Engineered Systems Magazine

Computers & Software: August 2011

September 6, 2011
Casella CEL Inc.

Technical support

The company has launched an online service that allows customers to log their questions and have a local technical specialist contact them to resolve any issues. A unique customer reference number is generated by the online system, allowing all discussions to be tracked, thus providing a full audit trail until the support issue is resolved.

— Casella CEL Inc.

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Energy analysis

The company’s Hourly Analysis Program is a two-tools-in-one package. HAP provides versatile features for designing HVAC systems for commercial buildings. It also offers powerful energy analysis capabilities for comparing energy consumption and operating costs of design alternatives. By combining both tools in one package, significant time savings are achieved.

— Carrier Corp.

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Web services

The company’s  HOBOlink® Web Services API, is an application programming interface that enables organizations to easily integrate energy and environmental data from HOBOlink web servers with custom software applications. The HOBOlink Web Services API will be utilized by a range of users, from building energy dashboard suppliers to developers looking to embed real-time weather data from Onset HOBO® U30 monitoring systems into web-based portals.

— Onset

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The company’s  HOBOlink® Web Services API, is an application programming interface that enables organizations to easily integrate energy and environmental data from HOBOlink web servers with custom software applications. The HOBOlink Web Services API will be utilized by a range of users, from building energy dashboard suppliers to developers looking to embed real-time weather data from Onset HOBO® U30 monitoring systems into web-based portals.

— Onset

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Seismic design

This online tool allows engineers, architects, and contractors to determine whether or not their fire protection bracing systems will meet their project’s seismic load requirements, and to automatically create project submittals. Users of this web-based feature enter information about a project — including pipe schedule, system length and supporting structure material — and the tool calculates whether or not the system can support the required seismic load.

— Anvil International

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Plant design

CADWorx 2012 Plant Design Suite is now compatible with AutoCAD 2012. Features include an improved pipe support module, which provides greater flexibility in the placement of pipe supports and extends bills of material capabilities to pipe support subassemblies and HVAC and cable tray enhancements, which include additional manufacturers’ catalogs plus live database links to components.

— Intergraph

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Modeling Software

The AECOsim family of information modeling applications is designed to provide interdisciplinary building design, analysis, and simulation software focused on helping architectural, engineering, and construction professionals deliver intelligent buildings. Engineers can author and use information models to predictively design and interactively optimize the performance of building systems.

— Bentley

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