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Now Available: Civil Engineering Environment for Intergraph Smart™ 3D

January 5, 2016
By Press release

New 3D environment doubles productivity for electrical/piping trenches and sloping ditches design
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., December 9, 2015 – Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) has released 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. This new Task was developed in joint collaboration with leading global engineering companies. The main partner was Technip, with its France office developing specifications, and with Technip Malaysia who has been using the new environment in a project since June 2015.

The Civil Task answers the market demand for a civil engineering application enabling routing and dynamic modification of ditches and trenches through a complex sequence of changing: elevations, transitions, materials and branching needs. The environment includes a set of placement methods to accommodate electrical cables, layers of piping and various fluid types. In addition, the Civil Task provides downstream integration to other SmartPlant® solutions, ensuring information integrity and reuse for all disciplines.

Tom Szoka, vice president of 3D solutions at Intergraph PP&M, said, “We started this multi-year development project together with our clients to fill in the void for efficient 3D design in the civil engineering industry. Our goal was to provide a smarter, integrated solution for 3D modeling of underground civil objects and we are happy to witness our customers’ success – on average we have seen that Civil Task is twice as fast as the previous methodology.”

Joao-Carlos Pereira-Fialho, 3D engineer at Technip France, said, “Modeling and modification of complex 3D underground objects, such as ditches or trenches, is very time-consuming without a dedicated tool. With the new Civil Task environment in Intergraph Smart 3D we can make data available to all disciplines, automate processes, and save tremendously on the time needed for trench and ditch modeling.”

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “We are privileged to work with one of the leading global engineering companies during this development project. At Intergraph PP&M we strive to develop and invent new, smarter ways of working together with our customers and are glad to see the benefits provided to our customers materialize.”

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 owner operators 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. For more information about Smart 3D, visit

Intergraph Technical User Forum (TUF) LinkedIn groups provide an online discussion forum for year-round networking between users. To learn more about Intergraph Smart 3D and network with other Intergraph users, visit

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 and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2019.”

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