Configure file types for Smart Construction - Intergraph Smart Construction - 2017 (5.0) - Administration - Intergraph

Intergraph Smart Construction Administration and Configuration (2017)

Intergraph Smart Construction
Administration & Configuration
2017 (5.0)
2016 (6.0)

When you installed and configured Smart Construction, several administrative files were loaded into SmartPlant Foundation to help configure Smart Construction. The administrative load files enabled the ability for system administrators to select a view application for file types.

You must have the correct security privileges to create, edit, and configure file types. Contact your SmartPlant Foundation system administrator for more information.

Available View Applications


Opens file types in the native application or viewer for that file format. For example, an Excel workbook would open in Microsoft Excel or Excel Viewer, if those applications were present on the machine.


Opens file type in SmartPlant Markup Plus.

2D Viewer

Opens file type in the 2D viewer.

3D Viewer

Opens file type in the 3D viewer.

  1. Log on SmartPlant Foundation as an administrator.

  2. Click Find > Administration > File Types.

  3. Type the name of the item you want to update in the Find dialog box. Click OK.

    You can use wildcards to narrow search results. ? and _ find any single character. * and % find any string of characters.

  4. Right-click a file type object and select Update.

  5. Under Smart Construction, select an application from the View Application box.

  6. Select the Exclude this file type from work packages check box to exclude the file type from IWPs.

  7. Click Apply or Finish to save changes.

  • If you do not have SmartPlant Markup Plus installed, set the view application to Native. The file type opens in its native application, if the application is present on the machine.

  • If you set the view application to 2D Viewer or 3D Viewer, the file type opens in the 2D Viewer and 3D Viewer delivered with SmartPlant Markup Plus.

  • If you exclude a specific file type from Smart Construction IWPs, the exclusion applies to any new files added, not to files that already exist in Smart Construction.