CAU2015 Drivers of Success Competition @ HxGN Live

CAU2015 Drivers of Success competition is now open. Don't miss your chance of participating for a chance to win a trip to CAU2015@HxGN in Las Vegas! If you are an Intergraph CADWorx, CAESAR II, or PV Elite user, submit your success stories by March 24, 2015 for a chance to win. There will be a first-place prize and three runners-up prizes each for: CADWorx, CAESAR II, and PV Elite.

Reasons to participate:

  • Chance to win an all-inclusive trip to CAU2015@HxGN Live
  • CAU2015@HxGN LIVE in Las Vegas, NV USA
  • Chance to attend world-class training for FREE
  • Feature your company's and team's success
  • Be globally acknowledged for your hard work
  • Be recognized as an industry thought leader
  • Receive an award and certificate

When is the deadline for submission?

March 24, 2015

Who can enter the Drivers of Success competition?

All users of Intergraph CADWorx, CAESAR II, and/or PV Elite
In addition to submitting an application form, is there anything else I have to provide in order to enter CAU2015 Drivers of Success at HxGN Live?

Below are the items needed:

• Signed release form, 
• Graphical images of your project
• First-place winners only: Participation in a brief, recorded interview session at CAU2014@HxGN Live. This is an opportunity to promote your company and yourself. In case you do not wish to deliver such a presentation, please let us know in advance.

First-place prizewinners will receive an all-inclusive trip (including return flights from anywhere in the world to Las Vegas, NV, along with hotel and conference fees) to this year's CAU2015@HxGN Live. Runners-up will receive an iPad mini. Also, as our way of saying thank you for taking the time to tell us your story, every submission will receive a token of our appreciation.

ASK, SHARE & LEARN @ the CAU Express MiddleEast 

After its resounding success in 2014, CAU Express Tour kicks off in MiddleEast again in March 2015. As previous years, CAU Express will include technical classes covering CADWorx®CAESAR II®, PV Elite® and GT STRUDL® software. Join us to attend a variety of sessions among the four main tracks and benefit from a range of presentations, while learning about the latest industry success stories and networking with industry peers. 

In March 2015 CAU Express Middle East will be held in Dubai, UAE:

•    Dubai – Monday 30th March, 2015 at Conrad Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE;

Why should you join?

You will be able to expand your technical knowledge by learning from the best; our product experts have decades of experience in the process, mechanical and engineering software industries.

•    Ask – all your questions will be answered by our experts.
•    Share – engage with others to gain practical insights.
•    Learn – go back to work and increase your productivity immediately!

For more information please visit the event website, or please contact or for further details.

PV Elite 2015 Hot Fix 1 Released

The PV Elite 2015 Hot Fix 1 is now available for download from Intergraph’s Customer Smart System System. Release notes can be found here.
To access this Hot Fix:

Logon to Intergraph’s Customer Response System at
Select the View Downloadstab. 
Select PV Elite
Select Service Packs and Fixes
Select the download icon or the file link of the Hot Fix.


Tank 2015 released 

Intergraph announced the release of TANK 2015 (7.00), the most advanced version that now includes

Updated the software for API 650, 12th Edition, Addendum 1 (September 2014) 
Enhanced the graphics to include a 3D model in the PDF output 
Enhanced the software to include bookmarks for output reports when printing to PDF 
Enhanced the software to display calculated wind girders on the 3D model after analysis 
Enhanced the software to access the Backup folder from File menu 
Created a Quick Start Guide containing installation information and basic functionality of the interface


Version Build Number Build Date

CADWorx 2015



Sept 11, 2014 

CADWorx 2014



Jul 23, 2013

CADWorx 2014 SP1

2014 SP1


Nov 30, 2013

CADWorx fieldPipe

2013 (13.0)


Feb 07, 2013

PV Fabricator



Jan 07, 2013


2014 (7.00.01)


Oct 3, 2014


2014 (7.00.01)


Oct 15, 2014

PV Elite (incl. CodeCalc)

2015 (17.00.00)


Nov 25, 2014


2015 (7.00.00)


Dec 11, 2014


PRG FEATools™ improves the quality of Intergraph CAESAR II® users’ analysis for critical service lines by incorporating finite element analysis (FEA) and other empirical sources into the evaluation process. 

