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Description:

 This list contains all the new features CADWorx has implemented since 2005.

 


  Items added or updated for CADWorx Plant Professional 2016
Description: What's New - CADWorx 2016.pdf

  Items added or updated for CADWorx Plant Professional 2015 SP1
Description: What's New - CADWorx 2015 SP1.pdf

  Items added or updated for CADWorx Plant Professional 2015
Description:

Apply Change Data Rule Updates

  • You can turn updates on or off for Layer/color in the Apply Change Data Rule. You can change the updates in the Pipe Rules section of the CADWorx Plant Setup.

Male and Female Threaded Needle Valves

  • You can create threaded needle valves with male threaded by female threaded ends.
Routing Mitered Elbows

  • You can route mitered elbows using the Miter Elbow Buttweld elbow type or from the component List. Make sure your specification has a Mitered elbow, click Route, and then select elBow type on the command line to receive the Mitered Elbow Buttweld option.

Cross or Tee with Reducer

  • You can now insert a cross and a tee with reducers. The software bases the size of the component on the connected branch of the other component. Use the Branch tab to set the Straight Tee/Cross + Reducer option. Then, set the Apply Branch Table Rule to Automatic for CADWorx to check the branch table and provide the Cross + Reducer and Tee + Reducer options.

Skewed Piping

  • You can create skewed piping and set a maximum angle for the skew with the Apply Skew Pipe Maximum Angle rule. Set the Apply Skew Pipe Maximum Angle rule in the Piping Rules of the CADWorx Plant Setup. The setting you set here determines the maximum angle allowed when drawing a skewed pipe. Click Route, and then select sKew on the command line to draw a skewed pipe.

ISOGEN Configuration Panel

  • You can use the ISOGEN Configuration Panel in I-Configure.

Override Custom Data

  • You can type a value in Default Value of the Custom Data tab in the CADWorx Spec View palette to override the custom data from the Specification Editor. If you set up custom data with the List option, you can select an item from the Default Value to apply it as an override.

Select List of Custom Data

  • You can select from a list of items when editing custom data in the Component Custom Data dialog box accessed in the Component Edit dialog box. You can also do the same in the Custom Data dialog box accessed in the Global CEdit dialog box. To accomplish this, you must create custom data using the new List option available in the Specification Editor.

Short Description for Material List

  • When setting up a user defined material list in the ISOGEN Configuration panel, you can now use the attribute name -80 to display the short description column with text wrapping when running ISOGEN Out.

Curved Piping ISOGEN  

  • You can generate isometric drawings for curved piping by setting the Threshold in ISOGEN Configuration to greater than 0. Generate these drawings by creating an adjustable bend, setting the ISOGEN Data dialog box SKEY to PB** (** designates a valid ISOGEN end type), and then running ISOGEN Out or ISOGEN Batch.

SYSVIS Updates for Taps

  • You can turn visibility of TAPs on or off in the system layer with the SYSVIS command.

Swage End Type Descriptions

  • The software allows descriptions of end types for swages. Set the PipeDescriptionCat variable to 1, 2, 5, or 6 for swage end types to display on the long description.

Change Size Updates for Tees

  • You have more options when you use CHANGESIZE to change the size of a tee.

O-Lets on Tangents

  • You can insert O-Lets on the tangent of a bend or an elbow.

Moving Components

  • You can move and connect Socket and Threaded components to straight buttweld components. The software automatically deletes all extra welds.

Copy Nozzle Generic Attach

  • You can now copy the nozzle generic attachments with the applied xdata.

Custom Data in MSSQL Database

  • The software now includes the custom data fields in the MSSQL database.

Deletion of Steel Components in Database

  • You can delete all components or not delete all components with SDBAUDIT.

Repeatability Return in Isogen Configuration Panel

  • You can now enable the Repeatability return report in the I-Configure ISOGEN Configuration Panel. This feature was controlled by the RepeatFile option in the previous version of I-Configure. Enabling the repeatability report defines start and split locations for consecutive ISOGEN outputs. Set the ISOGENSetting variable to control the import of the repeat file data. The number of sheets then adds to the ISOGEN Data dialog box.

CAESAR II 2014 Compatibility

  • You can use CAESAR II 2014 when exporting a CADWorx model to CAESAR II. Set the version of CAESAR II in the CAESARIIVersion variable.

Specification Editor Enhancements

Bolt Part Numbering

  • You can add bolt length tables and bolt diameter tables to the Size Tables folder using the options Add Bolt Diameter Table and Add Bolt Length Table. To set the part numbering in the Specification, select the bolt length and bolt diameter tables in the Specification Properties.

End Prep Part Numbering

  • You can add end prep tables to the Miscellaneous folder with End Prep Table on the Add Table panel. To set the part numbering for end prep, select the end prep table in the Specification Properties.

ISOGEN Symbol End Types

  • You can select the ISOGEN symbol for end types in the New and Edit Component Pane.

Added New Schemas in Descriptions

  • You can use the index code table fields, the OD_RED_SIZ_TBL, and the DESCRIPTION_CMP_TBL schemas in your long, short, tag, and part number description formats.

Select List for Custom Data

  • You can create a pull-down list of items for custom data.

