CADWorx & Analysis Training Center: Recognized as the leader in Intergraph CADWorx Training, ECE Design is also proud to have the two largest CADWorx Training Center’s in North America. ECE has two state of the art CADWorx & Analysis Training Centers – One located in our Houston Office and One located in our Chicago Office. You can come to one of our regularly scheduled classes or contact us to reserve the room for your own needs. Our standard training classes are designed to bring awareness to application features and functions as well as teach the effective use of the latest CADWorx & Analysis software as applied to plant design work. All our classes are the best of their kind, placing a very strong focus on plant design using well-developed real-world examples.
CADWorx PLANT Professional Training
The CADWorx Plant Professional classes are designed to teach the effective use and functionality of the latest CADWorx Plant software, applied to plant design work. The User will learn how to make the most of the program’s capabilities, such as quickly building and editing models in a 3D environment and generating 2D drawings and isometrics from them. The course also covers topics that, although not difficult in concept, can be time-consuming to learn on your own, such as specification management, program controls and settings. Although CADWorx Plant is easy to use, there are many methods, tricks and techniques that will improve your productivity and your ability to generate the drawings you need as efficiently as possible. This class is the best of its kind, placing a very strong focus on plant design using well-developed real-world examples.
Configuring working environment; basic software operation; creation of 3D piping, equipment, and steel models; effective modeling techniques and model management; material management utilizing export, live database, and BOM back annotation in the drawing; 2D orthographics utilizing 3D clipping, sheet set manager, and 2D representation; automatic isometric generation; specification and library basics; creation of custom components utilizing standard piping shapes, multi-end condition shapes, and user shapes.
|Intergraph CADWorx PLANT Professional||3 Days||Current Schedule||Houston/Chicago|
- General Overview
- CADWorx Plant Setup
- Tools (Menu, Toolbars, Palettes & Ribbon)
- CADWorx Plant Setup (working environment)
- CADWorx Basics
- Piping Basics
- Line Numbering
- O-Tracking and Point Filters
- 3D Tools and Techniques
- Routing Lines
- Introduction to specification modifications and custom components
- BOM Export
- 3D Project
- File Structure
- External References (Xrefs)
- Using Autocad 3D objects
- 3D Equipment
- Model Piping: 3D Instruments
- Model Piping: Valve Topworks
- 3D Steel
- Optional -3D Ducts/Cable trays
- Presentation Drawings
- Clipped Views
- Basic Sheet Set
- Basic Isogen
- Optional Custom Components
- Additional Topics
- User Shapes (Specialty items)
- Custom Pipe Supports (Graphic & CAESAR II)
- Custom Top Works (Actuators, Levers & Handwheels)
- Advanced Sheet Set Manager
- Network Project set-up (recommended network locations for project files)
- CADWorx Administration
Advanced CADWorx Plant Training
CADWorx Plant Professional contains many features that we use on a day to day basis. This advanced class will take these tools and enhance your CADWorx portfolio. ECE will start with the some advanced adminstrative tools functions including some licensing help. We will then move to some Specification Editor tools including Custom Data and the Assignment Tables. Pipe Supports (including the new pipe support modeler), Isogen and Drawing Management tools will round out the 3 day class. See the full agenda below.
|CADWorx Advance Plant Training||3 Days||Current Schedule||Houston/Chicago|
What’s new in CADWorx 2016
- Administrative tools
- Config file
- Where to save
- Piping Rules
- Profiles and Templates
- Config file
- Understanding Licensing
- Using Custom Data in both the Catalog as well as the Project
- Material Assignment Table
- Schedule Assignment Table
- Convert From Project Data
- Model management
- Managing Xrefs
- Sheet Set Manager
- Assemblies (how & why)
- Routing with a slope
- How “Connect” works
- Otaps and Taps
- Equipment or Generic Nozzle Attach
- Non “Standard” equipment shapes
- User Shapes or modified components
- Custom Topworks – handwheel or whole valve
- I-Configure Interface
- Going thru the sections and headings
- SKEYS & the SKEY Editor
Using the Pipe support Modeler
The new I-Configure will help your company create isometrics with minimal cleanup. We will review I-Configure and many of the options to help you create that specific style for your company.
|I-Configure||2 Days||Current Schedule||Houston/Chicago|
- Isometric Directories, Projects, and Styles
- We will review the basic setup of I-Configure and create some new styles using “out of the box” styles.
