Intergraph Supports Industry-led Initiative to Extend Piping Data Interoperability with the PCF Format

Free download of documentation is now available

12 mai 2015

Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine, the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities, announces the availability of Isogen® Piping Component File (PCF) reference documentation for free download and use.

Documentation of the widely used Isogen PCF format is now available for complimentary download at

Data exchange is needed at many points during the design, fabrication, construction and operation of piping systems and Intergraph recognizes that the PCF plays an important role. Isogen is the industry’s most widely used software for automated piping isometric production. The PCF format was originally developed as an easy way to drive Isogen – the syntax is simple, English language style and is not order dependent, which means it is straightforward to create from most piping design software. This simplicity and widespread support means the PCF format has encapsulated a multitude of industry requirements to serve theneeds for practical piping data exchange. In addition to its use with many piping design software applications, SmartPlant® Isometrics and SmartPlant Spoolgen® are innovative products powered by Isogen that address the needs of owner operators and companies providing engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction services.

David Myall, managing director of Intergraph’s Alias subsidiary, said, “This is an important step in the process of opening up the PCF format for everyone in the industry to use. We are pleased that our users are continually bringing ideas on how to better collaborate and have now established a definitive place for people to register and download the latest PCF documentation. We look forward to continuing to work with all parties to encourage the use of the PCF for piping data exchange.”

This announcement follows the creation of the Intergraph Piping Data Exchange Technical User Forum (TUF) group in September 2014 to facilitate online peer-to-peer collaboration, and the announcement made at the Fiatech 2014 Member Meeting that Intergraph supports the free use of the PCF format for piping data exchange.

Intergraph TUF LinkedIn groups provide an online discussion forum for year-round networking between users. To learn more about Intergraph Piping Data Exchange and network with other users, visit

The Piping Data Exchange TUF group was created to improve and extend the use of this format for piping data exchange between companies collaborating in the design, fabrication and construction of process plants. Theforum is open to all interested parties in the industry, including engineering and construction companies and software vendors.

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwideprovider of engineering solutions for plant design (process, power and marine), according to its “Engineering Design Tools for Plants and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2018.

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