Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Customizing a User Defined Title Block and Material List in the Isogen I-Configure

As most Users are already aware, a new enhancement with the CADWorx Plant Professional 2015 release is the Isogen Enterprise Control Panel allowing End Users to quickly search and easily customize various settings and configuration in an Isogen Drawing Style.

However, questions that are still frequently put through to Support include, "How are User Title Blocks and Borders added to an Isogen Style?", or, "How is the Bill of Material customized to ensure the correct attributes are placed  in the correct columns?", etc.

By following the link below, Users can download a PDF that will guide them through the entire process of importing their company Title Blocks into their Isogen Style, customizing the Bill of Material to include required columns and attributes as well as how to position and define automatic Project Data attributes in the title Block Header.

How to Add and Customize User Defined Title Blocks in an Isogen Style FAQ.pdf

Should you have any further queries, please contact nmichel@chempute.com

Monday, 23 February 2015

Process Flowsheet Simulation Training Course using ChemCAD Software

Chempute Software is hosting a Process Flowsheet Simulation Training Course using ChemCAD Software between the 9th - 13th March 2015. 

This will cover basic theoretical background to process flowsheet simulation, including flowsheet techniques, modeling techniques, thermodynamics, and control systems. The presentation includes hands-on solution of example problems in order to illustrate the various industry applications for process simulation.

3 CPD points are awarded according to the ECSA Continuing Professional Development program (Course Accreditation No: SAIChE/065).

Course Name:       CHEMCAD Training Course
Duration:               5-days
CPD Points :         3 (Course Accreditation No: SAIChE/065)
Dates:                   9-13 March, 2015
Course Times:       8:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Location:               Chempute Software, The District, 8 Kikuyu Rd, Sunninghill
Trainer:                 John Edwards

Should you be interested in attending, please register using the link below.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Caesar II 2013 R1 Service Pack 4

Intergraph has recently released a Service Pack 4 (SP4) for Caesar II 2013 R1.    

If you are running Caesar II 2013 R1, we encourage you to install Caesar II 2013 R1 SP4.

Users current with their Maintenance Contract can download this Service Pack from the Intergraph Smart Support website, by using the link below. 

Intergraph Smart Support

Please contact nmichel@chempute.com for further information.

Monday, 9 February 2015

CADWorx and Analysis University Express 2015

Following up on the highly successful CAU Express 2014, Intergraph are once again joining forces with Chempute to host the CAU Express 2015. Intergraph are again sending out a team of product specialists for technical presentations of CAESAR, PVELITE, CADWorx and GT Strudl, a Steel Analysis Solution that was recently added to Intergraph’s already extensive software catalogue.

This one day event will be held at Focus Rooms, Sunninghill, Gauteng on the 1st April 2015.

CAU Express 2015 will consist of in depth, interactive training sessions on CADWorx, CAESAR II, and PV Elite, GT Strudl as well as a reviews on some of the upcoming features in future releases. These sessions are all packed into a one-day, high-powered learning experience.

Intergraph CADWorx, CAESAR II, PV Elite and GT Strudl product experts will be assisting Users in expanding their technical knowledge that will not only leave you well informed, but assist you in improving current workflows and becoming a better plant designer and engineer, all while networking and sharing your experience with others. CPD Points will also be obtained for attending the Caesar II, PVElite and GT Strudl training sessions.

Each event will be capped off with product focused Special Interest Groups and an optional networking reception dinner in the form of a social braai.

Why Should You Attend?

What differentiates CAU Express from similar industry events, is that Intergraph is staging the event locally in various countries around the world, and the event provides specific focus on providing technical information to the end user, rather than a focus on product marketing.   It is the user-centered, interactive hands on approach that sets this event apart from others.

  • Enhance and refine technical skills
  • Learn Latest tips and tricks
  • Increase productivity
  • Network with other experienced users
  • Learn about recent product developments
  • Obtain ongoing opportunities to enhance your learning experience

Here is what our past attendees are saying:

"At CAU you learn things from the sessions and other users you meet, that you would never find in the user manuals."

"I was extremely impressed with the standard of presentations the depth of knowledge shown by those who presented, also those who attended. If there is one event that best suits engineers and designers in our industry it must surely be this one."

“Truly enjoyed all the information shared, best of show goes to the interaction with all the Staff and Attendees at this conference.  All had great information to share and look forward to sharing more with all in the future.”

Presenters :

Dave Diehl – Director of Training Intergraph Corp

David Diehl graduated with a BSME from Lehigh University, Pensylvania, USA in 1976. Upon graduation he took a post as a Dynaflex technical support representative for Auton Computing in New York City. After four years David relocated to Houston, Texas providing mainframe-based piping system analysis services.  In 1986, he took a position at Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions (COADE, Inc.) introducing and selling CAESAR II, the world’s first PC-based pipe stress analysis package.  While at ICAS Dave earned his Professional Engineering license and currently is the product manager for CAESAR II, is the lead instructor for CAESAR II, and manages all training for ICAS.  For the last ten years Dave has participated in the B31.3 Section Committee and currently chairs the Design Task Group there.  He also serves as a Director of SPED – the Society of Piping Engineers and Designers.

