ECE Design is Growing: CAESAR II Senior Applications Engineer Position Available

ECE Design is again expanding its CADWorx & Analysis Support staff and is looking for a candidate that has CAESAR II experience and a passion for teaching.   This position requires a Mechanical Engineering degree, CAESAR II application experience and familiarity with codes and standards of ASME, API and ANSI and current scientific and engineering methods.  If you are interested in joining the ECE team to help support our technical sales and support efforts, please send your resume to

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • BSME degree required.
  • CAESAR II Experience required.
  • Technical knowledge of mechanical design of pressure vessels, heat exchangers and piping systems.
  • Familiarity with codes and standards of ASME, API and ANSI and current scientific and engineering methods.
  • Experience in vessel design software (ex: PV Elite and NozzlePro)  preferred.
  • Experience with CADWorx preferred.
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis preferred.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, as well as strong interpersonal skills and relationship building.
  • Ability to independently organize and prioritize work assignments and coordinate a variety of tasks, with good attention to detail and ability to deal with conflicting priorities and deadlines.
  • Supervisory experience is a plus.
  • United States Citizenship required.

Thank you,
Jeffrey Suffet
ECE Design

ISOGEN Training Videos Posted


Just a quick note to let everyone know that the last three ISOGEN Training Videos have been posted here.

  • Isogen Training – The New I-Configure: Importing and Creating New Styles
  • Isogen Training – The New I-Configure: The Drawing Setup Tool
  • Isogen Training – The New I-Configure: The New “ECP”

Thank you

Jeffrey Suffet

CADWorx Plant Professional Training August 19-21

CADWorx Plant Professional Training August 19-21

ECE is holding a specialized (3) day CADWorx Plant Professional training class in our Houston Training Center.

This custom class will consist of developing a skid using CADWorx Plant Professional 2014.  You will learn the basics of CADWorx Plant Professional including:

  • Developing specifications
  • Project Setup and Organization
  • 3D Modeling
  • Isometric Generation

Space is limited so sign up soon.  The cost is $1,500 for the 3 day session.  Classes will start at 8:30am and run until approximately 4:30.

Please contact us for more details on the training.

Thank you,

Gary Kohlbeck

Running CADWorx / Setting Up a Profile


We had a support call this morning on an installation issue.  CADWorx was installed on an Administrator account.  When the machine was switched over to the User Account, there was no Icon to run CADWorx.  When you install CADWorx from an Administrator account, a user will not have a profile setup automatically to run CADWorx.  In these cases, just go to the Start Menu and run the “Setup-Profile” command under the CADWorx Programs as shown below (while in the User Account):



Note: The CADWorx 2014 and CADWorx 2015 (Beta) locations are shown above.

Once the command is run, you can run CADWorx by using the newly created icons on the desktop.  

Note: Every once and a while the CADWorx Ribbons get ‘lost’ in AutoCAD.  Sometimes it has been working fine and all of a sudden you open AutoCAD and it fails to load the Ribbons.  I have even seen this happen when a new profile is created using the “Setup New Profile”.  In these cases, the Profile is created and loads but the partial customization files still don’t get loaded correctly.   In all cases, CADWorx is loaded and typing commands works fine but for some reason AutoCAD decides to ‘lose’ the connection to the partial customization files that hold the CADWorx Ribbons. To that end, we created a Specific On Topic (SPOT) Training Video on how to fix.   Please login to see the video HERE (Video 8: Missing CADWorx Ribbons).

Thank you,

Jeffrey Suffet

CADWorx & Analysis Training Webinars Posted


The following is a list of newly posted CADWorx & Analysis Training Webinars:

Topic Link
CADWorx Plant – The Catalog: An Introduction Link
CADWorx Plant – The Specifications: Long Description Formatting Link
CADWorx Plant Isogen Training – The new I-Configure Series – Part 1 Link

Below is a list of Upcoming CADWorx & Analysis Training Webinars:

Date Time Topic Registration Link
July 8 2014 11:45AM-12:15PM CST Isogen Training – The new I-Configure Series Part 2 Register
July 15 2014 11:45AM-12:15PM CST Isogen Training – The new I-Configure Series Part 3 Register

Best Regards,

ECE Design


Configuring ISOGEN in CADWorx 2015 – Part 2: Importing Project Manager (PipMan) based projects


Before I get into the specifics of the new CADWorx 2015 I-Configure editor (soon to be released), I wanted to discuss a very important I-Configure feature – Importing existing Project Manager (PipMan) based ISOGEN projects.

After the import is complete, the imported ISOGEN project appears in the Project View panel. You can edit an imported ISOGEN project and modify its properties in the same manner as with an ISOGEN project that you created using I-Configure as demonstrated in the “Configuring ISOGEN in CADWorx 2015 – Part 1″ post.

 Importing Project Manager (PipMan) based projects

1. Start I-Configure

Starting I-Configure

2.  Click the Icon indicated to create a new Isometric Directory and a dialog appears to select a Folder.  Select an Empty Folder.  Use the “Make New Folder” in the dialog if not already created.

Create New ISOGEN Directory

3.  Click on the Isometric Directory in the Tree Structure.  The Directory will be highlighted and the Directory name and complete path will appear in the footer as shown below:

Click on the Iso Directory

4. Next, click the Tools Menu and Select Import Project From File as show below:

Import Project Selection

5.  The following dialog will be displayed:

Import Project Dialog

6. Click on the “…” button to browse for the .PIP file to Import.

7. When the dialog appears, change the filter to an I-Sketch (Pipeman)(*.pip) filt type.

Change the Filter to PIPMAN Project Style

8. Select the “*.PIP” file and press “Open”.

Select the PIP File

9.  The software displays the full path location and file name in the “Import settings from box.  The “New Project Name” defaults to the project name as defined in the selected “PIP” file.  Type a new name if desired and press “OK”.

Import Project Dialog with Selected Project

10.  Again, the “New Project Name” can be changed.  In addition,  the available styles can be selected for import.  All available styles are selected by default.  Press “OK” to import.

Import New Project Dialog

11.  At this point, inspecting the Project Tree will reveal that the project was imported but the selected style sheetsmay or may not have been imported.  If there is no “+” sign next to the Project then the Styles were not imported.  NOTE: This depends on the version of I-Configure in use.

Project Tree

12. To Import the Styles, Click on the Project as shown above and then click the Tools Menu and Select Import Styles From File as show below:

Import Styles

13.  Click on the “…” button to browse for the .FLS file to Import.  This will be located in the existing style folder.  Once selected, press “OK”

 Import Style Dialog

14. Once the import is complete, a log file is available for viewing.

Import style succeeded

15.  The Imported Style will now be visible.

Imported Style done

NOTE: Repeat Steps 12-15 to import additional Style Sheets as needed.


Next Up: The new interface.  In addition, our upcoming Webinars will also focus on the New I-Configure Interface.

Date Time Topic Registration Link
July 1 2014 11:45AM-12:15PM CST Isogen Training – The new I-Configure Series 1 Register
July 8 2014 11:45AM-12:15PM CST Isogen Training – The new I-Configure Series 2 Register
July 15 2014 11:45AM-12:15PM CST Isogen Training – The new I-Configure Series 3 Register

Thank you,

Jeffrey Suffet, ECE Design

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