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John Rockey

Jumping Specification Windows

In the process of making specification changes to a sequence of pipes or junctions, one may find it easier to jump from one pipe (or junction) to the next without closing the current specifications window. This can be accomplished by clicking the “Jump” button in the specifications window. Clicking the Jump button will open a dialog where the next pipe or junction number can be selected. Once the selection is made, clicking on the jump button will advance the existing specifications window to the selected pipe or junction number. To make things even faster, pressing F5 within an active specifications window...
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Trey Walters

The Future of Engineering - Part 2

This article is the second in a two-part series on the future of engineering. Part 1 was discussed last month in The Future of Engineering - Part 1 . I was teaching a training class a few months ago at Kennedy Space Center in Florida and had the good fortune to get a guided tour of the space center by "Rob," one of the attendees in my class. I wrote about this tour in  My 50th Anniversary Visit to the Site of John Glenn’s First American Flight Into Space . Rob is an engineer's engineer who tinkers in his garage on weekends. Rob...
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juan leonardo
thanks for write about engineering..
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Applied Flow Technology

Graph Sets

In all of our core products ( Fathom , Arrow , Impulse , Mercury , Titan ), we offer the ability to save graph sets. This has the potential to save a lot of time when reviewing multiple graphs of different parameters. In order to define a graph set, first construct and customize the graph you would like to review. Then open the “Select Graph Data” window from the View menu and click the button “Save Set As…”. After entering a graph set name, click ok, and you have just created a graph set! At this point you can modify any...
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Reinaldo Pinto

How AFT Impulse Can Help Engineers Comply With ASME Codes

Summary Engineers are often responsible to design systems to comply with codes and standards. In recent years codes that apply to waterhammer and surge pressures have become more prominent. Increasingly AFT Impulse is being used to help engineers comply with such codes. Once AFT Impulse has calculated the maximum pressure due to a transient event, what shall the designer do with this value? The answer to this question depends on the code that is being used as the piping design basis. In this article, we’ll be discussing how two important piping design codes - B31.4 and B31.3 - deal with surge...
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Trey Walters

New Corporate Pricing Program for AFT Products

Beginning with the release of AFT Fathom 8 in the third quarter of 2012, AFT will be offering for the first time ever a corporate purchasing program. This program will offer substantial discounts on new software licenses, SUM maintenance licenses, and training. The discounts will be based on the quantity of licenses with current SUMs. The SUM is a Support, Upgrade and Maintenance program AFT has offered since 2000. Corporate clients can qualify for one of three levels: Platinum, Gold and Silver. Platinum corporate clients will receive a 40% discount on all software and training purchases from AFT. Gold level will receive...
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Trey Walters

New Prices for Next Generation of AFT Software Products

We have been hard at work for the last several years on the next generation of AFT software products. These new versions will extend AFT's leadership in the global marketplace and offer engineers unprecedented modeling and user interface capabilities. Many of our products have had no price increases for five or even ten years. Further, we will be bundling modules into AFT Fathom 8 and AFT Arrow 5 which in the past were offered at extra cost. US customers can see the new pricing at the links below. International customers should contact their distributors for new pricing information. AFT Fathom 8 New Pricing...
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Trey Walters

The Future of Engineering - Part 1

May and June are the time for graduations in the USA. My third son graduated from high school this month and will be pursuing a major in Aerospace Engineering. My oldest son is finishing his third year in Mining Engineering and my second son has started into a Mechanical Engineering major. Engineering education and the future of engineering is a frequent discussion topic around our home. So what is the future of engineering? Well, it is safe to say that a knowledge-based society like today's society will always need engineers. From that point of view the future of engineering is secure. However, more troubling to many engineers...
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juan leonardo
Thanks so much, for talk about this topic. This will help in my eduaction how engineer
Monday, 02 July 2012 17:18
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