Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine Releases CADWorx® Plant 2017 R1

Intelligent 3D plant design solution now runs on the AutoCAD® and BricsCAD® platforms

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 06, 2017

Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine (PP&M), part of Hexagon and the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering software to the process, power and marine industries, together with Bricsys®, worldwide provider of the BricsCAD® DWG platform, today announced the release of Intergraph CADWorx® Plant 2017 R1.

This new release includes the most complete DWG file-based range of tools for effective plant design and offers unparalleled flexibility and collaboration, including the option to run on the AutoCAD® or BricsCAD platform.

“Clients have requested other design platform options, and we are ready to deliver. Our valued customers now have the ability to run the latest release of CADWorx on their choice of BricsCAD or AutoCAD platforms,” said Rick Allen, president of Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions.

By including the ability to choose the design platform, CADWorx continues to expand upon and provide powerful and adaptive tools that enable quick and easy creation of fully intelligent 3D plant models. CADWorx continues to provide users with all the familiar benefits, ensuring every plant designer and engineer has the tools they need to complete projects efficiently.

BricsCAD is best known for its feature-rich combination of 2D drawing and 3D modeling and is available in three editions:

  • BricsCAD Classic offers cost-effective entry to CAD, focusing primarily on 2D
  • BricsCAD Pro adds 3D modeling, access to all programming tools and third-party applications
  • BricsCAD Platinum adds advanced features such as 3D constraints, assembly modeling and access to powerful BIM and sheet metal modules

“CADWorx gives the same high degree of performance on both BricsCAD and AutoCAD platforms. Users will like the cost and the flexible licensing. BricsCAD Pro and BricsCAD Platinum are cost-effective and budget-friendly,” said Keith Denton, vice president of Business Development, Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions.

“It was great to work together with the CADWorx team to port such a powerful suite of engineering software to our platform. We have built a real choice for CADWorx customers that offers everything they are used to without the need for additional training,” said Erik De Keyser, CEO of Bricsys.

Visit ppm.intergraph.com/products/3d-product-family/cadworx for more information about the CADWorx Suite.

In addition to CADWorx, GT STRUDL® CAD modeler also is available on BricsCAD, enabling users to easily create structural models for analysis and design purposes and to display the results using the same CAD interface.

Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions’ offerings allow design and engineering to share relevant information seamlessly, thereby maintaining accuracy and improving efficiency. These include the CADWorx Plant Design Suite, which allows for the creation of DWG-based intelligent plant design modeling, process schematics and automatic production of plant design deliverables; CAESAR II®, the world's most widely used pipe stress analysis software; PV Elite® and Visual Vessel Design™ for vessel and exchanger design and analysis; GT STRUDL, one of the most trusted, adaptable and fully-integrated structural analysis solutions in the world; and TANK™, for the design and analysis of oil storage tanks.

Information on Intergraph’s analysis solutions can be found at ppm.intergraph.com/analysis.

Intergraph Technical User Forum (TUF) LinkedIn groups provide an online discussion forum for year-round networking between users. To learn more about CADWorx and network with other Intergraph users, visit ppm.intergraph.com/technical-user-forums.

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering solutions for plant design (process, power and marine), according to its “Engineering Design Tools for Plants & Infrastructure Global Market Research Study Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2020.”


About Intergraph Process, Power & Marine
Soon to be rebranded simply as Hexagon PPM, the Intergraph Process, Power & Marine division of Hexagon is the leading global provider of engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities.

Process, Power & Marine is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial landscapes.

About Bricsys Inc.
Bricsys is a global provider of DWG engineering design software brought to market under the BricsCAD brand, powering 2D drafting, 3D modeling, sheet metal design, and BIM. BricsCAD offers all the familiar DWG 2D CAD features, yet it adds time-saving tools and 3D direct modeling.

BricsCAD offers more for less. With BricsCAD, users own a perpetual “right to use” the software. For students and academic institutions, the software is completely free. For additional information about Bricsys, visit www.bricsys.com.

© 2017 Hexagon AB and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates. Intergraph is part of Hexagon. All rights reserved. CADWorx, CAESAR II, PV Elite, GT STRUDL, SmartPlant, and Intergraph Smart are registered trademarks and TANK and Visual Vessel Design are trademarks of Intergraph Corporation. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.