SolidWorks Plug-In Smap3D Enhances Plant Design with Linked Workflow


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Smap3D Plant Design promoted its software program options for plant and pipeline design final week at Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE World & Discussion board 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The corporate’s software program acts as a plug-in for Dassault’s SolidWorks and supplies a linked workflow from plant and instrumentation design (P&ID) to 3D piping and isometrics. 

Chris Swaim, Smap3D’s regional gross sales director for North America, described the software program because the bodily implementation of the logic and an add-in to the 3D setting. 

“We require a bunch CAD system,” Swaim defined. “Within the 3D world, we’re not standalone; we want SolidWorks. However we make SolidWorks higher.”

Smap3D’s largest international buyer is Krones AG, a German packaging and bottling machine producer that processes seven kilometers of pipes every day and has a backlog measured by years. 

The bottling trade serves as a serious North American buyer as corporations will buy gear designed with Smap3D’s software program together with SolidWorks.

Firms concerned in environmental and water expertise additionally use Smap3D’s options for 2D stream diagrams. Moreover, 3D plant development and pipeline isometric drawings can be utilized to design quite a lot of vegetation, together with these that target fuel cleansing, sewage therapy, desalination and reverse osmosis. 

Different trade prospects embody course of engineering, gear and container development, refrigeration, air-con and air flow.

Swaim stated that prospects’ wants drive Smap3D’s growth. He defined the transformation within the expertise and functions as a “self-fulfilling prophecy” as prospects look to higher engineering processes however want improved software program to make it occur.

Smap3D is headquartered in Nittendorf, Germany, and has branches within the U.S., Czech Republic, China and Hong Kong.



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