Introducing Intergraph Smart™ 3D 2014: The Future of Engineering Today


Market-leading, next-generation 3D design software combines solutions for the process, offshore, shipbuilding, and metals and mining industries

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 19, 2013 – Intergraph® has released Intergraph Smart™ 3D 2014, a new single solution created from the consolidation of SmartPlant® 3D, SmartMarine® 3D and SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition. Smart 3D 2014 builds upon Intergraph’s Smart 3D technology architecture to increase quality, interoperability and productivity for clients in the plant, offshore, shipbuilding, metals, mining and bulk material handling industries to have even greater workforce flexibility.

Smart 3D is the world’s first and only next-generation 3D design solution specifically tailored for plant, offshore, shipbuilding metals, mining and bulk material handling industries, employing a breakthrough engineering approach that leverages rules-based concurrent design, relationships and automation. It is the most advanced and productive 3D design solution that effectively enables optimized design, increasing quality, interoperability and productivity, while shortening project schedules.

Smart 3D combines the functionality for marine/offshore projects and materials handling with those of onshore plant design. It features numerous unique capabilities and enhancements requested by users of Intergraph’s Smart 3D technology, including:

  • Model Data Reuse (MDR) functionality ensures efficient re-use never before possible in other 3D CAD applications. Users can reuse front-end engineering design (FEED) or old designs with different catalogs and specifications, by leveraging MDR’s unique rule re-use, tag re-naming and specification transformation. Orthographic drawings are automatically copied and updated for unprecedented savings.
  • 64-bit clash detection and further automated drawing generation for higher performance than ever before.
  • Enhanced 3D interoperability capabilities enable the use of 3D data from multiple third-party CAD systems in conjunction with native Smart 3D models. Smart 3D is the only system offering interoperability with both graphics and data attributes of third-party CAD models, making it ideally suited to brownfield and joint-venture projects. Through integration with SmartPlant Interop Publisher, Smart 3D extends the number of supported 3D formats, providing a richer, centrally-managed 3D ecosystem.
  • Extended 3D translation capabilities enable the use of a single design solution for engineering contractors who are required to deliver in Smart 3D or PDMS formats, including iterative updates. EPCs who take advantage of this feature will cut costs by only supporting one 3D solution.

Many of Intergraph’s most significant and innovative clients, as well as participants in Intergraph’s Agile software development process, have been involved in beta testing of Intergraph Smart 3D.

“As a participant in the beta testing program, Technip was especially pleased with the installation, configuration and administration improvements in the 2014 release,” said Technip Smart 3D Business Product Manager Didier Tison. “We were able to easily bring forward projects built on the 2009.1 release. The improved configuration for extraction of deliverables is significantly faster and the 64-bit processing capabilities allow large drawings to benefit from increased memory availability. It’s also much easier to configure and run.”

“Technip designers will definitely take advantage of 2014’s improvements around jacketed pipe design and deliverables extraction. One of the reasons Technip adopted Smart 3D was because of its integration with Intergraph’s 2D design tools. Smart 3D 2014’s Design Basis Viewer provides an easier way to compare and update the Smart 3D model with the data in SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Instrumentation and SmartPlant Electrical,” said Thomas Kerjouan, Technip France Smart 3D administrator.

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “Users of our solutions recognize how beneficial it is to have the multi-industry capabilities of Intergraph Smart 3D. Customers see the real value of this integrated solution. Owner operators and engineering contractors around the world now have complete access to all Smart 3D capabilities and features with a consistent interface to aid clients in project-workforce flexibility. Smart 3D represents the most comprehensive solution available for intelligent 3D design.

“Given its strong export/import capabilities to and from other 3D systems allows Smart 3D customers to use the software as the single system for all projects, even if other 3D formats would be requested.”

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Intergraph Technical User Forum (TUF) LinkedIn groups provide an online discussion forum for year-round networking between users. To learn more about Smart 3D and network with other Intergraph users, visit

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design solutions for industry according to its “Engineering Design Tools for Industry and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2016.

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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 to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company’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, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions, including ERDAS technologies, to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intergraph Corporation responsible for the SG&I U.S. federal business.

Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.

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Jerry Felts
Communications Manager, PP&M

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