms of design and analysis. It might come as a surprise what one can use PDMS to achieve as an employee or as a consultant. Multinational companies harness the powers of PDMS in their projects that is the reason behind the training of some Engineers in PDMS by PTDF to meet up with local content demand. This they believe will address the local content issue.

At Rhema Concept we provide a comprehensive training on PDMS, our courses covers:

  • Equipment design
  • Piping design
  • HVAC design
  • Structure design

The full range of drawings and pipe isometrics The following career sectors need PDMS:

  • Power plants
  • Petro Chemical Complex
  • Oil & gas
  • Off shore Industry
  • Refinery
  • Industrial plants
  • Energy sector
  • Chemical process
  • EPC industry
  • Consulting engineers
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Project & Construction
  • Cement and Fertilizer


Design - Equipment Application
  • Equipment Building
  • Creating Equipment Items
  • Creating Standard Equipment
  • Selecting from the Specifications
  • Positioning Equipment
  • Equipment Location
  • Equipment modification
  • Nozzle orientation
Design - Piping Application
  • Piping Modeling
  • Piping Hierarchy
  • Branch Construction
  • Piping Component Creation
  • Piping Component P-Points
  • Positioning and Orientation Examples
  • Pipe Supports
  • Data Consistency Checking
  • DATACON Errors
  • Clash Detection
  • Design - Civil and Steel Structure Application
  • Setting Up the Database Hierarchy for Steelwork
  • Beams and Columns
  • Modifying Structural Sections
  • Bracing, Splitting, Splicing and Merging
  • Regular Structures
  • Section Fittings and Joints
  • Panels and Plates
  • Negative Extrusions and Panel Fittings
Design - Cable Tray Application
  • Cable Tray Hierarchy
  • Branch Construction
  • Cable Tray Component Creation
  • Cable Tray Component P-Points
  • Positioning and Orientation Examples
  • Data Consistency Checking
  • DATACON Errors
  • Clash Detection
Design - Hvac Application
  • Hvac Hierarchy
  • Hvac Construction
  • Hvac Component Creation
  • Positioning and Orientation Examples
Design - 2D Draft Application
  • The Draft Hierarchy
  • View Creation
  • Dimensioning
  • Labeling
  • 2D Drafting
  • Section Planes

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