Multiple Rating and Classes

  • You can add Component Class, Temperature Rating, and Pressure Ratings for Start, End, Branch 1, and Branch 2 end points for components.

AutoCAD Plant 3D Import Improvements

  • Improved the import of the AutoCAD Plant 3D specifications and catalogs.

  Items added or updated with CADWorx Plant Professional 2014 SP1
Description:

ISOGEN Continuation Graphics

  • You can now view continuation graphics when running ISOGEN. Set the ISOGENContinuation GraphicsCount variable to value from 0 – 3 for the amount of continuation graphics you want to view when running ISOGEN.

Nozzle Generic Attach

  • You can now draw a generic nozzle image to position where a nozzle might appear in the drawing with the Nozzle Generic Attach command. The command added required intelligence of nozzle attachments to improve the overall application of the option. You are able to route from this nozzle for ease of use. This new drawing also registers in ISO drawings.

Alphanumeric Characters in ISOGEN Spool, Mark, and Sheet Number

  • You can now use alphnumeric characters in the spool, mark, and sheet number in the ISOGEN Data dialog box.

Spec Editor Enhancements

  • Attach or Detach Custom Data on a model
    • You can now turn your custom data on and off using the Attach Field to Components check box in the New Field dialog box. This functionality allows for the data you create to not display in your model, BOM, or database. This functionality gives you full autonomy over your custom data information.

  Items added or updated with CADWorx Plant Professional 2014
Description:

Dynamic Pipe Supports

  • You can now use dynamic pipe supports in CADWorx. This functionality is intelligent and allows you to change pipe supports in the drawing with either a plus grip; or by using the Replace Pipe Support option. You can also now create tee supports. All functionality for creation of supports and data has been moved to the Spec Editor.

Center of Gravity Consolidation

  • You can now use a single dialog box to perform and receive center of gravity (COG) calculations for all components. In the newly consolidated COG dialog box, all items are calculated and the software generates a report listing each component with a total weight and COG location. You can add additional COG points to the model to accommodate the non-CADWorx objects as well. 

Enhanced Bolt, Gasket, and Weld Displays

  • You can now view enhanced views of bolts, gaskets, and welds for better real world displays of a model.

Branch Component to a Reducer with a Grip

  • You can now route a branch off of a reducer with the newly added routing plus grip. This accommodates vent drains and instrument taps.

CADWorx 2014-to-CAESAR II 2013 Capabilities

  • You can now use CADWorx 2014 to interface with CAESAR II 2013 for your workflow projects. The interface was improved to include the latest release of CAESAR II.

Custom User Field Enhancements

  • You can now add Custom Data in the Specification Editor to all tables and to all project information. This information can then be seen in many areas of the software, including the following:
    • CEDIT and GCEDIT
    • Live Database
    • Bill of Material
    • Filter in line isolate

New Line Isolate Enhancements

  • You can now use the line isolation feature to invert a selected isolation, as well as to create filtering schemes using the Line View Isolation Properties Manager. With this manager, you can create specific isolation schemes and save them for later use. You can assign a new Configuration Setting, LineViewIsolationSettingsFile, to use one of these filtering scheme files as a default for the drawing.

ISOGEN Repeatability

  • You can enable the RepeatFile feature in I-Configure or Project Manager to have CADWorx retain the original numbering for BOM, welds, and sheets when running an Isometric drawing. When modifications are made, the repeatability feature enables CADWorx to output the same drawing as previous with the modifications added.

OrthoGen

  • OrthoGen for CADWorx is a new offering from Intergraph. You can now generate the orthographic drawing based on a configuration selection directly inside of CADWorx with the click of an icon.

Apply O-let Minimum Spacing Rule

  • You can now apply a new rule in CADWorx to control the placement of O-lets and Couplings preventing the overlap of welds.

Generic Attach Enhancements

  • You can now define the Bill of Material (BOM) mark point and the Center of Gravity (COG) location after running a Generic Attach.

Generic Attach for Nozzles

  • You can now add required intelligence to any position in a CADWorx model using the Nozzle Generic Attach feature.

Changes Review for Database

  • You can now specify to have information that changed in a database highlighted on the model when you synchronize the model by setting the SyncOnStartUp variable in Configuration Settings to Synchronize With Changes Review. This functionality simplifies the approval and review of changed data.

Spec Editor Enhancements

  • Formulas in the User Fields
    • You can now use formulas within the catalog in CADWorx 2014 user fields.
  • Import and Export LD, SD, TAG, PN Schemas
    • You can now save and reuse schemas for Long Descriptions, Short Descriptions, Tags, and Part Numbers using the new Import and Export features that appear within dialog boxes.
  • Component-Level LD, SD, TAG, and PN Descriptions
    • You can now add descriptions down to the component level.
  • Custom User Field Enhancements
    • You can now add Custom Data in the Specification Editor to all tables and to all project information. This is significant in that now custom data can be added at the component level.
  • Import SmartPlant Reference Data Specs
    • You can now import Smart Plant Reference Data specification and use them directly in CADWorx 2014. This functionality allows you to develop projects with Smart Plant, PDS, or CADWorx, and use the same specifications. Create catalogs for these specifications upon import of the specifications.
  • DBCODES table with Index added to Catalog Editor
    • You can now create new DBCodes and IndexCodes, as well as import existing DAT files. Add these codes to any Part Number Schema.
  • Copy Records from  Specifications
    • You can now copy component records from one specification to another or within the same specification. Use this copy/paste feature to save time by producing one record and then copying it to all specifications necessary.

  Items added or updated with CADWorx Plant Professional 2013 R2
Description: Version 2013 R2 (13.2)

Convert Legacy Models
 
  • As a user you are able to take legacy models from before 2013  and convert them using the Convert Legacy utility. The functionality is intelligent and allows the user to set the system to automatically change the model or to prompt you for the changes.
Review Legacy Components
  • As a user you are able review your model for legacy components by use of the REVIEWLEGACYCOMPONENTS command. This enhancement allows for CADWorx components to be viewed in the drawing and listed in the Find Legacy Components dialog box based on your choice of search method.

Apply Auto Coupling Rule 

  • Provides the availability to automatically add couplings between components. You can set a few options in the piping rule such as for pipe breaks only or to prompt you for insertion of couplings during modeling.

Apply Line Number Rule 

  • It is now possible to have CADWorx automatically check the line number of another line when inserting a new component. This piping rule works in conjunction with the Line Number System Setup. You can have your components always inherit the line number of a line or prompt you for options.

Apply Change Data Rule

  • With this piping rule it is possible to have CADWorx automatically update specific items when using the Change Spec, Change Size, or automatic update of data options. Data can either be updated automatically or by a system of prompts. Such items that can be updated or not are Short Description, Tag, and Alpha Size.  

Import AutoCAD Plant 3D data and specification

  • If you use AutoCAD Plant 3D data and specification you are now able to transfer this data into CADWorx. The option Import AutoCAD Plant 3D Data and Import AutoCAD Plant 3D Specs in the Specification Editor enables you to use all your AutoCAD Plant 3D specs and catalog information in CADWorx.

Review Update

  • When working between catalogs and project in the Specification Editor it is now possible to review an update before accepting the information. This option provides you the ability to change the Source ID and the Source Table Name for the updating information.  

Enhanced setup of Formats for components

  • Short Description and Tag formats can now be setup using the Specification Editor. This enables you to decide what your short descriptions and tags read based on a preselected format. 

Enhancement of legacy importation

  • With the Import by Spec option you now have the ability to select the DAT file for legacy imports. This associates the DAT file part numbers with related components imported through a custom component field named USER_PART_NUMBER.

  Items added or updated with CADWorx Plant Professional 2013 R1:
Description: Version 2013 R1 (13.1)

Convert from Project Data
  • As a user you are able to select make changes to an existing specification in the Specification Editor and then update those changes to an existing component in a drawing. This functionality will be intelligent and allow the user to select specific components to change.

CWXPLODE

  • As a user you are able to turn the CADWorx components in a drawing into AutoCAD 3D solids with xdata included. This enhancement allows for CADWorx components to be used as regular AutoCAD components.

Edit an Assembly Path

  • The availability to change the folder location of an assembly is an enhancement that enables the user to change where an assembly is stored. This folder can be any location on the user's computer without restrictions.

Edit a Usershape by redefining the connection points

  • It is now possible to redefine connection points on a user shape. If a user shape has been created but you need it to be entered from a different direction or angle you are able to use the EDITUSERSHAPE command to change the connection points.

Draw Single pipe components with new commands

  • With the PIPW1 for buttweld, PIPF1 for socketweld and threaded, and PIPFL1 for flanged pipe to draw a single pipe component. These commands make it easier to add a single piece of a pipe to a routed section of pipe.

Reload Specification

  • When making changes to the specification it is now easier to reload the file to work with the updated data. All that you need to do is either click the refresh button on the Spec View palette or click Reload File in the Setup Size and Specification dialog.

Reload Assembly Global Files

  • As a user you can now reload a global file for an assembly by right clicking and select the Reload Global File option. This enhancement allows you to reload a file that has been changed.

Import AutoPLANT Data in the Spec Editor

  • If you use AutoPLANT Data you are now able to transfer this data into CADWorx. The option Import AutoPLANT Data in the Specification Editor enables you to use all your AutoPLANT specs and catalog information and convert them to CADWorx component data.

Export Project or Catalog Data to Text or Excel

  • This new enhancement enables the user to export project or catalog data for Quality Assurance and Quality control to have a hard copy of the specification exported. It makes for easier changes to data since you now have a hard copy of the original spec in case you copy the information back to the new spec.

Find and replace text in a project

  • There is now the ability to find and replace text when working in a project in the Specification Editor. This option enables you to be able to search for any text located within the project. The text found is highlighted in yellow based on whether you selected the Long Description, Short Description, or Tag check boxes. Only editable data can be replaced.

Existing functionality is kept

  • All the existing functionality of CADWorx 2013 is kept in place so the learning curve for CADWorx 2013 R1 will be minimal. All of the palettes will still exist although some are enhanced to address the new functionality.
  • Current interfaces to CAESAR II, ISOGEN and PV Elite have been kept.
  • Design Review can now view published Smart Plant Review VUE files as well as the CADWorx 2013 models.

  Items added or updated with CADWorx Plant Professional 2013:
Description: Version 2013 (13.0)

Change Size or Spec
  • To be able to select an existing line and ask the program to change the size or specification of a line and have all the components change automatically has been requested by users for a long time. This functionality will be intelligent and allow the user to select either the line or specific components to change. 
  • It will know if a reduction is needed, or if a line needs to be moved and allow the user to make the appropriate decision to accomplish the desired change.

Auto Routing

  • As a user routes a line through the model the program will place the appropriate components required. The user has the ability to add branches, inline components, and sub assemblies as they route the line.
  • There is also the ability to have the program automatically route a line between two points in space. The user can choose which one of the various routing options best meets their design needs.

New and Enhanced Catalog of Components (old DAT Files)

  • The component catalog has been developed to better manage the vast amount of data needed in the design of piping systems. The catalog is divided into three separate catalog groups any one of which can be used. The global catalog contains all components. The industry catalog contains a subset of the global catalog. The company catalog contains a subset of the industry catalog. Each of these can be edited by the user to add or change the component data. As the user creates their company standard catalog components are copied from the appropriate industry catalog. They can have any number of catalogs defined.
  • The catalogs contain three key data types. The first is always required and is used to represent the components graphically. The second type is called enhanced data and is used to allow the representation of components in an enhanced state. The third is for user data and is open to allow for specific user information to be added and used as non graphical information. Each of these types is editable by the user as needed.
  • The data fields can contain formulas as well as variables to enhance the data needed.

New and Enhanced Specifications

  • The specifications for a project will be stored in a single database file called a project spec. This file will contain all the specifications needed for a single project. It will contain all the data from the catalog for each component selected. It will also allow the easier transport of project specifications between users. This will allow a company to have a single file containing all their standard specifications for easier management of standards.
  • The specifications will contain a rules section that will allow the user to specify how the piping systems work together. The rules section will contain a branch table that can be used to restrict the use of various branch components. The branch table will be used for Auto Routing as well. These rules can be turned on or off as needed.
  • For each specification there are several global fields that the user can fill to capture different requirements. The user also has the ability to set the layer, color, and linetype attributes if desired. Visual effects are also included in the specification which allows for different specifications to be represented in different ways such as single line to solid, standard to enhanced mode, and etc.

Minimum and Maximum Pipe Lengths

  • There are data fields in the catalogs and specs that allow the user to set a minimum and or maximum pipe length. These lengths will be used with the piping rules to restrict the lengths of pipes used. If the length is too short it will not allow it to be placed. If it is longer than the maximum then another pipe will be added.

Self Aware Components

  • Each of the components will know what other components it is attached to and keep these connections as it is moved. The user can move any component and the attached components will move with it. If the user moves a component and the attached components need to change orientation they will automatically change.

Piping Rules

  • There are many piping rules that can be set to auto, manual, or off. These rules control many aspects of the piping system including branches, connection types, pipe lengths, and how the piping system reacts to changes. The user can select which rules to allow and which to ignore.

Enhanced Settings

  • There are many new settings which enhances the ability to control the operations of the model.
  • Some of these settings include the ability to control the addition of flanges to valve sets, automatically change spec and size to the attaching piping, control the visual representation of the piping from single line to solids.

New component attributes

  • New component attributes are available to allow for the control of components individually.
  • These include representation such as single line to solid, standard mode to enhanced mode, as well as control of the layers, colors and if appropriate linetypes.

Import of previous data

  • Both the data files and the specifications from previous versions of CADWorx can be imported and used. Because the new catalog and specifications contain new and enhanced data, the user will have to add some additional data to make it totally compatible.

Existing functionality is kept

  • All the existing functionality of CADWorx 2012 is kept in place so the learning curve for CADWorx 2013 will be minimal. All of the palettes will still exist although some are enhanced to address the new functionality.
  • Current interfaces to CAESAR II, ISOGEN and PV Elite have been kept.
  • Design Review can now view published Smart Plant Review VUE files as well as the CADWorx 2013 models.

  Items added or updated with CADWorx Plant Professional 2012 R1/ CADWorx Plant 2012 R1:
Description:

Version 2012 R1 (12.1)

  • Added support for CIS/2 export/import from 64 bit.
  • Added support for AutoCAD 2012 (32 bit / 64 bit).

  Items added or updated with CADWorx Plant Professional 2010 / CADWorx Plant 2010:
Description:

Piping 

  • Added command PIPESUPPORTVIEW to start the Pipe Support Modeler palette. The palate provides numerous options to insert intelligent pipe and elbow supports. PipeSupportSetting configuration variable will control the layer the support component is placed on.
  • Added command DISCONTINUITYVIEW to start the Discontinuity View palette. The palate provides numerous options to locate disconnected and overlapped components.
  • Added command PIPESUPPORTREPORT to export pipe support bill of material data to an external file.
  • Added spec and data files based on the German (DIN) Standard.
  • Added spec and data files based on the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)
  • Added spec and data files based on the Japanese (JIS) Standard.
  • Added command VIEWEDITALL to quickly access all View Boxes that are present in the model drawing.
  • Updated XREF drawing processing features to use data from XREFs that are inserted with a rotation.  Previous versions ignored XREFs that were rotated.
  • Updated user shape component length calculation to be based on the first two connection points.
  • Updated SPECCHG command to change the bolt length based on the length set in the data file.
  • Updated swage component to save the end conditions that are entered when the component is first drawn in the model. These saved end conditions will be appended to the long description during a spec change.
  • Updated Spec Change command to save a log file off description changes done to each individual component.
  • Updated PIPESUPPORTVIEW inserted supports to use the DBCodes.dat file settings from the specification file.
  • Updated PIPESUPPORTVIEW inserted elbow supports to include bottom and top of pipe (BOP / TOP) insert options.
  • Updated PIPESUPPORTVIEW detect steel to work with steel from XREF drawings.
  • Updated eccentric reducer component to prevent drawing corruption issues when using AutoCAD 2010 and saving the drawing down to an AutoCAD 2007 DWG format.

