SmartPlant expands boundaries of 3D visualization

By Control Engineering Staff April 1, 2001

Huntsville, Ala. –When used with Elumen’s (Cary, N.C.) VisionStation, Intergraph’s SmartPlant Review 4.2.1 displays 3D models with a full color, 180-degree field of vision for virtual dynamic walkthroughs and design reviews. SmartPlant designs, viewed using VisionStation, help users navigate, review, and manipulate engineering design, construction, retrofit, and maintenance displays as large as 300 MB using a joystick, mouse, or keyboard. During the virtual review, engineers can add/edit information tags, labels, annotate text, and attach links to external data. Document files viewable using SmartPlant include Intergraph Plant Design System 3D models, AutoCAD, MicroStation and Solid Edge. SmartPlant Review’s base application can be enhanced with six add-on modules for construction and schedule review, simulation and visual effects, photorealistic rendering, enterprise-wide collabora-tive review, on-site drawing generation, and customization.