CAESAR II Version 4.30 is the latest release of this company's software for pipe stress analysis and design. Improved features include updated piping codes and an enhanced load case editor which includes additional combination types, user load case names, and selective output specifications. Also included are undo and redo options and a code compliance report for the static output.
ScanDEX 2.5 is a multi-field scanning and indexing software product which is said to incorporate a number of new features, including color image support, e-mail image support, advanced multi-page capability, and direct printer support. Applications include scanning and indexing documents for CAD, AEC, FM, manufacturing, and aperture cards.
Ideal Scanners & Systems Inc., www.ideal.com
AutoPilot is said by its manufacturer to be the first optimizing process controller to fully integrate multivariable and knowledge-based control with neural nets and other artificial intelligence techniques in a single package. The program is said to increase manufacturing efficiency through multistate modeling, which allows plant processes to be understood by representing them in small packets of knowledge.
PSE Optima, www.pseoptima.com
Machine tool communication
ActiveDNC™ Comm Server is a 32-bit multithreaded object-oriented program which is said to enable applications to communicate simultaneously with multiple machine tools over Ethernet or serial networks. The program is also said to support redirection of commands from one machine to another.
Greco Systems, www.grecosystem.com
VariCAD version 8.0 is an affordable 3D modeler with new features including: mechanical parts libraries, BOM tools, and mechanical component calculation. It can also import and export common CAD formats such as DWG, DXF, and IGES.