By using Intergraph® CAESAR II in combination with FEATools, analyzed systems are neither over- nor under-designed, but designed with consistent safety factors, which also saves time and money.

SUBMIT YOUR CAESAR II MODELS for translation, review, and comments by Paulin Research Group by clicking here.

ImageGrafix OpenDoor & Technology day events.

What is an “Open Door” event?

ImageGrafix conducts “Open Doors” events which are free technical workshops to provide an opportunity for the customer to get hands-on experience on the latest versions of the Software to explore the new features and capabilities with an expert instructor to guide you. ImageGrafix will install the new version in your laptop for your pracrial session during this event.

Forthcoming Open Door event:

23 February 2015 (8.30 AM to 4.30 PM) - Open Door for CADWorx and PVElite 2015 at City Seasons Hotel, Oman
03 March 2015 (2.00 PM to 4.30 PM) - OpenDoor for PVElite 2015 & TANK 2015 at Hotel Holiday Villa, Qatar

What is a “Technology Day” event? 

Technology day is a full day seminar on conducted by ImageGrafix Experts along with Intergraph teams to demonstrate the latest technology and tools being offered by Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions. During these sessions the  product experts will outline how Intergraph solutions help engineering and design teams, by helping both groups share information seamlessly, in an integrated work environment.

Forthcoming Technology Day event:

03 March 2015 (8.30 AM to 1.30 PM) - Technology Day on CADWorx for Better Brownfield Project Executions at Hotel Holiday Villa, Qatar.

Join CADWorx User Group - Middle East and India Linked in user group.  

A new Self-help Linkedin group for CADWorx users in the Middle East and India had been formed to share their experience and concerns. This will be a good forum for interactions between the members and express their concerns to the development team.

Join our CADWorx User Group on LinkedIn:

Autodesk’s Standalone Software to Go Subscription-Only in 2016 

Autodesk will end sales of perpetual licenses for its standalone software products effective February 1, 2016. That's right — the company is giving customers a full year to get used to the idea of perpetual software licenses going away. It's the first phase of the company's previously announced gradual transition to subscription-only software.
For one thing, if you have a perpetual software license with a maintenance subscription, nothing will change as long as you stay on that maintenance subscription plan. Users with perpetual licenses will receive benefits, including software upgrades, as long as their maintenance subscriptions are active. However, if you don't renew your maintenance subscription, you will be able to keep using the upgraded software under your existing perpetual license — but you'll need to purchase a standard desktop subscription in order to get back on the upgrade train later.

Fusion 360 to be given as Product Design Suite Subscription Benefit

The future of making things will be dramatically different; driven by disruption in the way we live, work, communicate, and produce & consume products. As a result, Autodesk reimagined 3D CAD/CAM from the ground up. The first tool of its kind, Autodesk® Fusion 360™ enables teams to work together within an integrated design, engineering and fabrication platform, virtually anywhere and on any device.

As of January 30 2015, Autodesk® Product Design Suite Subscription customers will receive Fusion 360 as an entitlement. This gives customers the ability to take advantage of new business and technical opportunities, while providing them with more choice and flexibility than ever before.

Giving Fusion 360 to PrDS customers provides them the tools they'll need when they're ready to create the products of the future. We are continuing to invest in the best possible portfolio for our customers today, while anticipating their needs for tomorrow.

Calculate the Erosion Rate with Autodesk Simulation CFD

One of the leading causes of equipment failure in harsh flow environments is surface erosion due to high-velocity liquid flow impingement. Understanding where erosion may occur is essential for designing for greater durability and longer service life.
Contaminants such as sand, quartz, and fly ash cause material erosion as they recirculate and impinge against valves and other machinery. In the oil and gas industry, engineers evaluate this Ductile erosion based on the "mesh size" of the particle. The mesh size is the largest particle size that is likely to be found in a system. This phenomenon is also referred to as "washout."

