13 August, 07:00 PM - 13 August, 08:00 PM
For years, EPCs using Intergraph Smart 3D or CADWorx Plant as their design tools have shared piping models with pipe stress engineers. Perhaps some even shared simplified frames with their structural group. The reasoning is clear—with such rich data sets for projects, why waste a high-cost stress engineer’s time to re-create project models and data in their analysis workflows? In today’s competitive business environment, project stakeholders are looking for new efficiencies and have asked “why are engineers passing massive amounts of analysis data back and forth on paper?”
The process of printing pipe stress ISOs with manual notations for the structural department consumes valuable hours of coordination and manual re-entry. Similarly, pipe stress engineers ask the structural department to provide spring constants for supports which are manually entered into CAESAR II to help them get better deflection and stress results. However, these are added tasks on both sides.
Discover the substantial efficiency gains possible when engineers participate fully in an interoperable workflow.