Legrand Electric Joins SmartPlant® 3D Enthusiastic Followers to Design and Manage More Efficient and Accurate Cable Routing

The deal further strengthens Intergraph’s position among plant suppliers

13 Dezember 2011

Legrand, a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures covering cable management, wiring devices and power distribution equipment, has joined the increasing number of Intergraph® SmartPlant® 3D customers by purchasing consultancy services for Intergraph’s powerful next-generation 3D design solution. Legrand’s desire for greater market penetration directed it to Intergraph’s Process, Power & Marine division and its services.

Theproject will create all necessary data files and libraries to use Legrand’s Swifts Cable Ladder & Cable Tray and Cablofil Wire Mesh Cable Tray specification data in SmartPlant 3D and PDS®, which will make Legrand’s extensive product offer more accessible to its clients. Using a library of intelligent cable ladder and cable tray product models inside a highly productive 3D design software system allows design teams to produce accurate and efficient cable management routing schemes, plans and procurement lists, as a fully integrated part of the overall plant design.

“This approach makes it simpler for plant designers to select, specify and purchase their required products and it enables them to achieve higher production goals within budget constraints and the strict safety and regulatory requirements for cable management routing in both larger and smaller projects,” said Matt Crunden, Legrand’s marketing manager for overhead cable management systems.

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “Integrating cable management routing into the overall plant design was a need Intergraph had identified in the sector and is responding to with SmartPlant Enterprise applications. Legrand’s selection of Intergraph SmartPlant 3D signals the further strengthening of our design solutions in the market of cable management manufacturers and its increasing relevance among plant suppliers and plant component vendors.”

SmartPlant 3D is the world’s first and only next-generation 3D plant design solution, employing a breakthrough engineering approach that is focused on rules, relationships and automation. It is the most advanced and productive 3D plant design solution that effectively enables optimized design, increasing safety, quality and productivity, while shortening project schedules. Companies using SmartPlant 3D typically report a 30 percent improvement in overall engineering design productivity. Intergraph PDS is a comprehensive, intelligent computer-aided design/engineering (CAD/CAE) application that is production-driven to deliver the best possible design for increased cost efficiencies and data quality.

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph the No. 1 overall engineering design 3D software and process engineering tools (PET) provider worldwide according to its “PET Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2015".

About Legrand Electric
Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Innovation is the driving force behind its development. With an increasing investment in research and development (circa 5 perecnt of sales) and more than 4,000 active patents, the Legrand Group is focused on maintaining a high rate of new product launches that present innovative solutions to the market.

Legrand does more than half its business in the commercial and industrial sectors. In line with underlying global trends, Legrand is strategically positioned on promising markets. Around 33 percent of sales in new economies, close to 20 percent made in new business segments, 38 percent of sales generated by new products, subsidiaries and offices in 70 countries, more than 31,000 employees and more than 178,000 catalogue items are some of the impressive numbers from Legrand. For more information, visit www.legrand.co.uk.

About Intergraph
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data to make processesand infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company’s software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.

Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities.

Intergraph is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hexagon AB, (Nordic exchange: HEXA B) and (Swiss exchange: HEXN). For more information, visit www.intergraph.com and www.hexagon.com.

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