"We had a question mark in the audience starting the event, and by the end of it, that was no longer an issue," said Holcomb, executive vice president, Business Development, Intergraph Process Power & Marine, describing in the article the question about Intergraph's long-term commitment to CADWorx. He describes how this issue disappeared after explaining how Intergraph recognized that CADWorx has successfully coexisted at many Intergraph accounts and is being used as a complementary 3D plant design solution for work groups whose needs fall outside the mega-project sector where Intergraph is dominant.
The article explains how Intergraph saw that CADWorx was extremely popular with users because it was easy to learn and use, with users becoming productive within just a matter of days when compared to complex mega-project-type solutions. The article also describes how the audience liked the presentation of the planned integration between SmartPlant 3D and CADWorx, which demonstrated how smaller subcontractors doing project work as part of a larger installation will be able to have their CADWorx models intelligently referenced inside of SmartPlant 3D mega-projects.
According to the article, AutoCAD is used by 89% of those involved in plant and process design. As Susan Smith, managing editor at AECCafé said in the article, it was no surprise when Intergraph acquired COADE in January of this year as Intergraph was lacking in its portfolio an entry point for users to take the next step into plant design software.
The full article is at http://www10.aeccafe.com/nbc/articles/2/873615/Getting-Smart-About-3D-Plant-Design-with-3D-CADWorx. For more information on Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions, visit www.coade.com.
About Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions
With the January 2010 acquisition of COADE, Inc., Intergraph has extended its offerings with plant design solutions for AutoCAD®-based design groups and for the broader engineering community. These products from Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions allow design and engineering to share relevant information seamlessly, thereby maintaining accuracy and improving efficiency. They include CADWorx Plant Design Suite for intelligent plant design modeling, process schematics and automatic production of plant design deliverables; CAESAR II, the world's most widely used pipe stress analysis software; PV Elite for vessel and exchanger design and analysis; and TANK for the design and analysis of oil storage tanks. For information on the acquisition, visit http://www.intergraph.com/ppm/coade.aspx.
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