Pipenet Transient Module Application Bulletins


PRG FEATools™ improves the quality of Intergraph CAESAR II® users’ analysis for critical service lines by incorporating finite element analysis (FEA) and other empirical sources into the evaluation process. 

By using Intergraph® CAESAR II in combination with FEATools, analyzed systems are neither over- nor under-designed, but designed with consistent safety factors, which also saves time and money.

Join CADWorx User Group - Middle East and India Linked in user group.  

A new Self-help Linkedin group for CADWorx users in the Middle East and India had been formed to share their experience and concerns. This will be a good forum for interactions between the members and express their concerns to the development team.

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Fusion 360 to be given as Product Design Suite Subscription Benefit

The future of making things will be dramatically different; driven by disruption in the way we live, work, communicate, and produce & consume products. As a result, Autodesk reimagined 3D CAD/CAM from the ground up. The first tool of its kind, Autodesk® Fusion 360™ enables teams to work together within an integrated design, engineering and fabrication platform, virtually anywhere and on any device.

As of January 30 2015, Autodesk® Product Design Suite Subscription customers will receive Fusion 360 as an entitlement. This gives customers the ability to take advantage of new business and technical opportunities, while providing them with more choice and flexibility than ever before.

Giving Fusion 360 to PrDS customers provides them the tools they'll need when they're ready to create the products of the future. We are continuing to invest in the best possible portfolio for our customers today, while anticipating their needs for tomorrow.

Calculate the Erosion Rate with Autodesk Simulation CFD

One of the leading causes of equipment failure in harsh flow environments is surface erosion due to high-velocity liquid flow impingement. Understanding where erosion may occur is essential for designing for greater durability and longer service life.
Contaminants such as sand, quartz, and fly ash cause material erosion as they recirculate and impinge against valves and other machinery. In the oil and gas industry, engineers evaluate this Ductile erosion based on the "mesh size" of the particle. The mesh size is the largest particle size that is likely to be found in a system. This phenomenon is also referred to as "washout."

Autodesk Simulation CFD uses Lagrangian particle tracking with the Edwards Model to compute erosion. A low particle concentration assumption (not a slurry erosion model) is employed, and results are presented as a scalar result quantity. This facilitates design comparison, and removes the guesswork from interpreting erosion predictions.
The erosion model uses angle of attack bounce data and the Brinell material hardness to compute the material volume removal rate. This approach qualitatively identifies areas subject to erosion. It illustrates the relationship between the flow and erosion trends, which can lead to erosion reduction through design improvements.

Updated 2D to 3D Tool for Inventor 2015 available via Autodesk Labs

The 2D to 3D tool for Inventor is our free technology preview that allows you to quickly create 3D models from 2D-designed parts. Activated as part of file import, the 2D to 3D Tool automatically transforms drawing views into orthogonal sketches, significantly streamlining the preparation of 2D views for 3D uses.

The tool is available for Inventor R11 through Inventor 2015. If you have not downloaded it yet, or if you have the original 2015 version, you can download the tool from the Autodesk Labs project.

Woodwork for Autodesk Inventor

Woodwork for Inventor is an add-on for Autodesk Inventor. It turns this mechanical orientated software into a very efficient woodworking tool. From simple furniture to the most complex structures, Woodwork for Inventor will enable you to engineer your product and generate the corresponding production information fast and accurately.
Woodwork for Inventor enables you to engineer your projects more efficient and with a higher accuracy. By automating routine tasks mistakes are reduced and time to production decreases.
Woodwork for Inventor can be used in preliminary design all the way up to NC production. This cost effective and efficient tool will give you a return on investment in no time

Success Story:

Intergraph® CADWorx®, CAESAR II®, and PV Elite® help Black Cat succeed on design and engineering of Qatar fertilizer plant

Flaretot - The Complete Flare System Design Solution

Flaretot® Professional is a unique and comprehensive software package covering all aspects of flare system design and allows engineers to build a model of the complete flare system, from conceptual design stage to start up of the facilities.

Flaretot® Professional integrated 10 calculation modules for associated flare system and equipment calculations comprising Flare radiation, atmospheric dispersion, relief case load calculations and relief valve sizing, vessel depressurization (blow down), flare knockout drum design, structural steel temperature rise from flare radiation, physical properties calculator, noise calculations, purge gas requirements and a unit conversion module.