Autodesk Simulation CFD uses Lagrangian particle tracking with the Edwards Model to compute erosion. A low particle concentration assumption (not a slurry erosion model) is employed, and results are presented as a scalar result quantity. This facilitates design comparison, and removes the guesswork from interpreting erosion predictions.
The erosion model uses angle of attack bounce data and the Brinell material hardness to compute the material volume removal rate. This approach qualitatively identifies areas subject to erosion. It illustrates the relationship between the flow and erosion trends, which can lead to erosion reduction through design improvements.

Updated 2D to 3D Tool for Inventor 2015 available via Autodesk Labs

The 2D to 3D tool for Inventor is our free technology preview that allows you to quickly create 3D models from 2D-designed parts. Activated as part of file import, the 2D to 3D Tool automatically transforms drawing views into orthogonal sketches, significantly streamlining the preparation of 2D views for 3D uses.
The tool is available for Inventor R11 through Inventor 2015. If you have not downloaded it yet, or if you have the original 2015 version, you can download the tool from the Autodesk Labs project.

Woodwork for Autodesk Inventor

Woodwork for Inventor is an add-on for Autodesk Inventor. It turns this mechanical orientated software into a very efficient woodworking tool. From simple furniture to the most complex structures, Woodwork for Inventor will enable you to engineer your product and generate the corresponding production information fast and accurately.
Woodwork for Inventor enables you to engineer your projects more efficient and with a higher accuracy. By automating routine tasks mistakes are reduced and time to production decreases.
Woodwork for Inventor can be used in preliminary design all the way up to NC production. This cost effective and efficient tool will give you a return on investment in no time

Intergraph CAS Newsletter: #NewEngineeringEra in Piping Design

What's new in Autodesk Inventor 2015

Success Story:

Intergraph® CADWorx®, CAESAR II®, and PV Elite® help Black Cat succeed on design and engineering of Qatar fertilizer plant


As an Intergraph CAS partner, we deliver CADWorx Plant, CAESAR II, and PV Elite/TANK software productivity training in Middle East. To register, visit: ImageGrafix ICAS Training page.

INTERGRAPH YouTube Channel

To view the Intergraph CAS YouTube videos, please visit the Intergraph CAS YouTube playlist

Flaretot - The Complete Flare System Design Solution

Flaretot® Professional is a unique and comprehensive software package covering all aspects of flare system design and allows engineers to build a model of the complete flare system, from conceptual design stage to start up of the facilities.

Flaretot® Professional integrated 10 calculation modules for associated flare system and equipment calculations comprising Flare radiation, atmospheric dispersion, relief case load calculations and relief valve sizing, vessel depressurization (blow down), flare knockout drum design, structural steel temperature rise from flare radiation, physical properties calculator, noise calculations, purge gas requirements and a unit conversion module.

ImageGrafix Earns Autodesk Consulting Specialization

ImageGrafix Software FZCO, a leading Gold Partner and Preferred Industry Partner to Autodesk in UAE, announced that it has earned the new Consulting Specialization designation for value added resellers from Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. As an Autodesk Consulting Specialized Partner, ImageGrafix has shown that they have made significant investment in their people, they have a solid consulting business plan, they have reference able customers, and that they offer a high level of knowledge and support to customers in the Manufacturing industries.
The new Autodesk Partner Specializations enable partners to highlight and brand their expertise in delivering services in key industry areas. By completing the required curriculum and training, as well as meeting required levels of service and standards set by Autodesk, ImageGrafix demonstrates through their strong customer service and support in sales what it means to be a trusted adviser to Autodesk customers throughout the world.

Autodesk Inventor has evolved. Upgrade your Inventor to Autodesk Product Design Suite or Factory Design Suite.

