Intergraph has released the latest versions of its next-generation plant, offshore and materials handling design solutions, SmartPlant® 3D, SmartMarine® 3D and SmartPlant 3D materials handling edition.
Collectively known as Smart 3D, they are the process, power and marine industries’ most advanced and most productive design solutions with a focus on rules, relationships and automation.
All three Smart 3D 2011 Service Pack 1 (SP1) solutions are now available for upgrade or purchase. They are the most feature-rich, highest-quality releases of SmartPlant 3D, SmartMarine 3D and SmartPlant 3D materials handling edition to date with nearly 1,200 enhancements and continuous testing over the past 20 months. Several significant Smart 3D customers have been involved in testing and piloting the Smart 3D 2011 SP1 solutions for production.
"Smart 3D is a very advanced and powerful solution which improves design and document quality, as well as data control – all while saving time and resources," said Terje Ørbeck, CAD manager for Grenland Group, an experienced oil and gas engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company based in Norway, and a key SmartMarine 3D user.
"Compared to our previous design system, we have improved our workflow considerably. Using Intergraph integrated Smart 3D solutions, Grenland Group is able to compete with larger engineering companies by increasing our quality and productivity."
The latest Smart 3D releases offer enhancements to Intergraph’s innovative Reference 3D capability, which enables users to reference data from Intergraph Plant Design System (PDS®), Aveva PDMS and other formats – allowing companies to share piping, structural and equipment portions of Smart 3D models with multiple subcontractors without exposing other ultra-sensitive parts of the model. The capability offers opportunities for tremendous productivity gains on mega-projects while also protecting intellectual property.