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Excel in brownfield project execution – watch our new video

Excel in brownfield project execution – watch our new video!

Today, many companies face unprecedented challenges from low commodity prices and fierce competition. We can see how more and more projects are either being canceled or postponed while more companies are chasing fewer projects. You can read more about brownfield project challenges below, or watch our new video!

Making the most of existing assets

As most of us will know, one of the key ideas of economic theory is that businesses will focus on improving efficiency to maintain profits and gain a competitive advantage during a downturn. Although the global oil price is showing some signs of recovery, we are still a long way from seeing new build projects being budgeted, as most owner-operators are still focusing on making the most of their existing assets.

Besides oil and gas companies, pharmaceutical, chemical producers, and other plant operators are all under pressure from multiple directions: in addition to the fluctuating oil price, increasing regulations, shrinking margins, and the ever-increasing need for heightened efficiency are also influencing the daily operations.

As one of the ways to answer to competition and improve margins, we can see that owner-operators are currently looking for ways to extend the lifecycle of their existing facilities and get the most value from these facilities while they are operational. There are many benefits when compared to building new facilities: no new capital investment is needed, the entire existing infrastructure is already in place, and plant personnel is already trained.

For these brownfield projects, a toolset is needed that matches the dynamics and finances of these faster paced, lower budget projects. And what does this toolset look like? Watch our new CADWorx video Excel in Brownfield Project Execution to find out!


Real-life project examples

Curious to learn how others have excelled in brownfield project execution with the help of CADWorx Solutions? You can read how Mercury Engineering designed a new process plant with product pipelines that connected into an existing facility or how Numikon improved brownfield operational safety with the help of CADWorx and laser scanning.

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CADWorx Plant 2018 Now Released

The most complete range of tools for efficient plant design

CADWorx & Analysis Solutions is excited to announce the release of CADWorx Plant 2018. Learn how the new capabilities can help improve accuracy and reduce engineering and design time.

Discover the benefits of this highly anticipated release, including:

– AutoCAD 2018 compatibility
Take advantage of the latest available CAD platforms and features to meet deliverable requirements

– CAESAR II 2018 compatibility
Model in CADWorx Plant and leverage that existing geometry with the latest version of CAESAR II

– Auto router enhancements
Complete non-standard design work more efficiently with support for default elbow selection

– Sloped router improvements
Route gravity-drained lines in a fraction of the time with more flexible options

By including the most complete DWG file-based range of tools, CADWorx continues to expand upon and provide powerful and adaptive tools that enable quick and easy creation of fully intelligent 3D plant models.

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Orthogen For CADWorx 10.2 Released

Hot Fix Release Announcement

Now Orthogen Supports CADWorx Structure 2017 R1

Hexagon PPM support has posted Orthogen_Update_10.02.00.5615.zip for Orthogen Version 10.2. 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 https://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 file a Service Request for Orthogen 10.2, and an analyst will be happy to assist you.

Thank You for being a Hexagon PPM customer!

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CADWorx Command of the Month Apply Trimmed Elbow Rule

In CADWorx Plant if design need the Custom or nonstandard Angle elbow, there is an option in Piping rule to Enable the Trimmed Elbow while routing.

Go to CADWorx Plant Setup > Piping Rules > Select pulldown menu in “
Apply Trimmed Elbow Rule



By Default, the value would be “No”



Available options: No or Automatic

Places trimmed buttweld elbows in the drawing when using ROUTE.

No: Does not allow for trimmed buttweld elbows.

Automatic: Router allows for trimmed buttweld elbows.



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CADWORX INTERFACE WITH REVIT BIM COMPLIANCE MODEL

In CADWorx Plant Professional 2017 R1 is capable to produce the IFC (Industry Foundation class) file as BIM Output for Piping, equipment and Structure & you can create IFC mapping to support BIM Revit software or which BIM software is used in your project.

Benefits of this feature:

In Revit / BIM Software are not able to produce the Isometric, Spool drawings & Output for CAESAR II Pipe Stress analysis, so using the CADWorx Plant professional we can produce Specification based 3D model, Piping GA, Isometric, Spool drawings, Output for CAESAR II Pipe Stress analysis & 3D model of Piping, equipment and Structure can bring inside in Revit / BIM Software as an intelligent 3D Model with the help of IFC file interface.

Please find the below Procedure to export CADWorx models into BIM Output IFC format.

Step1

Open CADWorx Design Review 2017 R1 and open the main Assembly file or all the X-REF files

Step2

Go to Save As and select IFC file type to save the IFC file

If you want to Configure your IFC file depends on the BIM Software, please click the IFC Configs

CADWORX Model in Revit Software

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CADWORX PLANT 2017 R1 SERVICE PACK 1 IS AVAILABLE

Service Pack Release Announcement

Hexagon PPM support has posted CADWorxPlant_2017_R1_SP1.zip for CADWorx Plant Version 2017 R1. 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 https://smartsupport.intergraph.com.
  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 2017 R1, and an analyst will be happy to assist you.

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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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