Intergraph Smart 3D: The Future of Engineering
Intergraph® has released Intergraph Smart™ 3D 2014, a new single solution created from the consolidation of SmartPlant® 3D, SmartMarine® 3D and SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition.
Smart 3D 2014 builds upon Intergraph’s Smart 3D technology architecture to increase quality, interoperability and productivity for clients in the plant, offshore, shipbuilding, metals, mining and bulk material handing industries to have even greater workforce flexibility.
It is the most advanced and productive 3D design solution that effectively enables optimized design, increasing quality, interoperability and productivity, while shortening project schedules.
Smart 3D combines the functionality for marine/offshore projects and materials handling with those of onshore plant design. It features numerous unique capabilities and enhancements requested by users of Intergraph’s Smart 3D technology, including:
- Model Data Reuse (MDR) functionality ensures efficient re-use never before possible in other 3D CAD applications. Users can reuse front-end engineering design (FEED) or old designs with different catalogs and specifications, by leveraging MDR’s unique rule re-use, tag re-naming and specification transformation. Orthographic drawings are automatically copied and updated for unprecedented savings.
- 64-bit clash detection and further automated drawing generation for higher performance than ever before.
- Enhanced 3D interoperability capabilities enable the use of 3D data from multiple third-party CAD systems in conjunction with native Smart 3D models. Smart 3D is the only system offering interoperability with both graphics and data attributes of third-party CAD models, making it ideally suited to brownfield and joint-venture projects. Through integration with SmartPlant Interop Publisher, Smart 3D extends the number of supported 3D formats, providing a richer, centrally-managed 3D ecosystem.
- Extended 3D translation capabilities enable the use of a single design solution for engineering contractors who are required to deliver in Smart 3D or PDMS formats, including iterative updates. EPCs who take advantage of this feature will cut costs by only supporting one 3D solution.
Many of Intergraph’s most significant and innovative clients, as well as participants in Intergraph’s Agile software development process, have been involved in beta testing of Intergraph Smart 3D.
“As a participant in the beta testing program, Technip was especially pleased with the installation, configuration and administration improvements in the 2014 release,” said Technip Smart 3D Business Product Manager Didier Tison. “We were able to easily bring forward projects built on the 2009.1 release. The improved configuration for extraction of deliverables is significantly faster and the 64-bit processing capabilities allow large drawings to benefit from increased memory availability. It’s also much easier to configure and run.”
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “Users of our solutions recognize how beneficial it is to have the multi-industry capabilities of Intergraph Smart 3D. Customers see the real value of this integrated solution. Owner operators and engineering contractors around the world now have complete access to all Smart 3D capabilities and features with a consistent interface to aid clients in project-workforce flexibility. Smart 3D represents the most comprehensive solution available for intelligent 3D design. Given its strong export/import capabilities to and from other 3D systems allows Smart 3D customers to use the software as the single system for all projects, even if other 3D formats would be requested.”
Press Release, November 20, 2013