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Join & learn in ImageGrafix Wednesday Webinar about how to link & process data in CADWorx Plant

In this webinar you will learn how to :

1.  Create Process drawing with proper data in CADWorx P&ID
2. To Create Pipe by using the Process line numbers in CADWorx Plant
3. Use Process data in CADWorx Plant using PIDView Command

Register Here

About the Speaker:

Visakan is the National Technical Manager for Plant Design Solutions at ImageGrafix Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd. He is a Mechanical Engineer with 19 Years of experience in CAD Industry handling Intergraph & Autodesk Products. He is responsible for product presentation, training and lead the technical support teams in ImageGrafix India

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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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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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CAESAR II 2017 Is Released

CAESAR II 2017 Is Released


CAESAR II 2017 – the industry de facto standard for pipe stress analysis – is now available commercially.

CAESAR II evaluates the structural responses and stresses of piping systems to international codes and standards. This 2017 version includes features that address many long-standing customer requests, as well as some significant industry code updates.

Technical additions include the ability to evaluate creep conditions for all piping codes using EN-13480 guidelines, and a new dialog to specify custom nozzle stiffnesses from the piping input. The version features several interface and usability improvements, including model symbols to show displacements, rotations, forces and moments, and improved display of node numbers and axial stops in piping models.

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Service Pack Release Announcement

The Intergraph Process, Power & Marine support team has posted for CADWorx Plant Version 2016. This Service Pack is now available for download from Intergraph’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 Intergraph’s Customer Response System at
  2. Select the View Downloads tab.
  3. Select CADWorx Plant.
  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 Service Request for CADWorx Plant 2016, and an analyst will be happy to assist you.

Thank You for being an Intergraph


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Six Times Faster Brownfield Project Execution with Intergraph® CADWorx® Solutions

Croatian engineering and analysis specialist Numikon improves productivity 640% with Intergraph CADWorx solutions
“When we first started using the Leica total station and Intergraph software the two companies trained our staff. It took them about ten days to get up to speed and start on their first project. We were particularly impressed by the in-depth knowledge of the Intergraph and Leica people. On the whole we estimate that our productivity has gone up by as much as 640% (six times)! This productivity gain means that we can minimize the on-site project time and maximize efficiency, offering our customers a very attractive package.” Mario Anić, Sales Manager from Numikon stated.
Numikon is a Croatian engineering company specializing in the calculation and analysis of mechanical, power and process equipment and components, project engineering of process and power plants, pipe stress analysis, pressure vessel design, as well as laser scanning and laser surveying.
Numikon executed a refinery project for INA-Industrija nafte d.d., a leading oil exploration, production, refining and marketing company in Croatia. INA was looking for an efficient solution to create as-built information for their Sisak refinery, and hired a consortium of companies for the project. Numikon was chosen to execute a laser scanning survey and create as-built models of the existing refinery.
The main challenge for Numikon was that the laser survey had to be undertaken while the refinery was operating, and some of the piping was difficult to access because of its location above ground, or because it was insulated, as well as the tight deadline of the project.
With the help of CADWorx fieldPipe Professional and CADWorx Plant Professional, Numikon surveyed their part of Sisak refinery in only 49 days. Using the laser surveyed data the company created all deliverables required by INA, including:
• 3D models
• Piping isometrics
• Details of piping components (valves, pressure regulators, flanges, supports, etc.)
• Tag and nameplate details
• Details of the equipment and connected piping
• Pipe stress analysis results (including required test pressure) and pipe data (wall thickness, material properties, etc.)
Curious to learn more about how Numikon improved productivity with 640%? View the whole case study (including pictures), or read the interview with Mario Anic, Sales Manager at Numikon.

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How to add a custom actuator into CADWorx Specification editor

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