Golden Valve Awards

HxGN LIVE – Golden Valve Awards Competition

Win great prizes for your designs!


The Golden Valve Awards Competition recognizes the most innovative and well-executed uses of software supported by Hexagon PPM.


Winners are announced at HxGN LIVE in Las Vegas!


Entry Categories

All entries must be created using Hexagon PPM-supported software as the primary design and rendering tool. Intergraph Smart® Review or Intergraph Smart® 3D must be used to render the submitted image or animation. Subject matter must relate to the process, power, offshore, shipbuilding, or mining industries.


1. Visually Complex – Based on visual complexity shown in one image, this category is open to any type of plant - onshore, offshore, pharmaceutical, power generation, food & beverage, etc. Although the entire plant need not be shown, a view highlighting complexity is recommended.


2. Discipline-specific – This image spotlights your specific discipline, whether structural, HVAC, equipment, or electrical, using Hexagon PPM software as a professional tool.


3. Photo-realism (formerly Rendering and Ray Traces) – This category comprises 3D model images, which are highly detailed and attractive with photo-realistic quality, such as mirror-like reflections, smooth shading, and realistic skies and backgrounds. Photo matching is also in this category.


4. Animation – This category encompasses movies or multimedia presentations related to the process, power, or offshore industries. Fly-throughs and construction sequencing are some examples.


Golden Valve 2019 Award Winners

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Golden Valve 2019 Calendars

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Golden Valve 2017 Award Winners

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Golden Valve 2016 Award Winners

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Golden Valve 2015 Award Winners

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Golden Valve 2014 Award Winners

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Golden Valve 2013 Award Winners

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Golden Valve 2012 Award Winners

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Golden Valve 2011 Award Winners

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Golden Valve 2010 Award Winners

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Golden Valve 2009 Award Winners

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