Intergraph Introduces SmartPlant® Isometrics for Piping Isometric Production

Productivity Gains for Pipeline Production Results in Considerable Cost Savings and Rapid Return on Investment

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., January 28, 2008 – Intergraph Corp. introduced today SmartPlant® Isometrics, its newest solution for generating industry-standard pipeline isometric drawings for greenfield and brownfield design projects.

The announcement was made in conjunction with the DaratechPlant 2008 Conference in Houston, Texas.

Previously known as I-Sketchtm, SmartPlant Isometrics is an important piece of Intergraph's "Digital Isometric Value Chain," which allows for the electronic management of information associated with a pipeline throughout the plant lifecycle, from the definition of its design requirement to manufacturing details, and ultimately into operations and maintenance.

Based on ISOGEN technology, the industry standard for automatic generation of piping isometrics, SmartPlant Isometrics allows users to sketch piping systems in only minutes and generate isometric drawings with full bills of materials (BOMs) in seconds. This is compared to 2D CAD packages or paper and pencil where drawing isometrics usually takes several hours. The results provide substantial cost savings and productivity gains in piping isometric production.

"Enning, one of the leading German companies in the piping systems and plant construction sector, adopted I-Sketch as a vital component of the Digital Isometrics Value Chain to improve the efficiency of handling piping data from the P&ID through design, fabrication and construction into plant operations, said Matthias Sadus, chief engineering & information officer of Enning. "We look forward to the additional functionality that SmartPlant Isometrics will provide. Its ability to handle multiple pipelines and piping systems in combination with SmartPlant Spoolgen will bring further value to the Digital Isometric Value Chain."

Gerhard Sallinger, president, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine said, "This release represents yet another step in the integration of the engineering enterprise. SmartPlant Isometrics delivers an improved product reflecting the feedback from original I-Sketch users and better integration into our SmartPlant Enterprise solutions."

Once a pipeline has been designed, the digital data (drawing, materials, welding, pipe cut lengths) can be electronically transferred to the pipe fabricator in seconds - where it can be processed to define the fabrication spools and drawings using its companion product SmartPlant Spoolgen.

SmartPlant Isometrics integrates with all of the leading 3D plant design systems and contains all the key features of I-Sketch while adding the following functionality:

  • Allows the design of several pipelines within one session
  • Creates an instant 3D scaled view of pipelines, provided by embedded I-View
  • Provides simultaneous 3D view of multiple pipelines - allows for design of several pipelines in a confined location and visual clash checks with new or existing pipelines
  • Allows the design of complete piping systems
  • Creates ISOGEN industry-standard piping system isometric drawings

With the addition of this new functionality, SmartPlant Isometrics meets the broader design and documentation challenges faced by EPCs, pipe fabricators and owner operators. And, as with I-Sketch, it requires no prerequisite CAD or drafting skills and is easy to learn and use. For existing I-Sketch users, upgrading to SmartPlant Isometrics is seamless and will be at no charge to maintenance paying customers.


About Intergraph

Intergraph Corp. 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


David Joffrion
Manager, Corporate Communications

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