SmartPlant® Interop Publisher

SmartPlant® Interop Publisher (Publisher) provides a single solution to handle various 3D model and data formats (graphics and object properties) for display and use in Intergraph SmartPlant Review, Intergraph Smart™ 3D, SmartPlant Foundation, and SmartPlant Construction applications.

export terminal, image created with PDS, Intergraph Smart 3D, SmartPlant Interop Publisher, and SmartPlant Review.

SmartPlant® Interop Publisher (Publisher) provides a single solution to handle various 3D model and data formats - such as graphics and object properties - for display and use in SmartPlant Review, Intergraph Smart™ 3D, SmartPlant Foundation, and SmartPlant Construction applications.

Built on proven technology, Publisher will simplify your project configuration by offering quick and effective integration of multiple 3D models from sources like PDS®, PDMS, PlantSpace, MicroStation, AutoCAD, CADWorx®, CAESAR II®, SAT, IFC, XMpLant, i-model or even multiple Smart 3D sources. Source model graphics and object property files are mapped into a common graphic and data format. Click here for a complete list of supported source model formats.

(Note: An additional add-on module is required to publish to SmartPlant Foundation and SmartPlant Construction.)


Why SmartPlant Interop Publisher?

Improve Integration

Improved Integration with SmartPlant Enterprise to optimize interoperability with Intergraph Smart 3D, SmartPlant Construction, and SmartPlant Review on complex joint ventures, slower networks and firewalls.

Increase Productivity

Provides the ability to work with a wide range of datasets from Intergraph and non-Intergraph formats such as PDMS and XMpLant

Optimize Performance

New SPIOP MCAD add-on module optimizes performance in Smart 3D, SmartPlant Construction, and SmartPlant Review - reads native mechanical CAD formats and provides automated simplification and defeaturing options.


SmartPlant Interop Publisher has reduced our administrative overhead of external data by as much as 50 percent over using the traditional reference file approach.

Scott Hendrickson
Burns & McDonnell manager of project services in its energy global practice division

Enjoy these great features

Schedule file distribution

Distribute project file sets individually or in batch mode. File sets can be distributed interactively or scheduled to occur at any interval.

Save Resources

Choose which database files are distributed. This helps you save system resources by eliminating the distribution of unnecessary files.

Create log files

The log file contains debug messages listing the operations that were processed. Also included are the date and time that each action was performed, helping you better track operations and when they occurred.

Shut down projects before publishing

When the Shutdown checkbox is selected, any SmartPlant Review program using the project selected for publication on the local machine or any machine specified in the distribution list will be shut down.



Learn more about Interoperability – SmartPlant Interop Publisher

Learn how Intergraph’s Interoperability solution between design tools enables improved communication to deliver on time and on budget. 

3D Interop In Smart 3D Integrate Intelligent Data
This webinar will introduce you to 3D Interop, formerly known as Reference 3D (R3D). It will provide an overview of the underlying technology, the basic workflows supported, and the set of powerful new features included in the upcoming Smart 3D 2011 R1 release.

Interoperability Summary: Leveraging 3D Designs & Data

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