Plant Design Software offers intelligent routing tools.

Press Release Summary:

In addition to intuitive routing of pipes, ducts, and conveyors, MPDS4 v5.2 provides dynamic design editing and ability to intuitively move components in assemblies via grab handles and sliding functionality. P&ID module offers configuration tool for administering symbol libraries and attributes, as well as optimized element selection. Flexible 3D data exchange options include bi-directional 3D DWG conversion of model files, with option to export entire plant to 3D DWG format.

Original Press Release:

Fast and Dynamic Industrial 3D Plant Design with MPDS4 Version 5.2

CAD Schroer introduces more intelligent routing tools and data exchange options with latest release of the catalog-driven large-scale plant and factory design suite

Cambridge, UK and Pittsford, NY -- Version 5.2 of the MPDS4 2D/3D factory layout and 3D plant design software includes new P&ID functionality, dynamic routing and component moving tools, parametric component selection and placement enhancements, and a new 3D DWG plant export option.

MPDS4's catalog-driven design approach saves huge amounts of time compared to regular MCAD 3D modelling techniques, both during the pre-sales and detailed design stages of industrial projects.

"With this release, we've extended our dynamic routing and intelligent design tools even further, shortening project times while producing high quality engineering data, which can easily be exchanged with customers and suppliers, and managed consistently through the PDM system of choice,"  says Product Line Manager Mark Simpson.

New in MPDS4:

P&ID Enhancements

The latest P&ID module offers a new configuration tool for administering symbol libraries and attributes, as well as element selection enhancements.

Dynamic Piping, Duct and Conveyor Design

Version 5.2 introduces new functionality for fast and intuitive routing of pipes, ducts and conveyors, dynamic design editing, and intuitively moving components in assemblies via grab handles and new sliding functionality.

Parametric Component Selection and Loading

The Parametric Equipment Library offers new selection, editing, loading and intelligent component positioning functionality.

3D DWG and AutoCAD® Support

There are new flexible 3D data exchange and colour mapping options, including bi-directional 3D DWG conversion of model files, as well as the option to export an entire plant, or parts thereof, to the 3D DWG format. The CADConvert interface now supports the AutoCAD® file format from AutoCAD R. 12 through AutoCAD 2013.

Data Exchange and Data Management

MPDS4 has extensive data import/export capabilities (2D: DXF, DWG, 3D: DWG, STEP, IGES, STL, COLLADA™ (Google Earth), VRML, VDA-FS) enabling users to obtain and share drawings and models with customers and suppliers. A new Windchill® PDMLink™ Workgroup Manager for MEDUSA4 (the advanced 2D/3D drafting systems delivered with MPDS4) is now available, and this release sees many enhancements to the many PDM/PLM integrations developed by CAD Schroer.

MPDS4 version 5.2 is available as a free upgrade to CAD Schroer's maintenance customers. New customers working on sustainable energy projects currently benefit from a 70% discount.

MPDS4 Discount for Renewable Energy Projects:

About CAD Schroer

CAD Schroer is a global software development company and engineering solutions provider, helping to raise the productivity and competitiveness of customers working in manufacturing and plant design, including the automotive sector and its supply chain, the energy sector and public utilities. CAD Schroer has offices and subsidiaries throughout Europe and in the United States.

CAD Schroer's product portfolio includes 2D/3D CAD, plant design, factory layout and data management solutions. Customers in 39 countries rely on MEDUSA4®, MPDS4™ and STHENO/PRO® to provide an efficient, flexible and integrated design environment for all phases of product or plant design – cutting costs while raising quality. CAD Schroer emphasises close customer partnerships and supports its clients’ objectives through extensive consultancy, training, development, software support and maintenance services.

Contact Information

CAD Schroer GmbH

Fritz-Peters-Straße 11

47447 Moers




Germany: +49 2841 9184 0

France: +33 141 94 51 40   

Switzerland: +41 44 802 89-80

Italy: +39 02 49798666 

USA: +1 866-SCHROER (866-724-7637)

UK: +44 1223 460 408         

Contact:  Anke Adams

CAD Schroer GmbH, Fritz-Peters-Strasse 11, D - 47447 Moers

Amtsgericht Kleve HRB 5339, Geschaeftsfuehrer: Michael Schroer, Thomas Schubert

Tel.: +49 2841-9184-0

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