Paul Martin – Technical Manager for CADWorx and Piping Solutions Intergraph Corp

Paul Martin is a Technical Manager for Intergraph CADWorx and Analysis Solutions in Europe, and leads the European technical team in their delivery of training, consultancy and support services. Previously, Paul was Business Development Manager for CADWorx and Piping Solutions in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. Prior to joining Intergraph, Paul was both Product Manager and Customer Support Manager, at Alias Ltd, the vendor of ISOGEN. Paul has 20 years broad experience in the process, mechanical and engineering software industries, where his primary focus has been the application of plant and piping design software to improve work processes and solve engineering problems.

Alan Stewart – Pipe Stress Consultant and Caesar Lecturer

Alan Stewart has initially gained expertise in Pipe Stress Analysis when he trained in Germany. He attended lectures in Finite Element Stress Analysis and General Stress/Strain theory at Wits University. He attended formal CAESAR and FE/Pipe training conducted by the co-founders of Coade and Paulin Research Group.Alan has been presenting CAESAR training courses for Chempute Software for nearly 20 years, during which time he has presented around 50 training courses in both Basic and Advanced Topics, in South Africa, Nigeria, Kuwait, UAE, and Saudi Arabia. He is also a pipe stress consultant to companies such as Eskom, Babcock, Steinmuller, DB Thermal, Lurgi, Foster Wheeler, and Bateman.

Mitch Sklar – GT Strudl, Caesar II, PV Elite and Tank Specialist Intergraph Corp

Mitch Sklar is a registered professional engineer with extensive project background & situational knowledge of design, analysis, & construction. He has over 25 years of evaluative expertise (Structural, Pipe Stress, & Finite Element Analysis), as well as project management, & construction management experience in the design & analysis of commercial & industrial vertical structures, along with stress analysis & design of high temperature/high pressure piping systems.

Dr.Leroy Z. Emkin –  Technical Director GT Strudl

Dr. Leroy Emkin was the Founder and Co-Director of the Computer Aided Structural Engineering ("CASE") Center at Georgia Tech, and is currently Executive Technical Director, GTSTRUDL at Intergraph Corporation'sProcess, Power & Marine Division. GTSTRUDL is a comprehensive, powerful and highly integrated CAE system for frame and finite element analysis and structural design. GTSTRUDL is among the most successful and well known software products of its kind in the world, and is used by thousands of structural engineers worldwide.

Ray Delaforce – Technical Support Intergraph Corp

Ray joined Intergraph CADWorx and Analysis Solutions group in 2003. Ray provides technical support in the PV Elite support and maintenance department. His duties include training in the use of PV Elite software both in the United States and abroad.

Hans Ruff – Director of SC&A Projects and PVElite Trainer

Hans Ruff is of Swiss Nationality, and has spent the last 45 years in the fields of mechanical design/draughting, welding, design of road tankers, boilers, pressure vessels, storage tanks, and heat exchangers, and also the inspection of pressurized equipment.  He is currently running a consulting business in Johannesburg called SC&A Projects, and uses PVELITE software program on a regular basis.

Sonia Delgadillo - Senior CADWorx Applications Specialist Intergraph Corp

Sonia Delgadillo is the Senior CADWorx Applications Specialist for the CADWorx Plant Design Suite, including CADWorx Plant and P&ID Professional, CADWorx Design Review and CADWorx fieldPipe. Sonia joined the Intergraph CADWorx and Analysis Solutions group in January 2009, and is responsible for product presentations, training and dealer and end-user support. She has five years’ experience teaching designers, engineers, owner operators and EPC firms develop AND implement best practices to improve their effectiveness.

Nick Michel – CAD Applications Sales, Support and Training Chempute Software

Nicolas Michel is currently handles CAD applications Sales, Training and Technical Support for Chempute Software, a position held since 2008. He has been using AutoCAD as a design tool since the 2009 Version. His duties include sales, pre-sales demonstrations, technical support and also training and implementation of CADWorx Plant Professional, fieldPipe Professional & P&ID Professional products as well as a number of other CAD applications.

Details at a Glance

  • Event Name:  CADWorx & Analysis University Express 2015

  • Duration: 1-Day

  • Date: 1st April 2015

  • Cost: R649 + VAT (per delegate, incl lunch and dinner)

  • Time: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (Registration from 8:00 AM)

  • Location:  The Core, 1st Floor South, Cnr Kikuyu and Leeuwkop Streets, Sunninghill, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

  • Host: Chempute Software & Intergraph 

A registration form can be downloaded from the following link:

Alternatively an online registration can be completed from the link below.

For more information please contact sales@chempute.com

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Pressure Vessel and Heat Exchanger Design Course using PVElite

Chempute Software will be hosting a Pressure Vessel and Heat Exchanger Design Training Course using PVElite from the 16th - 20th February 2015.

This Training Course will cover the basic theoretical background to pressure vessel design and vessel component analysis, including compliance with mechanical codes. Training makes use of PVElite, Codecalc and NozzlePro Software. 

5 CPD points are awarded according to the ECSA Continuing Professional Development program.

Course Name:         Pressure Vessel Training Course
Duration:                 5-days
CPD Points :           5 (Course Accreditation No: SAIMechE-0637-12/16)
Dates:                     16-20 February, 2015
Course Times:         8:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Location:                 Chempute Software, The District, 8 Kikuyu Rd, Sunninghill

Trainer:                   Hans Ruff

Should you with to register for this training course, please follow the link below.

PVElite Registration Form