Working with the software in an integrated environment allows you to standardize and improve the communication among the various authoring tools you use in the course of designing, constructing, and operating a plant. SmartPlant Foundation acts as a central repository for data and a medium through which information is shared among other authoring tools. Smart Isometrics participates in an integrated environment by allowing you to publish the materials data you create in the software. After you publish this data, other authoring tools can then retrieve it, which enables sharing and re-use of model data throughout the plant lifecycle.
The following graphic shows a more detailed view of Smart Isometrics integration functionality.
The commands that provide access to SmartPlant integration functionality exist on the SmartPlant menu. The SmartPlant commands allow you to specify which plant is active and publish materials data to the current active plant.