Monthly Archives: May 2017

Performing Fatigue Analysis on Nozzles in PV Elite

Performing fatigue analysis on nozzles using PV Elite is a simple process. Let us go through these steps to bring your fatigue information into PV Elite.

Once the Load Cases tab is active, click on the button that is next to ‘Fatigue Analysis’ and the Fatigue Pressure/Cycle Data Input screen appears. In the box at the top called ‘Number of Fatigue Case to Process,’ enter the number of cases you want considered. Then enter the pressure range and number of cycles for each range. Finally, click on the button at the bottom of the screen that says ‘Save Cases and Exit.’ At this point, PV Elite has all the information it needs to perform the fatigue analysis on any nozzles you add to your model.

Go back to the General Data Input tab where you find your model on the screen. When you add a nozzle to the vessel using the usual nozzle input screen, notice that at the bottom of screen the check box ‘Fatigue Calc ?’ Make sure this box is checked, see below:

Now, for the PD5500 and EN13445 models, the drop down list labeled ‘Weld Class’ beside the check box becomes active.  Choose a suitable letter (see PD 5500 Annex C for details concerning fatigue classes). Note, class C is the least severe, and W the most severe.  Enter the rest of your nozzle data, ensuring the nozzle is adequately reinforced in the normal way.

When you have finished entering your vessel data and have completed building your model, you can press the calculation button (running man). The output processor will include a fatigue analysis report. That report will contain the full analysis for all of the nozzles on which you indicated to perform fatigue analysis:

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PV Elite 2017 Service Pack 1 is released…

This is to notify you that PV Elite 2017 SP1 has been posted on Intergraph Smart Support website.

Download the same Service pack from Smart Support (

Select View Downloads > PV Elite.

Accept the legal notice and select Service Packs and Fixes.

From the PV Elite 2017 section, click to download PV Elite 2017 SP1 (

This zip file contains several application executables, a library (DLL) and the hotfix readme with instructions.

PV Elite 2017 SP1 include all previously-released fixes to this version. To apply, download the attached zip file, unzip, and copy all files to the folders specified in the hotfix installation instructions found in the ReadMe file. For a review of what’s in this pack, see the ReadMe. To make sure the pack was applied, see the HELP menu found on PV Elite main window.

Note– Updates to the PV Elite product consist of Hot Fixes to fix one or more specific problems, or Service Packs which contain a significant number of fixes. These Hot Fixes and/or Service Packs are posted to this web page.

1. The Hot Fixes served on this page are issued through the PPM Product Center’s “quick fix” process. A quick checkout of the problems addressed has been executed, as well as limited regression testing, but the product has not gone through a full certification pass. Before downloading and installing a Hot Fix, we strongly recommend that you review the list of fixes in the Readme file, and install the Hot Fix only if the fixes will be of benefit to you. The Hot Fixes issued with these releases will be included in the next fully certified product release (Service Pack or Full Version.)

2. The Hot Fixes and Service Packs served on this page are zipped files, intended to be DOWNLOADED TO YOUR LOCAL SYSTEM ONLY; Please read all instructions, and make sure to use the SAVE TO LOCAL DISK option before clicking on any of the files on this page.

3. To get the login user name and password for smart support , Please send a login request email  to .

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CADWorx 2017 R1 is now available

This is a very exciting time. The announcement is out – CADWorx 2017 R1 is now available! We are of course excited with each new release of CADWorx, however 2017 R1 stands out and accomplishes a major new milestone never before delivered.

Interest in seeing CADWorx run on additional platforms is nothing new. However the value of offering this is greater now than ever before in light of persistent economic pressures to lower costs, combined with the continued need for perpetual CAD platform licensing options.

We have heard your calls, and with CADWorx 2017 R1 we have dedicated significant development to deliver what you have been asking for. With CADWorx 2017 R1 and going forward you now have the choice of running either on AutoCAD as previously or on BricsCAD. With the 2017 R1 release CADWorx Plant, Equipment, P&ID, IP, and Structure each offer full functionality on either the BricsCAD Pro or BricsCAD Platinum new platforms.

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