With a growing demand of large CAPEX projects, Litwin faces the challenge of completing turnkey jobs in a limited amount of time on a pre-defined budget. Litwin set out to improve productivity and realize significant improvements in workflows and discipline integration using a new generation of engineering software. The company also needed capabilities to ensure environmental compliance.
Litwin needed to accomplish several things: easily exchange the data generated during design and re-use it to increase data consistency throughout the design, procurement, and construction phases; have an interactive and user-friendly Microsoft® interface; and have access to an easy-to-use 3D design tool.
Litwin completed the first phase of its overall program using Intergraph® PDS® software,
and then the company selected Intergraph SmartPlant® 3D software for phase two.
SmartPlant 3D, Intergraph’s next-generation 3D design system, provides clients with the
most productive, highest quality multidiscipline 3D modeling environment in the world for
global office execution of process and power projects. Customers using SmartPlant 3D
typically realize 25- to 35-percent initial increases in productivity compared to other systems,
higher quality deliverables, and shorter schedules.
“The first measurable benefit was the efficiency in piping drawing production,” says Jean-Luc Hoffert, Litwin layout and piping design department manager. “We have already saved 30 percent of our time in drawing production compared to the first project.”
SmartPlant 3D is now fully integrated with Litwin engineering capabilities. Litwin will continue to develop the SmartPlant 3D module and
looks forward to upgrading to the 2009 version, which will include
additional improvements, including queries. Litwin will concentrate
its efforts on all interfaces with the SmartPlant Enterprise suite, P&ID, and instrumentation solutions it uses to maximize efficiency and fulfill its requirements.