Interoperability With Piping & Plant Design

Piping & Plant design software are rather independent from the classical 3D CAD, still require specific actions.


Plant design is an important area for industrial OPEN CASCADE customers from energy, oil and gas, offshore domains. Specialized software is used to create plant design and model equipment, structures and communications. AVEVA PDMS family of products (including AVEVA PDMS and AVEVA Marine), Intergraph SmartPlant (Smart 3D), Bentley AutoPlant are examples of such software. Very large and complex models and specific data formats optimized for efficient management of huge design projects are typical in this area.

Driven by needs of valuable customers, OPEN CASCADE constantly enhances its expertise related to plant design software and is ready to provide services related to improved integration of plant design software into corporate-level and project-level information processes, customization of plant design software and extending its functionality by non-standard features. Few examples of such services are:

  • Improved interoperability of plant design software (e.g. improved export to CAD data exchange formats), in particular involving CAD modeling and data exchange capabilities of OPEN CASCADE Technology platform,
  • Various automation and project data processing tasks solved with help of programming and automation means provided by the plan design software (scripting languages, .NET development using C#),
  • Automated quality checking and project data validation, which is really critical for large-scale customer projects,
  • Enhanced reporting and presentation of design results involving professional applications and software components, such as DevExpress reporting components or Autodesk Navisworks.



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