Huntsville, Ala.-based Intergraph has released Caesar II 2013 with extended capabilities, including an enhanced interface for SmartPlant 3D model import/export; new Japanese interface, seismic code and spring hanger database capabilities; and updated ASME B31.3, B31.3, B31.8, B31.9, and Z662 codes.
Caesar II 2013 also provides improved model manipulation, editing and annotation capabilities, plus improvements to standardize development and testing to meet ASME NQA-1 requirements.
Caesar II provides users a customizable interface with Intergraph’s plant, offshore and material-handling design solutions, SmartPlant 3D, SmartMarine 3D and SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition, collectively known as Smart 3D, and SmartPlant Review, Intergraph’s 3D visualization tool. Caesar II also provides integration with CADWorx, Intergraph’s AutoCAD-based plant design solution.
These interfaces allow for the import and export of pipe stress analysis results between Caesar II and Smart 3D, SmartPlant Review or CADWorx for incorporation of analysis changes during a project design, allowing designers and engineers to share information in a collaborative work environment. This can identify and reduce errors, reduce project risk and save time and expense for all stakeholders.
“Caesar II continues to provide comprehensive pipe stress analysis codes, enhanced engineering analysis applications for global engineering solutions, advanced modeling tools, and seamless integration between Caesar II and our Smart 3D, SmartPlant Review and CADWorx plant design solutions,” said Patrick Holcomb, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine’s executive vice president of global business development and marketing. “This information sharing between the pipe stress engineer and piping designer reduces errors and lowers customers’ capital expenditures.”