Intergraph Smart™ 3D

Intergraph Smart™ 3D is the world’s first and only next-generation 3D design solution specifically tailored for plant, offshore, shipbuilding, and the metals and mining industries, employing a breakthrough engineering approach that leverages real-time concurrent design, rules, relationships, and automation.

Intergraph Smart™ 3D – a next generation, data-centric, and rule-driven solution – is specifically designed to deliver mission-critical requirements. Breaking through barriers imposed by traditional technologies to enable a truly iterative design environment, Smart 3D provides a competitive edge to EPCs and O/Os alike.

A fundamental component of Intergraph’s SmartPlant® Enterprise, Intergraph Smart 3D provides all of the capabilities needed to design plant, marine, and materials handling facilities, and then maintain their 3D “as-built” representations. Take advantage of data-centric technology, a strong rules- and relationship based architecture, customized automation capabilities, and an integrated reuse approach to execute even the largest and most complex projects with centralized visibility and control.

Key benefits

Real-time Concurrent Design

Leverage the datacentric 3D modeling paradigm to maximize project communication and efficiency through real-time concurrent design.

Intelligent Rules and Relationships

Capture your company’s tacit knowledge and engineering expertise to drive 3D design with customizable rules that enable objects to interact in an intelligent and automated manner.

Task-based Modeling

Ramp up projects quickly with a common, easy-to-learn interface that also provides a discipline-specific experience for each user based on the task/workflow being executed.

Automated Deliverables

Ensure accuracy of procurement, fabrication, and construction packages as well as adherence to project schedule via fully automated drawing and report generation.


Work with a rich array of 3D design formats in a single hybrid model while consistently sharing engineering data across multiple teams via integration with SmartPlant Enterprise.

Smart 3D was the clear market leader. While other 3D solutions focus on simply achieving design, Smart 3D enables optimized design, which means it increases accuracy and efficiency, and shortens project schedules.

Kim Won Jin
Executive in PIELDS Engineering’s Management Support Team

Leading Edge Technology

Single Application

Smart 3D provides multi-industry capabilities in a single application. Combining the functionality for ship/offshore projects and materials handling with those of onshore plant design.

Model Data Reuse

Extended Model Data Reuse (MDR) capabilities now support marine structural objects, pipe spec mapping, and drawing reuse.

Productivity Improvements

Improved performance and reduced administrative overhead for global workshare for Oracle users via Oracle GoldenGate.

Full Integration                                                                   

Full integration of Intergraph’s powerful Batch Services technology, including central administration of both local and piped queues.

New Capabilities for Onshore Plant Design

Several powerful application environments are now available including modular design capabilities, weight and center of gravity, automated structural detailing, structural manufacturing, hole management, and additional automatic draing extraction capabilities.

3D Interoperability                                             

Smart 3D is the only system to offer interoperability with both graphics and data attributes of foreign CAD models, making it ideally suited to brownfield and joint-venture projects.

Drawings and Reports

Improvements to automated generation of project deliverables – including simplified administration and configuration utilities – add value to projects more quickly than ever before.

Marine and Offshore

Enhancements include sophisticated plate-splitting and weld generation capabilities, advanced member placement, parametric modeling of topological openings, additional options for structural detailing, and greater detection and change management capabilities in the Common Parts Engine.

Mining and Materials Handling

Smart 3D now leverages a conveyor belt object class, extending capabilities to model, manage, and generate accurate and detailed deliverables on mining projects in a comprehensive and efficient manner.

Intergraph Smart™ 3D Module

CloudWorx™ for Intergraph Smart™ 3D

CloudWorx™ for Intergraph Smart™ 3D is a plug-in for efficiently manipulating as-built point cloud data – captured by laser scanners – directly within Smart 3D for better retrofit design, construction, and operations.

Smart 3D 2016 New Feature Focus – Isogen Configuration

Continuing our series highlighting features of the upcoming 2016 release of Intergraph Smart 3D, is the new Isogen Configuration panel.

Platinum Pipe Awards

The Platinum Pipe Awards recognize the most innovative automation ideas for Intergraph Smart™ 3D (contains SmartPlant® 3D and SmartMarine® 3D), SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Electrical, and SmartPlant Instrumentation.

See the 2016 Platinum Pipe Ward winners. The competition is open to all users of Intergraph's market-leading engineering design software.

Golden Valve Awards

The Golden Valve Awards annually recognize the most innovative and well-executed uses of software supported by Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine solutions. Learn about the 2016 Golden Valve Awards winners. The competition is open to all users of Intergraph's market-leading engineering design software. Take advantage of the convenient Golden Valve Awards Desktop Calendar Wallpaper, set a Golden Valve award-winning image as your desktop background.

New Civil Engineering Environment featuring Technip

Learn about a new civil task in Intergraph Smart™ 3D 2014 R1 that enables the routing of ditches and trenches of varying cross sections, with or without slope. Technip France - a leader in project management, engineering, and construction in the energy industry - shares its business requirements and project benefits with the new civil task.

Learn more about Smart 3D

Smart 3D is the market-leading, complete solution for plant, offshore, shipbuilding and mining industries. Watch this video to learn more.

Learn more about Smart 3D Drawings and Reports

Challenged to make drawings quickly, easily and in one place? Watch this short video and learn how Intergraph Smart 3D Drawing and Reports is helping organizations across the globe solve these complex design challenges.

Interoperability Summary: Leveraging 3D Designs & Data

Referencing and Converting Existing External Data to and from Multiple Formats in Engineering and Construction Projects

Technip Chooses Intergraph Smart™ 3D for Electrical and Piping Trenches

Leading global engineering company Technip collaborated with Intergraph® PP&M to develop a new Task-Based Modeling Environment for Civil Design as part of Intergraph Smart™ 3D. The Civil Task includes next-generation 3D design capabilities for electrical and piping trenches, as well as sloping ditches. Watch this interview with Joao-Carlos Pereira-Fialho, 3D engineer at Technip France to learn more.