SmartPlant® FreeView®

SmartPlant® FreeView® is a free viewer to open Intergraph®’s 3D models (VUE files) for display and navigation of process, power, and marine projects.

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Users of SmartPlant® FreeView® can walk through the plant and select any object in the view to see its associated plant properties (MDB2 file). Easy-to-use, on-screen motion controls allow even the most casual user to walk through complex 3D plants with no training. Industry-standard, gaming-style keyboard navigation is also simple to use and learn. Read the SmartPlant FreeView License Agreement.

SmartPlant FreeView will open Intergraph Smart™ 3D projects published as VUE and MDB2 files. Use SmartPlant Interop Publisher to convert these and other project types into Intergraph’s 3D model format (VUE and MDB2 files) for viewing in SmartPlant FreeView or SmartPlant Review.

Upgrade to SmartPlant Review to turn on all of the design review capability needed to perform in-depth review and analysis of the project.

Why SmartPlant Freeview

Walk through the plant

SmartPlant FreeView allows users to display and navigate Intergraph Smart 3D models, view associated plant properties

Free .VUE viewer

The free .VUE viewer has a complete set of on-screen navigation controls for easy use, allowing even the most casual user to walk through complex 3D models with no training.

Simple Keyboard Navigation

An orientation axis is displayed in the view to help the user maintain direction. SmartPlant FreeView also has a surface measure command to display accurate distances between objects.

On the oil sands projects in Canada, AMEC works with a large number of clients, partners and subcontractors who could benefit from viewing the 3D model. With SmartPlant FreeView, they will be able to easily navigate the plant model, view properties, make comments on what they see or ask questions about what they don’t understand. With the introduction of SmartPlant FreeView, we will be able to extend model review capabilities to a much broader audience.

Vlad Savulian
Engineering Systems Lead for AMEC Natural ResourcesVlad Savulian

More information about SmartPlant FreeView

Please Note
The software, information and documentation (Materials) are subject to U.S. export control and economic sanctions laws and regulations and you agree to comply strictly with all such laws and regulations. In addition, you represent and warrant that you are not a national of, or otherwise located within, a country subject to U.S. economic sanctions (including without limitation Iran, Libya, Syria, Sudan, Cuba, and North Korea) and that you are not otherwise prohibited from receiving or accessing the Materials under U.S. export control and economic sanctions laws and regulations. Intergraph makes no representation that the Materials are appropriate or available for use in every country, and access to them from territories where their content is illegal is prohibited. All rights to use the Materials are granted on condition that such rights are forfeited if you fail to comply with the terms of this agreement.
Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft 32-bit Windows 7 (Professional and Enterprise Client)
  • Microsoft 64-bit Windows 7 (Professional and Enterprise Client)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional (latest service packs)
  • MS Windows XP64 (latest service packs)
Software Prerequisites
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (required for viewing the online documentation delivered with the software)
  • Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8.1 (MDAC 2.8.1 is delivered as part of Microsoft XP Service Pack)
Note: Consult the product documentation for more details on the system requirements.
Convert SmartPlant .vue Files

Powered by Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, the new Intergraph FreeView Converter is a utility used to convert .vue files used by SmartPlant FreeView to the .iFV format, for viewing with Intergraph FreeView for Apple iPad.

Follow these steps to convert your .vue files to .iFV format:

Download FreeView Converter together with SmartPlant FreeView (if you already have FreeView, you must re-download)

  • Convert your files on your PC using the FreeView Converter
  • Using your iPad (not your iPhone), search for “FreeView” on the Apple App Store
  • Download and install the latest Intergraph FreeView for iPad app
  • Upload your converted files to Intergraph FreeView for iPad

See SmartPlant® FreeView in action

Intergraph® has introduced a free .vue viewer that allows users to display and navigate Intergraph Smart™ 3D models and view associated plant properties.