GALVESTON, Texas – Intergraph officials have described the most recent applications of its Smart 3D software for the offshore market on the exhibition floor of the Topsides, Platforms & Hulls conference and exhibition held at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston, Texas, from Feb. 3-5, 2015.
Intergraph officials said that today’s global, fasttrack projects require engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies to effectively manage cost and schedule on complex initiatives involving multiple design centers worldwide.
Facility owners and operators must employ both in-house and off-site resources for greenfield, revamp, and maintenance projects. They also require the ability to establish and reuse “corporate standard modules” to streamline projects moving forward, while also continuing to preserve the as-built plant models for ongoing support of plant operation and maintenance.
Company officials said that Intergraph Smart 3D is a next generation, data-centric, and rule-driven solution that has been specifically designed to deliver these mission-critical requirements. It is in this context that the Smart 3D software can provide a competitive edge to EPCs and owner/operators alike.
Key features include:
- Integrates engineering data across the enterprise. The software supports data interchange with complementary tools including other SmartPlant Enterprise products
- Shortens project schedules by enabling streamlined design processes for a wide scope of disciplines and workflows
- Facilitates global, concurrent engineering, allowing contractors to manage and execute projects worldwide
- Captures new and existing engineering knowledge so that it can be saved and reused, a key to success in today’s competitive global economy.
A fundamental component of the company’s SmartPlant Enterprise software suite, Intergraph says that its Smart 3D solution provides all the capabilities needed to design plant, marine, and materials handling facilities, and then maintains their 3D “as-built” representations.