HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 25, 2009 -- Intergraph® and INOVx® announce the integration of the industry-standard Intergraph SmartPlant® Isometrics with the INOVx RealityLINx® Asset VirtualizationTM software to allow process industry operations and maintenance personnel to seamlessly create piping isometric drawings directly from “as-built” virtual plant models.
The integration allows plant based operations, maintenance and engineering staff to create up-to-date and accurate piping isometric drawings with SmartPlant Isometrics for inspection, fabrication and construction, based on the “as-built” high definition laser scanned model in RealityLINx Asset Virtualization.
SmartPlant Isometrics together with RealityLINx provides plant personnel with a simple, cost-effective way to update and then maintain old plant layout drawings and asset documentation. SmartPlant Isometrics is a cornerstone of SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators (SPO), enabling information associated with a pipe to be maintained and presented in different forms during the lifetime of the plant. Through the RealityLINx virtual asset model, plant operations and maintenance personnel can work within a laser scanned 3D virtual plant model and gain seamless, role-based access to asset related information across the enterprise.
"Most plants need an ‘as-built’ data model due to cumulative modifications of the original plant design. This ‘as-built’ asset model is created using INOVx’s approach for creating a virtual plant model. Now, with their cooperation with Intergraph, the as-built data model can be used to generate the isometric drawings with greater accuracy," said Ralph Rio, Research Director, ARC Advisory Group.
"Asset Virtualization is transforming best practices to take advantage of accurate virtual plant models," said Costantino Lanza, CEO of INOVx Solutions. "Through our cooperation with Intergraph, we are able to provide a convenient bridge to legacy work processes that depend heavily on isometric drawings. This is very important to our mutual customers."
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "Our work with INOVx provides exciting new capabilities for plant staff to leverage "as-built" laser scans in the context of an integrated enterprise during the operational phase of the asset lifecycle. This development not only demonstrates our openness but also our continued efforts to integrate innovative solutions into the engineering enterprise to help owner operators operate their plants more safely and efficiently."
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INOVx Solutions, founded in 1999, is an innovative company that provides solutions for Asset Virtualization™ to many of the Fortune 500 companies in the Global Process Industries. INOVx’s RealityLINx permits one to create, manage and access accurate three dimensional views of all plant assets and use these views in daily work practices to better communicate and navigate all asset information. These solutions support many plant functions such as Reliability, Safety, Operations, Maintenance, Inspection, and Engineering. INOVx is also a pioneer and thought leader in the application of laser scanning technology for creating accurate and precise three dimensional models of existing facilities. This Asset Documentation Service offers a reliable and proven way of creating and maintaining the three dimension asset models. INOVx is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information please visit www.inovx.com.
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph’s software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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