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What’s New in CAESAR II 2016

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What’s New in CAESAR II 2016

The latest CAESAR II release delivers a number of significant new and extended capabilities in response to current market requirements, as well as direct feedback from the growing CAESAR II user community. The following enhancements were made in this version of CAESAR II.

CAESAR II 2016, Version 8.00.00 (Build 150930)

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Added Support for the Latest Code Standards
Piping Codes

  • ASME B31.1, 2014 Edition (CR-TX-10720, DI-TX-13119)
  • ASME B31.3 2014 Edition (CR-TX-10721), including:
    • Addressed the code standard requirement to consider sustained (and occasional) stress in all support conditions. New static load cases, called alternate sustained or alternate occasional cases, depend upon the support configuration of a converged operating condition. This condition addresses systems where non-linear supports are active in some operating conditions and inactive in others. The alternate support condition is indicated using the new Alternate SUS/OCC check box in the Static Analysis – Load Case Editor
    • Added two new load case templates (.tpl files) for use when recommending load cases, which include support for the alternate SUS/OCC load cases
    • Updated materials to support the latest code edition
    • Moved the B31.3 Implement Appendix P configuration setting to SIFs and Stresses > Legacy Settings as the B31.3 code standard no longer refers to Appendix P
    • Added appropriate warnings and notes to the error checking module and the output reports to account for the code updates
  • ASME B31.8, 2014 Edition, including a small revision to the biaxial state of stress formula (Sc), according to code Paragraph 833.4. You can find this formula in the CAESAR II Quick Reference Guide. (CR-TX-11871, DI-TX-13125, DI-TX-13651)
  • ASME B31.9, 2014 Edition (CR-TX-10723, DI-TX-13441)

Wind and Seismic Codes

  • National Building Code of Canada (NBC) Seismic and Wind Codes, 2010 Edition
  • ASCE 7 2010 Edition and IBC 2012 Edition wind code standards, including a change in the wind load reduction factor

Equipment Codes

  • API 560, 4th Edition (CR-TX-11947, CR-TX-13176)
  • API 610, 11th Edition (CR-TX-792, CR-TX-13178)
  • API 617, 8th Edition (CR-TX-4365, CR-TX-4366)
  • API 661, 7th Edition (CR-TX-11949, CR-TX-13177)

Streamlined Load Case Editing/Creation

Redesigned the Static Analysis – Load Case Editor to improve the user’s experience and add more robust functionality when creating and revising load cases for analysis. Includes the following improvements:

  • Group Edit view – select and change values on multiple load cases all at once.
  • Enhanced List view – Easier scrolling and viewing options, as well as filtering on columns, drag-and-drop capabilities, and easier manipulation of load cases
  • Updated user documentation

Expedited Access to Finite Element Analysis Tools

  • Added easier access to third-party tools for better modeling and evaluation from the CAESAR II main menu, to generate more accurate SIFs and K factors. Compare multiple file results, assess the sensitivity of your model elements, and evaluate nozzle/branch connections with NozzlePRO.

Expanded Hanger Data

  • Added hanger data for the following hanger manufacturers: Hesterberg, Unison, Spring Supports Mfg. Co., Senior, and Wookwang
  • Revised the listing of the manufacturer, Flexider, to its new name, CASTIM 2000

Enhanced Piping Input Usability

  • Improved the Classic Piping Input to display a Pressure 3 value on the interface. This allows you to input three sets of temperature and pressure values without having to open a separate dialog box.
  • New single and multiple element-level right-click graphics menus containing many frequently-used element commands and block (group) operations

Improved Distance Measuring

  • Minimize mode for measuring lets you perform multiple measurements without the Distance dialog box blocking any of the model
  • Measure multiple distances (using CTRL+click) and see all of your measurements at once.
  • Redesigned and more user-friendly dialog box
  • Better snapping in the Line Drawing (single line) mode and ability to snap from piping elements to imported DWG pipe objects
  • Larger default font size setting on distance measurements for ease of reading

Enhanced S3D/SPR (VUE) Model Imports

  • Improved rotation capabilities for imports with a more user-friendly interface
  • Added functionality to include zipped VUE (ZVF) or stitched VUE (SVF) files in a CAESAR II model

Added Filter/View Capabilities on 3D Models

  • Filter by Line Numbers in the Static Output Processor 3D model
  • View only node names on the 3D model by selecting a new Names Only option in Piping Input, C2Isogen, and the Static Output Processor modules

Upgraded User Documentation

  • Added edition dates and information for piping, equipment, and wind/seismic code editions supported (Quick Reference Guide)
  • More white space and indentation for field property formats
  • New glossary of industry/software terms (User’s Guide)
    Updated the software to display the .chm-based help when you press F1 in the Material Database Editor, Accounting, Change Model Units, and Create/Review Units modules. Previously, these modules displayed in a text-based help dialog box
  • Moved the help for the Stress Isometrics module into the main help file for CAESAR II

Author: cadpiping

CAD Application Engineer

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