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Features & Applications

  • 3D digital design content for Hilti products and support libraries for modular frame supports
  • Available as a plug-in for Intergraph’s Smart™3D, Aveva’s PDMS™ and Aveva Everything™3D
  • Embeds design rules and product connection logic to ensure the constructability and reliability of designs
  • Lets you easily adapt an engineering specification to a project specification using MS Excel spreadsheets
  • Fully compliant with host environment workflows for business as usual
  • Plug-in has more than 700+ Hilti Parts from Hilti Channel and Strut Library
  • Plug-in has some generic assemblies along with Hilti connection logic, which allows creation of constructable supports
  • Designing by using smart support templates for rule-based frame supports such as I, L, T, U-shape, wall-to-wall or channel to steel/concrete – please refer to the manual supplied with the product for more details
  • Designing multi-disciplinary frame supports for pipes, cable trays and HVAC ducts or combining multiple supports to create more complex support structures
  • Creating bills of materials and drawings in compliance with the engineering design basis

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3D design software for modular support systems

Hilti Button for Smart™3D and PDMS™ is a design and planning tool for pipe, cable tray and HVAC duct supports, used in chemical, power, mining, oil, and gas construction projects.

It’s available as a plug-in to two widely used design software programs, Aveva PDMS™ and Intergraph Smart™3D.

It also helps your team to collaborate, enabling all project team members to access designs, bills of materials, virtual reviews, interference checks and construction planning.

This can all help to minimize risks and changes on the jobsite.


Integrating your team’s work process

You can use Hilti Button for Smart™3D and PDMS™ throughout your design, procurement and build process, sharing information and data throughout your project team.

Engineering design

  • Identify relevant solutions for your design – which Hilti supports are right for your design and compliant to engineering specification.
  • Ensure a high level of safety – Hilti Button for Smart™3D and PDMS™ is based on years of Hilti expertise in modular support design and research. It includes our Instructions for Use (IFU) guidelines to ensure the same level of safety and constructability in our software designs, as in our system solutions.
  • Automatically create a bill of material and fully specified drawings.


  • As a purchaser, you can keep track of what’s used in any project.
  • Hilti Buttton for Smart™3D and PDMS™ automatically generates a bill of materials, making it easier to buy the Hilti products you need.


  • Get a fully specification compliant drawing for the plant – see clearly what needs to be installed and where.
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