HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intergraph® has released CAESAR II® 2013 with significant new and 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, the world's most widely used pipe stress analysis software, provides users a fast and customizable interface with Intergraph's market-leading 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 problem-solving 3D visualization tool. CAESAR II also provides seamless integration with CADWorx®, Intergraph's AutoCAD®-based plant design solution.
These interfaces allow for the easy import and export of pipe stress analysis results between CAESAR II and Smart 3D, SmartPlant Review or CADWorx for faster incorporation of analysis changes during a project design, allowing designers and engineers to share information seamlessly 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."
Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions (CAS) products allow design and engineering to share relevant information seamlessly, thereby maintaining accuracy and improving efficiency. They include CAESAR II; CADWorx Plant Design Suite for AutoCAD®-based intelligent plant design modeling, process schematics and automatic production of plant design deliverables; CADWorx DraftPro™ for intelligent 2D design and layout; PV Elite® for vessel and exchanger design and analysis; and TANK™ for the design and analysis of oil storage tanks. For more information on Intergraph CAS, visit www.coade.com.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design solutions for industry according to its "Engineering Design Tools for Industry and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2016."
About Intergraph Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions, including ERDAS technologies, to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is an independent subsidiary for SG&I's U.S. federal business.
Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.