Smart Construction uses SmartPlant Foundation technology to help you better manage your construction project and the data associated with it. Through the interoperability of Smart Construction and SmartPlant Foundation, Smart Construction users are able to create construction work areas (CWAs), construction work packages (CWPs), and installation work packages (IWPs) that detail work to be executed with engineering, construction, and design data stored in a SmartPlant Foundation database. Users are also able to view, navigate, and filter 3D models and 2D drawings that were published to a SmartPlant Foundation database. Users can connect to IWP data on their mobile device through the Smart Construction OnSite mobile app.
As seen in the following diagram, Smart Construction is installed with SmartPlant Foundation.
Smart Construction uses SmartPlant Foundation to share engineering, construction, and design data among SmartPlant Enterprise life cycle engineering products and users. SmartPlant Foundation provides a comprehensive electronic data storage, exchange, management, and integration system for Smart Construction.
Data published to SmartPlant Foundation from SmartPlant Enterprise life cycle engineering products, such as Intergraph Smart® 3D or Plant Design System (PDS®), can be accessed and viewed in Smart Construction. An open API provides direct integration with Smart Materials and other non-Hexagon PPM applications, such as project control, schedule systems, or external document systems. Smart Construction delivers Microsoft Excel workbook templates that administrators can use to create and edit project data and rules of progress for a Smart Construction site. Administrators can use the open API to configure an existing materials system and documents system.