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CADWorx Plant Object Enabler for AutoCAD and Navisworks

Freeware Tools and Utilities Release Announcement

Hexagon PPM support has posted CADWorx_OE_2018_SP2.zip for CADWorx Plant Version 18.00.02.0058. This Tool/Utility is now available for download from Hexagon PPM’s Customer Response System. Further information about what is contained in this Tool/Utility is available in the download description on the Freeware Tools and Utilities page.

To access this update, please follow the steps below:

  1. Logon to Hexagon PPM’s Customer Response System at smartsupport.intergraph.com.
  2. Select the View Downloads tab.
  3. Select CADWorx Plant.
  4. Select Freeware Tools and Utilities.
  5. Select the file CADWorx_OE_2018_SP2.zip.

If you have trouble accessing this Tool/Utility or need further information, please send an email to support@igfzco.com


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Hot Fix Release Announcement CADWorx Plant SP2 HF1

Hot Fix Release Announcement

Hexagon PPM support has posted CADWorx2018SP2HF1Setup.zip for CADWorx Plant Version 18.00.02.0058. This Hot Fix is now available for download from Hexagon PPM’s Customer Response System. Further information about what is contained in this Hot Fix is available in the Readme File link shown in the download description on the Service Packs and Fixes page.

To access this Hot Fix, please follow the steps below:

  1. Logon to Hexagon PPM’s Customer Response System at smartsupport.intergraph.com.
  2. Select the View Downloads tab.
  3. Select CADWorx Plant.
  4. Select Service Packs and Fixes.
  5. Select the download icon or the file link of the Hot Fix.

If you have trouble accessing this Hot Fix or need further information, please send an email to support@igfzco.com
Thank You for being a Hexagon PPM customer!

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ICPE Reduces Man-Hours with CADWorx on Design of Crude-By-Rail Facility


Intermountain Consumer Professional Engineers (ICPE), a U.S. company providing mechanical, electrical, civil, and structural engineering and design services, needed to design a facility in Vancouver, Washington to deliver crude oil to U.S. refineries.

With strict environmental and energy regulations, the project faced a long approval process involving extensive reviews and revisions. ICPE needed to ramp-up quickly so they decided to use CADWorx on BricsCAD platform. By doing so, they had to develop material take-offs for estimates and evaluate alternative site layouts to deliver material savings and balance costs with efficient operations.

Using CADWorx, ICPE improved internal processes without increasing staff. The team was able to eliminate incorrect and inconsistent data between pipe specifications and 3D models and help save an estimated of 960 man-hours.

ICPE received the 2017 CADWorx Drivers of Success Runner-up Award for its use of the software. The annual Drivers of Success competition recognizes innovative applications of Hexagon PPM products, impressive project results, and significant benefits from collaboration among disciplines and the integration of the products.

Read the case study here.

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CADWorx Design Review Professional Now Released


CADWorx & Analysis Solutions is excited to announce the release of CADWorx Design Review Professional. Learn how this brand-new visualization solution provides competitive, powerful, and cost-effective tools to help lower your overall project costs.

By using CADWorx Design Review Professional, users can create realistic visualizations and access the intelligent information. The intuitive interface and its performance-based design makes manipulating and moving around even the largest models quick and smooth. Powerful rendering tools provide settings for color, transparency and model shadows. With flexible selection sets it is also possible to adjust settings not only for single components, but for line numbers, Xref’s, etc.

All CADWorx model data (component names and descriptions, line numbers, and other plant design data) is easily accessible within CADWorx Design Review. This allows users to easily track project progress through visualization of components based on model data.

Discover the benefits of this highly anticipated release, including:

  • Increase productivity in design reviews with collaboration
  • Combine multidisciplinary data into a single integrated environment
  • Enjoy interactive model reviews thanks to advanced clipping options
  • Easily navigate through component data with Advanced Model Tree
  • Publish and report for collaboration and document sharing

And many more!

View the CADWorx Design Review Professional release webinar, click here.

To get your copy of this latest release contact your local Hexagon sales representative by clicking here.

CADWorx & Analysis Solutions is excited to announce the release of CADWorx Design Review Professional. Learn how this brand-new visualization solution provides competitive, powerful, and cost-effective tools to help lower your overall project costs.

By using CADWorx Design Review Professional, users can create realistic visualizations and access the intelligent information. The intuitive interface and its performance-based design makes manipulating and moving around even the largest models quick and smooth. Powerful rendering tools provide settings for color, transparency and model shadows. With flexible selection sets it is also possible to adjust settings not only for single components, but for line numbers, Xref’s, etc.

