Engineering and Schematics

Smart Process EngineeringTo keep a plant operating smoothly over its 30- to 40-year life requires efficient and intelligent plant engineering from the beginning. Hexagon PPM's comprehensive plant engineering solution has been developed for today’s 24/7 global engineering workshare environment. All engineering disciplines are intelligent and fully integrated — an engineering change in one area automatically triggers change in all associated objects, no matter where the change occurs. Designed to drive plant optimization, the rule-driven environment prevents engineering errors, thus avoiding shutdowns and lost production.

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Engineering & Schematics Tools

Intergraph Smart® Process Engineering

Manage process simulation cases to drive the design case and the associated deliverables such as PFD and data sheets as well as make the data available for downstream design. 

SmartPlant® P&ID

SmartPlant® P&ID helps you develop and manage your piping and instrumentation diagrams with a focus on the plant asset.

Intergraph Smart® Instrumentation

Intergraph Smart® Instrumentation offers a single engineering environment to create and manage instrumentation data, as well as create and manage change consistently across required deliverables.

Intergraph Smart® Electrical

Electrical engineers have to be flexible and quick with last-minute load changes and additions. Intergraph Smart® Electrical is fit for the job, with powerful capabilities such as design re-use, rules to check the design, cable management, and scenario-based design of distribution systems for cases like summer, winter, and start-up.


SmartSketch® is a versatile and cost-effective precision engineering and drafting product.

SmartPlant® Explorer

SmartPlant® Explorer provides easy access to data from the SmartPlant Enterprise Engineering & Schematics solution suite.

SmartPlant® P&ID Design Validation

SmartPlant® P&ID Design Validation provides a workflow for verifying your piping system drawings at the data attribute and topology levels.

SmartPlant® Engineering Integrity

SmartPlant® Engineering Integrity will check P&IDs, instrument and electrical data against safety and engineering practices and project standards.

SmartPlant®  PES

The SmartPlant® Plant Engineering Solutions (PES) schematic product bundle offers flexibility and speed in design and engineering.

Learn more about Engineering and Schematics solutions for your industry


The chemical industry feels tremendous competitive pressure, plus it is dependent on market demands for base products. Engineering and design solutions need to help with the business drivers in terms of fast-track project execution, flexibility to make changes to the process and batch campaigns to meet the market demands, and lower the operational cost and risks in operating and maintaining the plant.

Consumer Goods

An industry driven by market demands and trends needs a rigorous engineering and design solution. The consumer goods industry is based on packaged units and the need for reconfiguration based on new or enhanced product lines. SmartPlant Engineering & Schematics solutions offer the capabilities to design a consumer goods plant with packaged units and create the interconnectivities and deliverables. In addition, the software provides an easy-to-use, flexible solution for re-configuring production lines and promoting operational tasks such as maintenance.

Marine Offshore and Shipbuilding

In the early design stages of a marine project, cable schedules, instrumentation information, and P&IDs must be designed. Intergraph’s suite of engineering and schematics tools, such as SmartPlant® P&ID, enables engineers to create several design scenarios. The product uses customizable rules to drive design consistency. In addition, SmartPlant P&ID provides access to external data sources, such as pipe specifications, to ensure designs can be built effectively and efficiently. The control system and electrical solution (via SmartPlant Electrical and SmartPlant Instrumentation) provide tools to make sure that the vessel has its safety and backup systems in place. The design can constantly be evaluated for safety and HAZOP studies using SmartPlant Process Safety. 

Metals and Mining

SmartPlant® Engineering & Schematics offers data-centric solutions for early engineering of the plant configuration with specific systems for P&ID design, electrical schematics, instrumentation, process design, and engineering integrity. These solutions are rule-based and relationship-driven to promote design consistency throughout engineering. These systems are fully integrated and exchange engineering information in a controlled manner, which is key for better design consistency across disciplines and for enhanced quality control. Integration and consistency is also maintained with the 3D model. SmartPlant Process Safety is a new addition to the SmartPlant family of solutions and can design safety into the plant as part of early design.

Nuclear and Power Generation

SmartPlant Engineering & Schematics is proven and the perfect-fit solution for the power industry, both conventional and nuclear. Hexagon PPM offers rule-driven design for power plants to ensure that design is in compliance with safety standards. SmartPlant Engineering & Schematics solutions are well positioned to address the steam generation, distribution, and generation side of design as well as the power substation. Rules help enforce compliance. The instrument and electrical tasks will manage the safe and efficient operations of the plant and the distribution of power to the grid. In conjunction with the physical modeling in 3D, PPM offers the best-of-class power generation solution on the market.

Oil & Gas

Hexagon PPM has been the market leader in the oil and gas industry for years. SmartPlant Engineering & Schematics has a proven track record and makes the perfect fit to execute projects faster, better, and cheaper. Plus, it offers data for the operational phase to lower the risk of running the facility.

SmartPlant Engineering & Schematics offers a solution to quickly create the plant configuration from scratch or in as many cases as possible from existing designs or licensors. The solution is rule-based and relationship-driven to promote design consistency through the complete design process. Of course, integration is a key element in passing the data in a controlled manner between the engineering tasks, such as instrument and electrical design as well as physical 3D modeling. As in many cases, hazardous materials make the point that process safety is key. SmartPlant Process Safety can design safety into the plant as part of the design process. These designs have several iterations. These are perfectly normal. The key is to manage the changes, and SmartPlant Engineering & Schematics offers that capability.


Pharmaceutical projects are executed in a fast-track mode, because as in many cases, the patent window is small and the investments are high. This forces owners to begin projects often quite early with the risks of changes. SmartPlant® Engineering & Schematics solutions offer fast-track, high-quality design and support of validation and compliance.

With the support of rules and integration, the solutions offer high-quality designs that streamline the validation process. In addition, changes can be implemented easily, quickly, and consistently through the project, once again thanks to the support of the relationships and rules.

To fast-track projects, the plant is made up of pre-fabricated units that SmartPlant Engineering & Schematics can manage and integrate into a uniform design. During operations, the engineering tool needs to support data for FDA inspections, CFR 21 Part 11, and the ability to re-configure the plant and keep a history of the re-configuration for new production campaigns.