April 12, 2007 17:29 ET

PipePak V10 Provides Faster and Easier Design and Analysis for Piping Systems

PITTSBURGH, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2007 -- ALGOR, Inc., a leading provider of design, analysis and simulation software, announced that the latest release of its piping design and analysis software, PipePak V10, features bi-directional associativity between its spreadsheet and graphical display window including immediate display of pipes entered via the spreadsheet. These and many more PipePak V10 features provide ALGOR users with increased power, flexibility and ease-of-use for defining complete piping systems and performing structural analysis in compliance with industry-standard piping codes.

PipePak V10 also includes:

--  faster and easier importing of piping models and DXF file geometry
    from ALGOR's easy-to-use single user interface, FEMPRO
--  local zoom capability, which provides an inset with a magnified view
    of part of the model
--  ability to select and divide pipe segments (by number of divisions or
    a specified length) within the graphical display window
--  and improved support for units during import of CAESAR II models
"The new, powerful capability to import DXF files has saved us time when analyzing piping systems defined in CAD," said Alain Benchissou, Administrative and Commercial Director of CADLM in Gif/Yvette, France. "In addition, we can now more easily change piping models by graphically dividing any pipe to include a support at any location. This will allow us to propose solutions to our customers more quickly."

"PipePak V10's improved associativity between its spreadsheet and graphical display window allows users to define piping systems and evaluate analysis results faster and easier," said ALGOR Product Manager Bob Williams. "PipePak V10's full suite of capabilities for design, analysis, validation and reporting allows designers and engineers to create better, more reliable piping systems faster."

To see a free learning session on the new PipePak V10, view the "ALGOR PipePak for Piping Design and Analysis" Webcast on the ALGOR web site. For more detailed information, visit the "PipePak Competitive Advantages" page (

To schedule a personalized software demonstration and discuss how PipePak V10 can meet your needs for piping design and analysis, contact an ALGOR account manager today.

ALGOR, Inc. provides cost-effective solutions for design, analysis and simulation and enables engineers to virtually test and predict real-world behavior of new and existing product designs, speed up time to market and make better, safer products at a lower cost. The company serves more than 20,000 customers in over 95 countries in organizations such as 3M, The Boeing Company, Delphi Corporation, DuPont, General Electric Company, General Motors Corporation, Goodrich Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM Corporation and NASA. Partnerships with other leading software companies offer data exchange with products from Alibre, Inc.; ANSYS, Inc.; Autodesk, Inc.; IronCAD, LLC; Kubotek USA, Inc.; MSC.Software Corporation; Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC); Robert McNeel & Associates; Solid Edge from UGS; SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. company; and others. Educational support and customer service includes the use of Internet audio/video technology for distance learning and free, live software demonstrations. For additional information, please visit our web site at

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