Expanded toolsets drive design productivity
Extend your creative design process with a wide range of interoperable sketching, modeling, surfacing and visualization tools.
Document and share design ideas with unique interoperability
Industry-leading interoperability with Inventor®, AutoCAD® and Showcase® software accelerates the creation of engineering documentation and improves the visualization of complex design ideas.
Save time with automated cloud-based design optimization
Improve product performance by leveraging the virtually infinite computing power of the Autodesk 360 cloud platform to perform a variety of compute-intensive design optimization tasks from directly within Inventor.

Feature Recognition for Inventor
Feature Recognition for Inventor is a free technology preview application to convert neutral 3D CAD models, such as STEP, SAT, or IGES solids, into full-featured Inventor models. You can apply feature mapping automatically or interactively as needed to maintain your design intent.

This latest update adds to the list of Inventor releases that the Feature Recognition team is requesting feedback from.

Autodesk Releases Simplified 123D Design

Autodesk, Inc. introduced Autodesk 123D Design, a free 3D modeling tool that allows users to create a digital model and then 3D print or fabricate their idea whether on the iPad, Mac, PC or via their Web browser. Autodesk 123D Design uses natural interactions for creation and editing, allowing makers to easily design things without learning complex CAD concepts.

CAESAR II Reinstatement Program

Share compelling 3D product documentation


The Autodesk® Inventor® Publisher Publish to Social technology preview allows you to directly post the animations you’ve created in Autodesk Inventor Publisher desktop software to the sites your colleagues and customers utilize most - YouTube and Facebook. Also, new in the Publish to Social technology preview is an exciting new publish wizard that gives you step by step control for publishing print, movie and interactive formats from Inventor Publisher. Additionally it gives you the ability to create and use different Custom Presets to publish following your corporate standards.
It's so easy to share highly-visual static, dynamic and interactive 2D-3D technical instructions that explain and differentiate your products from others with everyone you want to view it!

Click here for more details:

Integrated CAD/CAM/CAE Solutions

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ImageGrafix Software FZCO, established in 1996, is the pioneer of CAD/CAM/CAE solutions in the Middle East. For over 15 years, we have been offering complete integrated CAD/CAM/CAE applications to our customers from concept design to final
manufacturing of the components to cut down the new design of new products lead time, reducing their manufacturing expenses and improving the product life cycle management. ImageGrafix is an Autodesk Gold Partner for Manufacturing (MSD) applications offering end to end integrated solutions to our customers through Autodesk software packages and certified third party applications.

- Exclusive: Intergraph Launches CADWorx DraftPro for AutoCAD   Users -- Free

- Autodesk Customer Success Story: AJMAL PERFUMES

ImageGrafix Signs up with SEH USB lock Server

USB Device Server make 8 dongles available via network. (Safe, Central, and Efficient Dongle Management)
SEH Technology, is a leading network solution vendor, has  launched myUTN-80 DongleServer, a new network solution specially designed for USB software key management. The compact device simply attaches to the network enabling access for up to eight dongles via its USB interfaces. Users operate their protected software as usual without the hassle of attaching dongles locally to their PC.
Dongles are available centrally, and with their full functional range, across the network for several users. Software licenses are always enforced by a one-to-one connection with the dongle. At the same time, they are safe from loss, damage, wear and tear, and theft. The myUTN-80 DongleServer allows for the assigning of each dongle to a different user, customer or department. A broad range of security features protects unauthorized access to the dongles. The device enables the utilization of USB license dongles in server-based computing infrastructures and virtualized environments based on VMware, Citrix XEN, and Microsoft Hyper-V, which until now has been extremely difficult if not impossible.
The myUTN-80 dongle server for Ethernet networks (10BaseT/100BaseTX) is compatible with Windows 32/64-bit versions (Windows 7, Server 2008, Vista, Server 2003, XP). Regular and free software updates, technical support, and a warranty of up to five years come with the myUTN-80 dongle server.

Inventor Test Drive


Inventor Test Drive

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Includes Tutorial Material for AutoCAD® Users (3,523 KB)

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