Intergraph, a provider of engineering software, has released a new version of its next-generation 3D design system SmartPlant 3D with expanded functionality.
SmartPlant 3D 2009, part of Intergraph’s integrated SmartPlant Enterprise portfolio, claims to offer additional functionality which increasing the productivity.
Intergraph claims that customers using SmartPlant 3D typically realize 25 to 35% initial increases in productivity compared to other systems, higher quality deliverables and shorter schedules. With the expanded capabilities of SmartPlant 3D 2009, users can expect even further time and project savings.
According to Intergraph, SmartPlant 3D provides clients with a productive and multi-discipline 3D modeling environment for global multi-office execution of process and power projects. Integration of SmartPlant 3D within SmartPlant Enterprise provides both critical integration to other disciplines during engineering, and critical integration for capital project lifecycle management for handover to owner operators for the ongoing operations and maintenance of their plants.
The new features of SmartPlant 3D 2009 include: Design reuse; Enhanced referencing of laser scanning data; Breakthrough 3D display performance; Extended modeling capabilities; Content; Content and Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 support.
Patrick Holcomb, executive vice president for process, power and marine at Intergraph, said, This new version of SmartPlant 3D incorporates important new capabilities with the proven performance of the industry’s only next-generation design solution to enable users to quickly realize the productivity gains and competitive edge that are critical in today’s demanding environment.