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CAEPIPE versus Other Programs
Don't tell your boss! CAEPIPE can make more free time for you. Here are a few examples...
|Input element or support types (bend, reducer, restraint, etc.) using one or two keystrokes
(e.g., A for anchor, B for bend, R for restraint
and so on).
|You must use the mouse to double-click on the support types and input additional data to complete input, or hunt through a multitude of hard-to-see icons, drag one to the right place, and then input more data for the support/element.
|Jacketed piping with separate temperature
and pipe size possible.
|Not possible. User needs to think of a workaround solution.|
|User can work on multiple models at the
|User can work on only one model at a time.|
|Temperature, material and pipe size names
can be edited. So, performing "what-if" scenarios is quick. Simply change the associated name.
|Naming is not possible. Performing "what-if" scenarios can be time-consuming.|
|User can include comments for each and
every element in the model, and print them.
|Not possible for each and every element.|
|User can single-click in the graphics window
to edit data.
|Graphics editing is not possible.|
|Graphical display settings are remembered between sessions, even between version upgrades. Can display additional data
(supports, node #s, etc.) in rendered view.
|Graphical display settings are lost upon exiting graphics. Cannot display any supports, node #s, etc., in rendered view|
|Units always readily visible and can be
changed at anytime (input or in results).
|Units not readily visble. A separate Units file must be created before analysis; Units cannot be changed after analysis.|
|Static and dynamic analysis can be performed
at the same time, during the same run.
|Not possible. User must do each separately.|
|Displays and prints sorted stress ratios for each stress type (Sustained, Thermal, and others).||User must hand calculate the ratios and sort manually.|
|Fully interactive results review possible.||Mostly text files shown in Notepad editor-like interface, without interactivity.|
|Reports are short and formatted (and user-formattable). E.g., for the CAEPIPE Sample model: length is 9 pages.||Reports are long and unformatted (and user cannot format them). E.g., for the same Sample model: length is 23 to 40+ pages, unformatted!Hard and time-consuming to review.|
|Any number of pumps, compressors and
turbines can be analyzed and results reviewed
in one screen.
|User must load separate files to view results for each pump or compressor or turbine.|
|Automatically adds Sustained to Occasional stresses as directed by the piping code
(SL + SO).
|User must add Sustained to Occasional stresses manually to get (SL+SO).|
|Four open user windows for maximum productivity and quick understanding.||Only one window can be open - either input or results.|
You must have an idea by now about how you can save your time and effort, not to mention be frustration-free.