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Advance CADWorx® Plant Professional Training: 24-25 July 2018

Cortex Engineering Software is pleased to bring to you this advance user level course CADWorx® Plant Professional on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th July 2018.   

Location – Doncaster, Melbourne.

This advance user level course is for senior design piping designers, CAD Administrators involved in the design of piping, equipment, HVAC and steel, who want to enhance their CADWorx techniques to improve efficiency and accuracy of their teams. Attendees for this course must have knowledge of industrial piping design and knowledge of 3D plant design CAD concepts and basic understanding of CADWorx.

Topics Covered:

  • CADWorx 2017 and 2018 Updates
  • Advance 2D and 3D pipe modelling techniques
  • Creating User Shapes
  • Creating models using Database, create reports from the Database
  • Specification creation and modification, Utilising Custom Data Fields
  • Pipe Support :
    • Creating Custom Pipe Support Assembly
    • Creating layout drawings
    • Generating Orthographic Drawings using Orthogon
  • Custom BOM’s
  • New CADWorx Structure : Steel modelling and editing
  • Isogen isometric
  • Creating a custom isometric style using I-Configure
  • Learn Advance techniques for CADWorx Design Review and Navisworks
  • Customising P&ID symbols and Database
  • Generating BOM for assembly
  • Using Steel Members to create custom support

Prerequisites

  • 3D CAD experience

The Trainer : 

Himanshu Patel

Himanshu is the resident CADWorx specialist at Cortex Engineering Software, Hexagon’s global network partner in Australia.

This course is limited to 6 attendees only and will fill up quickly.   For more information and to secure your spot please email Joanne at admin@cortexsoftware.com.au

Date:        24 to 25 July 2018

Time:       8.30am – 5.00pm

Venue:    Doncaster, VIC

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

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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 jlurati@cortexsoftware.com.au

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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Now Available: CAESAR II 2018 (v. 10.0)

Hexagon PPM are pleased to announce the release of CAESAR II 2018 (Version 10.0).

CAESAR II 2018 (v. 10.0) features:

  • Support for KHK Level 2 seismic analysis
  • Better support identification and tracking through new (Tag) fields
  • Automatic renumbering of load cases upon delete
  • Support for the latest editions of many piping code standards
  • A fully-redesigned API-610 equipment module
  • Newly-published ASME B31J-2017 calculations available free in CAESAR II (through FEATools options, with no PRG license required)

There have also been several enhancements to 3D model behavior and many other improvements that speed up your time working with piping models.

Please review the attached document for more details on what is new with this release.   Click here. 

This new upgrade is being delivered electronically.  If you are current on maintenance you should now have received your upgrade link details.  If you have not received them please contact our office.

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CAESAR II Training 2017 – 23rd to 25th October 2017, Perth

Learn the latest technology at this hands-on, computer-aided pipe stress analysis training course!

Monday 123 – Wednesday 25 October 2017, Perth

Cortex Engineering Software is pleased to bring to you a training course on Hexagon® CAESAR II® in Perth from 23 to 25 October 2017.

This three-day training course in Perth 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 jlurati@cortexsoftware.com.au

 

Date:        23 to 25 October 2017

Time:       8.30am – 5.00pm

Venue:    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 http://smartsupport.intergraph.com.
  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 B31J_Essentials.zip 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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CADWorx Upgrade – BricsCAD Platform ANNOUNCEMENT

CADWorx users now have the option to run on either AutoCAD or BricsCAD platforms.

On April 6, 2017, Hexagon® Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) announced the release of Hexagon CADWorx® Plant 2017 R1. This new release includes the most complete DWG file-based range of tools for effective plant design and offers unparalleled flexibility and collaboration, including the option to run on the AutoCAD® or BricsCAD® platform accessing the current DWG format.

By including the ability to choose the design platform, CADWorx continues to expand upon and provide powerful and adaptive tools that enable quick and easy creation of fully intelligent 3D plant models. Best of all, CADWorx continues to provide users with all the familiar benefits, ensuring every plant designer and engineer has the tools they need to complete projects efficiently.

Installation of Upgrade The new version of CADWorx will not be a download. It will be shipped on a CD. Customer shipments will start on 14 April to all users who are current on maintenance.

There is only one version of CADWorx. It can switch from AutoCAD to BricsCAD. Files are fully compatible on both platforms.