- Creating the “no-touch” isometrics
- Obviously there is no such thing as a “no-touch” Isometric, but we can do everything possible to eliminate extra cleanup and save time
- Using the Enterprise Control Panel (ECP)
- Drawing Manager setup
- This is where it all starts. Setting up your border and standard drawing practices starts here. We will review this area to get this initial setup correct
- Drawing Area Setup
- Need to make your Isometrics look a certain way? This is the area that we will tweak to make those fittings and valves come out the way that you would like.
- Dimension Setup
- Isogen has many options when it comes to dimensioning your isometrics. We will go through this and show you how to configure your dimensions to make the drawings look as you would like.
- Drawing Border Setup
- Setting up “no-touch” isometrics requires filling in that Titleblock. Isogen has some features here that will help fill in these attributes. ECE also will show their internal software, ISOWorx, which will help in the population of attributes and processing of these isometrics.
- Materials and Part Numbers
- Bills of Materials and Part numbers are where the rubber meets the road. We will review this section and show you how to create and define the columns as you need them.
- Do you need that weld map that is required? No problem a simple weld style will populate a weld map or add welds to your existing style. We will show you how.
- Spool Setup
- Need to add spool tags to your drawings? This area defines how to add the spool identification marks and configure what they display as.
- Flat Spools – Want to see something cool…..Turn those fabrication spools flat to make that fabrication easier.
- Cut Pieces
- Configure that BOM to include cut pieces of pipe for your shop with field allowances if required.
- Drawing Manager setup
- Using the Drawing Setup Tool
- The Drawing Setup Tool in I-Configure allows for easy changes as required. Use this graphical interface to move or add that BOM Column or adjust your drawing area. You can easily do that here and we will show you how.
- Using the “Search” Option
- Do you remember those old Project Manager Switch Numbers? The search tool allows you to search for the settings that you would like to change by typing the key word in or using that old switch number.
- Adding custom “SKEYs” to change the look and feel of generated isometric symbols.
- Importing a Project Manager Style
- Backing up and transferring a Project or Style
CADWorx P&ID Professional Training
During this 2 day course, the user will learn to use the Intergraph CADWorx P&ID Software Solution.Configuring working environment; basic software operation and enhanced drafting tools; working with and without a database; database basics and setup; turning proposal P&IDs into intelligent project P&IDS; customizing the software for specific project needs (symbology, database, etc.); At the end of the course, the user will be able to produce report from the project data that include line list, instrument list, equipment list, etc
|CADWorx P&ID Professional||2 Days||Current Schedule||Houston/Chicago|
- General Overview
- Basic Drawing Setup and Configuration
- Startup Options
- Toolbars and Menus
- P&ID Setup
- Drawing without Database
- Basic Drafting Techniques
- Introduction to Menu Manager
- Adding Attribute Data
- Adding a Database to a Project
- Create Database
- Project Files
- Setup Line Number and Instrument Number Schema
- Finish drawing from previous session
- Drawing with Database
- Advanced Drafting Techniques
- Add Document
- Basic Customization
- Custom blocks
- Adding Section
- Adding commands to toolbars
- Altering database to drive new symbols
- Advanced database editing tools
- Check in/Check out Manager
- Title Block Manager
- Block and Layer Manager
- Multiple/Global Editor
- Valve Order Manager
- File Manager
- Utilizing existing non-CADWorx drawing
- Add data
- Map Table
- Loop Templates
- Loop Tables
- Loop Diagrams
- Internet Publisher
- Transport Document (file organization)
- CADWorx Administration
- Effective Database Design and Management
- Sharing Resources
- Specifications & Library Files
- Network File Storage and Accessibility
- Advanced customization
CAESAR II Statics Training
ECE Design’s CAESAR II Statics class is a 3-day boot-camp that covers the gamut of static pipe stress analysis. The course is broken down into half-day sessions each covering a major topic in a thoughtful, well-structured approach that maximizes information density. By delivering substance with brevity, new and current users alike can learn effective approaches to system redesign.
