Monday, 5 February 2018

CADWorx Tip: Automatic PDF Isometric Drawings

Often it is required to supply Isometric Drawings in PDF format. A general workflow to accomplish this involves users generating the Isometric Drawings to the standard (*.dwg) format file and then using the AutoCAD batch plot functionality to export these to PDF.

A quicker method would be to have Isogen automatically generate the (*.dwg) file and a PDF copy in one step. 

This can be set in I-configure by selecting the relevant Style in I-Configure and clicking on the "Edit" button then clicking on "Drawing File"under the "Drawing Manager" section as seen below. 

Next, expand the "PDF Export" options and check the "Export" checkbox. Lastly select the relevant "Color Mode" as seen below.

Once saved, run an Isometric using the "ISOGENOUT" command or "ISOGENBATCH" command and a PDF Format Isometric Drawing will be generated in the same folder as the (*.dwg) file.

For more information, please contact your local CADWorx reseller.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Caesar II Statics Training

Chempute Software will be hosting a Pipe Stress Analysis using CAESAR II Training Course in our Johannesburg Training center between the 5th to the 9th February 2018.

Should you wish to attend, please register using the link below.

5th - 9th February 2018

5 Day Course

CPD Points: 5

Presenter: Alan Stewart

Click Here to Register

Monday, 15 January 2018

CADWorx Plant Fundamentals Training

Chempute Software will be hosting an introductory training course to CADWorx Plant Professional in our Johannesburg Training center between the 29th January 2018 to the 1st February 2018.

Should you wish to attend, please register using the link below.

29th January - 1st February 2018

4 Day Course

Presenter: Werner Theron

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Monday, 11 December 2017

Chempute Software Closed 15th December 2017 to 2nd January 2018

Chempute Software will be closed for business from the 15th December 2017 to the 2nd January 2018. 

Emails will still be monitored where possible so for any urgent queries or software requirements, please send us an email on and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Paulin Research Group Releasing FEPipe v10.0 & NozzlePRO v12.0

Paulin anticipate having the new versions available for their customers as of December 6th 2017.

New Features Available in the Initial Release


  • BOS B31 – Fluid-Structure interaction using Frequency Domain Analysis of piping systems to comply with the  B31.3 Loading Requirements in Para. 301.5
  • MultiCore SuperNode Solver (4-to-8 times faster)
  • New Post-processing Graphic Module
  • Single Bolt Unloading Analysis in AxiPRO
  • Updated CAESAR II Interface supporting CAESAR II v10
  • All Shell templates can be analyzed using the VIII-2 Part 5 Nonlinear Solver
  • Guidelines for Multiple Olet Model Types for Pipe Stress
  • SIFs and k-factors for structural steel supports on Bends
  • SIFs and k-Factors for Bends with Steel Supports & Pressure Stiffening
  • STP-PT-074 Nozzle Stress Calculations
  • Automated Skirt Added to Nozzles-Plates-Shells-Vessel Heads Templates
  • Addition of Drawing Tools to Allow the Graphical “CAD-like” Modification of Shell Model Details and Addition of Model Components
  • Point Cloud Scanning Software – Allows users to take measurements of FEA models of pipe or vessels, or to compare FEA models to the actual scan model of images.  Provides high and low resolution editing.


  • Support for ASME  VIII-w Part 5 Nonlinear Analysis Features
  • Directives for EN13445 Local Stress Analysis
  • Non-integral reinforcement pads for pipe shoes and saddles
  • Clamp-Type pipe shoes
  • Updated Allowable Load Algorithm for Pipe Shoes & Saddles
  • Piping Technology & Products Company Pipe Shoe Library
  • Shell  Automated Saddle Model
  • Bend SIFs included in PRGiK Calculator
  • Steady State & Transient Thermal Analysis of Pipe Shoes & Saddles
  • Update to Latest Version of API-579/FFS-1 and Enhanced Local Thickness Modeling
  • Automatic Modeling of Rings Around Shell Geometries
  • Addition of Drawing Tools to Allow the Graphical “CAD-like” Modification of Shell Model Details and Addition of Model Components
  • MultiCore SuperNode Solver (4-to-8 times faster)

The December 6th release will only include rudimentary documentation.  We are anticipating that it will take an additional 2 months to generate examples and help files for several of the new features. Once the documentation has been finalized, a secondary release will be issued.

Monday, 27 November 2017

CADWorx Tip: Adding Orifice Taps

Enhanced catalog data is often overlooked as providing purely a different visual representation.

With the Orifice Tap information added to the catalog data table

New "+" grips become available that were previously not visible. These are available in regular 3D solids representation mode also.

The entire flange can either be rotated to correctly position the orifice tap placement, or the appropriate fittings can be applied to the tap locations.

Should you have any queries, please contact 

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

BricsCAD 18 Released

The world’s best CAD system just got better with the release of BricsCAD V18.
Bricsys represents the future of the .dwg format, with comprehensive workflows for general design, mechanical design and BIM. Here’s the best part - all of these workflows are available in one product, based on .dwg - the industry standard file format. More importantly, we’re extending the .dwg format with the first fundamental change in .dwg technology in 35 years. Today, this repository-based design enables blazingly fast drawing compares with a unique visual merge feature.

The simplified user interface - including the new Manipulator Widget - will save you precious minutes each hour. In BricsCAD V18, you can access your drawing metadata simply with the improved Drawing Explorer and the new Content Browser, Layout Manager and Structure Panel.

More information from the link below.