All CADWorx model data (component names and descriptions, line numbers, and other plant design data) is easily accessible within CADWorx Design Review. This allows users to easily track project progress through visualization of components based on model data.

Discover the benefits of this highly anticipated release, including:

  • Increase productivity in design reviews with collaboration
  • Combine multidisciplinary data into a single integrated environment
  • Enjoy interactive model reviews thanks to advanced clipping options
  • Easily navigate through component data with Advanced Model Tree
  • Publish and report for collaboration and document sharing

And many more!

View the CADWorx Design Review Professional release webinar, click here.

To get your copy of this latest release contact your local Hexagon sales representative by clicking here.

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CADWorx Webinar: Efficient Design of Wastewater Treatment Structures


with Aimee Ferguson, Hexagon PPM

with Michael Smith, Hexagon PPM

Date: June 21, 2018
Duration: 45 min
Cost: free eSeminar

Water treatment plants are vital to all of us and intrinsically tied to the energy industry. For modeling the specialized structures that are typical in the wastewater industry, it is important to have the right design tool in order to stay a step ahead of your competition.

In the fall of 2017, CADWorx Structure 2018 released several new tools that can be utilized in the design of wastewater treatment structures to help increase your efficiencies when modeling in this industry.

During this webinar, we will show how these tools can be used to their fullest potential, provide information on what opportunities this industry can offer you, and offer you some examples of success stories where CADWorx has been the tool of choice.

Speaker Bios:

Aimee Ferguson, P.E., is the product owner for CADWorx Structure, coming to Intergraph in 2008 after a career in Construction Field Engineering. Her background in structural engineering and construction with a large EPC has been leveraged in the development of several Intergraph products, including Smart 3D. Aimee has added agile software development skills to her technical experience and joined the CADWorx Structure team in 2016 in the product owner role to assist in launching and further developing this product. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky and Alabama.

Michael Smith serves as CADWorx Business Development Manager at Hexagon PPM. He joined the company in 2012 with more than 30 years of experience in the process industries, covering multiple aspects of design, engineering, and construction. Michael previously served as Director of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) at a prominent mechanical contractor. He oversaw the implementation and use of engineering design tools such as CADWorx in US-based semiconductor plant mega projects. Michael also has experience working within the Autodesk channel as a Revit BIM Specialist.

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ImageGrafix Software – Hexagon Spoolgen – Fabrication & Construction Solutions

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.

Sihy Finland use Spoolgen to Improve Productivity

Spoolgen automates receipt and processing of PCF files to generate data files for workshop machines and to populate planning and tracking systems. 

Reach us to learn how SmartPlant Spoolgen / Plus meets key business challenges and delivers real benefit by helping you to:

        Optimise spooling for workshop pre-fabrication and field piping erection

        Efficiently utilise materials, machinery and manpower

        Automatically create shop drawings, including all required details, ten times faster

        Calculate accurate bulk MTO quantities to gain best material prices

        Measure fabrication tasks and shop productivity

        Monitor and control welding procedures

        Manage the impact of revisions on pipe spool production

        Reduce errors and avoid rework by eliminating 95% of manual data entry

        Increase accuracy and quality of pipe spool deliverables

        Deliver fit-for-purpose pipe spools to current standards and on schedule

If you would like to know more or for an exclusive presentation to know how Hexagon Smartplant Spoolgen can help you to improve the productivity of your team, please get in touch with us.

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Nortech Streamlines Plant Design with CADWorx


Nortech was selected to engineer and design a new plant for Jersey Gas company, a liquefied petro gas importer owned by International Energy Group.The new plant was required to operate on demand and cover seasonal differences in energy demand, allowing the existing gas holder to be withdrawn out of service and the associated land to be sold for further development.

Nortech chose CADWorx Plant Professional and Autodesk Navisworks for their familiarity and AutoCAD-based 3D design capabilities. The 3D design began with the creation of piping specifications along with existing, modified, and new piping catalogs. The piping modeling commenced after the creation of the specifications.

CADWorx Plant Professional was also used for the structural, civil, and mechanical design. After this, all the isometric drawings were produced with Isogen, enabling automated isometric creation tailored to Nortech’s needs. Piping support details and generic 3D design were also created. Plus, the 3D design was transferred into a fully dimensional 2D format for fabrication purposes.

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