Intergraph Smart® 3D is specifically designed to deliver mission-critical project requirements. It breaks through barriers imposed by traditional technologies to enable a truly iterative engineering design environment with an industry first Project / As-built capability. Smart 3D provides all capabilities needed to design facilities and then maintain their 3D “as-built” representations for downstream uses in the lifecycle

What is 3D and how does it work?

3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software assists in the creating, modifying, analyzing or optimizing a design. Hexagon PPM is the leading provider of CAD software to companies that design, build and operate industrial facilities. Primarily, 3D CAD helps with detailed engineering but is found throughout the engineering process from conceptual design to facility maintenance and operation. A key component of any digital transformation implementation is having 3D models that match the physical facility. This is the focus of Smart 3D.

Advantages of software

Quality Data

Smart 3D ensures design accuracy and consistency through the enforcement of design rules. Smart 3D reduces design errors, minimizes engineering changes and reduces rework.

Competitive Edge

Capturing new and existing design knowledge to be used on future projects represents a key competitive edge. Smart 3D preserves integrity of design data and enables reuse for future projects based on existing designs.

Project Execution

Smart 3D’s global engineering and data reuse capabilities substantially reduce engineering costs and shorten project schedules. All sites are automatically updated with the latest design changes in real-time.


Smart 3D helps boost output because it is simple to learn. Your designers are not required to be CAD specialists to use Smart 3D at the highest level of proficiency.

Minimize Delays

Execute more effective design reviews using 3D technology with comments and feedback beginning at the earliest stage of a project. You can consult all parties involved from the owners during initial design.

Better Decisions

Smart 3D provides a multi-discipline design environment where designs are fully visible to all parties. Make informed decisions about system design by reviewing the model with stakeholders at any design stage.

Real-time Concurrent Design

Leverage the data-centric 3D modeling paradigm to maximize project communication and efficiency through real-time concurrent design.

Rules and Relationships

Capture your company’s tacit knowledge to drive 3D design with customizable rules that enable objects to interact in an intelligent, automated manner.

Task-based Modeling

Ramp up projects with a common, easy-to-learn interface that also provides discipline-specific experience based on task/workflow being executed.

Automated Deliverables

Ensure accuracy of procurement, fabrication and construction packages and adhere to project schedule via fully automated drawing and report generation.


Work with any array of 3D design formats in a single hybrid model while sharing engineering data across teams via integration with Hexagon solutions.

Model Data Reuse

Extended Model Data Reuse (MDR) capabilities now support marine structural objects, pipe spec mapping and drawing reuse.

“Smart 3D was the clear market leader. While other 3D solutions focus on simply achieving design, Smart 3D enables optimized design, which means it increases accuracy and efficiency, and shortens project schedules.”

Kim Won Jin

Executive in PIELDS Engineering’s Management Support Team

Our team of experts is here to advise you on Intergraph Smart® 3D products. With over 25 years of experience, we have the knowledge to help you build your vision.