PDS is a comprehensive, intelligent computer-aided design/engineering (CAD/CAE) application for plant design, construction, and operations. Production-driven, it helps EPCs and owner/operators deliver the best design possible – and do it more efficiently to reduce the total installed cost of the project. Due to its capability and commitment to the industry, many leading engineering firms and owner/operators have selected PDS as their corporate standard.
PDS 2007 SmartPlant® Enabled (SE) Offers New Functionality
PDS 2007 SE (version 8.0) offers a variety of new features. Because the product is SmartPlant-enabled, you can now export your PDS data into SmartPlant 3D using the PDS Export utility delivered with SmartPlant 3D version 6.0. You can also use the PDME Export command to export PDS for import into SmartPlant Foundation using the Model Loader utility delivered with SmartPlant Foundation.
PDS 2007 SE offers a clear SmartPlant 3D upgrade path with SmartPlant 3D translation and migration functionality. You can import graphics and attributes from PDS projects. Plus, you can reference PDS projects and publish to SmartPlant Review.
SmartPlant Foundation project integration is provided via the PDS adapter. Take advantage of PDS streaming navigation and a PDS automatic documents publisher. SmartPlant Foundation also enables automatic annotation and P&ID data capturing and alignment.
A new Microsoft® Windows GUI for the PD Shell of PDS 2007 SE provides a stable platform for new and existing projects. This optional, easy-to-use GUI offers an explorer tree view, enabling you to work on PDS V8 projects with a multi-lingual interface. The Windows GUI gives a variety of benefits, including:
- Reduce time spent on project setup and administration – Create and manage single models or entire projects, run ISOs, and create design review sessions
- Increase PDS design efficiency – Take advantage of a configurable personal design environment and automated global worksharing. The PD_XPDA interface from CAXperts is another optional GUI that is offered.
SmartPlant License Manager (formerly PD_Lice) now controls licensing for more Intergraph Process, Power, and Marine products, including SmartPlant Electrical, SmartPlant Instrumentation, and SmartPlant Review, and allows seat checkout in SmartPlant Review.
The software also includes enhancements to:
- Piping Design Environment
- Equipment Modeling Environment
- Isometric Drawing Generation
- Material Data Publisher
- Project Engineer HVAC
- Drawing Manager
Product:Intergraph Plant Design System 8.0