CloudWorx for Intergraph Smart® 3D

CloudWorx for Intergraph Smart 3D is a plug-in for efficiently manipulating as-built point cloud data – captured by laser scanners – directly within Smart 3D for better retrofit design, construction, and operations.

Intergraph Smart® 3D offers market-leading, next-generation plant, offshore, and material handling design solutions. The CloudWorx add-on uses the Leica Geosystems HDS Cyclone™ software platform to provide access to point cloud data inside Smart 3D. This powerful combination enables you to perform an asset walkdown without leaving the comfort and safety of your office. 

CloudWorx for Smart 3D is a plug-in for efficiently manipulating as-built point cloud data – captured by laser scanners – directly within Smart 3D for better retrofit design, construction, and operations. It provides a virtual site within Smart 3D for greater confidence in assessing potential construction and operational impacts of the new design.

Why CloudWorx for Intergraph Smart® 3D?

Faster manipulation, measurement

Direct measurement from point clouds; simultaneous network access; clash checking/reporting

Easy, clear viewing

Easy, clear viewing using slices, half-space sections, and limit boxes; support for any laser scanner

Convenient measuring

Measurement and modeling of pipe center construction lines and diameter; definition of accurate tie-ins

Additional Information

Conceive & design with the existing environment

Design teams can conceive, design, visualize, and dynamically interact in context with the real-world, “as-found” point cloud conditions. Users experience a virtual site presence within Smart 3D.

Point cloud management & measurement

Quickly and effectively manage vast amounts of point cloud data. “Cutplane Slices and Half-Space Sections” and/or “Limit Boxes” provide a quick and easy way to navigate point cloud data. Take measurements with familiar Smart 3D measuring tools.

3D as-built modeling

Pipe center lines and diameters are automatically generated by selecting a single cloud point on the pipe surface. Using these construction lines and the Smart 3D native modeling tools, users can create catalog-based, intelligent, as-built piping systems. You can also use the point cloud points to model structures, duct work, electrical tray systems, vessels, and equipment.

Point cloud clash detection & reporting

Smart 3D provides powerful clash detecting and reporting tools for checking point clouds against modeled objects. Interfering points are visually highlighted and itemized, with clashes stored in the database for managing, tracking, assigning, and classifying. A powerful navigation feature lets users easily pull up isolated views of any clash.

Multiple scanner format support

CloudWorx for Intergraph Smart 3D users can take advantage of spatial scan data from any laser scanner via direct import of industry-standard data formats. In addition, Leica CloudWorx for Smart 3D directly accepts, without any data format conversion steps, compact native data formats from the industry’s most popular scanners. These include all models of Leica Geosystems HDS laser scanners.

Intergraph Smart 3D
Intergraph Smart 3D is the world’s first and only next-generation 3D design solution specifically tailored for plant, offshore, shipbuilding, and the metals and mining industries, employing a breakthrough engineering approach that leverages real-time concurrent design, rules, relationships, and automation.
Take Advantage of Laser Scanning Solutions from Leica with Intergraph Smart 3D
In this recorded webinar, you will learn more about the upcoming version of CloudWorx for Smart 3D, which can help you:
  • Navigate point clouds in the Smart 3D graphic environment easier and faster with additional view controls
  • Use point cloud data to interact with and create/modify native Smart 3D models
  • Read and manipulate point cloud data from any scanning source
Improving Asset Value Through Laser Scanning

Learn how Hexagon PPM supplies an ‘add-on’ to Intergraph Smart® 3D called CloudWorx which will read the laser scan point cloud and display it to the designer in the 3D environment. CloudWorx also contains tools for point cloud visualization, automated pipe routing, server based interference checking and modelling with the point clouds as reference.