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About Saravanan

Saravanan Padmanabha Pillai , a mechanical engineer by profession is working as a Technical Consultant with ImageGrafix Software FZCO, Dubai. Having 13 years’ of experience & Hands on BIM/plant Projects, Projects implementation, Technical Support, content creation, & Training for CAD Products

ICPE Reduces Man-Hours with CADWorx on Design of Crude-By-Rail Facility


Intermountain Consumer Professional Engineers (ICPE), a U.S. company providing mechanical, electrical, civil, and structural engineering and design services, needed to design a facility in Vancouver, Washington to deliver crude oil to U.S. refineries.

With strict environmental and energy regulations, the project faced a long approval process involving extensive reviews and revisions. ICPE needed to ramp-up quickly so they decided to use CADWorx on BricsCAD platform. By doing so, they had to develop material take-offs for estimates and evaluate alternative site layouts to deliver material savings and balance costs with efficient operations.

Using CADWorx, ICPE improved internal processes without increasing staff. The team was able to eliminate incorrect and inconsistent data between pipe specifications and 3D models and help save an estimated of 960 man-hours.

ICPE received the 2017 CADWorx Drivers of Success Runner-up Award for its use of the software. The annual Drivers of Success competition recognizes innovative applications of Hexagon PPM products, impressive project results, and significant benefits from collaboration among disciplines and the integration of the products.

Read the case study here.

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CADWorx Design Review Professional Now Released


CADWorx & Analysis Solutions is excited to announce the release of CADWorx Design Review Professional. Learn how this brand-new visualization solution provides competitive, powerful, and cost-effective tools to help lower your overall project costs.

By using CADWorx Design Review Professional, users can create realistic visualizations and access the intelligent information. The intuitive interface and its performance-based design makes manipulating and moving around even the largest models quick and smooth. Powerful rendering tools provide settings for color, transparency and model shadows. With flexible selection sets it is also possible to adjust settings not only for single components, but for line numbers, Xref’s, etc.

All CADWorx model data (component names and descriptions, line numbers, and other plant design data) is easily accessible within CADWorx Design Review. This allows users to easily track project progress through visualization of components based on model data.

Discover the benefits of this highly anticipated release, including:

  • Increase productivity in design reviews with collaboration
  • Combine multidisciplinary data into a single integrated environment
  • Enjoy interactive model reviews thanks to advanced clipping options
  • Easily navigate through component data with Advanced Model Tree
  • Publish and report for collaboration and document sharing

And many more!

View the CADWorx Design Review Professional release webinar, click here.

To get your copy of this latest release contact your local Hexagon sales representative by clicking here.

CADWorx & Analysis Solutions is excited to announce the release of CADWorx Design Review Professional. Learn how this brand-new visualization solution provides competitive, powerful, and cost-effective tools to help lower your overall project costs.

By using CADWorx Design Review Professional, users can create realistic visualizations and access the intelligent information. The intuitive interface and its performance-based design makes manipulating and moving around even the largest models quick and smooth. Powerful rendering tools provide settings for color, transparency and model shadows. With flexible selection sets it is also possible to adjust settings not only for single components, but for line numbers, Xref’s, etc.

All CADWorx model data (component names and descriptions, line numbers, and other plant design data) is easily accessible within CADWorx Design Review. This allows users to easily track project progress through visualization of components based on model data.

Discover the benefits of this highly anticipated release, including:

  • Increase productivity in design reviews with collaboration
  • Combine multidisciplinary data into a single integrated environment
  • Enjoy interactive model reviews thanks to advanced clipping options
  • Easily navigate through component data with Advanced Model Tree
  • Publish and report for collaboration and document sharing

And many more!

View the CADWorx Design Review Professional release webinar, click here.

To get your copy of this latest release contact your local Hexagon sales representative by clicking here.

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CADWorx Design Review Professional Webinar: A New Collaboration Solution


with Gopi Kandru, Hexagon PPM

Date: September 27, 2018
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: free eSeminar


Check out the brand-new visualization solution CADWorx Design Review Professional. Its competitive, powerful, and cost-effective tools can help lower your overall project cost by reducing engineering and design time.

Join us Thursday, August 16, as we take an in-depth look at how CADWorx Design Review Professional enables you to:

  • Increase productivity in design reviews with collaboration.
  • Combine multidisciplinary design data into a single integrated environment.
  • Enjoy more interactive model reviews thanks to advanced clipping options.
  • Easily navigate through component data by using the Advanced Model Tree.
  • Publish and report for collaboration and document sharing.


Speaker Bio:

Gopi Kandru is the product owner for CADWorx & Analysis Solutions Visualization products at Hexagon. He joined the company in 2011 as senior developer for the Intergraph SmartPlant suite. Gopi previously worked in the Geographic Information Systems division of Ericsson. He has experience in designing, developing, and managing desktop applications, including the CADWorx suite & ESRi ArcGis suite. Gopi has extensive experience in agile development as a developer, scrum master and product owner/manager. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science and holds certifications in project management and product marketing. Gopi is a member of Toastmasters International.

