Intergraph® Offers Smart Career Program

for Transitioning Design Professionals


Complimentary Smart 3D training fosters enhanced skills

with industry’s leading process, power and marine design solution

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 29, 2009 –Intergraph® is offering complimentary Smart 3D design software training for transitioning design professionals. As part of the Smart Career Program, this training is being offered to assist unemployed professionals increase and upgrade their knowledge and skills so that they will be more valuable to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and owner operator employers as they look to increase workforce productivity and quality.  

SmartPlant® 3D is Intergraph’s next-generation 3D design system. It provides clients with the most productive, highest quality, multi-discipline 3D modeling environment in the world for global multi-office execution of process and power projects. SmartMarine® 3D provides all the capabilities needed to design and build offshore devices or ships from design to fabrication to operations and maintenance – all in a single, integrated environment. Individuals having experience with and being trained on SmartPlant 3D and SmartMarine 3D will have increased opportunities for deployment on upcoming projects.

The Smart 3D training classes began in July at Intergraph’s Houston office, and the response so far has been overwhelming. After an initial email campaign, the first class filled online in 90 minutes. All four of the original sessions were booked within four hours, and a waiting list with more than 50 people had to be created only five hours after registration began. Due to the positive response, Intergraph has doubled the number of classes offered. For information regarding session dates, times and availability, please visit

NIIT, a leading global talent development corporation that builds skilled manpower pools for global industry requirements, is partnering with Intergraph on the training program. NIIT is among the world’s leading talent development companies offering learning solutions to individuals, enterprises, and institutions across 40 countries. Additionally, the Society for Piping Engineering and Design (SPED) is also sponsoring the training and is offering assistance to its members.

Mike Austin, a 30-year plant design veteran who attended the first training session, said, “Intergraph’s Smart Career Program is a great opportunity for professionals like me who are in transition. This training has expanded my skill set and will make me more marketable to potential employers. It has also exposed me to SmartPlant 3D, which more and more engineering companies are adopting. I would like to thank Intergraph and its partners for making this available to me at no cost. It shows how much they care about the future of our industry.”

“During the tough economic conditions, there have been many people adversely affected in one way or another, and we are pleased to be able to offer this complimentary Smart 3D training as an extension of our policy to never let a customer down,” said Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power and Marine president. “The benefits of this software training help make those who are adept with our 3D solutions more marketable and in higher demand and in turn deliver value for EPCs and O/Os needing these skill sets.”

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph the No. 1 overall engineering design 3D software and process engineering tools (PET) provider worldwide according to its PET Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2013.

Eligible candidates for the training program must be unemployed, and should be familiar with traditional plant design and have experience using software such as PDS®, PDMS, AutoCAD, MicroStation, PlantSpace, AutoPLANT, Rebis, Plant 4D and COADE.  

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About Intergraph
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

David Joffrion
Manager, Corporate Communications

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