SmartPlant® Spoolgen®

SmartPlant® Spoolgen® is a proven, industrial-strength application that enables the creation of piping isometric drawings for fabrication and erection from the design created during the detail engineering phase of projects.


SmartPlant® Spoolgen® is a proven, industrial-strength application that enables the creation of piping isometric drawings for fabrication and erection from the design created during the detail engineering phase of projects. You can add additional information – such as the location of field welds – and create new drawings and reports from the same source as the original drawings. The technology is based on Isogen®, the industry-standard software for automated piping isometric generation, and has been deployed successfully on all sizes of plant engineering projects in every region of the world.

SmartPlant Spoolgen is fast and accurate because it eliminates the need to redraw isometrics and manually re-create material take off reports. SmartPlant Spoolgen can work with data from almost any plant design system – Intergraph Smart® 3D, PDS®, and CADWorx®; AVEVA PDMS; and Bentley AutoPLANT and PlantSpace are all supported.

Learn about SmartPlant Spoolgen Plus. It starts with SmartPlant Spoolgen and adds integrated modules for management of piping data (including pipe supports), weld tracking and documentation, progress management and reporting, and quality assurance documentation.

As part of Hexagon PPM's integrated approach to procurement, fabrication, and construction, SmartPlant Spoolgen Plus works with piping data from almost any source and is tightly integrated with SmartPlant Construction. It supports the complex, distributed workflows typical of today’s large and mega-sized projects.

Available on SmartPlant Cloud

Why SmartPlant Spoolgen?

Increases Productivity for the user

A set of spool drawings from a single design isometric can be created in 15 minutes or less. All the user needs to do is “mark up” the locations of field welds. No drafting is required. As a result, companies have reported a tenfold improvement in drawing productivity.

SmartPlant Spoolgen boosts Efficiency

It enables you to employ relatively unskilled or junior engineering resources and yet still create high-quality drawings and reports. Users do not need a detailed knowledge of CAD to use SmartPlant Spoolgen.

Consistency of the output

In contrast, when manual or CAD-based drafting is used, the individual style of the draftsman can vary considerably from drawing to drawing and project to project. SmartPlant Spoolgen is completely automated. This means that all drawings can be configured so that they have a consistent presentation.

In the past, for each pipeline we installed, it could take up to one hour to create final certification. It now takes us just a couple of minutes, which is a very impressive man-hour saving for a 2,000-line project! SmartPlant Spoolgen Plus has delivered an average saving of 10 hours processing time per pipeline: IMR Hamburg intends to use SmartPlant Spoolgen Plus as our standard methodology on all piping construction projects we execute in the future.

Andre Koehsel
IMR Hamburg

SmartPlant Spoolgen Key Features

Workflow Management Systems

SmartPlant Spoolgen has an integrated workflow management system. The user logs into a project, which represents a set of pipeline isometrics from the design contractor. Multiple users can access the files within a project.


SmartPlant Spoolgen commands typically enable the addition of new information to the existing design. The user is not able to delete components in the pipeline, or to change dimensions of pipe, so that design integrity is maintained.


SmartPlant Spoolgen offers a powerful automation function – Get External Data - that enables data from external sources to be added to the pipeline. This means that tables of data – for example, welding procedures – can be held in external data sources such as spreadsheets and databases and automatically associated with welds in the pipeline.

Fabrication-friendly Isometrics

The splitting of piping systems into individual pipelines (isometrics) is managed by the piping design contractor. On occasion, the logic used for splitting – for example, by plant area – results in a less than ideal work package for the piping fabricator. SmartPlant Spoolgen allows material to be moved between drawing sheets or for multiple pipelines to be merged together. This enables optimal work breakdown.


SmartPlant Spoolgen is integrated with SmartPlant Foundation – the basis of the SmartPlant Enterprise suite. SmartPlant Spoolgen drawings and data can be published for retrieval by SmartPlant Materials and Intergraph Smart® Construction.


In addition to I-Data Integrator and I-Tools, SmartPlant Spoolgen also provides a number of other utilities: SmartPlant Isometrics, SmartPlant I-Configure, Symbol Editor and Material Editor.

Procurement, Fabrication & Construction Integration

Procurement, fabrication, and construction represent a complex balancing act between profit-making and risk-taking that requires effective planning and control. The PF&C solution is made up of Intergraph Smart® Materials, SmartPlant Spoolgen®, and Smart Construction. This video will show how these products are integrated to provide smooth handovers, quality delivery, easier planning and effective resource management.

JH Kelly Utilizes SmartPlant Spoolgen 

Learn how JH Kelly, a self-performing industrial contractor from the U.S. Pacific Northwest, utilizes SmartPlant® Spoolgen to create the documentation and deliverables needed for their internal work processes.

The presenter, Jeremy Jones, who has extensive hands-on experience will reflect on lessons learned such as why engineering and design teams need to take into account the needs of fabrication and construction. 

Fabrication Coffee Breaks Series

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