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Vol.2 | Issue 10 | October 2015
Would you like to know how CAESAR II really works? How does CAESAR II calculate displacements, forces, and stresses? read more.
The technical team at Plant Design Solutions answers dozens of calls and emails daily to support CADWorx clients... read more.
As we gear up for the release of PV Elite 2016, I can’t help but notice just how many material properties changed... read more.
Vornel Walker
Vice President - Product Marketing
Going it Alone in an Integrated World

When COADE, as it was at the time, released CADWorx PIPE, its first piping design solution, we thought that we had it made. Pipers want piping, right? Yes, but also they wanted steel to place their pipes on. No problem, we added steel. All set? Well not quite, what about equipment? So that got added too ...

The evolution from CADWorx PIPE to its current form, CADWorx Plant Professional, with integrated piping, steel, equipment, cable trays, etc. happened over time and happened due to the input and feedback we received from the field. Input that said we want more, but we want it to work just like the piping does.

One of the main reasons CADWorx Plant Professional is so successful is that users do not have to come out of the tool to create these multidiscipline components. The items that make up a full and rich plant design can all be created with the same design “feel” and within the AutoCAD environment.

Synergy is often seen as greatly beneficial in helping teams work together better and more effectively. But what is often overlooked is the benefits that can come from individual users working in an environment that fully integrates piping, steel, equipment, cable trays, etc. within the same design space.

As an example, in this synergistic environment, designers do not have to wait to perform batch collision checking by exporting files to be read into other packages. Instead, collision checking can occur on-the-fly as each component is placed, giving instant feedback.

Sometimes bringing synergy down to the individual level has some of the greatest benefits.

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