BricsCAD Trial Download For those users already running BricsCAD, the new CADWorx installation process will enable you to select BricsCAD as the design platform CADWorx will run on a trial version of BricsCAD. Users who wish to try the new platform can download a trial version of BricsCAD and then install CADWorx. Click here to download the BricsCAD trial version:

CADWorx Trial

If you are not an existing CADWorx or BricsCAD user and wish to try the software, please contact either Gary MacLeod on gmacleod@cortexsoftware.com.au – 03 9894 1233 or Himanshu Patel on hpatel@cortexsoftware.com.au – 0430 977 382.

CADWorx/BricsCAD FAQs Click here to FAQ’s relating to CADWorx running on BricsCAD:

Cadworx Webinar April 18th Hexagon will host a webinar on April 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time (U.S.A.) that will demonstrate new capabilities in CADWorx 2017 R1.® This new release includes the most complete DWG file-based range of tools for effective plant design and offers unparalleled flexibility and collaboration, including the option to run on the AutoCAD or BricsCAD ® platform. Regardless of the CAD platform, CADWorx continues to provide 100% functionality and the user interface is similar in both platforms. For more information and to register for this webinar, click here .

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Now Available: CAESAR II 2017

We are pleased to announce the release of CAESAR II 2017 (Version 9.0).

CAESAR II 2017 features updates to many piping and equipment codes; support for creep conditions in piping based on EN-13480 guidelines; and many features that improve usability. This release includes a large-scale B31.4 code update for liquid pipelines. In addition, the 3D model has several new symbols and an improved display.

 Please review the attached document for quick details on what is new with this release.

 Also, note the following CAESAR II items of interest:

  • Don’t miss our next webinar, Tuesday, August 23rd at 10 a.m. (CDT) or Wednesday, August 24 at 12

    p.m (AEST),

    What’s New in CAESAR II 2017,” presented by CAESAR II Product Owner, Stephanie Donovan. Refer to the  website for registration details on this must-see webinar!

  • Take advantage of  our special pricing deal on PRG’s FEATools available through the end of September.

Check out a recording of one of our latest webinars, including:

    •  A great session on Shortening the Learning Curve by CAESAR II expert Judy Hodgson of Plant Design Solutions
  •  An informative webinar on Stress Analysis & Flexibility Corrections by Tony Paulin of Paulin Research Group

 

Join our LinkedIn CAESAR II Group

or use the CAESAR II Forums.

Click here to Find more about : What’s New in CAESAR II 2017

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CAESAR II Training 2017 – 17 to 19 July 2017, Melbourne

Learn the latest technology at this hands-on, computer-aided pipe stress analysis training course!

Monday 17 – Wednesday 19 July 2017, Melbourne

Cortex Engineering Software is pleased to bring to you a training course on Hexagon® CAESAR II® in Melbourne from 4 – 6 July 2016.

This three-day training course in Melbourne 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 jlurati@cortexsoftware.com.au

 

Date:        17 – 19 July 2017

Time:       8.30am – 5.00pm

Venue:    Hexagon Offices

Ground Floor 660 Doncaster Road Doncaster, Melbourne VIC 3108

Cost:     $2,950 (excl. GST)

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

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Keep Engineering Locally Campaign

Cortex is a supplier of sophisticated engineering software tools used across a wide range of industries such as oil & gas, mining, pharmaceuticals, marine, defence and aerospace.

 We are very concerned about the amount of Engineering work that is being sent off shore. Typically this offshoring is done by the larger multinational engineering houses in an effort to lower the cost of their services which are artificially high due to the high salaries paid to their non-billable upper management. This effects the employment rates of Engineers here and also the amount business for all companies in the industry chain. In the long term it has the potential to erode the engineering capability that Australia has and put us at a disadvantage to countries that have put appropriate investment in their engineering industry.

We note the current initiative by various bodies for a revitalised focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) and how a country with high STEM capability will be well positioned for success in a world with ever increasing technology requirements and discoveries.

We are looking for ideas on how to develop this campaign to encourage companies to have work carried out locally, rather than being sent off shore.

 Keep Engineering Locally Campaign

 Aims

  • Retain Engineering skills and experience locally
  • Reduce unemployment amongst the Engineering community though more work being available
  • Provide training on design and drafting tools to increase work opportunities for unemployed
  • Provide work and career opportunities for young Engineers
  •  Help maintain a career path for STEM graduates in line with current initiatives already under discussion

Promote the benefits of having work carried out locally

  • Availability of many highly skilled and experienced Engineers who can complete work rapidly and cost effectively
  • Integrated Design and analysis software tools are available that provide that provide efficient work flows for small to medium size jobs
  • Local rapid communication for Concept and Design changes, Design checking  and implementation
  • Many small start-up companies being formed from Engineers from larger consultancies, can carry out all size jobs economically  due to reduced overheads, Engineering experience and software efficiency skills

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