Intergraph Smart® Production Powered by NESTIX

Intergraph Smart® Production controls the entire production process from digital design to parts fabrication through the completion of sub-assemblies, pipe spools, panels, and module/block assemblies.

Smart Production

Intergraph Smart® Production Powered by NESTIX features a unique bottom-up approach to control the complete production process within yards and fabricators, based on Industry 4.0 concepts. With more than 400 customers, it’s a proven solution that contains all functionality for the work preparation, part nesting, and Numerical Control (NC) generation, with load balancing for material and resources in a single integrated solution.

Smart Production integrates with 2D/3D design, schedule, material management, and the machines on the shop floor.

The solution considerably increases material and resource utilization, manages remnants, improves schedule and material flow, and significantly reduces the man-hours required in the work preparation process.


Why Intergraph Smart® Production powered by NESTIX?

Change Management

Manages all changes to the production process consistently throughout with a data-centric approach

Control Production

Access real-time feedback from shop floor machines and workstations to provide valuable insights on work progress at any given time

Improve Material Utilization

By integrating inventory, actual usage, and remnant management into the process, significant material optimization can be achieved


Key Features

Increase Design/Production Visibility

Using Intergraph Smart 3D planning assembly hierarchy setup as the basis, the system visualizes in detail real-time production status compared to plan

Efficient Load Balancing

Based on production routing and previously established estimates, Smart Production allows back and forward scheduling based on available resources and capacity (load balancing) to allow the creation of an accurate work preparation plan

Easy Production Scheduling

Just-in-time production scheduling is supported throughout the complete process, including assembly and sub-assembly stages using the part fabrication scheduling into account


Intergraph Smart® Production Modules

Smart Production Pipe

Smart Production Pipe is for pipe fabricators who want to optimize their material and schedule. It allows automatic management of working queues within the pipe fabrication process and early identification of impact. Through load balancing of resources (material, people, and machines) Smart Production Pipe helps users meet delivery dates.

Efficient nesting of pipe parts and optimization in the work preparation process allows a constant flow of work through the organization. This will further improve the agreed-upon delivery schedules and identify potential bottlenecks early in the process.

Smart Production SSC

Smart Production SSC manages the complete Steel Service Center (SSC) production process, starting from the quotation calculation and continuing through part production, packaging, delivery, and final invoicing.

By using the real geometry, Available To Promise (ATP), and Capable to Promise (CTP) functionalities, a unique, accurate, quotation can be quickly achieved, which helps provides a competitive edge. Reduction in quotation time of 30 to 80 percent can be realized, as well as improved profitability of orders.

With the inclusion of nesting, material optimization algorithms, and remnant management, material saving of 1 to 5 percent can be seen. This is also applicable for coils.

This all contributes to keeping promised delivery dates and being viewed as an even more reliable partner.

Smart Production Enterprise

With Smart Production Enterprise, the yard or fabricator is automatically enabled to manage the working queues for plate, profile, and/or pipe workshops as well as panel welding workshops.

Efficient automatic nesting of parts, aligning internal logistics for the panel lines, and optimization in the work preparation process (through load balancing) allows a constant flow of work through the organization. This will further improve the internally agreed-upon delivery schedules, identify potential bottlenecks early on in the process, and improve material utilization up to 1 to 5 percent.

Smart Production MES

Smart Production Manufacturing Execution System (MES) allows the production planner to assign the working queues for plate-cutting workshops that have multiple cutting machines.

Through efficient automatic nesting algorithms, material optimization and remnant management are fully supported. Besides handling standard parts, the solution is design system-agnostic and can handle input from almost any design system. The software supports important advanced cutting technologies such as bevel cutting, all marking methods, bar code, QR-code, and drilling.