Interface provides smooth data transfer from piping design to the engineering environment
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 24, 2012
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. , Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Intergraph has released an upgraded version of CAESAR II® – the world's most widely used pipe stress analysis software – that offers advanced integration with its market-leading plant, offshore and material handling design solutions, SmartPlant® 3D, SmartMarine® 3D and SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition, collectively known as Smart 3D, and SmartPlant® Review, Intergraph's problem-solving 3D visualization tool.
CAESAR II 2011 R1 provides existing and potential customers a fast and customizable interface between the leading pipe stress analysis software and Smart 3D, Intergraph's next-generation design software. This new capability is a significant first step toward achieving better integration between pipe modeling, design and analysis.
This version of CAESAR II significantly reduces time and eliminates manual re-entry by transferring Smart 3D design data into the CAESAR II model. It provides a flexible, user-configurable interface with reporting messages to give more confidence to the stress analyst in the imported model, thus reducing validation time. Also, if a designer makes any changes or additions in the middle of a project, those lines can be updated in the CAESAR II stress model without it having to be re-worked.
This interface also allows the easy export of pipe stress analysis results between CAESAR II and either Smart 3D or SmartPlant Review, which makes for quicker incorporation of analysis changes during a project. This availability of results provides fast and accurate transfer of information from the stress analyst back to the piping designer and civil engineer to reduce chances of errors, thus reducing project risk.
“The new Smart 3D-CAESAR II interface will greatly reduce our modeling work load and allow a smooth data transfer from the design to the engineering environment,” said Mustafa Ömercik, pipe stress analyst with Linde AG, a longtime user of Intergraph solutions.
Patrick Holcomb , Intergraph Process, Power & Marine executive vice president of global business development and marketing, said, “The availability of CAESAR II results, to either Smart 3D or SmartPlant Review, makes routing and support changes clearly visible to the piping designer. Information entered once can be used many times, thereby reducing errors and lowering customers' capital expenditures. This capability continues our legacy of proven CAESAR II interfaces, such as exists with CADWorx.”
The CAESAR II 2011 R1 release announcement was made in conjunction with today's start of the two-day CADWorx® & Analysis University 2012 (CAU2012) in Houston . CAU2012 attendees can learn more on Tuesday during the “Interfacing & Sharing Data CAESAR II-SmartPlant Review” session. For more information about CAU2012, visit http://cau2012.coade.com.
The Intergraph CADWorx® & Analysis Solutions (CAS) products allow design and engineering to share relevant information seamlessly, thereby maintaining accuracy and improving efficiency. They include CAESAR II; CADWorx Plant Design Suite for AutoCAD® -based intelligent plant design modeling, process schematics and automatic production of plant design deliverables; CADWorx DraftPro™ for intelligent 2D design and layout; PV Elite® for vessel and exchanger design and analysis; and TANK™ for the design and analysis of oil storage tanks.
Information on CAESAR II can be found at www.intergraph.com/products/ppm/caesarii.
Information on Intergraph's CADWorx products can be found at www.intergraph.com/products/ppm/cadworx.
SmartPlant 3D is the world's first and only next-generation 3D plant design solution. It is the most advanced and productive 3D plant design solution that effectively enables optimized design, increasing safety, quality and productivity, while shortening project schedules. Companies using SmartPlant 3D typically report a 30 percent improvement in overall engineering design. For more on SmartPlant 3D, visit www.intergraph.com/go/smartplant3d.
SmartMarine 3D is the world's most advanced offshore and shipbuilding design solution, featuring breakthrough engineering technology that is data-centric, knowledge- and rule-driven to improve delivery schedules, with increased detail and manufacturing productivity of up to 30 percent. SmartMarine 3D is endorsed and used by leading offshore and marine companies globally, including the most productive shipyard, the top offshore owner operator, the top fabrication yard, and the top classification society in the world. For more on SmartMarine 3D, visit www.intergraph.com/go/smartmarine3d.
SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition provides the gateway for the metals and mining industry to implement projects using Intergraph's established, intelligent Smart 3D solutions. The metals and mining industry can now take advantage of the benefits of a single database, multi-parallel discipline design, clash detection and data reuse. For more information on SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition, visit www.intergraph.com/go/mining.
SmartPlant Review is a problem-solving 3D visualization tool, providing a complete visualization environment for interactively reviewing and analyzing large, complex 3D models of process and power plants, and is used by many companies globally. SmartPlant Review is the only viewer in the world focused on plant design and operations but still able to meet all of the requirements for a variety of users – design, engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance. For more information on SmartPlant Review, visit www.intergraph.com/products/ppm/smartplant/review.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design solutions for industry according to its “Engineering Design Tools for Industry and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2016.”
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions, including ERDAS technologies, to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is an independent subsidiary for SG&I's U.S. federal business.
Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B; www.hexagon.com), a leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.
For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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