PROCAD T2P Blog

PROCAD talks with the piping design community.

A Message To Our Customers

A Message To Our Customers

With our customers facing Covid-19 challenges, working from home is becoming a necessity rather than an option. At PROCAD, we already have implemented work-at-home protocol  to minimize our staff’s exposure to the virus.

PROCAD services will not be affected by our staff’s working from home. You still will receive all the services you need to get your project done without interruption. Since many of you are opting to have your staff work at home, they may have limited access to company servers to checkout PROCAD licenses. With this in mind, we’d be happy to migrate your PROCAD network licenses to standalone licenses. This will allow your staff to work from home regardless of their connectivity to company servers.

Stay safe, work remotely and take care of your family.

PS, this is our newest work-at-home employee coding away 😊

 

 


SPOOLCAD’s New Website

We recently published a new website for SPOOLCAD software.

The reason for separating the SPOOLCAD product from our main PROCAD website was to clarify its functionality. Many website visitors were confused about the difference between SPOOLCAD and ISOMETRIC, and for good reason. The new site provides more information on SPOOLCAD to help visitors understand its powerful features and the productivity gains it can bring to their company.

While SPOOLCAD was built with all of ISOMETRIC software’s features, it was extensively reworked to fit the needs of pipe fabrication. While the ISOMETRIC software is an excellent tool to draw isometrics, it lacks critical functions needed by a pipe fabricator.

This additional functionality includes but not limited to:

  • Weld mapping
  • Weld gaps
  • Spool weights
  • Calculating paint surface area
  • Allocation to add heat numbers
  • Labor codes
  • and many more features

SPOOLCAD also comes complete with the SHOP SETTINGS MANAGER and Advantage BOM applications.

Read more on the differences between SPOOLCAD and ISOMETRIC


Monthly Subscription License Renewal Procedures

This information is for customers who are on a monthly recurring subscription of PROCAD (version 2019) piping software. Customers with PROCAD 2020 software are not affected.

As your current license expires, the new license will automatically be set active the next time you start the software.

Be aware, if the software isn’t restarted within 48 hours of the current license expiring, the software will not automatically reactivate. This sometime happens over a weekend period of time, where the software isn’t used.

If this happens, you’ll need to manually reactivate the license through the License Manager module included with the software. See below for example:

Please note: you need to be connected to the internet for the activation to work successfully.

Simply copy/paste the original Activation ID code supplied to you by PROCAD Support into the dialog and select “Activate”. The license will now be active.

Should you require further assistance, please email support@procad.com and our team will be happy to help.

Your PROCAD Support Team!

 


Blog Tutorial – SPOOLCAD 2020 – Global Weld Extraction

PROCAD’s Blog Tutorials are part of our continued effort to help customers learn and use the software effectively. Along with our complimentary PROCAD Software Tutorials, these short videos expand the users’ knowledge base of the software.

We listen to our customers! More choices, more flexibility with PROCAD software!

With SPOOLCAD 2020 software, a new extraction format for the weld mapping data has been added. The original routine does a cumulative total for all welds in a set of project drawings. In contrast, the new extraction format does a similar extraction, but drawing by drawing, leaving the weld mapping to each individual drawing.

Watch the tutorial video below. It’s a quick overview of the new feature.

Be sure to keep checking the PROCAD Blog section. Tutorials are routinely added to enhance your PROCAD software experience!

These Blog tutorials are also included with the appropriate software product under the “Tutorials” tab on the PROCAD homepage.

Need help with a particular feature? Send a quick note to support@procad.com

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Blog Tutorial – Screen Layouts

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

The short video tutorials show detailed usage of commands and tools as well as updated features to the software.

Are you new to PROCAD Software? Have you viewed the software tutorials? They are available 24/7/365.

Want to set your screen layout to be similar to the tutorial screen layouts?

Watch the tutorial video below. It’s a quick overview of screen layouts for the 3DSMART, SPOOLCAD, and 2D PROCAD software products.

Hint: view the section of the tutorial that matches the software you downloaded by using the built-in table of contents, or use the onscreen slide bar to fast forward to the appropriate section. The last tutorial topic, “Workspace Settings” is useful for all PROCAD products, please view it as well.

Be sure to keep checking the PROCAD Blog section. More tutorials will be added that will enhance your PROCAD software experience! These Blog tutorials are also included with the appropriate software product under the “Tutorials” tab on the PROCAD homepage.

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

Up Next – New SPOOLCAD Global Weld List Extraction Format