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DC PRO Redesigns Failing Support System for Oman Convention Facility Using CAESAR II


DC PRO Engineering, headquarters in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, is an engineering company that services in engineering design, consulting, and project management plus engineering reviews, feasibility studies, efficiency monitoring, and recommendations for energy performance improvement.

Selected to re-design the failing supporting system for the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre project, DC PRO used CAESAR II for the modifications needed to be designed within the original supporting system while rectifying the failing supports. They also verified the other existing supports after modifications to ensure no further failures would occur once in operation.

Using CAESAR II, they were able to save the client significant expenses compared to having to change the entire support system. They completed the project with minimal delay from schedule.

DC PRO received the 2017 CAESAR II 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.

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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.

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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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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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ImageGrafix Software – Hexagon Spoolgen – Fabrication & Construction Solutions

SmartPlant® Spoolgen® is a proven, industrial-strength application that enables the creation of piping isometric drawings for fabrication and erection from the design created during the detail engineering phase of projects. You can add additional information – such as the location of field welds – and create new drawings and reports from the same source as the original drawings. The technology is based on Isogen®, the industry-standard software for automated piping isometric generation and has been deployed successfully on all sizes of plant engineering projects in every region of the world.


SmartPlant Spoolgen is fast and accurate because it eliminates the need to redraw isometrics and manually re-create material take off reports. SmartPlant Spoolgen can work with data from almost any plant design system – Intergraph Smart® 3D, PDS®, and CADWorx®; AVEVA PDMS; and Bentley AutoPLANT and PlantSpace are all supported.

Sihy Finland use Spoolgen to Improve Productivity

Spoolgen automates receipt and processing of PCF files to generate data files for workshop machines and to populate planning and tracking systems. 

Reach us to learn how SmartPlant Spoolgen / Plus meets key business challenges and delivers real benefit by helping you to:

        Optimise spooling for workshop pre-fabrication and field piping erection

        Efficiently utilise materials, machinery and manpower

        Automatically create shop drawings, including all required details, ten times faster

        Calculate accurate bulk MTO quantities to gain best material prices

        Measure fabrication tasks and shop productivity

        Monitor and control welding procedures

        Manage the impact of revisions on pipe spool production

        Reduce errors and avoid rework by eliminating 95% of manual data entry

        Increase accuracy and quality of pipe spool deliverables

        Deliver fit-for-purpose pipe spools to current standards and on schedule

If you would like to know more or for an exclusive presentation to know how Hexagon Smartplant Spoolgen can help you to improve the productivity of your team, please get in touch with us.

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Nortech Streamlines Plant Design with CADWorx


Nortech was selected to engineer and design a new plant for Jersey Gas company, a liquefied petro gas importer owned by International Energy Group.The new plant was required to operate on demand and cover seasonal differences in energy demand, allowing the existing gas holder to be withdrawn out of service and the associated land to be sold for further development.

Nortech chose CADWorx Plant Professional and Autodesk Navisworks for their familiarity and AutoCAD-based 3D design capabilities. The 3D design began with the creation of piping specifications along with existing, modified, and new piping catalogs. The piping modeling commenced after the creation of the specifications.

CADWorx Plant Professional was also used for the structural, civil, and mechanical design. After this, all the isometric drawings were produced with Isogen, enabling automated isometric creation tailored to Nortech’s needs. Piping support details and generic 3D design were also created. Plus, the 3D design was transferred into a fully dimensional 2D format for fabrication purposes.

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Orthogen for CADWorx Hot Fix Release Announcement

Hot Fix Release Announcement

Hexagon PPM support has posted OrthoGen v10.3.0.5848 for Orthogen Version 10.3.0.5848. This Hot Fix is now available for download from Hexagon PPM’s Customer Response System. Further information about what is contained in this Hot Fix is available in the Readme File link shown in the download description on the Service Packs and Fixes page.

To access this Hot Fix, 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 Orthogen.
  4. Select Service Packs and Fixes.
  5. Select the download icon or the file link of the Hot Fix.

If you have trouble accessing this Hot Fix or need further information, Please send an email to support@igfzco.com
Thank You for being a Hexagon PPM customer!

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