2017-2018 by The Rowland Group

PROJECTS

SmartPlant Review App - Clash Detection

The Rowland Group designed, developed, and implemented a clash detection, review and reporting application for an ENR Top 100 Design-Build firm. The tool leverages Visual Studio, the SmartPlant Review API, and Microsoft Access to provide a full-featured, yet easy-to-use, clash detection system, including GUIs for clash test definition and clash review; clash status and history, with automatic identification of resolved clashes; and clash reporting with customizable templates.

SmartPlant Review App - Enhanced Isometric Drawings

The Rowland Group designed and developed an application to create 2-sided isometric drawings for an ENR Top 100 Design-Build firm. Using Isogen output files, and the PDF version of an isometric drawing, the tool generates a 2-sided PDF document where the 2nd side shows color-coded views of the pipeline detailed on the iso drawing. The tool runs in batch mode, enabling the processing of many drawings at a time.

SmartPlant Review App - Custom Actions

The Rowland Group designed and developed an application to enable configurable custom actions on selected model objects. For example:

  • Search folders or data sources to find documents related to selected objects, and package those documents for delivery.

  • Create user-defined properties and assign values for those properties to selected objects.

  • Execute a Windows command or program using properties of the selected objects as input

Application Implementation and Support

Since 2008, The Rowland Group has provided support services for Hexagon PPM (formerly Intergraph) plant design tools to a Fortune 100 consumer goods company. Supported products include PDS, Smart 3D, SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Review, SmartPlant Explorer, and SmartSketch. Services have included:

  • Interface with engineering and construction on capital projects for required processes and data handover

  • Install, configure, and maintain  applications on internal systems

  • Customize application data structures to meet unique client requirements

  • Develop and maintain standard reference data for applications

  • Develop custom import/export tools and reports

  • Develop and deliver training for users
  • Provide ongoing support, maintenance, and system upgrade services