For many years, troubleshooting pipe connectivity for ISOGEN was…well, annoying to say the least. Typically, the process went something like this: Run an iso/isos. Get a list of lines with disconnects. View the generated failed iso’s to see where the disconnect was shown. Fix the disconnects that were indicated. Isolate lines that couldn’t have drawings […]
During my free time, I sometimes peruse help files…I know it’s a bad habit, but I can’t stop. While reading through the skeys.pdf (C:\CADWorx 2010\Plant\Isogen\Isogen_Utils) I ran across a skey that I would have had use for, but was not aware of. By default if you use a victualic spec, the ISOGEN iso will […]
We are proud to announce that the ECAD Database for CADWorx will be available in our store soon. We showed it briefly at CADWorx University 2010, and since then have gotten more features included. Download the feature walk through: The goal in creating this database was to add functionality that users request on a regular […]
Recently due to increased hacker awareness, the page link for the downloads for CADWorx 2010 has changed. We want to make sure CADWorx users are aware of this change. As always you can go to www.coade.com and visit the downloads page: But if you want to bookmark the links, here they are: Download a fresh […]
Over last few months, everyone has been wondering (myself included)—how is Intergraph purchasing CADWorx going to affect us? On the forums, we have heard views from “It’s the end of the world!” to “the greatest thing since sliced bread.” But alas, we can’t know the future until we get there (unless you’re from the future […]
I wanted to take a minute to show how to make sure you are up to date on the latest CADWorx software. Enter CADWORXABOUT at the command line, and you will get this dialog. Then click the Check for Updates button. Update: Per the comments, at times you may not be able to get the […]
We have exciting news for everyone. Today we are releasing the CADWorx Properties palette by ECAD! Here’s is the other half of the good news…it’s FREE! Once again, to download all you have to do is register with our site and then access the downloads page. We have a video that walks through installation and […]
This one was pretty exciting to me. For those of us that have spent anytime trying to work with the symbol editor for ISOGEN, we all know the pain that IS the symbol editor for ISOGEN. Along comes a new hire in the Houston office of ECAD. Matthew Peters shows up, is given the task of taking learning ISOGEN, then writes this after spending about 2 weeks with the software. These are the people that A: make me sick 🙂 and B: I’m VERY glad are on my team, and YOURS! He’s made putting good looking supports, shoes, etc… into ISOGEN an easy step by step. This document should go with the rest of your ISOGEN Bible that I know all of you have saved around there somewhere.
Here’s a couple of screen caps from the document.
You can download the file here ISOGEN Symbol Editor pdf
With any luck we can hope for more of this great work from Matthew in the future.
Nozzles in ISOGEN
A small trick, that some might not know about getting Nozzle information into ISOGEN. Sometimes, we run into those pieces of equipment that just don’t fit the mold for what our Equipment module can do for us, or we get packaged equipment from a vendor with a good enough model to use in ours. That happens. This doesn’t mean however that we can’t get the equipment and nozzle info into ISOGEN.
If you have to use something other than CADWorx Equipment to make your equipment, make sure to use Long Weldneck (LWN) flanges for the nozzles. Once you’ve inserted the LWN in, do a component edit, and goto the TAG field. Type in your equipment name and nozzle number there. Isogen will then recognize what you are trying to do and make it into a nozzle for you on your ISO’s.