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Blog Tutorial – Weld Gap Tables for SPOOLCAD 2019

As a follow-up to the previous blog on the new features of SPOOLCAD 2019, here is a quick tutorial video covering SPOOLCAD 2019 Weld Gap Tables.

Tutorials act as part of our continued effort to help customers learn and use the software effectively. Besides our standard PROCAD Tutorials, these additional videos expand the users’ knowledge base of the software.

In earlier versions of the software, the weld gap was a setting within the Standards Manager, and was standard specific.

In SPOOLCAD 2019, “Spec-driven” functionality was added.

Weld gap tables are now part of the Shop Settings Manager, and can be accessed by individual specs within a standard.

Watch the tutorial video below.

If this is something you might want to incorporate into your company, be sure to upgrade to the latest SPOOLCAD 2019 software at your next subscription renewal date.

Keep viewing PROCAD’s blog section.  Tutorial videos will be added that will enhance your PROCAD software experience!

Need help with a particular feature?  Send a quick note to support@procad.com and let us know what you’d like to see!

Would you like a “one-on-one” demo or tutorial session? Request a free on-line web session

Up next – 3D Modeling Concepts, 4K Monitor Support


New for 2019 SPOOLCAD – Spec Driven Weld Gaps

The newly released SPOOLCAD 2019 Suite has a significant change in controlling weld gap values. In previous releases, the weld gap was a set value controlled in the Standards Manager. This one value was for all specs (associated with that Standard), which limited the ability to assign different values for a particular Pipe Spec within a Standard.

You asked, we listened!

In SPOOLCAD 2019, you can create custom Weld Gap Tables in the Shop Settings Manager. For example, a table can be created for the BW (butt-welded) fittings and a table created for the SW (socket-welded) fittings. Different values can be assigned for each pipe size, from 1/8″ up to 80″. As many tables as are required can be created.

This also means that you can have different weld gap tables for pipe specs with different materials. Example; if you have both CS and SS specs, you can control the weld gaps in the same standard but with different assigned gap values.

Once created and the weld gap values applied, you can use the Spec Generator to apply that table to a particular Spec, under the General Parameters for Welded/Flanged or Threaded/Socket Weld components.

More flexibility built-in to an already impressive software!

Stay Tuned!

A video tutorial will follow for an in-depth review of the procedure.

 


Blog Tutorial – Printing/Plotting Basics

PROCAD’s Blog Tutorials act as part of our continued effort to help customers learn and use the software effectively. Besides our PROCAD Tutorials, these additional videos expand the users’ knowledge base of the software.

Here, we give you another quick video covering AutoCAD tools and functions.

Just purchased a PROCAD Subscription?  Just starting to use PROCAD software?  Haven’t had much exposure to AutoCAD?  Need some help with AutoCAD functions and commands?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then this tutorial is for you!

While working with the PROCAD Software, once the drawing is completed, you will need to create a print or plot. This can be a paper copy or PDF output.

This short on-line tutorial reviews the method for printing and plotting.

This feature is usable in all  PROCAD software products.

Watch the tutorial video below.

Be sure to keep viewing the PROCAD blog section.  Tutorials will be added that will enhance your PROCAD software experience!

Need help with a particular feature?  Send a quick note to support@procad.com and let us know what you’d like to see!

Would you like a “one-on-one” demo or tutorial session? Request a free on-line web session

Up next – 3D Modeling Concepts


New Licensing for 2019

PROCAD is moving to a more flexible licensing system to make it easier for monthly subscriptions. The online based RLM Activation Pro system will allow users to continue working with their software without having to enter new activation codes at the end of each month.

The new licensing will debut on PROCAD 2019 products with software release starting in June.

We’re always looking for ways to better serve our customers.


New PROCAD software coming soon!

Just around the corner, PROCAD V2019!

Keeping up with the latest Autodesk AutoCAD software is part of our on-going commitment to our customers.

Features to include newly designed ribbon menus, re-sized PROCAD Toolboxes to suit 4K monitors, and minor program adjustments to compliment our great design software, constantly moving forward in an ever-evolving industry.

Keep watching for more information!