Intergraph(R) CADWorx(R) 2010 Now Compatible with AutoCAD(R) 2011

Company: Intergraph
Published: 18 April, 2010
Intergraph CADWorx 2010, the newest version of its plant design solution for smaller projects, is now compatible with AutoCAD 2011, the latest AutoCAD release from Autodesk (NasdaqGS: ADSK) to offer users the improved capabilities of both software editions.

CADWorx 2010 builds on current capabilities and performance-enhancing features including a parametric pipe support modeler for user-defined intelligent pipe supports, an ISOGEN version 9.3 update, new steel shapes, import and export capabilities for CIS/2 format files, and features that allow structural steel models to be created from project databases.

Other CADWorx 2010 features include, for Intergraph CADWorx Equipment, an ANSI flange look-up table and an insulation feature; for Intergraph CADWorx P&ID Professional, improved process and instrumentation diagramming capabilities, such as tools to selectively match database values from selected components, and capabilities to identify which values are to be inherited from process lines during component selection.

"The rapid compatibility assessment between the latest releases of CADWorx and AutoCAD underscores Intergraph's complete commitment to supporting and further development of its recently acquired CADWorx, CAESAR II and other analysis products," said Gerhard Sallinger, president, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine. "These solutions are an integral component of our enterprise engineering strategy to offer industry-leading design and analysis solutions throughout the asset lifecycle, including smaller projects, mega-projects, and operations and maintenance support."

"We actively listen to our users and one thing that is very important in the marketplace is staying current with improvements in technology," said Thomas J. Van Laan, PE, senior vice president, CADWorx and Analysis Solutions, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine. "CADWorx continues to deliver value for users by supporting the latest version of AutoCAD while also making plant design easier and more flexible than ever before."

The Intergraph 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. Because of these distinct advantages, EPC firms and owner operators in the process, power, water treatment, pharmaceutical, food and beverage and semiconductor industries have rapidly adopted it.

CADWorx also offers the industry's first and only true bi-directional links between CAD and engineering analysis tools, linking CADWorx with Intergraph's industry-leading pipe stress analysis program, Intergraph CAESAR II and pressure vessel and exchanger analysis program Intergraph PV Elite.