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Mechanical Design Software Solutions / Starting a Business

Mechanical Design Software Solutions / Starting a Business

Mechanical Design Software Solutions / Starting a Business

(OP)
Fellow Engineers,

I am getting information together as I am wanting to put into action the idea of going solo / at least part time.

One of the major expenses appears to be the software and ASME Code cost related to the design of pressure vessels (PV Elite / Compress, etc.) I obtained preliminary quotes and the cheapest solution would be in the region of $8000 (USD) for Div I and II, and heat exchanger capability. Buying the software should relieve me from buying the latest codes though (I am presuming).

I would not mind spending the money however seeing as it is for a 1 year license the ROI would be virtually zero for the first year, however it is an enabler as this is the avenue I want to lean towards (PV Design).

Any suggestions / advice from those who already has the T-shirt?

I am situated in Southern Africa.

Kind regards

RE: Mechanical Design Software Solutions / Starting a Business

" Buying the software should relieve me from buying the latest codes though (I am presuming)"

Maybe the software you use is very different from the ones I use day to day. While my software makes some attempt at supporting compliance with relevant industry standards it doesn't enforce it.

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RE: Mechanical Design Software Solutions / Starting a Business

" Buying the software should relieve me from buying the latest codes"

I think no single software nor suite is likely to encompass everything that's embedded in a standard.

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RE: Mechanical Design Software Solutions / Starting a Business

(OP)
Thanks for the replies.

What I was referring to pertains to the fact that some of the software packages include ASME II material values, etc. I have numerous old codes, however I see the latest ASME set is $116k (USD), which is seriously expensive, thus I will hold off from buying as long as I can.

Returning to the question of software, does everyone buy the latest pressure vessel design software once they start or is there more cost effective short term solutions?

Kind regards

RE: Mechanical Design Software Solutions / Starting a Business

Seriously? You're talking about something that's the equivalent of 2 hours of your time. Do you really think that skimping on a fundamental reference document is "cost effective?" Any error in implementing the new code is going to cost you way more than two hours of your time.

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RE: Mechanical Design Software Solutions / Starting a Business


If there isn't a typo in the previous posts, we are all getting SERIOUSLY underpaid. LOL

RE: Mechanical Design Software Solutions / Starting a Business

For $116,000 it better be gold-plated !

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