Intergraph’s SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition to automate design of bulk facilities

Intergraph has introduced one of its newest SmartPlant Enterprise solutions, SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition, to automate the design and modeling of bulk materials handling systems for the mining, port, power, pulp, and paper industries.

A next-generation, data-centric, rule-driven solution, SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition automates the design of conveyor systems and transfer chutes to enable bulk materials industries to rapidly and easily create or expand facilities.
Users’ productivity will be enhanced through improved automation in the initial design and automation to create the 3D model. Key features of the new solution include:

  • Automation of object placement from a 3D catalog allowing for more rapid design completion
  • Generation of fabrication-level drawings in a single environment for an entire system
  • Data reuse for future projects.

Two companies, Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) and United Group Ltd. (UGL) Resources, provided industry input to Intergraph in the development of SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition and are committed to using it on projects. SKM is a global engineering, project delivery, and sciences firm, and UGL Resources is a construction, engineering, asset management, and maintenance provider offering integrated solutions to the mining and mineral processing, oil and gas, chemical, and heavy manufacturing sectors.

See the solution in action and read more about it here.