Transition from PDS to Intergraph Smart 3D or CADWorx


Switching plant design solutions does not have to be a daunting task!

With project execution ever changing, the legacy PDS® solution that worked perfectly several years ago now needs to be upgraded to a modern design solution.

Achieve even higher design quality and consistency by making the switch to Smart 3D® or CADWorx® today!

To enable a smooth transition, Hexagon PPM has developed supporting 3D model data import and migration tools together with consulting services to facilitate the conversion of model data.

Reasons to make the switch:

  • Automatic creation of deliverables
  • Increased productivity and design quality
  • Interoperability with other solutions
  • Modern, next-generation design environment
  • Powerful and intuitive levels of automation
  • Strong rule and relationship-based architecture
Review this guide on when to select Smart 3D or CADWorx based on your project scope!


Hear from others who have already made the switch:

“After a smooth transition, we have realized many benefits from using Smart 3D on our projects, especially with global work-share projects. Smart 3D has increased our productivity, and we took advantage of the automation and rule-driven designs and saw improvement in the quality of work.” – Linde

“The use of CADWorx & Analysis tools reduced engineering work by approximately 30 percent, and engineering software cost by approximately 60 percent compared to similar previous projects.” - STI Engineering

By selecting Intergraph Smart 3D, we were able to easily convert our existing PDS models to the native format of this new system while enabling the as-built capability to reflect the current status of the plant. -- Markku Eerikainen, Project Supervisor, Neste Oil

Transitioning from PDS to CADWorx Plant Professional is providing KEYNES with greater design flexibility and interoperability, satisfying our clients and our own engineering teams.” -- Christian Hennisge, CIE Lead Administrator, KEYNES

Key Benefits: