Thursday, 6 July 2017

Hexagon PPM is the New Brand for Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine

The world’s leading engineering software company is today embracing a new brand and a honed vision for enabling the smart digital industrial facility and extending its expertise into new markets like Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC).

Intergraph Process, Power & Marine – acquired by Hexagon AB in July 2010 – will now be known as Hexagon PPM. Hexagon PPM is focused on delivering end-to-end information technology solutions that drive efficiencies during the design, construction and operation of industrial facilities and large-scale construction projects.

Because of Intergraph’s first-in-class reputation, Hexagon PPM products will continue to carry the Intergraph brand name. “PPM” is retained as a nod to the key industries of process, power, and marine; however, Hexagon PPM will expand its base to serve industries beyond its traditional core.

Recent acquisitions, including project controls technology (EcoSys) and fabrication automation technology (NESTIX Oy), and the recently launched HxGN SMART Build solution targeted at enterprise BIM construction execution for the AEC industry, are enabling Hexagon PPM to diversify its customer base.

The company’s new president, Mattias Stenberg, assumed PPM’s helm in January, transitioning from Hexagon’s Chief Strategy Officer, a role he held since 2009.

“The name change isn't just a name change,” Stenberg said. “It represents a closer alignment with Hexagon that will open up new doors to truly leverage the depth and breadth of Hexagon’s innovations and technological capabilities. It’s an opportunity to overcome the slow pace of change that has characterized PPM’s primary industries over the past 20 years.”

Monday, 5 June 2017

B31J Essentials for Caesar II 2017

B31J Essentials (which is FEATools with B31J calculations activated only) is now available for CAESAR II 2017 (v 9.0) software. This can be downloaded using the Intergraph Smart Support portal accessed from the link below.

Intergraph Smart Support

  1. Select the "View Downloads" tab.
  2. Select CAESAR II and click "Accept" on the agreement. 
  3. Select "Freeware Tools and Utilities".
  4. Select "Support Freeware Utilities".
  5. Select "B31J Essentials".

The file downloads to your machine and follow the instructions within the provided PDF file, which can also be downloaded from a link on Smart Support.

Monday, 29 May 2017

CADWorx P&ID - AutoArrow

A new feature introduced with CADWorx P&ID 2017 R1 is the ability to automatically add flow arrows on process lines. This is controlled from the AutoArrow entry in the P&ID Config file. By default this is turned on.

Typically the flow arrows will be placed in the direction that the process line was modelled in originally.

It is however possible to reverse or disable the arrows for individual lines with the new options available from the right click menu.

For more information, please contact

Monday, 22 May 2017

Why Choose CADWorx?

CADWorx includes the most complete range of tools for efficient plant design. CADWorx is easy to learn and has helped thousands of corporations create revenue-earning deliverables quicker and more accurately.

Watch Video Here

Vince Wehnes, CAD manager at Gas Liquids Engineering, discusses why engineers should choose CADWorx in this new video. It is easy to use and offers fast deployment.

Monday, 15 May 2017

CADWorx Webinar: Maximizing Isometric Plot Automation (Part 2)

Werner Theron from Chempute Software will be hosting a Webinar on streamlining productivity and reducing time consuming manual clean up of Piping Isometrics which is absolutely key to remaining competitive in today’s ever changing project landscape.

Date: May 25, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM CT  click here for your local time
Duration: 30 min
Cost: free eSeminar

In the second follow up installment of maximizing Isometric plot automation we will cover powerful new capabilities available with CADWorx Plant 2017 including topics such as:
  • Material Attributes to Isogen BOMs
  • Isogen Material Attributes vs Component Attributes.
  • Automatically populating Pipeline Attribute data by utilizing the POD Graphics Processor. (Setup/workflow)

Speaker Bio:
Werner Theron joined Chempute Software in 2006. He completed a Project Engineering Draughting/Design course from The Academy of Draughting (Durban Campus) in 1998. Werner started off his CAD Career doing mechanical design for a large Electronics/communications firm on AutoCAD R13, before working for consulting engineers and then later the manufacturing industry. He is currently a CAD Manager at Chempute and is responsible for CAD applications sales, tech support and training.

Friday, 5 May 2017

CADWorx 2017 R1 Release

Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine is excited to announce the release of CADWorx Plant Professional 2017 R1, offering the option to run on the AutoCAD or BricsCAD platform.

By including the ability to choose between the design platforms, CADWorx continues to expand upon and provide powerful and adaptive tools that enable quick and easy creation of fully intelligent 3D plant models.  “Clients have requested other design platform options, and we are ready to deliver. Our valued customers now have the ability to run the latest release of CADWorx on their choice of BricsCAD or AutoCAD platforms” Rick Allen, president of Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions explains on the related press release.

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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Advance Steel 2018 Price Reduction

Advance Steel 2018 pricing has been reduced by up to 35% and will now incorporate a complete license of AutoCAD Commercial. 

With the inclusion of AutoCAD as part of the Advance Steel 2018 Bundle, this means that customers will not have to purchase an AutoCAD Commercial license separately. 

Please contact for more information.

Advance Steel 2018 will be available on April 1 st, 2017 in the portal.