InterStorage for SPF is a technology developed by NEOLANT Group of Companies, a long-term partner of the Intergraph Company, expanding capabilities of Intergraph SmartPlant Foundation (SPF) with functions as follow:
NEOLANT holds the InterStorage copyright.
Usage of the single information model for a plant to review and obtain data provides crucial advantage in making managerial and engineering decisions throughout all stages of the facility lifecycle from design to operation, including renovation and retrofitting.
The single information model integrated data from various sources makes it possible immediately to obtain information on any model element: simple indication of an element opens all related documentation. Flexible research and data/elements visualization tooling significantly accelerates the situation analysis.
The single information model of a plant and the data focusing system of SmartPlant Foundation engineering information management (Plant Lifecycle Management) with procedures of information updating makes it possible to incorporate in a common informational field an operating organization, as well as construction, repair, scientific and research entities, and subcontractors providing all of them with up-to-date information and increasing efficiency of their interaction.
InterStorage technology is implemented through integration of several solutions developed by NEOLANT; the scheme below represents architecture of the system, namely:
InterStorage has a modern data centric architecture. The optimized *.p3db format of 2D/3D data used in the InterStorage is dozens of times more compact than other analogous formats. It allows users to operate highly detailed 2D/3D information models of a large engineering facility (as an NPP or an oil and gas refinery plant) entirely rather than by parts. Basic SPF configuration is supplemented with the following features:
Use of InterStorage in the SPF environment provides expanded capabilities in review of the plant and its components. A user may indicate them manually in the window displaying 2D/3D model or make the selection by criteria.
Options of model visualization and navigation:
InterStorage significantly enhances capabilities of the SmartPlant Foundation adjusting it to external formats of 2D/3D data and allows SPF users to be independent from external companies and their CAD/PLM formats. The tool is useful for creation of a single model of a large plant because, when designing and/or creating 3D model, a number of CAD developed by various vendors was used.
InterBridge, as part of InterStorage, maintains conversion of most of widely used CAD systems/PLM platforms.
The list of available formats is wide. By order, NEOLANT implements data interchange for other CAD systems/PLM formats or in compliance with open standards (SAT, STEP, ISO 15926, etc).
|Vendor||Product Family||Software Product||File Extension|
Plant 3D 2011-2017,
and other AutoCAD-based applications
|Inventor||Inventor 2011-2017||.iam*, .ipt*|
|Navisworks||Navisworks 4.0-2017||.nwd, .nwc|
|ASCON||KOMPAS||KOMPAS-3D V14-V16||.а3d*, .m3d*|
|AVEVA||Engineering||PDMS/E3D/Review||.rvm, .att, .rvs, .rvz, .txt|
|Bentley||MicroStation||MicroStation J/V8/XM/V8i||.dgn (V7), .dgn (V8)*|
|PlantSpace Design Series|
|AutoCAD||AutoPLANT Plant Design||.dwg*|
|CEA-Technology||Plant-4D||Plant-4D V7-Athena 3||Database|
|Dassault Systemes||CATIA||CATIA V5 R21 x86||.CATProduct*, .CATPart*, .3dxml|
|PDS||PDS||.dgn (V7), .dgn (V8)* , .drv, .isff, .dri, .zip|
|CadWorx||CadWorx Plant Professional/Review||.vue, .mdb2|
|SmartPlant||3D/Review||.vue , .xml, .mdb2, .svf, .zvf, .sha|
|PTC||Creo Parametric||Creo Parametric 2.0||.asm*, .prt*|
*Suitable software is to be installed to read the above mentioned data formats with the use of InterBridge. In some cases, it can be enough to install a viewing version.