Smap3D Plant Design in the day-to-day work process

The decision for a specific software is based on the day-to-day requirements as well as the solutions
and support provided by the software. The following is an overview of important requirements with
corresponding solution proposals for

  • Process engineering
  • Assembly and pipeline design
  • Pipeline isometrics

Process engineering requirements

In plant design, process flow diagrams (PFDs) and/or flowcharts must be created as P&IDs. This
requires schematic drawings of the plant, with or without process parameters at defined symbols.

Tasks and workflows
- Easy creation of diagrams (schematics) using standards
- Creation of process and item lists from schematics
- Detailed review and validation with major loss of time, e.g. missing TAG numbers, matching of diameters
- Symbols and lines and not linked with one another: they must be realigned and relinked each time!
- Creation of symbol legends
- Transfer of electrical-related information to electrical CAD

  • The Smap3D P&ID solution

    Smap3D P&ID provides significant support in process engineering.
    It contains multiple solutions for different requirements.

    Solutions and advantages

    Smap3D P&ID includes symbol libraries and symbols from common standards
    => Time savings and faster implementation

    Smap3D P&ID offers multiple ways to integrate component and pipeline information:
    - With freely definable process characteristics
    - From one freely definable database
    - From one ERP system

    => More flexibility for various projects

    Smap3D P&ID allows you to generate any parts and components lists or analyses. These can be exported, processed and even re-imported in various formats such as XML or MS Excel. Changed information is also incorporated into the project during this process.
    => Significant error minimization through the automatic generation of lists
    => Creation of lists for the electrical CAD
    => Elimination of manual data entry into a second system and media discontinuity

    Smap3D P&ID includes integrated design reviews and validation.
    => Increased efficiency through automatic checking for possible sources of error

    Smap3D P&ID can use pipe classes.
    => Higher process reliability and simple integration into 3D

    Smap3D P&ID contains intelligent connections between symbols and lines, so that they can be easily and conveniently moved
    => Fast and easy modification and customization of diagrams

    Read about more Smap3D P&ID functions here.


Assembly and pipeline design requirements

The goal is the correct and straightforward design of plant layouts and pipelines. Ideally, using information from P&ID schematics.

Tasks and workflows
- Repeated entry of information already defined in schematics
- Integration and possible repeated entry of the information specified in the schematic
- Manual setup of pipelines by repeatedly inserting the components (e.g. pipes, fittings, valves and instrumentation)
- Selection, building and placement of the individual components of various models, dimensions, materials and standards
- Manual changes in the pipe route and/or diameter (possibly with high expenditure of time)

  • The Smap3D Piping solution

    Smap3D Piping has numerous automatic functions. The result is significantly faster design.

    Solutions and advantages

    On demand, Smap3D Piping can take over and utilize all the information from Smap3D P&ID.
    => Efficiency through the direct use of information from the P&ID
    => Error minimization through the selection of predefined information with the help of the To-Do List

    Smap3D Piping is fully integrated into the 3D CAD system.
    =>Works with native CAD data, so there is no data loss from import/export to other software
    => Highly efficient design through the maintenance of data intelligence

    Smap3D Piping uses pipe classes for highly automated 3D pipeline planning
    => Process reliability through the use of pipe classes
    => Relevant know-how remains within the company
    => Clear and faster training of new employees through defined standards
    => Significant time savings through automation in the generation of pipelines including all arcs, fittings, flanges and valves

    Changes in the pathway and/or diameter can be carried out very quickly and efficiently with Smap3D Piping
    => Major time savings when making changes

    Read about more Smap3D Piping functions here.


Pipeline isometrics requirements

The assembly requires isometric drawings as a basis for the production and installation of the pipelines.
It is a simplified representation of the 3D design.

Tasks and workflows
- Creation of isometric drawings for manufacturing and assembling pipelines
- Transfer of materials, welding and cutting expenses to the pipe fitters, including manual creation of lists
- Creation of welding lists for the documentation
- Simulation and stress calculation for pipelines

  • The Smap3D Isometric solution

    Smap3D Isometrics particularly impresses users with its ability to automatic create isometric
    drawings and lists.

    Solutions and advantages

    Piping isometrics are generated directly from the 3D assembly in the 3D CAD.
    => Reduce errors through fully automatic creation of isometrics

    The integrated ISOGEN® recognizes various parts lists such as materials, cutting and welding lists
    and generates them either on the drawing or ASCII file.
    => High efficiency through automated receipt of the lists and avoidance of media disruptions

    By issuing PCF files, various simulation and calculation tools can be connected (e.g. ROHR2, CAESAR II).
    => Fast transfer of the pipeline data to external programs

    Read about more Smap3D Isometric functions here.