Kristin Coyle
Software Developer

Sleek Integration

Integration with other products is a major priority for PV Elite. The risk of typos in transferring information from one printed sheet of paper to a separate program is high. The task is laborious and time-consuming. We strive to take that unnecessary stress out of your workflow so that you can focus on your true work - engineering. With our sleek workflows, integrating between products becomes seamless.

The hallmark capability that we added recently was integration with Intergraph Smart 3D. In just a few quick moments, you can transform your PV Elite pressure vessel into a SmartPlant component. This includes everything from the elements to the nozzles, and even the nozzle reinforcement pads. All you have to do is go to the Tools tab and click on “Export to VUE Format…”

Vol.3 | July 2016 | Issue 7
Get social with us!
HxGN LOCAL CAU Houston 2016
September 19-20
Houston, Texas, US

PV Elite Productivity Training
October 3-5
Houston, Texas, US

Here are two tips!

1. Foundation Loads calculations can appear on their report. Go to the Tools menu / Configuration dialog to check the box for this option.

2. If you built a vertical vessel and you wish to analyze the design in the horizontal position with saddle supports, you can flip the vessel by pressing the “Flip Model Orientation” in the Tools Ribbon menu. The skirt is actually turned into a cylinder instead of a skirt.

Share this newsletter & let others get their own copy by clicking here to subscribe!
From there, a dialog appears. Browse to the PV Elite file folder and the VUE file destination folder, select the files you want to export and then click on export. Your VUE files are ready for Smart 3D.

We also integrate with CADWorx, our CAD software. There are no files to export from PV Elite. You can simply import it from CADWorx directly and all the information from the PV Elite file is populated in CADWorx - no extra effort required.

We can also import pipe loads from CAESAR II. From the nozzle dialog, go to the Local Stress Analysis tab. After selecting the calculation method, select the Global radio button. This unlocks the CAESAR II integration feature. Click the CAESAR II button and select the CAESAR II file you wish to use. On the far right side under direction cosines, make sure to add the necessary information, including the CAESAR II node number so that you get the correct loads. The forces and moments should be populated in their respective fields.

These are just some of the ways PV Elite integrates with other products. For more information, please click here.
Connect with Kristin at

Be a part of our community - join the PV Elite TUF Group.
Have you been able to use ASME Code Case 2695 with PV Elite for any of your projects? How did it go? Let us know.
Did you know that you can run the analysis of the model by just pressing F12 on your keyboard?