Intergraph announced today that it has consolidated its SmartPlant 3D, SmartMarine3D and SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling solutions into a new offering: Smart 3D, touted to be the world’s first and only 3D design software specifically designed for plant, offshore, shipbuilding metals, mining and bulk material handling industries.
The software employs a unique engineering approach that leverages rules-based concurrent design, relationships and automation. This powerhouse package promises to effectively enable 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. User-requested new features in Smart 3D 2014 include:
• Model Data Reuse (MDR). Users can reuse front-end engineering design or legacy designs with different catalogs and specifications by leveraging MDR’s rule re-use, tag re-naming and specification transformation.
• 64-bit clash detection and further drawing generation for higher performance.
• Enhanced 3D interoperability. Enables the use of 3D data (including both graphics and data attributes) from multiple third-party CAD systems in conjunction with native Smart 3D models.
• Extended 3D translation. Enables the use of a single design solution for engineering contractors required to deliver in Smart 3D or PDMS formats, including iterative updates.
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