Sep 19, 2011

Intergraph® CADWorx® & Analysis University Begins in Houston

Opening keynotes announce investments in CADWorx, CAESAR II® and PV Elite® and ongoing integration with SmartPlant® Enterprise.

CADWorx® & Analysis University 2011 (CAU2011) opened today in Houston with keynote presentations by Rick Allen, senior vice president, Intergraph® CADWorx & Analysis Solutions (Intergraph CAS), and Patrick Holcomb, executive vice president, Global Business Development, Intergraph Process Power & Marine (Intergraph PP&M), during which Intergraph announced new initiatives and investments for Intergraph CAS products and services.

This year's CAU2011 keynotes carried the theme of "Enhancing Productivity through Collaboration" and focused on the Intergraph CAS vision for plant design and engineering. Emphasis was given to current and future product developments, and the progress made on Intergraph's commitment to integrate the Intergraph CAS products with the company's SmartPlant® Enterprise solutions. Also outlined were the increased resources being made available to speed the future development of the Intergraph CAS product portfolio.

Now in its fourth year, CAU is designed to deliver a quality educational experience that includes 55-plus classes and hands-on labs, all delivered by expert users and program developers, plus real-life case histories and development forums to help attendees get more out of their investment. CAU2011 continues through Wednesday, Sept. 21.

"CADWorx & Analysis University is always important because it gives us the opportunity to listen to our users and share with them methods to make them more effective and productive," Allen said. "After these three days, attendees will leave with knowledge that would sometimes take years of trial and error to obtain."

Products featured at CAU2011 are: Intergraph CADWorx Plant Design Suite for intelligent AutoCAD®-based plant design modeling, process schematics and automatic production of plant design deliverables; Intergraph CAESAR II®, the world's most widely used pipe stress analysis software; Intergraph PV Elite® for pressure vessel and heat exchanger design and analysis.

Also featured are: SmartPlant® Construction, for managing construction resources, materials, and schedules of construction companies, project management offices, fabricators, and owners; SmartPlant Materials, to allow CADWorx specifications to be used with SmartPlant Enterprise; SmartPlant Instrumentation, the industry-leading instrumentation solution; SmartPlant Electrical, a task-specific, rule-driven, and data-centric electrical design solution; SmartPlant Review, a complete visualization environment for interactively reviewing and analyzing large, complex 3D models of process and power plants; and, SmartPlant Spoolgen®, for rapid creation and revision control of fabrication spool drawings.

Gerhard Sallinger, president of Intergraph Process Power & Marine, said, "For many years CADWorx, CAESAR II and PV Elite have delivered best-of-class plant CAD and analysis capabilities. CADWorx has proved itself to be the most effective AutoCAD®-based plant design solution, with billions of dollars of successfully completed projects to its name.

"Intergraph acquired the COADE portfolio in early 2010, not only because we recognized the existing synergies that these solutions delivered, but also because of the value of integrating COADE's products with our market-leading SmartPlant Enterprise solutions," Sallinger said. "We are driven to make these powerful synergies available to all of our users, whether they are small engineering firms, larger engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies or owner operators."

Intergraph products are used successfully around the world by nearly every major owner operator and EPC firm.

For more information about CADWorx & Analysis University, please visit www.cau2011.com.