Intergraph®, the leading global provider of engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships, and offshore facilities, announces that international engineering and project management company AMEC has chosen to upgrade its investment in PDS® to Intergraph Smart™ 3D technology by transferring its existing PDS perpetual licenses to Smart 3D licenses.
AMEC is a longtime user of Intergraph solutions and is committed to establishing global expertise in Smart 3D, Intergraph’s next-generation, data-centric and rule-driven 3D design tool. AMEC will implement Smart 3D across its enterprise to capture new business and support existing projects.
Jacek Morawski, AMEC Americas director of engineering, said, “AMEC has been a longtime supporter of Intergraph solutions. Solutions from Intergraph are highly sought by owner operators and after identifying market trends and seeing the strong adoption of Smart 3D technology, AMEC decided to leverage our PDS investment to the new platform to capture business opportunities and establish a global offering.”
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “We are very pleased AMEC recognizes that Intergraph offers the industry standard solution with Smart 3D. It is a comprehensive solution available for intelligent 3D design and AMEC saw that owner operators identify and prefer Intergraph as the leader in 3D design. AMEC can now deliver projects globally with the 3D workshare while offering the industry-leading solutions its customers are seeking.”
Intergraph Smart 3D is the world’s first and only next-generation 3D design solution specifically tailored for plant, offshore, shipbuilding and the metals and mining industries, employing a breakthrough engineering approach that leverages real-time concurrent design, rules, relationships and automation. It is the most advanced and productive 3D design solution that effectively enables optimized design, increasing safety, quality and productivity, while shortening project schedules. Companies in these industries typically report a 30 percent improvement in overall engineering design productivity when using Smart 3D.
For the offshore and marine industries, Smart 3D is endorsed and used by leading offshore and marine companies globally, including the most productive shipyard, the top offshore owner operator, the top fabrication yard and the top classification society in the world. The specific materials handling capabilities in Smart 3D work in combination with all the other functions. These capabilities were developed with direct engagement and feedback from some of the leading materials handling system design companies around the world, and they are used and endorsed by these industry leaders.