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The SmartPlant Foundation Web Client server can be hosted on the SmartPlant Foundation application server or on a separate machine. SmartPlant Foundation Web Client uses a specific set of API Services on the application server to communicate with the SmartPlant Foundation database.

For detailed procedures for setting up a Web Client server, see Web Client server setup for SmartPlant Foundation.

If the Web Client is to be implemented as a public-facing Internet site, or if your site needs to pass network penetration tests, you should not use the built-in Intergraph Authorization Server to authenticate communication with SmartPlant Foundation. Instead, we recommend using Intergraph Smart API Manager to authenticate communication via API Services, or you can use another third-party authorization product of your choice. For detailed instructions on setting up an Intergraph Smart API Manager server, see Smart API Manager Installation and Configuration.

Hardware Recommendations

  • 4 core high-end server processor

  • 16 GB RAM

  • 5 GB free disk space for software installation

  • DVD drive access, either locally or through a network connection (for installation media)

Server hardware sizing depends on many factors, such as the number of concurrent users per site and the size of the project database. Contact your services team for specific server hardware sizing recommendations for your project.

Supported operating systems

Microsoft Windows Server 2022 (64-bit) Datacenter or Standard edition (for Update 36 onwards)

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 (64-bit) Datacenter or Standard edition is supported for Update 12 to 45.

  • The Web Server (IIS) role must be installed. In addition to the default settings, include:

    • Common HTTP Features > Static Content

    • Security > Basic Authentication

    • Application Development

      • .NET Extensibility 4.8

      • ASP.NET 4.8

      For Windows Server 2019, .NET Extensibility 4.7 and ASP.NET 4.7 are required

  • The .NET Framework 4.8 feature must be installed. In addition to the default settings, include:

    • WCF Services

      • HTTP Activation

      • Named Pipe Activation

      • TCP Activation

    For Windows Server 2019, the .NET Framework 4.7 feature must be installed.

  • The Windows Process Activation Service feature must be installed. In addition to the default settings, include:

    • Process Model

    • Configuration APIs

  • The Distributed Transaction Coordinator is now installed by default as part of the operating system. This service must be enabled and running for support of 32-bit COM+ application installation.

  • Windows Server is supported with UAC enabled and set to Level 3 (Default).

Be sure to install the most recent Microsoft security patches, available from

Software prerequisites

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8

  • A web browser is required in order to view the online documentation from this server.

SmartPlant Markup Plus

The following is not required to be installed locally if there is an existing installation already on the SmartPlant Foundation application server.

  • For Updates 33 and later, SmartPlant Markup Plus 2019 Service Pack 2 (required to perform View and Markup on Hexagon file formats)

    You must use SmartPlant Foundation Updates 33 or earlier and SmartPlant Markup Plus Service Pack 1 or earlier to view previously supported third-party file formats.

For Update 32 and earlier, SmartPlant Markup Plus Server is required on the servers where the SmartPlant Foundation Server and Remote Services components are installed. If these components are installed on separate servers, SmartPlant Markup Plus Server is required on both servers.