ISOGEN

  • Added functionality to export insulation symbol to the isometric drawing (From the Plant menu -> Accessory -> ISOGEN -> ISOGEN Supplemental).
  • Added support for I-Configure created ISOGEN projects.  The I-Configure install is located under the CADWorx install directory at: ..\CADWorx\ISOGEN\
  • Added ISOGENDefaultStyle to the configuration file. This variable sets the default ISOGEN style used by ISOGENOUT and ISOGENBATCH.
  • Added support for the export of Miter pipe component.
  • Use ISOGEN Data Dialog to set the miter pipe export options.
  • Added a new Select button to the ISOGENOUT dialog.  This button will allow the selection of ISOGEN style from a common network directory without having to setup Project Manager or I-Configure locally on each workstation. The last style used also becomes the default for ISOGENBATCH command.
  • Added a new Project Data button to the ISOGENSETTINGS dialog to start the ISOGEN Project Data Setup dialog. This dialog will allow setting position text (POS) that can be displayed on the isometric drawing file.
  • Added functionality to export break in points (tie in points) to the isometric drawing (From the Plant menu -> Accessory -> ISOGEN -> ISOGEN Supplemental).
  • Updated to ISOGEN Version 9.3.
  • Updated the pipe support and top works direction calculations to account for a different North direction setting from ISOGENSETTINGS dialog.

Steel

  • Added new shapes:  Double Angle, Z shape, Channel with Lip, Angle with Lip
  • Added command SGCEDITALL.  This command will allow global changes to steel shapes selected.
  • Added export to CIS/2 format with the SEXPORT command (32 bit only).
  • Added command SIMPORT. This command will import a CIS/2 file (32 bit only).
  • Added command SDBFIN. This command will import steel components from a database that was created with a Live Database or SDBFGEN features.
  • Added command SLSSHOWPALETTE to start the Steel Drawing Manager palette. The palette provides features to generate steel single line drawings (CADWorx Plant Professional Only).
  • Added command BTSHAPE to draw bolt shape.
  • Updated the SUSER dialog with an improved user interface.
  • Updated plate component with additional curved plate options.
  • Updated command SGENERIC with a new dialog interface.

HVAC and Cable Tray

  • Added command HDBFGEN to export HVAC component to a database.
  • Added command HDBFIN. This command will import HVAC components from a database that was created with a HDBFGEN feature.
  • Added command HVACC to draw HVAC shapes from catalog data files.
  • Added command HUSER to draw custom HVAC shapes.
  • Added command HGENERIC. This command will attached CADWorx HVAC data to any AutoCAD entity. This generic component can then be export to the bill of materials.
  • Added support for AutoCAD 2011 (32 bit / 64 bit), AutoCAD 2010 (32 bit / 64 bit), AutoCAD 2009 (64 bit),  AutoCAD 2008 (64 bit)
  • Added support for Windows 7 (32 bit / 64 bit)

  Items added or updated with CADWorx Plant Professional 2009 / CADWorx Plant 2009:
Description:

Piping

  • Added Top Works feature to valves.  Any valve entry in the specification file can have a parametric top works data file associated with it. At the end of the valve draw, an option will be given to locate the top works on the valve.  TopWorksSetting configuration variable will control the layer the top works is placed on.
  • Added command TOPWORKSCHANGE to change the orientation of top works already associated with a valve. 
  • Added command TOPWORKSADD to add top works to a valve already drawn in the model.
  • Added command INSULATIONVIEW to start the Insulation View palette. The Insulation View palette provides options to add intelligent insulation to components.
  • Updated SPECCHG command to automatically process keywords from the new specification file.
  • Updated SPECCHG command to process the size selection setting from the new specification file.
  • Updated PipeDescriptionCat configuration variable. Added setting of 3 and 4 which will control adding of end conditions to pipe and nipple components.
  • Updated the OTAP, TAP, and STOPSIGN to work with the LayerByLineNumber setting from the current configuration file.
  • Updated Alpha Size string format routines to ignore the AutoCAD UNITMODE setting. An incorrect UNITMODE setting of 1 added unnecessary dashes to the Keywords such as {MAINACT} and {REDACT}
  • Updated threaded and socket-weld relief valves to read the correct data file column for weight.
  • Updated 2DREP layer processing features. 2DREP now ignores any component from Blocks/XREFs that are on a frozen layer.
  • Updated 2DREP to ignore invisible components from Blocks/XREFs.
  • Updated 2DREP to ignore all entities in paper space except view ports.
  • Updated Spec Edit dialog component organization.  Previously all special end type components were located in one category.  Special end type components have now been moved to more appropriate categories within the Spec Edit dialog.
  • Updated Clash feature to import clash status and layer data from XREF drawings to the master base drawings. This setting is controlled from the Clash Options dialog.
  • Updated VIEWBOX by adding an isolate option. This option will hide all entities outside the parameters of the box.
  • Updated Insulation View options to allow insulation to be entered in millimeter when working in mixed mode drawings (imperial pipe size / metric dimensions).
  • Updated Insulation View reporting to include exporting a report by line number or size.
  • Updated top works insertion routines to allow the use of multiple viewports.

