Intergraph® FreeView®

Intergraph® FreeView® is a free viewer to open Hexagon PPM’s 3D models (VUE files) for display and navigation of process, power, and marine projects.

Users of Intergraph® FreeView® can walk through the plant and select any object in the view to see its associated plant properties (MDB2 file). Easy-to-use, on-screen motion controls allow even the most casual user to walk through complex 3D plants with no training. Industry-standard, gaming-style keyboard navigation is also simple to use and learn. Read the Intergraph FreeView License Agreement.

Intergraph FreeView will open Intergraph Smart® 3D projects published as VUE and MDB2 files. Use SmartPlant Interop Publisher to convert these and other project types into Hexagon PPM's 3D model format (VUE and MDB2 files) for viewing in Intergraph FreeView or SmartPlant Review.

Upgrade to SmartPlant Review to turn on all of the design review capability needed to perform in-depth review and analysis of the project.

Why Intergraph Freeview?

Walk through the 3D plant

Intergraph FreeView allows users to display and navigate Intergraph Smart 3D models, view associated plant properties

Free SVF and VUE file viewer

The free SVF and VUE file viewer has a complete set of mouse and navigation controls for easy use, allowing even the most casual user to walk through complex 3D models with no training.

Review 2D drawings

View and navigate 2D piping isometrics and schematics saved in Intergraph SmartSketch drawing formats with the included free viewer that opens 2D drawing files in IGR, SYM, ZYQ, PID, SPE, SMA, and SHA formats.

On the oil sands projects in Canada, AMEC works with a large number of clients, partners and subcontractors who could benefit from viewing the 3D model. With SmartPlant FreeView, they will be able to easily navigate the plant model, view properties, make comments on what they see or ask questions about what they don’t understand. With the introduction of SmartPlant FreeView, we will be able to extend model review capabilities to a much broader audience.

Vlad Savulian
Engineering Systems Lead for AMEC Natural ResourcesVlad Savulian

More information about Intergraph FreeView

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Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server Standard and Enterprise 2016
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional and Enterprise Client (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional and Enterprise Client (64-bit)

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Software Prerequisites
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 SP1 Redistributable Package with MFC Security Update
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 or later (required for viewing the online documentation delivered with the software)
  • A PDF reader
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6

See Intergraph® FreeView in action

Intergraph® has introduced a free .vue viewer that allows users to display and navigate Intergraph Smart™ 3D models and view associated plant properties.