Data Integration of Existing Facility Conditions Reduces Plant Engineering Time and EffortHOUSTON—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 19, 2004— The Process, Power & Marine division of Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR) announced today that Leica Geosystems HDS laser scanning point cloud data integration capabilities are supported in the next release of SmartPlant Review(R) 3D visualization software. SmartPlant Review (ppm.intergraph.com/visualization) is the first high-performance 3D visualization and design review software to offer vendor-neutral point cloud data integration with the plant modeling software environment. The capability will be offered with SmartPlant Review 5.1, with scheduled availability fourth quarter. Updates are planned to soon include similar functionality for point clouds from additional vendors' 3D laser scanning systems. Leica Geosystems HDS, formerly known as Cyra Technologies, is a leading vendor in the 3D laser scanning market.
Integration of point cloud data within SmartPlant Review helps lower the time, effort and cost of process plant retrofit engineering and construction projects. As the comprehensive visualization environment for the Intergraph Plant Design System (PDS(TM)), SmartPlant Review helps engineers take advantage of accuracy and completeness of point clouds for retrofit design projects. Such existing condition data integration translates into less construction rework due to interferences and fit-up problems and helps eliminate costly field fabrication.
The Huntsville, Ala.-based Intergraph made the announcement and is demonstrating the innovative capabilities at the 3D laser scanning conference, SPAR 2004: Best Practices for Capturing and Managing Existing Conditions Data, which concludes here tomorrow.
Open System Displays, Manipulates Point Clouds
SmartPlant Review 5.1 point cloud capabilities include loading, displaying and manipulating data from the Leica Geosystems HDS ( www.hds.leica-geosystems.com) Cyclone Point Cloud Engine (PCE). As a scanner vendor-neutral tool, SmartPlant Review provides collision detection, measurement and full walk-through and view manipulation features for point clouds. The software accurately displays the proposed retrofit 3D model within the point cloud defining the existing conditions. The Cyclone PCE provides technology for managing and serving large point cloud data within SmartPlant Review. SmartPlant Review renders point cloud information using the Cyclone PCE Level of Detail spatial data management system, balancing the amount of points loaded and rendered with efficient visualization and manipulation of the view. Point clouds are rendered in true color or laser intensity return color mapping.
Point cloud visualization and manipulation in SmartPlant Review builds on the legacy of integrated point cloud support within PDS for operating plant engineering and detail design.
Intergraph Offers Technology Preview at SPAR 2004
Today at 1:30 p.m., Keith Denton, executive manager, Business Development, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, presents an overview of Intergraph technology, software capabilities and direction of existing-conditions data integration for plant owners and engineering firms.
SmartPlant Review Supports Entire Facility Lifecycle
SmartPlant Review (ppm.intergraph.com/visualization) is the complete Microsoft Windows visualization environment for interactively reviewing large, complex 3D models for in-depth analysis of process and power plants and marine structures. Supporting the entire plant design workflow including global, concurrent engineering, SmartPlant Review displays the plant model and related data at any remote location, independent of the office network. SmartPlant Review features a vendor-neutral third-party software interface along with flexibility provided by the modular, customizable visualization environment.
About Intergraph Process, Power & Marine
Intergraph Process, Power & Marine enables customers to create, capture and manage plant information as a strategic asset by providing integrated life cycle software for the engineering, design, construction and operation of process and power plants, marine oil and gas facilities and commercial ships. Core brands include SmartPlant(R) and PDS(TM) for plant design, IntelliShip(TM) for marine design, SmartPlant Foundation for lifecycle engineering information management and MARIAN(R) for materials, procurement and supply chain management. Backed by a quarter century of industry experience, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (ppm.intergraph.com) is the acknowledged global leader in the plant creation market (Source: Daratech Inc.). A division of Intergraph Corporation, Process, Power & Marine is headquartered in Huntsville, Ala. USA, employs approximately 700 people and does business in more than 60 countries. Intergraph Corporation common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: INGR.
About Leica Geosystems HDS Inc.
Leica Geosystems HDS Inc. (formerly Cyra Technologies Inc.), hds.leica-geosystems.com or www.cyra.com, specializes in the development, manufacture and marketing of High-Definition Surveying(TM) (also known as 3D laser scanning) systems and software. These products are used for performing as-built, detail, engineering and topographic surveys for a variety of 2D and 3D mapping and modeling applications. The company was founded in 1993, was acquired in 2001 by Leica Geosystems AG and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary. Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., the company is a leading hardware and software vendor in this emerging market.
Intergraph, the Intergraph logo and SmartPlant are registered trademarks of Intergraph Corporation. Other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. High-Definition Surveying and HDS are trademarks of Leica Geosystems. (C) 2004 Intergraph Corporation.
Software prices, availability, functions, features and specifications subject to change without notice. Software and services subject to United States export control laws and regulations. Any prices quoted are in United States dollars and subject to applicable taxes and international currency exchange rates. This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Certain risks and uncertainties of Intergraph Corporation are discussed in the company's Form 10K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies are available without charge upon written request to Shareholder Relations, Intergraph Corporation, Huntsville, Ala. 35894 USA.
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