ISOGEN

  • Added the option to set ISOGEN SKEY and Component Identifier from the specification file.
  • Added command ISOGENSTARTPT which will insert a block into the drawing to be processed by the ISOGENOUT and ISOGENBATCH commands. The block defines which open end of the pipeline the isometric should start from. The insert point of the block must be at the extreme end point of all the components that are to be exported to ISOGEN. If using ISOGENBATCH, only one start point should be set per line number. If using ISOGENOUT, only one start point should be selected.
  • Added a mark edit box to the ISOGEN Data dialog. This field can be used to set the mark number for a component in the ISOGEN isometrics. Added command BOMMARKS to automatically assign ISOGEN marks based on the CADWorx BOM sort and accumulation settings.
  • Added DimensionsExistingISOGEN to the configuration file. This variable controls dimensioning of existing components in the ISOGEN isometrics.
  • Added a dimension status edit box to the ISOGEN Data dialog. This field can be used to control the dimensioning of individual components.
  • Added ICEDIT command to display the ISOGEN Data dialog directly without using the CEdit dialog ISOGEN button.
  • Updated ISOGENBATCH to export line number continuation information for lines that are connected using the OTAP component. For continuation information to be exported, the OTAP must have the main (size) line number and the not the branch (reduction) line number. If the OTAP connects two lines of the same size, all OTAP SKEYs will show continuation information. If the OTAP connects lines of different sizes, only the following OTAP SKEYs will display continuation information:  TERF, TSRF, TORF, TTRF, TTSO Updated tooltip functionality to show ISOGEN settings.  ISOGEN tooltips can be activated from the ToolTips configuration variable.
  • An automatic XREF Bind is done on all detail sketches that are attached with the ISO.
  • Insulation and heat tracing settings from Insulation View are now exported to ISOGEN.
  • ISOGEN will export CADWorx Equipment nozzles from XREF drawings inserted into the base model with a rotation about any axis.  Previous versions only allowed XREF rotations about the z axis.
  • Updated to ISOGEN Version 9.1. The ISOGEN version is also displayed at the AutoCAD command line when CADWorx is started.

Steel

  • Added a live database feature for steel components.  This feature is controlled by the SLIVEDB command.
  • Added command SSYNC to updated steel component descriptions from the database.
  • Added command SLOFT to create complex lofted steel shapes.
  • Updated SLADDER to allow the user to create ladders with either curved or straight hoop connections.
  • Updated the user input shape creation for the PSHAPE component to allow for the creation of rolled concentric and eccentric cones.
  • Updated the default layer that Steel center lines are placed on. Steel center lines are now initially placed on layer Steel_Cl. The default layer name can be set using the CADWorx Layer Setup dialog.

HVAC and Cable Tray

  • Added command HWGTUPATE to update HVAC component weights based on user specified density.
  • Added command HLAYERCHANGE.  This command can be used to change the layer of the HVAC centerline or solid.
  • Updated the default layer that HVAC components are place on.  HVAC solid and center line are now initially placed on layer HVAC and HVAC_Cl.  The default layer names can be set from CADWorx Layer Setup dialog.
  • Updated the grip stretch features to re-create the HVAC solid and center line on the same layer as the original component.

  Items added or updated with CADWorx Plant Professional 2008 / CADWorx Plant 2008
Description: Piping
  • Added "Find" tab to the LineView palette. This palette can be used to locate and zoom to a piping component.
  • Added layer button to the Line View palette toolbar. This option allows further control of what components are isolated.
  • Added command PIDVIEW to start the P&ID View palette. To use this palette, a Live Database has to be setup for both the Plant and P&ID.  The P&ID project has to be created using the new process line number capabilities.
  • Added command HBOMSETUP, HBOMTOTAL, HBOMCUT, HBOMSINGLE for the creation of a HVAC bill of material. These commands are only available with AutoCAD 2007, AutoCAD 2008, or AutoCAD 2009.
  • Added specification and data files for ductile iron piping. To use these files, review the file ..\CADWorxPlant\Ductile_Iron\ReadMe_ Ductile_Iron.txt.
  • Added specification and data files for sanitary piping. To use these files, review the file ..\CADWorxPlant\Sanitary\ReadMe_Sanitary.txt.
  • Added command 2DREPH. This command will export the hidden lines from solids to the 2D representation created. All other features of this command are similar to the existing 2DREP command.
  • Added an Export and Refresh feature to the CADWorx Clash palette.
  • Updated Clash feature to use a palette.
  • Updated the NUMBERPID command to change current size, spec and line number settings used by the SpecView palette.
  • Updated the BOM features to display the current accumulation control settings at the command prompt when a BOM is generated.
  • Updated CAESAR II bi-directional to read and write CAESAR II V5.10 input files.

