HOUSTON, Dec. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CADWorx & Analysis Solutions announces the release of PV Elite 2018 with numerous enhancements for vessel and heat exchanger analysis and design including faster generation of retirement limits, the choice of a light or dark user interface to better visualize the vessel design, and the instant display of key information about an object by using the Control button with the mouse. This new release includes the latest code updates for ASME Section VIII 2017 Division 1, ASME Section VIII 2017 Division 2 – Classes 1 and 2, PD 5500:2015, PD 5500 A2:2016, ASCE VII 2016 Wind and Seismic, and Korean Building Code 2016. PV Elite 2018 also now generates a Maximum Safe Operating Temperature Curve, running through thousands of temperature and pressure combinations for each component to help users determine the appropriate operating scenario for their facilities. Rick Allen, president of CADWorx® & Analysis Solutions, said, “New releases highlight our commitment to customer satisfaction. With PV Elite 2018, we are pleased to give our users greater confidence in their safety code calculations.”

For more information, view the webinar recording “What’s New in PV Elite 2018” at http://coade.typepad.com/coadeinsider/2017/11/pv-elite-webinar-whats-new-in-pv-elite-2018.html.

For more information on PV Elite, visit https://hexagonppm.com/products/analysis-product-family/pv-elite. For information about other analysis products, visit http://hexagonppm.com/products/analysis-product-family. For information about CADWorx, visit http://hexagonppm.com/products/3d-product-family/cadworx.

About CADWorx & Analysis Solutions 
CADWorx & Analysis Solutions is part of Hexagon PPM. It develops and supports the following products: CADWorx®, for plant design; CAESAR II®, for pipe stress analysis; PV Elite®, for pressure vessel analysis; and GT STRUDL®, for structural analysis. 

Hexagon PPM is the world’s leading provider of asset life cycle solutions for design, construction, and operation of industrial facilities. By transforming unstructured information into a smart digital asset, our clients are empowered to visualize, build, and manage structures and facilities of all complexities, ensuring safe and efficient operation throughout the entire life cycle. 

PPM is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; http://hexagon.com/), a leading global provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial landscapes. 

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