Viewer for your 3D model and data

UniversalPlantViewer is a simple and easy viewer. As viewing is free, you can provide access to the 3D model for all project stakeholders. It works on mobile devices and computers running Windows, iOS, and Android.

Optimised for plant design and BIM

UniversalPlantViewer was designed to enhance collaboration and optimise your entire plant design process. Connecting the office to the field, it enables you to access your models on any mobile device. The viewer supports both online and offline use.


Easy to use

Free and easy viewing brings models to a wider audience. There is no specialist software needed. No training requirement – ideal for infrequent users.


Save time

Save time, costs and rework through a better understanding and clearer communication. This also results in a reduction of engineering queries.


Visualise data

Use simple Excel sheets to visualise data in the 3D model

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Model access


All stakeholders should have access to the same up-to-date model and the model should also be available offline.


UniversalPlantViewer allows all stakeholders to access the model from a central source (e.g. intranet server) and a download to the local device is possible (i.e. offline mode).

Joint reviews


Joint model reviews by EPCs and Owner-Operators (to check the design progress, clashes, etc.) should be easy for both sides.


UniversalPlantViewer supports several source systems and hardware and software platforms, providing the necessary flexibility to help ensure successful joint model reviews by EPCs and Owner-Operators. Additionally, the content of the viewer session can be restricted in several ways to protect your IP.

Easy reviews


Pipelines need to be reviewed in a convenient way


UniversalPlantViewer allows you to follow a pipeline step-by-step, the pipeline can also be cropped out and colourised (e.g. based on the fluid code) conveniently.

Read isometric drawings


Interpreting isometrics can sometimes be difficult.


In UniversalPlantViewer the Isometric drawings can be linked to the 3D model on the part level so that interpreting these drawings on-site becomes easier.

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UniversalPlantViewer provides excellent usability and user experience for the entire project team. It shows a 2D overview of the model in a mini map, which allows the user to easily adjust the view direction.

Clipping modes

We have developed a new function for our clipping modes. Predefined clipping volumes are now available for box clipping, intelli-clipping and inverse clipping. The administrator can set up clipping volumes to select sections of the model. The clipping volumes behave like the integrated box clipping.

Updated measuring functionality

The user can now place measurement lines in the model and then easily move the end markers to any object. The markers will snap to corners and edges. The measurement line will display the total distance as well as the distance in all main directions. The user can also add additional measurement lines.

Colourise your model using Microsoft Excel

To improve the colouring functionality, we added Excel as an input format. The colour can be chosen by a hexadecimal colour code, or by simply using the background colour of an Excel cell. This allows you a faster and more efficient method of choosing your colouring.

Simple reporting

We also improved our reporting function, you can choose on whichever attribute you want to report. The report is created in the Excel format. Reports are only created for the visible parts of the project, which allows the user to create reports per selected area.

Double sided isometrics

UniversalPlantViewer is now able to generate so-called “double sided isometrics”, which are PDF files providing the standard isometric drawing, together with a special 3D view of the same elements as are in the isometric drawing. On the special 3D view the rest of the model is greyed out to ensure a good view of the highlighted objects.

Sketching, layout & red-lining

With UniversalPlantViewer’s sketching tools anybody can easily modify and add content in/to the 3D model. This makes meetings more productive and allows the team to easily try out design variants. This is an excellent functionality to pre-plan designs and quickly showcase a 3D model in an early stage.

Search functions

Most powerful search: to find or select the objects or parts you need, just start typing your search term and UniversalPlantViewer will find it.


Link from UniveralPlantViewer to external documents or systems. Jump back to your model and P&ID from external sources.


Fully integrate and drive UniversalPlantViewer with your software.

Package with 3D, P&ID & documents

Create work packages and use them offline, e.g. on mobile devices.

Touchscreen integration

Make the digital model the centre of your meeting by using UniversalPlantViewer on Microsoft Surface Hub or other large touchscreen devices.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve got a review tool already. Why should I try UniversalPlantViewer?

  • UniversalPlantViewer was specifically designed for the Plant Design Industry; it can handle huge plants even on mobile devices and allows streaming as well as local usage.
  • You can link 2D documents, do 3D sketches, create centralised comments and much more…

Why is UniversalPlantViewer going to save me time?

UniversalPlantViewer was designed to keep things simple: with its intuitive GUI it makes it easy to review a ship or plant: you will find all information at your fingertips and you will be able to track all issues with the plant directly in UniversalPlantViewer. UniversalPlantViewer allows you to review your plant on your desktop and on most mobile devices.

What formats are supported by UniversalPlantViewer?

  • 3D model: Intergraph PDS and Smart 3D, AVEVA PDMS, IFC (BIM)
  • P&ID: Intergraph SmartPlant P&ID
  • Documents: Adobe PDF, Smart 3D Isometrics

Can I use a combination of different model formats in the same 3D model – for example PDMS and Smart 3D all in the same model in UniversalPlantViewer?

Yes, definitely.

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