ISOGEN

  • Added ISOGEN button the CEdit dialog to start the ISOGEN Data dialog. This dialog can be used to set many ISOGEN settings for a component.

Steel

  • Added existing option to Steel CEdit dialog.  Added SSETEXIST and SREMOVEEXIST to modify the existing status of steel components already drawn.
  • Added command SLAYERCHANGE.  This command can be used to change the layer of the steel centerline or solid.
  • Updated steel base plates to include the length and width in the long annotation.
  • Updated steel CG to process non-editable steel components such as ladders, stairs, and handrails.
  • Updated steel to allow coping of steel solid’s that may have been modified with AutoCAD’s solids editing command.
  • Updated steel to properly position the centerline for curved angle and channel shapes at specific neutral axis settings. Extensive updates were made to the angle and channel shapes drawing routines to resolve centerline displacement issues during modifications of the beam.

  Items added or updated with CADWorx Plant Professional 2007 / CADWorx Plant 2007
Description:

Piping

  • Added command SPECVIEW to start the SpecView palette. The SpecView palette provides an alternate method of inserting CADWorx components. SpecView will filter the available components based on the size and specification settings. In addition, SpecView also provides a quick way to change line number settings.
  • Added command LINEVIEW to start the LineView palette.  The LineView palette allows the user to isolate components based on line number or specification.
  • Added keyword PIPETHKRED to the specification file. This keyword will lookup the pipe thickness based on the current reduction size.
  • Updated 2DREP layer processing features. 2DREP now ignores any components on a locked layer from XREF drawings.
  • Updated CLASH to work with components from XREF drawings.
  • Updated BOMEXPORT to process descriptions of up to 256 characters.
  • Updated the vertical and horizontal placement options of Nip-Olet and Lateral-Olet to work with a non-world UCS.  The following commands were updated: VNOLP, VNOLT, HLOLT, HLOLW, HLOLS.
  • Updated SPECCHG to process keywords for bolts and weld gaps.  All other components will have to use mode convert commands to update keywords.
  • Updated tooltip functionality to always turn on the AutoCAD TOOLTIPMERGE setting.
  • Updated AUTOBOLT to report the total number of components added and print the description of the connecting gasket.
  • Updated LINEVIEW to work with components that have nodes.
  • Updated SPECVIEW to include the butter-fly valve component.
  • Updated the following commands to include line numbers from XREF drawings: ISOGENBATCH, C2OUT, CG, BOMEXPORT, ISOOUT.
  • Updated clash features to process AutoWeldGap settings.
  • Updated the nipple component to use the PipeDescriptionCat setting from the configuration file.

Steel

  • Updated steel base plates to remember the user specified plate description.
  • Updated steel miter to allow scenarios when the beam does not need to be extended in order to perform the mitering cut on the beam.
  • Updated COMP2STEEL command to work with all available steel types in the library directory.
  • Updated SteelNeutralAxis configuration variable. Added a setting of 3 to have the center line drawn on the outside of the flange for steel channels and angles.
  • Updated steel export to read the new SteelNeutralAxis settings.
  • Updated the tolerance checking to allow steel beams to have very slight vertical deviations.
  • Updated the SBPLATE command to auto repeat to allow multiple plate insertions.
  • Updated plate length and width calculations to create a minimum perimeter rectangle for fabrication of the plate.

ISOGEN

  • Added the capability to export the CADWorx generic attach component. This component will only be listed in the material list.
  • Updated flanged pipe export to include pipe length in the description.
  • Updated the export of instruments to include the specification of the connecting component.
  • Updated the export of the bolt component to not automatically append the bolt length to the description.  To show bolt lengths in the ISOGEN material list, set ISOGEN AText 538 to ?X?. This will append the bolt length to the size for display in the size column of the material list.

HVAC and Cable Tray

  • Added capability to allow HVAC shapes to be drawn with an open bottom option.
  • Added capability to show tooltips for HVAC components.
  • Added an Apply button to the HVAC dialog. This button allows for the component to be updated in the AutoCAD window without closing the dialog.

  Items added or updated with CADWorx Plant Professional 2006 / CADWorx Plant 2006
Description:

Piping

  • Added command CLASH.  This command allows the user to run interactive clash detection on all 3D solids present in the drawing. This command is only available with CADWorx Plant Professional.
  • Updated 2DREP options by providing greater control over which components are processed. 
  • Updated 2DREP layer processing features.  2DREP now ignores any component on a on frozen layer or current viewport frozen layer.
  • Updated 2DREP viewport processing routines to include components that span the entire viewport.
  • Updated 2DREP block processing routine for blocks that are inserted on layer 0.
  • Updated CAESAR II bi-directional to read and write CAESAR II V5.00 input files.
  • Updated PipeDescriptionCat configuration variable.  Added a setting of 2 which will only add end conditions to the long description.
  • Updated clash functions to process TAP, OTAP, and weld gap components.  
  • Updated specification change command to better process optional components and trimmed elbows.