|CAESAR II Statics Training||3 Days||Current Schedule||Houston/Chicago|
- Optimal user interface settings and hidden UI tools.
- Best practice configuration settings for greater analysis accuracy.
- Learning by analogy and examples to understand code requirements for pipe stress analysis.
- Determining the scope of analysis and troubleshooting a problematic design.
- Identifying force-based and strain-based loads and rules to apply for redesign.
- Understanding how to benefit from CAESAR II’s value propagation.
- Editing the material database for custom materials and multi-user capability.
- Proper application of each restraint type and lesser known tricks on usage.
- Creating a CAESAR II model from scratch using the Classic Piping Input dialog.
- Efficiency tips on exporting a CAESAR II model using CADWorx Plant Professional.
- How to set up static load cases for occasional wind and seismic loads.
- Saving a problematic model by understanding common errors and solving them.
- Where to focus on analysis reports and quickly determine the next step.
- Using the 3D analysis of the deflected shape to counter stress problems.
- Setting custom reports to show pertinent data that defines your workflow.
- Sharing your results with your client with customized pipeline animations.
- Designing for occasional loads such as wave, wind and seismic effectively.
- Applying forces and uniform loads for static evaluation of seismic loads.
- Using analysis results to automatically build on-size expansion loops.
- Modeling closed and open PSV systems for more accurate analysis results.
- Modeling connecting equipment to produce more accurate analysis results.
- Applying a Nozzle Flexure to incorporate nozzle flexibility for more accurate analysis results.
- Applying a spring hanger or spring canister to be automatically sized during analysis.
- Applying an Expansion Joint using the wizard, and manually building a slip-joint.
- Learning the best practice approaches for underground pipe modeling.
- Modeling methods for Jacketed pipe, or collinear pipelines.
- Modeling methods and data for Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Pipe, or GRP / GRE pipelines.
- Solving pump nozzle loading issues with API 610 analysis and standalone calculations.
- Solving vessel nozzle loading issues with WRC 107/297 Calculations.
Note from the author: This course has been designed to serve as a basis for applied engineering techniques and best practices currently in use by the CAESAR II community. The instructor uses a progressive form of teaching, starting with large overviews that refine to technical details, using analogies, diagrams, and examples to support each concept. During day 3 the instructor can work on student selected topics relevant to their industry and use cases for CAESAR II.
PV ELITE Training
PV Elite Training covers fundamental guidelines for pressure vessel design. The course will be focused on Section VIII Division I, and will cover local wind and seismic codes; however other codes and standards will be referenced. Best practices for pressure vessel design are based on industry provided experience, which will allow attendees to ground engineering principles to real world applications. This course is not lecture based. Content is applied to each core aspect of PV Elite to facilitate hands on learning. Attendees will learn not only how to use PV Elite effectively but also learn how to become better engineers.
|PV Elite Training||2 Days||Current Schedule||Houston/Chicago|
- User interface fundamentals.
- Understanding code requirements for Section VIII Division 1.
- Allowable stress requirements and application to pressure vessels.
- Limiting MDMT requirements for nozzles and shells.
- Limiting factors for design of vessel, MAWP, MAPNc.
- Situations for utilizing PV Elite or CodeCalc.
- Design vs. Analyze modes for pressure vessels.
