I’m going to break away from my normal CADWorx talk for a minute, and talk about another program that COADE makes called PV Elite. For those of your not sure what this is, it’s an ASME Code based pressure vessel design and analysis software. It works GREAT with CADWorx Equipment and Plant Pro. I highly recommend you take a look at it, or shoot me an email, and I would be happy to talk to you about it.
The feature of PV Elite that I’m going to talk about today is the list box. This is one that stays hidden in plain sight.
I was recently in Arkansas for the Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers (ASPE) and their Winter Meeting. While I was at the booth, a PV Elite user, who was on vacation and staying at the hotel, came by and started asking me questions about the software. Some of what was bothering him was the inability to rapidly do "just like" items. Enter, the list box.
This box is a spreadsheet style dialog box that has an icon on the Auxiliary toolbar, or can be reached from the dropdown: Input>Display the List Box.
Here’s what the screen looks like:
Notice the tabs across the bottom of the input area. Nozzles, Weights, Packing, Force/Moments/ Rings, and the list goes on. Anything that you have to use a lot of, you can quickly duplicate right here. In addition, if your report says that something needs to be modified, a ring size for instance, you can open this dialog and change it here, where the data is a little easier to support.
Take a few minutes on your next design and look over the List Box, I think you’ll be happy with what you find.
As always, comments are welcome, and if you have any questions, please let me know.