HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 29, 2003--The Process, Power &
Offshore division of Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ:
announced the 7.2 version of its flagship Plant Design System
(PDS(TM)). Scheduled for availability later this quarter, PDS 7.2
includes global worksharing enhancements, tighter integration with
FrameWorks(R) Plus, compatibility with SmartPlant(R) P&ID 3.0,
additional electrical raceway and duct modeling commands, new piping
isometric weld definitions, clash detection envelope
subclassifications and Microsoft(R) Windows XP operating system
The Huntsville, Ala.-based Intergraph announced and demonstrated
PDS 7.2 at DaratechPLANT 2003, the world's foremost event for process
plant design and engineering IT.
Company officials also noted general plans for future versions of
PDS which emphasize SmartPlant 3D migration support, integration with
SmartPlant applications and third-party products including popular
lasergrammetry packages, additional industry-specific functions and
other improvements aimed at preserving customer investment in the
PDS, the division's flagship product (
is regarded worldwide as the standard software for process, power
plant and offshore rig engineering design.
Adds New Global Worksharing and Structural Features
Worksharing improvements, including a new site identification
attribute, make project transactions with multiple databases on
worldwide networks more efficient. Unique indices and site ownership
data for 3D models and drawings enable greater control over revisions
made on both local and remote sites. Archive/retrieve capabilities now
include filtering of models and drawings by site ID.
Closer integration with FrameWorks Plus - the structural
engineering and modeling component of PDS - provides additional
offshore rig engineering features as well as expanded integration with
third-party products such as Design Data SDS/2. New features in
FrameWorks Plus 7.2 are detailed today in a separate press release.
Integrates with SmartPlant P&ID 3.0
PDS 7.2 integrates with SmartPlant P&ID 3.0 for an intelligent
P&ID alternative to the standard PDS P&ID module. Integration ensures
piping and instrumentation diagram consistency with the PDS 3D model.
Replacing PDS P&ID with SmartPlant P&ID helps engineering
organizations improve work processes, increase the utility and value
of lifecycle plant data and make the most of expanded integration
capabilities with Intergraph and non-Intergraph applications.
Offers Enhanced HVAC and Raceway Modeling
PDS 7.2 offers improvements for electrical raceway and heating,
ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) modeling. New raceway commands
are executed from the menu or palette. HVAC commands include expanded
manipulations for modeling ductwork and related elements. The raceway
and HVAC commands provide additional modeling flexibility and
Other Improvements Increase Design Quality
Aimed at increasing design quality and further reducing rework,
weld ownership in piping isometric drawings and clash detection
envelope subclassifications are improved in PDS 7.2. Users can
automatically define the weld type on either side of a pipeline that
continues across drawing sheets or manually assign welds at sheet
Interference reports now include listing the type of soft
envelope. New classifications provide additional information for use
in managing clash detection workflows. Formerly generic soft-soft
clashes are identified precisely as insulation-maintenance,
safety-insulation and so on. Additional sub-classifications are
provided for hard-soft clashes.
The 7.2 version is also certified to run on Microsoft Windows XP,
which allows users to take advantage of new operating system features.
About Intergraph Process, Power & Offshore
With nearly a quarter century of industry experience, Intergraph
Process, Power & Offshore enables customers to create, capture and
manage plant information as a strategic asset by providing integrated
life cycle solutions for the engineering, design, construction and
operation of process and power plants as well as offshore oil and gas
facilities. Core brands include the SmartPlant(R) and PDS(TM) (Plant
Design System) suites, the SmartPlant Foundation lifecycle engineering
information management and MARIAN(R) materials, procurement and supply
chain management solutions. Intergraph Process, Power & Offshore
www.intergraph.com/ppo) is the acknowledged global leader in the
plant creation market (Source: Daratech Inc.). A division of
Intergraph Corporation, Process, Power & Offshore is headquartered in
Huntsville, Ala. USA, employs more than 800 people and does business
in more than 60 countries.
Intergraph Corporation common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock
Market under the symbol: INGR.
Intergraph, the Intergraph logo, FrameWorks and SmartPlant are
registered trademarks and PDS is a trademark of Intergraph
Corporation. Other brands and product names may be trademarks of their
respective owners. (C) 2003 Intergraph Corporation.
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