- Designing for internal and external pressure.
- Evaluation of nozzle designs and fabrication options for the designer.
- Cones and Conical sections.
- Options for skirt, saddle, base ring and leg and support lug designs.
- Analysis of results in PV Elite.
- Interoperability between PV Elite and CADWorx.
Horizontal Vessel Analysis
- Saddle design and Zick Analysis for horizontal vessels.
- Heat exchanger tube sheet calculations.
- Heat exchanger expansion joint calculations.
- TEMA heat exchangers as well as UHX design.
- Importing WRC loads from CAESAR II
- Flange design and analysis.
- Welded Flat heads.
Tall Tower Analysis
- Allowable stresses on tall towers.
- Tower internals and mass distribution.
- Wind and Seismic codes and load factors.
- Platforms and wind area calculations.
- Computing natural frequencies for wind and seismic codes.
- Computing baserings using the standard and the neutral axis shifted approach.
- Calculations for lifting lugs.
Design and Evaluation
- API 579 for flaw and local thin area assessment.
- WRC 107/297 for nozzles
- Code Case 2695 using Division 1 allowables with Division 2 codes.
- Generating required report output for code compliance.
- Conformity assessment and QA procedures.
|Leica Training||3 Days||Current Schedule||Houston/Chicago|
With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.
In this training we will explore and become proficient in the following areas.
Cyclone is the complete solution for handling Point Clouds.
- Importing and manipulating Point Clouds inside Cyclone.
- Configuring cyclone for the best performance and visualization of Point Clouds.
- Setting up Plant Coordinate systems.
- Modeling 3D Plant Piping, vessels and Structural Steel.
- Exporting 3D graphics to CADWorx and also Leica True View.
- Working inside TruView to obtain a photo realistic plant design environment.
- Linking TruView to Cyclone, syncing your photo realistic view to the point cloud.
- Clipping Point Clouds.
- Setting up limit boxes for a clean view of the Point Clouds.
- Using Fences to export point clouds to existing Model Spaces .
Centralized point cloud project storage and access with ultra-high-speed rendering. Leica JetStream provides state-of-the-art point cloud project performance and big data management for Leica CloudWorx for AutoCAD users. JetStream overcomes the biggest challenges in productivity, ease-of-use and scalability of ever increasingly large laser scan point cloud data inside of CAD systems
- Explore the JetStream technology and the benefits of running Point Clouds through JetStream.
- Set Up JetStream Servers and Projects.
- Import JetStream Projects through Leica Cloudworx to stream Point Clouds.
- Experience the increased performance through the Leica JetStream software.
Leica CloudWorx for AutoCAD
Leica CloudWorx for AutoCAD allows users to take advantage of rich, 3D point clouds directly within AutoCAD.
- Import Point Clouds into the AutoCAD environment.
- Explore CloudWorx Clipping tools and Clipping Manager.
- Route Solids and Centerlines over point clouds, giving us the proper size and location of the pipe in rear world coordinates with As-Built accuracy.
- Work alongside Leica TruView for a photo realistic view of the facility.
- Explore the CloudWorx clash capabilities to check for clashes within new design against facility’s existing state.
Leica CloudWorx for Navisworks
Leica CloudWorx for Navisworks is a plug-in software for using as-built point cloud data – captured by laser scanners – directly within NavisWorks.
- Setup, Configure and explore capabilities of Point Clouds inside the user friendly NavisWorks Engine. Import the same Model Space that we have developed in our project to produce a Model Review for better accuracy and more quality driven design experience.
Leica TruView Global
TruView Global allows organizations to share point cloud data freely for non-sophisticated users benefit across the web or intranet. The simple panoramic, photorealistic environment requires no plugin and can be accessed via your desktop, smart phone or tablet.
- Discuss and experience the benefits of hosting a web server to house/host Point Clouds to share with customers. Gives access to non CAD personnel to get a photo realistic view of current projects.