CAESAR II makes it easy to input and display all the data needed to accurately define a piping system analysis model. Input can be accessed or modified on an element-by-element basis, or datasets can be selected to make global changes.
The CAESAR II input graphics module makes quick work of developing analysis models while clearly indicating areas of concern and providing an excellent idea of the piping system’s flexibility. Color-coded stress models and animated displacements for any stress load case are available.
Design Tools and Wizards
Tools and wizards for tasks such as creating expansion loops or viewing plant models in the analysis space help bridge the gap between knowledge and experience. Such tools take the guess work out of producing accurate analysis and recommending practical design changes.
Besides the evaluation of a piping system’s response to thermal, deadweight and pressure loads, CAESAR II analyzes the effects of wind, support settlement, seismic loads and wave loads. Nonlinear effects such as support lift off, gap closure and friction are also included. CAESAR II also selects the proper springs for supporting systems with large vertical deflections. Dynamic analysis capabilities include modal, harmonic, response spectrum and time history analysis.
Error Checking and Reports
The CAESAR II program includes an integrated error checker. This error checker analyzes the user input and checks for consistency from both a “finite element” and “piping” point of view. Reports are clear, accurate concise and fully user definable.
Material and Assemblies Databases
CAESAR II incorporates table look-ups for piping materials and components plus expansion joints, structural steel sections, spring hangers and material properties including allowable stress. This ensures correct datasets are used for each analysis. CAESAR II comes complete with major international piping codes.
Bi-directional Interface with Design
CAESAR II incorporates the industry’s first and only seamless, bi-directional link between CAD plant design and engineering analysis. This link to Hexagon PPM CADWorx® Plant allows the passing of design and analysis data between these packages without data loss.
Hexagon PPM® CAESAR II®
Static and Dynamic Analysis
Intuitive Analysis Model Creation
Design Tools and Wizards
Load and View Plant Model
Comprehensive Error Checking
Wind and Wave Analysis
Seismic and Support Settlement Analysis
International Piping Codes
Extensive Material Databases
Steel Databases and Modeling
Expansion Joint and Hanger Databases
Bi-directional Links to Hexagon PPM CADWorx Plant
Training seminars available
Fully supported by development engineers
Enhanced regularly for piping code updates
Microsoft Windows XP Pro or Windows Vista Ultimate (minimum)
Windows 7 compatible
Process and Plant Design, Piping, Equipment, Steelwork, Petrochemical, Chemical, Power, Offshore, Food, Beverage, Brewing, Pharmaceutical, Water Treatment, Building Services, Shipbuilding and Architectural.
Hexagon PPM® CAESAR II® is compatible with Windows desktop operating systems listed below.
Additional details on the life-cycle of Microsoft operating systems can be obtained from
Microsoft’s web site at: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycle/
Desktop Operating System
Windows 7/8* Professional (32 & 64 bit)
Windows 7/8* Ultimate (32 & 64 bit)
Windows 7/8* Enterprise (32 & 64 bit)
These operating systems are tested by Hexagon PPM. CAESAR II does not support Windows 7/8 Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium. The software does not support Windows Vista Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Enterprise, Business, and Ultimate.
* Windows 8 – Enable .Net 3.5 prior to installing CAESAR II.
Windows XP Professional with SP3 (32 bit)
This operating system is tested by Hexagon PPM.
Windows Server (all versions)
Only tested by Hexagon PPM for the installation of network licensing systems (NetHASP License Manager).
Hexagon PPM Recommended System Requirements for CAESAR II:
Processor: 3.0 GHz Intel Pentium IV or higher AMD Athlon dual-core processor or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM or higher (Windows XP) or 4 GB RAM or higher (Windows 7/8)
Display: 1280×1024 or higher, with True Color
Video Card: 256 MB or greater video RAM, OpenGL 1.1 or later, DirectX 9.0 or later, drivers updated with the latest manufacturer’s drivers (Motherboard-integrated video cards not recommended for desktop systems.)
Remote Technologies: Citrix XenApp 6.0 required on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise