Intergraph SmartPlant 3D to Change Process Plant Design and Engineering

Study Shows Project Productivity Gains of More Than 30%

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., January 23, 2006 – Intergraph Corporation today announced that a quantitative end-user productivity study showed Intergraph’s revolutionary new 3D plant design system, SmartPlant® 3D, provides productivity gains of more than 30% in plant design and engineering over competitive products. In comparison with other plant design packages, SmartPlant 3D offers substantial, discipline-specific and inter-discipline productivity labor gains supporting the 3D modeling and design process.

“We have seen substantial productivity increases of 30% in modeling techniques when using SmartPlant 3D,” said Dave Hargy, director, Shaw Stone and Webster. “SmartPlant 3D will be used for all future tender and detailed engineering process and power projects.”

The study (available from findings highlighted a number of productivity gains and time savings specific to the creation and modification of multi-discipline 3D plant models when compared to other solutions. These gains include:

  • Compared to competitive products, based on 30 years old core technology, SmartPlant 3D provides savings of up to 35% when used in integrated, multi-discipline 3D plant modeling. These savings were derived from cross-discipline integration using SmartPlant 3D’s integrated 3D plant modeling environment.
  • Peak productivity gains in modification of existing plant models were in excess of 80% for specific disciplines when compared to competitive products, derived from engineering modifications and changes made to an existing 3D plant model.

“As a leader in the plant design and engineering market, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the industry’s most advanced technology. SmartPlant 3D is the result of tens of millions of dollars invested in research and development dedicated to providing our customers with a competitive advantage from superior productivity of our SmartPlant Enterprise suite of solutions. To help clients who are using aging technologies to take advantage of this opportunity, we offer favorable upgrade pricing and migration assistance to them,” said Gerhard Sallinger, president, Intergraph’s Process, Power & Marine division.

SmartPlant 3D offers designers a significantly better way to design plants by providing an advanced plant design environment based on a data-centric, rule-driven architecture. By integrating key engineering disciplines, the resulting environment offers vast improvements over the constraints imposed by traditional plant design systems. These improvements represent valuable savings in the highly competitive plant design and engineering market.


About Intergraph

Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR) is the leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software. Security organizations, businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on the company's spatial technology and services to make better and faster operational decisions. Intergraph's customers organize vast amounts of complex data into understandable visual representations, creating intelligent maps, managing assets, building and operating better plants and ships, and protecting critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world. For more information, visit

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Allison Lowery Pullen, Corporate Communications


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