HOUSTON, November 3, 2005 – COADE announced today the release of CADWorx Steel Professional, the company’s new full-featured 3D steel modeling package that comes complete with powerful design tools, shapes and database capabilities.
This powerful AutoCAD-based program includes a comprehensive library of international steel shapes in metric or imperial units allowing for truly global design. Its framing routine allows users to sketch out and build complex steel structures in just minutes. The package also comes with powerful parametric tools to allow for the creation and modification of stairs, caged and un-caged ladders and hand rails.
CADWorx Steel Professional’s editing capabilities allow designers to cut, trim and join members. The program also provides automatic coping of intersecting members, even as a member’s type or size are adjusted. And, because intelligence is built into every member, placed weight and center-of-gravity calculations can be done from within the model.
CADWorx Steel Professional outputs to popular database formats for comprehensive material take-offs and reports. The program also allows links to structural and piping analysis packages for accurate design analysis.
The CADWorx suite for plant design takes full advantage of the latest features in AutoCAD 2006 including dynamic blocks that allow users to change symbols from one representation to another without having to re-input information, thereby maintaining database integrity. Also included are intuitive drafting, dimensioning and annotation tools. When linked to the Heads-Up Design (HUD) interface, these make it easy and quick to produce designs.
The entire CADWorx suite for plant design offers intelligent drawing-to-database connectivity, advanced levels of automation and easy-to-use design techniques. Because of these distinct advantages, it has been rapidly adopted by EPC firms and owner operators in the process, power, offshore, pulp and paper, shipbuilding, water treatment, and the hygienic industries such as food, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and semiconductor sectors. CADWorx leads the industry by offering bi-directional integration between CAD and stress analysis software, such as PVElite for vessels and CAESAR II for piping system.
COADE, Inc. is a world leader in engineering and design software for cross-discipline information sharing and interoperability. Company products include CAESAR II, the world's most popular pipe stress analysis software; PVElite and CodeCalc, pressure vessel and component design and analysis software programs; CADWorx, an integrated suite for process plant design; and TANK, comprehensive engineering software for designing and analyzing oil storage tanks according to the latest API codes.
AutoCAD is a registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. COADE, CAESAR II, CADWorx, PVElite, CodeCalc and TANK are registered trademarks or trademarks of COADE, Inc.