Multi-Purpose Piping Design and Editing Tool Offers New Features and Improvements
Intergraph has released its newest SmartPlant Enterprise solution for quickly and efficiently producing industry-standard pipeline isometric drawings for small piping projects. Intergraph’s piping isometric sketching software increases engineering productivity with expanded capabilities, including a SmartPlant-style user interface, concurrent engineering of multi-pipelines, instant 3D visualization, display of dimensions and enhanced selection and editing tools.
SmartPlant Isometrics offers new features and improvements, making it more productive and superior to its predecessor. The SmartPlant Isometrics solution for small projects is complementary to SmartPlant 3D, which is suited for larger, more complex piping design projects. Both piping design solutions are powered by Isogen, the de facto standard solution used to generate piping isometrics completely and automatically.
Formerly known as I-Sketch, SmartPlant Isometrics now enables users to:
- Design several unconnected pipelines within one session and produce pipeline isometric drawings for each
- Create an instant 3D scaled view of pipelines, enabling new pipelines designed in a confined location to be visually clash checked with existing pipelines
- Design complete connected piping systems and produce piping system isometrics
SmartPlant Isometrics is well-suited for a small plant-based engineering office. It can be used to implement small piping design projects, to bring existing designs up to as-built status and to maintain accurate plant documentation.
Based on Isogen technology, SmartPlant Isometrics helps users to sketch piping systems in minutes and generate isometric drawings with full bills of materials (BOMs) in seconds. Once designed, the digital data (drawing, materials, welding, pipe cut lengths, etc.) can be transferred to the pipe fabricator — where it can be processed to define the fabrication spools and drawings using its companion product, SmartPlant Spoolgen.