A recently launched version of the Caesar II pipe-stress analysis software has been updated with significant new and extended capabilities, including an enhanced interface for SmartPlant 3D model import and export. In addition, the updated version has added a Japanese-language interface, and seismic-code and spring-hanger database capabilities. The easier import and export of pipe-stress analysis results to other programs allows users to share information seamlessly in a collaborative work environment, the company says. Information sharing between pipe-stress engineers and piping designers reduces errors and the user’s capital expense, it adds. — Intergraph Corp., Huntsville, Ala.