The Industry Standard For 3D Plant And Pipeline Planning

What is Smap3D?

The Smap3D platform is highly configurable and easy to customize to fit into your workflow. With a solid grasp of Solidworks, CAD, design, and 3D capabilities, the Smap3D Plant Design software addresses many core issues.


  • Time savings through complete solutions: P&ID > Piping > ISO.
  • Fast start of production through supplied standard parts and symbol library.
  • Wide range of predefined industry pipe specs.
  • Consistent process reliability based on a single source of data.
  • BOM, page templates, iso styles included.
  • Automatic synchronization of lists and reports.


Why P&ID?

The P&ID schematic is the key source for quick and efficient design, as well as a reference for troubleshooting, and is typically used by designers and engineers on new builds or retrofit projects. It is the basis for the plant’s documentation, including the drawings and specifications.

Reliable Process Planning

Drawing and processing pipelines are simple with our dynamic lines. P&ID diagrams and all associated content for process engineering plants are regulated by ANSI/ISA 5.1 to 5.5. DIN.

Implement Efficiently

In one single package, this database driven stand-alone software provides the user with all the relevant charts, diagrams, drafts, design checks and reports.

React With Flexibility

Smap3D P&ID automates and simplifies common and repetitive activities. All of the drawing sheets, project sheets, and report templates can be totally customized.

2D Symbols and Geometry

Symbols are scalable, aligned with a snap grid, and behave logically when inserted in a design and/or constructed into a line. Symbol rotation and line separation are completely automated. “TAG numbers” and other details are also automatically prompted. You may also incorporate your own symbols (2D geometry in DXF or DWG format) or use the “symbol generator” to effortlessly and rapidly build new symbols particular to your organization, in addition to the built-in symbols librarie (ISO/DIN, ANSI/ISA).

Component Information

Any type of component that is unique to a company or a project can be entered into the component database. The component database consists of a set of component information and component image records (CIRs). When the component is then added to a project, it includes all of the characteristics as well as the symbol. Prompts for “TAG numbering” are also generated automatically. The drawing shows all of the information that is available.

Dynamic Lines (Pipelines)

Drawing and processing pipelines are simplified with dynamic lines. The lines respond dynamically to the addition or removal of symbols/components by automatically separating or closing. Manual reworking of lines is no longer required. These smart lines make it simple to turn on and off the flow direction display (arrow). When the flow direction is altered, all symbols that have already been set in the line progression are immediately turned. With the use of “handles,” lines can be modified (lengthened, shortened, or relocated). After the pipeline features are assigned, a drawn line becomes a logical pipeline (pipeline number, pipe spec, diameter, etc.). The graphic can then be used to visualize all of the available information about the pipeline.

Design Checks, Evaluations, and Reports

Individual P&ID drawings, as well as the overall project, can be reviewed for plausibility and correctness using “Design Checks.”

All of the combined project information in the form of symbols, components, and pipelines can be used to create project sheets and exported data for any BOMs and evaluations. XML, Microsoft® Excel®, CSV, or a text file are supported for export, and their contents are 100% configurable templates.

3D Piping

Why 3D Piping?

Smap3D Piping also makes it possible for engineers to work in an interactive real-time environment. It allows you to easily visualize plant piping systems and components. It has high accuracy, easy installation, flexible and can handle a large number of scenarios.

What is 3D Piping?

Comprehensive 3D-Standard Parts Library Available

Automatic Generation Of Complete Pipe Systems

Automatic Updating After Alteration

Collision Detection Via Functions Of The Base CAD System

Generating 3D pipe systems

The line segments are analyzed by the Smap3D piping engine to create a logical pipeline routing. A pipeline path specifies the course taken by a ‘continuous’ piping system from one connection to the next, independent of the number of line segments in the path. At each branch, new pipeline paths begin. Pipeline pathways are linked to the CAD system’s sketched 3D line elements. The created 3D pipeline, which is made up of fittings and pipes, is built on pipeline pathways.

Main functions of 3D pipe system construction

Fittings in 3D pipelines can be automatically placed using Smap3D Piping’s QuickPlace methods.

  • Elbows
  • Normal & Reduced Tees
  • Collars & Welders
  • Flanges & Gaskets
  • Straight Pipes
  • Bend Pipes With No Elbows 
  • Automatic Flow Direction Control
  • Splitting Pipes At Max Length 
  • Cut-Off Component Placement At Max Length 
  • Weld Gaps
  • Sloped Pipeline Elbows
  • Insulation 

Functions for non-round pipes

Smap3D Piping can also be used to produce non-round profiles when building pipelines with pipe requirements. In the 3D assembly, cable ducts, routes, and air ventilation ducts, among other things, are rapidly and efficiently produced. Similar to round profiles, the software uses fully automatic placement paths during the procedure.


Why Isometric?

Isometric drawings are the third step in the typical plant construction process chain. Isometric drawings are used to ensure structural rigidity and structural stability for the completed plant. Isometric drawings contain information that may be used in later construction stages to ensure that the building is made to the correct standards.

This sort of design depicts the pipeline NOT to scale and simplified, with all contents and dimensions in length, breadth, and height, with the principal axes of these three dimensions intersecting at a 60° angle.

Pipe Isometrics Are Automatically Generated From The 3D Assembly

The Interface Allows For User-Friendly Modifications And Setups

Translates Built-In Components And Stored Properties

Available Output Formats: DXF, DFT, SLDDRW And DGN

What is Isometric?

Isometrics is easily generated using ALIAS’s Isogen® technology (Intergraph). Smap3D Isometric for Autodesk Inventor, Solid Edge®, and SOLIDWORKS® is an integrated solution for creating piping isometrics.

Smap3D Isometric for Autodesk Inventor, Solid Edge® and SOLIDWORKS®

Smap3D Isometric exports all 3D pipeline information and builds the isometric drawing automatically. ISOGEN® from Alias, the market leader, is the foundation software (Intergraph). Both items are market leaders in their respective industries and provide an excellent price-performance ratio. The integration of the two technologies results in a fruitful relationship that benefits both machine and plant makers.

Isometric Drawing BOM Creation

The integrated ISOGEN® can recognize and process parts lists during isometric sketching. Material, blank, and weld billing lists, for example, can all be automatically exported to a merchandise management system, either on the drawing or as an ASCII file.

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The Industry Standard For 3D Plant And Pipeline Planning