By DE Editors
COADE (Houston, TX) announced the release of CADWorx Plant Design Suite 2009, the latest version of its CAD series for process plant design which incorporates new capabilities and performance-enhancing features and provides some real advantages for the AutoCAD-based plant designer.
In this latest release, CADWorx Plant Professional offers enhanced valve top-works capabilities that allow users to place valve hand wheels, levers, actuators, and other items using specification-driven selection routines. Also improved are the placement and representation of piping insulation for more accurate collision checking, bills of material, and insulation weights.
New to the CADWorx line is CADWorx Steel Professional Plus. This new package quickly and accurately designs steel structures, employing parametric routines for creating stairs, ladders, platforms, and hand-railings. It also includes capabilities for the creation of 2D deliverables in double- and single-line formats. Enhancements in CADWorx P&ID Professional enable process and instrumentation diagrams to be checked out and checked back into the main project database, and multi-component editing provides users with additional benefits.
The CADWorx Plant Design Suite for process plant design offers intelligent drawing to database connectivity, advanced levels of design automation and easy-to-use design tools. CADWorx also offers the industry’s first and only true bidirectional links between CAD and engineering analysis tools, linking CADWorx with COADE’s software programs for pipe (CAESAR II) and pressure vessel and exchanger (PV Elite) analysis and design.
For details, contact COADE, Inc.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.