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Release Announcement of PV Elite 2018 Service Pack 2

Service Pack Release Announcement

Hexagon PPM support has posted PV Elite 2018 Service Pack 2 (20.00.02.0000) for PV Elite Version 2018. This Service Pack is now available for download from Hexagon PPM’s Customer Response System. Further information about what is contained in this Service Pack is available in the Readme File link shown in the download description on the Service Packs and Fixes page.

To access this Service Pack, please follow the steps below:

  1. Logon to Hexagon PPM’s Customer Response System at smartsupport.intergraph.com.
  2. Select the View Downloads tab.
  3. Select PV Elite.
  4. Select Service Packs and Fixes.
  5. Select the download icon or the file link of the Service Pack.

If you have trouble accessing this Service Pack or need further information, please file a Send Request for an analyst to assist.

Thank You for being a ImageGrafix customer!

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PIPENET News Summer 2018




Modelling Valves in PIPENET
It is clear that modelling of items such as valves, control valves, surge relief valves, relief valves, rupture discs and regulators are essential aspects of transient analysis.

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Water Injection Systems Capabilities of PIPENET
PIPENET can be used to model various aspects of water injection systems. This includes establishing potential water hammer problems, cavity formation and collapse, sequence in which booster pumps and water injection pumps should be started, and the calculation of unbalanced force-time history with the view of further processing by pipe stress analysis programs.

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Sensitivity Analysis of the Control Systems on a Pipeline
Modelling control loops is one of the outstanding capabilities of PIPENET. The article provides an example of a sensitivity analysis of the control system on a pipeline. The network has 3 pumps of which one pump is running at its design speed in this scenario.

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Creating Alternative Networks by Combining Systems
The purpose of this document is to show how to combine different sub-networks to a common network in order to create different networks.

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Convert to Transient

Converting a data file from PIPENET Standard or Spray/Sprinkler Module to Transient Module is an invaluable utilitiy which saves engineers a lot of time and effort.

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Convert a Pressure Drop into an Equivalent Length
Sometimes an engineer may need to calculate an equivalent length of a device knowing its pressure drop.

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Use Excel for Editing Data in PIPENET
PIPENET provides several means for managing data. Input data can be managed in the properties window or the data window. The properties window can be used to manage data on a particular component, while the data window allows the user to manage data on all components of a certain type at the same time.

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CAESAR II Webinar: Using Load Case Multipliers to Expand Load Conditions


with Richard Ay, P.E., Vice President
Date: June 26, 2018
Time: 10 AM CDT click here to for your local time
Duration: 60 min
Cost: free eSeminar


Come experience the CAESAR II Static Load Case Editor in the live webinar with Richard Aye, P.E. The Static Load Case Editor is very powerful, providing complete control and customization of static load cases.

Expand your analysis capabilities of load conditions in the editor through the use ofload case multipliers. Learn how load case multipliers can extend loading conditions beyond what is specified in the piping input. Load case multipliers can be used to adjust the contribution of any linear load primitive.  Load case multipliers should not be used with non-linear load primitives, such as temperature.

Check out this webinar and attain a greater understanding of load primitives, load cases, load case multipliers, and the options in the Static Load Case Editor that provide a strong foundation for properly assessing the behavior of piping systems under a variety of operating scenarios.

Speaker bio:

Richard Ay is a registered professional engineer who serves as the vice president for analysis products. In 1985, at the request of Tony Paulin, one of the founders of COADE, Ay joined the company, which later became part of Intergraph. He has worked on the development of CAESAR II, TANK, product licensing, QA, technical support procedures, and technical presentations. Ay has previous experience at a major EPC firm and an offshore consulting firm. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Ocean Engineering and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering. Ay is a member of ASCE and ASME.

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GT STRUDL® Webinar: GT STRUDL v2018 R1


with Joe Harrison, Hexagon PPM
Date:
 June 28, 2018
Time: 10 AM CDT click here to for your local time
Duration: 60 min
Cost: free eSeminar


Experience the difference with the new GT STRUDL v2018 R1 as we explore how the latest enhancements help you to do your job even more efficiently. We will cover:

  • Automatic Creation of Views
  • Stiffness Analysis launched from GTMenu
  • Report Builder launched from GT STRUDL
  • CAD Modeler
    • Report Builder launched from CAD Modeler
    • CAD Modeler Physical Member Creation/Display/Changes
  • Vertical Seismic Load Creation – changes to Seismic Load command and Dialog
  • Automatic ASCE & AISC Load Combinations
  • Placing Physical Member
  • Edit Physical/Analytical Members

Join us as we cover the extensive functionality offered with the new place Physical member capability to ease your modeling experience.

Speaker bio:

Joe Harrison is the Product Manager for Hexagon PPM’s Civil/Structural/Analytical Applications. He has a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering and previously worked for Fluor Corporation as a Structural Engineer. At his role with Intergraph, he was the Software Development Manager for FrameWorks Plus and Executive Manager for Intergraph’s Smart 3D Structural and Civil Applications.  Currently, Joe is the Product Owner for GT STRUDL.

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