Steel

  • Added command SSTAIR to draw stairs. This command is only available with CADWorx Plant Professional.
  • Added command SLADDER to draw ladders. This command is only available with CADWorx Plant Professional.
  • Added command SHRAIL to draw hand rails. This command is only available with CADWorx Plant Professional.
  • Added command SBPLATE to draw base plates. This command is only available with CADWorx Plant Professional.
  • Added command SAUTOCOPE.  This command allows the user to set automatic coping on or off. When the system is on and two members are coped, they will remain coped even if one of the member is changed. They will automatically re-cope to the shape of the new member. This command is only available with CADWorx Plant Professional.
  • Added command COMP2STEEL to allow the user to initialize the steel draw components dialog with the selected steel member.
  • Added the capability to control the node numbering and increment to CAESAR II structural steel export
  • Updated SteelNeutralAxis configuration variable.  Added a setting of 2 to have the center line drawn on the inside of the flange for steel channels and angles.


ISOGEN

  • Added connection point processing to user shapes.
  • Added support for AutoCAD 2004 DWG file format for ISOGEN ISOs.
  • Added the export of CADWorx "Code" data as COMPONENT-ATTRIBUTE4 to ISOGEN.
  • Updated XREF processing of ISOGEN supplemental symbols (flow arrows, walls, floors, instruments).  Previous versions did not read these symbols from XREF drawings.
  • Updated flow arrow detection on sloped lines.
  • Updated TAP and OTAP component to use the line number of attaching component.
  • Updated export of trimmed elbows.


Specification

  • Added a size selection check box to the Spec Editor Edit Component dialog. This check box will allow reducing components to be selected based on the current main size setting.
  • Updated the sorting of the data displayed in the Index code drop down list that is part of the Spec Editor Edit Component dialog.
  • Updated keyword processing feature allow any keyword.  A Keyword.dat file located in the specification directory can be used to customize this feature.

 


  Items added or updated with CADWorx Plant Professional 2005 / CADWorx Plant 2005
Description:

Piping

  • Added command CLASH.  This command allows the user to run interactive clash detection on all 3D solids present in the drawing. This command is only available with CADWorx Plant Professional.
  • Updated 2DREP options by providing greater control over which components are processed. 
  • Updated 2DREP layer processing features.  2DREP now ignores any component on a on frozen layer or current viewport frozen layer.
  • Updated 2DREP viewport processing routines to include components that span the entire viewport.
  • Updated 2DREP block processing routine for blocks that are inserted on layer 0.
  • Updated CAESAR II bi-directional to read and write CAESAR II V5.00 input files.
  • Updated PipeDescriptionCat configuration variable.  Added a setting of 2  which will only add end conditions to the long description.
  • Updated clash functions to process TAP, OTAP, and weld gap components. 
  • Updated specification change command to better process optional components and trimmed elbows.

Steel

  • Added SteelNeutralAxis to the configuration file.  This variable controls where the center lines for steel channels and angles are drawn.
  • Added command SCONVERTSOLID.  This command will redraw the steel solid based on the center line selected.
  • Added command SGENERIC.  This command will attached CADWorx Steel data to any AutoCAD entity. This generic component can then be export to the bill of materials.
  • Added the ability to change thickness of a plate component.  Previous version only allowed description changes to plate components.
  • Added SteelRoundControl and SteelRoundUnit to the configuration file. These variables control how steel parametric data is rounded after being read from the data files.
  • Updated steel plate surface area calculations for Steel BOM.
  • Updated steel weight calculations for all members and plates. Run command SWGTUPDATE to globally update all steel components already drawn.

ISOGEN

  • Added command OTAP to draw an Offset Tap Connection. This type of tap should be used in any situation that the TAP component does not produce correct results.
  • Added the export of Specification, Short Description, and TAG as ISOGEN COMPONENT-ATTRIBUTES.  These three fields can now be part of the ISOGEN material list.
  • Added functionality to change model north direction with ISOGENSETTINGS command.
  • Added functionality to change model offset location with ISOGENSETTINGS command.
  • Added functionality to export special end type/sanitary components.
  • Added functionality to export CADWorx user shapes.
  • Added functionality to export tubing component as pulled bend.
  • Added functionality to export line number continuations with ISOGENBATCH command.
  • Added functionality to export BENT pipe as trimmed elbow or as a pulled bend.
  • Added functionality to export rolled pipe as flexing hose.
  • Added ISOGEN Supplemental section to the Plant pulldown menu to insert blocks for use by ISOGEN export.
  • Added functionality to export wall symbol (From the Plant menu -> Accessory -> ISOGEN -> ISOGEN Supplemental)
  • Added functionality to export floor symbol (From the Plant menu -> Accessory -> ISOGEN -> ISOGEN Supplemental)
  • Added functionality to export instruments (From the Plant menu -> Accessory -> ISOGEN -> ISOGEN Supplemental)
  • Added functionality to export flow arrows (From the Plant menu -> Accessory -> ISOGEN -> ISOGEN Supplemental)
  • Updated Reinforcement pads/saddles component to allow export to ISOGEN when placed on a OTAP component.

HVAC and Cable Tray

  • Added Vertical Square Bend component.
  • Added Vertical Square Radius component.
  • Added Vertical Square Mitered component.
  • Added Square Flat Radius Tee component.
  • Added Oval/Oval Transition component.
  • Added commands for each HVAC component. These commands can now be associated with toolbar buttons.

 
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