CAEPIPE versus Other Programs

Don't tell your boss! CAEPIPE can make more free time for you. Here are a few examples...


Other Programs

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
same time.
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.