ImageGrafix Earns Autodesk Consulting Specialization

ImageGrafix Software FZCO, a leading Gold Partner and Preferred Industry Partner to Autodesk in UAE, announced that it has earned the new Consulting Specialization designation for value added resellers from Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. As an Autodesk Consulting Specialized Partner, ImageGrafix has shown that they have made significant investment in their people, they have a solid consulting business plan, they have reference able customers, and that they offer a high level of knowledge and support to customers in the Manufacturing industries.
The new Autodesk Partner Specializations enable partners to highlight and brand their expertise in delivering services in key industry areas. By completing the required curriculum and training, as well as meeting required levels of service and standards set by Autodesk, ImageGrafix demonstrates through their strong customer service and support in sales what it means to be a trusted adviser to Autodesk customers throughout the world.

Autodesk Inventor has evolved. Upgrade your Inventor to Autodesk Product Design Suite or Factory Design Suite.

Expanded toolsets drive design productivity
Extend your creative design process with a wide range of interoperable sketching, modeling, surfacing and visualization tools.

Document and share design ideas with unique interoperability
Industry-leading interoperability with Inventor®, AutoCAD® and Showcase® software accelerates the creation of engineering documentation and improves the visualization of complex design ideas.

Save time with automated cloud-based design optimization
Improve product performance by leveraging the virtually infinite computing power of the Autodesk 360 cloud platform to perform a variety of compute-intensive design optimization tasks from directly within Inventor.

Feature Recognition for Inventor
Feature Recognition for Inventor is a free technology preview application to convert neutral 3D CAD models, such as STEP, SAT, or IGES solids, into full-featured Inventor models. You can apply feature mapping automatically or interactively as needed to maintain your design intent.


This latest update adds to the list of Inventor releases that the Feature Recognition team is requesting feedback from.

Autodesk Releases Simplified 123D Design

Autodesk, Inc. introduced Autodesk 123D Design, a free 3D modeling tool that allows users to create a digital model and then 3D print or fabricate their idea whether on the iPad, Mac, PC or via their Web browser. Autodesk 123D Design uses natural interactions for creation and editing, allowing makers to easily design things without learning complex CAD concepts.

CAESAR II Reinstatement Program

Share compelling 3D product documentation


The Autodesk® Inventor® Publisher Publish to Social technology preview allows you to directly post the animations you’ve created in Autodesk Inventor Publisher desktop software to the sites your colleagues and customers utilize most - YouTube and Facebook. Also, new in the Publish to Social technology preview is an exciting new publish wizard that gives you step by step control for publishing print, movie and interactive formats from Inventor Publisher. Additionally it gives you the ability to create and use different Custom Presets to publish following your corporate standards.
It's so easy to share highly-visual static, dynamic and interactive 2D-3D technical instructions that explain and differentiate your products from others with everyone you want to view it!

Click here for more details: http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/inventor_publisher/


ImageGrafix Signs up with SEH USB lock Server

USB Device Server make 8 dongles available via network. (Safe, Central, and Efficient Dongle Management)
SEH Technology, is a leading network solution vendor, has  launched myUTN-80 DongleServer, a new network solution specially designed for USB software key management. The compact device simply attaches to the network enabling access for up to eight dongles via its USB interfaces. Users operate their protected software as usual without the hassle of attaching dongles locally to their PC.

Dongles are available centrally, and with their full functional range, across the network for several users. Software licenses are always enforced by a one-to-one connection with the dongle. At the same time, they are safe from loss, damage, wear and tear, and theft. The myUTN-80 DongleServer allows for the assigning of each dongle to a different user, customer or department. A broad range of security features protects unauthorized access to the dongles. The device enables the utilization of USB license dongles in server-based computing infrastructures and virtualized environments based on VMware, Citrix XEN, and Microsoft Hyper-V, which until now has been extremely difficult if not impossible.

The myUTN-80 dongle server for Ethernet networks (10BaseT/100BaseTX) is compatible with Windows 32/64-bit versions (Windows 7, Server 2008, Vista, Server 2003, XP). Regular and free software updates, technical support, and a warranty of up to five years come with the myUTN-80 dongle server.

Inventor Test Drive


Inventor Test Drive

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