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CAESAR II Training 2018 – 7th to 9th May 2018, Melbourne

Cortex Engineering Software is pleased to bring to you a training course on Intergraph® CAESAR II® on Monday 7 – Wednesday 9 May, 2018.  Location – Melbourne.

This three-day training course covers proper system modelling guidelines, methods of static and dynamic analysis of piping systems, evaluation of system designs, and effective approaches to system redesign. The course is broken down into half-day sessions, each covering a major topic.

The Trainer : 

Gary MacLeod was the first person in Australia to purchase Caesar II and has been using it, supporting and conducting training for over twenty five years.Gary has designed an agenda to suit most people who are endeavouring to become competent Pipe Stress Analysis engineers.

Join this training course to learn how to leverage the benefits of CAESAR II for your business! This course is limited to 6 attendees only and it usually fills up quickly.   For more information and to secure your spot please email Joanne at

Date:        7 to 9 May 2018

Time:       8.30am – 5.00pm

Venue:    Melbourne, TBA

Refreshments on arrival, morning and afternoon tea and lunch each day will be provided.

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B31J Essentials for Caesar II and FEATools

31J Essentials is now available for CAESAR II 2017 (v 9.0) software on Smart Support.

What is B31J?

B31J is the new ASME code for determining Stress Intensification Factors (i-Factors) and flexibility factors (k-Factors) for piping components.  It addresses several shortcomings of existing piping codes, such as B31.1, B31.3, etc., which determine stress intensification factors according to the old “Table D” factors.

Stress intensification values calculated according to “table D” have been found to be under-conservative and over-conservative in some common circumstances, depending on the piping geometry.

For those who are unfamiliar with the code, ASME B31J can be purchased here.

Download Instructions for B31J Essentials Installer:

  1. Log on to the Hexagon Smart Support website at
  2. Select the View Downloads tab.
  3. Select CAESAR II and click Accept on the agreement.
  4. Select Freeware Tools and Utilities.
  5. Select Support Freeware Utilities.
  6. Select  B31J Essentials.

The file downloads to your machine.

Follow the instructions within this PDF file, which you can also download from the link on Smart Support.

This tool is a subset of FEATools. Therefore, if you currently have purchased and installed FEATools (Version 3.0), you do not need to download this tool. Please refer to the ReadMe for more information.


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