Intergraph® releases CloudWorx for SmartPlant® Isometrics 2012 R1

      Intergraph® releases CloudWorx for SmartPlant® Isometrics 2012 R1

Collaboration with Leica Geosystems enables users to quickly build as-built
piping isometrics directly from laser scan point clouds

PR Newswire

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 13, 2013

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intergraph^® has released
CloudWorx for SmartPlant^® Isometrics 2012 R1, a valuable add-on to its
SmartPlant Isometrics solution that allows users to quickly create accurate,
as-built piping isometrics directly from a laser scan point cloud. CloudWorx
for SmartPlant Isometrics 2012 R1 leverages Leica Geosystems' industry-leading
Cyclone software technology to efficiently display the laser scan point cloud
and navigate through it in a window with measured piping data overlaid
graphically, a revolutionary method of creating as-built piping asset
documentation. Intergraph and Leica Geosystems are parts of Hexagon.

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CloudWorx for SmartPlant Isometrics supports the rapid creation of piping
isometric documents using Intergraph ISOGEN^®, the world's leading solution
for the total automation of piping isometric drawing production. The easily
understood sketching functionality and automated drawing creation means CAD or
3D skills are not required, but also allows experienced piping designers to be
highly productive in creating as-built piping data.

The software is complementary to 3D model-based solutions based on Smart 3D,
PDS^® or CADWorx^®, since the same ISOGEN software is used to produce the
deliverable. Results are consistent and underlying data – regardless of its
source – can be used to create documentation for inspection of piping systems,
including the automated, rule-based placement of inspection location points.

When used in conjunction with SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators (SPO),
the comprehensive as-built documentation can be managed to ensure the
integrity of the piping asset. SPO adds change management and audit capability
when the piping documents are published to the plant engineering data store
and maintained through time. With the new SPO TruView integration capability,
CloudWorx for SmartPlant Isometrics can use the same point cloud data to
create piping documentation as needed for operating and maintaining a
facility, or to document the as-built asset in line with industry regulations.

George Labuschagne, senior database administrator with MegChem Engineering and
Drafting Services (Pty) Ltd in South Africa, which was involved from concept
through beta testing to production release, said, "Gaining the ability to
interact with and interrogate scanned point cloud data directly from within
SmartPlant Isometrics allows MegChem to deliver isometric drawings to our
clients that conform to the highest level of accuracy and integrity. By having
this new functionality within SmartPlant Isometrics, a significant amount of
time is saved during the modeling as well as the checking phases of producing
quality isometric drawings in the fastest allowable time.

"At MegChem, we now use CloudWorx for SmartPlant Isometrics as part of our
tool set to maintain our position as an engineering house committed to
engineering excellence."

Patrick Holcomb, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine's executive vice president
of global business development and marketing, said, "CloudWorx for SmartPlant
Isometrics offers a new and better approach to the creation of accurate,
as-built piping asset documentation. The emphasis is on producing a practical,
usable document for regulatory compliance, planning, inspection and
fabrication as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible. Now you can do a
traditional plant walkdown, where you can measure anything you can see, all
without visiting the facility."

SmartPlant Isometrics, powered by ISOGEN, is the Intergraph solution designed
to document piping systems with industry-standard piping isometric drawings,
and is ideal for site-based piping engineers and designers. SmartPlant
Isometrics can read design isometrics from almost any 3D plant design system,
or create new isometrics quickly and accurately from sketches, and it
generates a high-quality record for planning, cost estimation, inspection, or
design of modifications.

For more information about CloudWorx for SmartPlant Isometrics, visit
www.intergraph.com/products/ppm/smartplant/isometrics/cloudworx/default.aspx.

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as
the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design solutions for
industry according to its "Engineering Design Tools for Industry and
Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2016."

About Intergraph

Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial
software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and
governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific
software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure
better, safer and smarter. The company's software and services empower
customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create
intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people
around the world.

Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and
Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides
enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and
data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I
provides geospatially powered solutions, including ERDAS technologies, to the
public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government,
transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries.
Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is an independent subsidiary for SG&I's
U.S. federal business.

Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B; www.hexagon.com), a
leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies
that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and
present data.

For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.

© 2013 Intergraph Corporation. All rights reserved. Intergraph is part of
Hexagon. Intergraph and the Intergraph logo are registered trademarks of
Intergraph Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other
countries. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective
owners.

SOURCE Intergraph

Website: http://www.intergraph.com
Contact: Jerry Felts, Communications Manager, PP&M, +1-256-730-3074,
jerry.felts@intergraph.com
 
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