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Release Date:  08/18/2000

Heading:  PVElite Version 4.00 is released. This version includes new 3D graphics and FEA modeling hooks.



HOUSTON, August 15, 2000 COADE, Inc. has released PVElite Version 4.00, an enhanced edition of its popular Windows (95/98/NT) integrated vessel design and stress analysis software. PVElite Version 4.00 features a new 3D model viewer, DXF (data interchange file) file generation option and incorporates updated BS 5500, Appendix G local stress evaluation for round hollow nozzles on spheres and cylindrical shells.

The new 3D viewer can read and render any PVElite input file. It also includes real-time model rotation, zooming, panning, cutting planes, wire-frame viewing and other features. This helps in identifying vessel design problems such as component interference. The DXF file generation option produces a specially formatted text file that can be read by programs such as AutoCAD, Intergraph and many others to produce a drawing. This feature can be used to quickly create drawings for fabrication or bidding purposes. The BS-5500 Appendix G calculations incorporate the British version WRC 107/297 plus it provides allowable stresses.

In addition to these new features, PVElite incorporates current pressure vessel codes and standards such as ASME BPV, BS (British Standard) 5500, ASCE #7, Uniform Building Code (UBC), National Building Code (NBC), ANSI B16.5, TEMA and WRC Bulletin 107 and 297. PVElite provides engineers, designers, estimators, fabricators and inspectors with complete design of tall towers, horizontal vessels, pots and pans and individual vessel components. The software was designed for quick start up, and its graphical modeling capabilities are easy to use and allow for quick data assembly and vessel analysis. As is the case with all its software products, COADE has tested PVElite using its stringent quality assurance (QA) standards and backs the software with a trained team of software engineers and program developers.


COADE, Inc. is one of the world's leading engineering software companies. Products include CAESAR II, the world's most popular software for pipe stress analysis; PV Elite, pressure vessel design and analysis software; CADWorx/Pipe, a piping design and drafting program with the industry's first intelligent, fully functional, bi-directional link between CAD and analysis; CODECALC software for pressure vessel component analysis and design; and TANK, comprehensive engineering software for analyzing and designing oil storage tanks according to the latest API codes. COADE, CAESAR II, CADWorx/Pipe, PV Elite, CODECALC and TANK are trademarks of the company. Windows (95/98/NT) is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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