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Rules and Plant Setup

Take advantage of the piping rules and configuration settings available in CADWorx Plant. Learn how to leverage the power of rules based modeling to increase accuracy and consistency of your projects. Get in depth knowledge of the configuration settings and how they impact your design. Leave the conference with hands on experience using both piping rules and configuration settings to increase productivity and design quality of your entire team.

Drawing Production using OrthoGen

OrthoGen is a tried and tested product that has been on the market for several years and is now available for CADWorx. Let us show you how, using predefined OrthoGen Styles, you can generate drawings in minutes that would take hours using traditional drawing production tools and techniques. With OrthoGen, learn how to set up orthographic drawing styles and have your plans and elevations generated automatically with dimensions, line annotations, elevations and much more. If you generate plan and elevation drawings from your CADWorx models, join us to look at this highly automated approach.

GET Smart - Educating Unintelligent Objects

Although CADWorx has an extensive library of components to select from sometimes you need to show something in your models that is not “off the shelf”. In this session you will learn how to build specification based user shapes required for any project. You will also learn how to turn any AutoCAD object into an intelligent CADWorx object using generic attach. Join us and see how to develop more accurate plant models by allowing you to create intelligent representations of your unintelligent objects.

The Power of Symbols Keys (SKEYs)

Produce isometric drawings with symbols that accurately represent items placed in your plant model that fit your project needs. This session will help you discover the hidden power of Symbol Keys (SKEYs). The Symbol Editor allows the modification of existing or creation of new and unique symbols. In this session you will learn how your isometric styles can be configured to automatically use the predefined symbols we create. Join us and see how SKEY’s can maximize project understanding in the creation of isometrics..


Part I: Instrumentation Detailing

In this two part series, we will start by examining the best-in-class workflow that starts with consuming digital P&ID data to automatically mass produce instrument loops and all associated instrument detailing.  You will see firsthand the inherent increase in accuracy and efficiency of this collaborative engineering process that leverages data to produce deliverables and coordinate workgroups as inevitable engineering changes occur.

Part II: Electrical Detailing

In the second of this two part series, we will continue to examine the design process as it transitions from instrumentation to electrical detailing.  The flow of digital data continues in the production of typical electrical detail deliverables, and because the only real constant in engineering, ironically, is change – the concept of change once, change everywhere is introduced as managing change is one of the things that CADWorx E&I does best.


More Applicable Data w/FEA Tools

The SIFs and flexibility factors used today were developed over 60 years ago. ASME commissioned a project (ST-LLC 07-02) to review, update and harmonize these values across all B31 piping codes. One of the most interesting changes is treating pipe intersections where tee's flexibility value is greater than the current 1.0. Taking credit for this flexibility can reduce tee expansion efforts calculated and loads of equipment. CAESAR II FEA Translator provides the “More applicable data” –SIFs and flexibilities of Tee computed using finite element analysis (FEA) as described by the Design codes, such as B31.3 Appendix D & EN 13480 Para  This session will review the benefits of including tee flexibilities and why you want include this information in your analysis models.

Modal Evaluation as a Dynamic Screening Tool

Piping systems in operation can experience vibration problems that typically cannot be predicted during design due to the infinite possibilities of sources of the vibration. A good indicator of how susceptible a piping system will be to vibration is its first natural frequency. Modal screening is a technique to use a piping systems first natural frequency as a likelihood of failure. This session will briefly cover the basic dynamic concepts used here, followed by a review of the modal analysis input parameters. The accuracy of the (static input) piping model will be discussed. Finally, using the natural frequency calculation as a simple screening tool for system reliability, this will wrap up this presentation.


Frame and Finite Element Modeling Fundamentals and Sources of Error

This session will discuss many of the assumptions made when preparing structural models of frame structures as well as structures composed of frame members and two or three dimensional finite elements.  The assumptions and sources of error made in modeling the behavior of the structure, the geometry, properties, boundary conditions and loadings will be discussed.  Examples will be presented to illustrate some of the errors that are commonly made.

Harmonic Analysis of Machine Foundations and Support Systems

The presentation will begin with a brief overview of the mode superposition, steady state and harmonic analysis problem.  Examples of simple machine supports and foundations will be presented that describe and illustrate machine foundation and support modeling concepts, the data description of steady state and harmonic loading conditions, the mode superposition analysis procedure and steps, and the reporting and interpretation of both text and graphical analysis results.

PV Elite

Thin and Thick Expansion Joint Design Method

In heat exchanger design, the expansion joints have to accommodate thermo expansion.

Designing for Vacuum

The differences in design for internal pressure and external pressure, and why vessels are so susceptible to vacuum collapse when subjected to external. Also discussed are the method the ASME Section VIII, Division 1 analyzed a vessel when vacuum conditions exist.