MATHEMATICS, SIMULATION AND MODELLING
5 October 2012
Intergraph has released an upgraded version of Caesar II, its pipe stress-analysis software, that offers advanced integration with SmartPlant Review (Intergraph’s problem-solving 3D visualisation tool) and Smart 3D (its plant, offshore, and material-handling design solutions, SmartPlant 3D, SmartMarine 3D, and SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition).
This version of Caesar II significantly reduces time and eliminates manual re-entry by transferring Smart 3D design data into the Caesar II model. It provides a flexible, user-configurable interface with reporting messages to give more confidence to the stress analyst in the imported model, thus reducing validation time. Also, if a designer makes any changes or additions in the middle of a project, those lines can be updated in the Caesar II stress model without it having to be re-worked.
This interface also allows the easy export of pipe stress analysis results between Caesar II and either Smart 3D or SmartPlant Review, which makes for quicker incorporation of analysis changes during a project. This availability of results provides fast and accurate transfer of information from the stress analyst back to the piping designer and civil engineer to reduce chances of errors, thus reducing project risk.