Smart 3D - Caesar II Interface: Optimizing your Caesar II Model Building through PCFs

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Price: €300
Registration deadline: 17 February 2024
3.5hr Content/3 week program
8 Credits
MEng. Gerónimo Zamora García

Format: Instructor-led

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Course Objective

“To show and empower piping engineers to efficiently model, size and simulate expansion joints as a integral part of piping system using CAESAR II.”

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About the course


   3.5 hr Content

     Registration deadline
         17 Feb 2024


   Limited seats


Optimizing the interface and workflow between Piping Design and Piping Stress is important for organizations to limit redundancy and cost.

This course covers in great detail the step-by-step process related to the interface between three-dimensional piping system models from S3D to Caesar II, through the use of intermediate files called "PCF" (piping component files).

Providing you with great knowledge on how to optimize time when building piping models in Caesar II. Allowing the user and its team to take advantage of already modeled piping systems in Smart Plant 3D, importing them directly into Caesar II through PCFs.

The course teaches you the fundamentals, the setups, configurations, and workflows both in S3D and Caesar II that benefit the “building model phase” of a piping system, thereby minimizing the amount of time spent on modeling in Caesar II and increasing project efficiency.

The course consists of 4 interactive, online live sessions provided by the instructor. Detailed information, session links and any related course files are accessed through your EngineeringTrainer account.

Upon Registration Deadline we will contact you to arrange course dates and payment.


Meet your instructor

Instructor MEng. Gerónimo Zamora García

MEng. Gerónimo Zamora García 

Piping Stress & Support Specialist    

Piping Stress, Pipe Routing, Piping Supports

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Program & Details

  1.  Your instructor

  2. Scope and Objectives

  3. Personal Certificate requirements

  4. Brief introduction

  5. Reference Guides, Specs and Documents

  1. General Overview

  2. The PCF (Piping Component File): Definitions, Extraction Data, and more

  3. PCF Import Options in Caesar II

  4. Minimum Recommended Software Versions

  5. Interface Custom Attributes

  6. PCF Content and File Structure

  1. Part 1: Exporting Pipe Stress Data from Smart 3D

    1. S3D Configuration, Drawings and Reports

    2. Isometric Drawing Styles  Iso_Stress

    3. Folder Set Up for PCF, Plant and Pipeline Filters, Iso_Stress Package

    4. Exporting Piping Stress Data to Caesar II; Update, SaveAs and Status of PCFs

  2. Part 2: Caesar II Mapping Files

    1. Caesar II Mapping Files, C2 System Folder

    2. PCF Unit Mapping

    3. PCF Material Mapping

    4. PCF Restraint Mapping

    5. PCF SIF Mapping

  1. Importing PCF files in Caesar II

    1. Importing Piping Component Files into Caesar II

    2. Advanced PCF Import (APCF)

    3. Conversion Options

    4. Review of (APCF) Warnings

    5. Caesar II Invert and Change Sequence Commands

    6. Caesar II Input Model Review, Error Check and Validation for Stress Analysis

  2. Visual interface in Caesar II

    1. Visual Interface of 3D Model in Caesar II. SPR Model (.vue) Load

    2. Load Options, Model Orientation and Model Bounding Box

  1. Congratulations

  2. Course evaluation survey

  3. Your Personal Certificate

  4. Rate this course

  5. Related resources & follow up


After this course, you...

  • Fully understand the interface process between Smart 3D software and Caesar II pipe stress software.

  • Master the terminology and key concepts for the interface process.

  • Setting Up S3D for a better and more efficient PCF for Piping Stress Analysis.

  • Get familiar with Caesar II Mapping Files and how to set them.

  • Review and validate the imported data in Caesar II.

  • Benefit from engineering hours saved related to the model building phase in Caesar II.

Who should attend this course

  • This course is intended for all students, designers, freelancers, technicians, engineers, S3D Administrators  and organizations involved in the design and/or stress analysis of piping systems using Smart 3D and Caesar II.


  • A basic understanding of Smart 3D and CAESAR II software and interface.

  • A general understanding of industrial piping systems and Pipe Stress. 

Level: Foundation

This course consists of instructor-led live sessions which consist of presentations, demonstrations, discussions and worked cases. During each session, participants can ask questions to the instructor (through the chat or microphone) which will be answered in the session.  

Access to the course
Afte signing up for the course, EngineeringTrainer will be in touch shortly after the Registration Deadline to agree a training schedule that is possible for the participants and instructor. Payment will also be arranged at this stage after the Registration Deadline.

Once the training schedule is agreed, you will find the course welcome chapter and instructions on how to join the live sessions in your EngineeringTrainer portal. 

Sessions are held using the software Microsoft Teams and a log-in link is provided for each session through the EngineeringTrainer portal. Live sessions can be joined using any device, including tablets and mobiles. 

There is a Registration procedure for this training course. Please click on the register button above to register.

Shortly after the Registration Deadline has passed EngineeringTrainer will be in touch to agree a training schedule which is possible for you, typically within 2 months of the Registration Deadline.

No payment is required until after the Registration Deadline. Payment will be arranged together with the schedule after the Registration Deadline.

Typically the course will be split across 4 sessions, an example is shown below, the final date and schedule of the training course will be determined together with the instructor and the participants after the Registration Deadline :

    • Session 1     0.5hr

    • Session 2     1hr

    • Session 3     1hr

    • Session 4     1hr

  • These sessions will include breaks at regular intervals  


A personal digital certificate will be made available to each participant upon full attendance.

Example Certificate:


This course consists of 4 instructor-led live sessions which consist of presentations, demonstrations and discussions of questions. During each live session participants can ask questions to the instructor (through chat or microphone) which will be answered.

Please note that for privacy reasons no recordings of the live sessions are made or provided.

The training material used in the live sessions, for example the slides or exercises, will be available in the EngineeringTrainer portal for a year after the date of the training allowing you to refresh your knowledge or review material if needed. 

No, course content is not available for download.

The training material used in the sessions, for example the slides or exercises, will be available in the EngineeringTrainer portal for a year after the date of the training allowing you to refresh your knowledge or review material if needed. 

Please note that for privacy reasons no recordings of the live sessions are made or provided. 

Yes, interactive Q&A sessions are part of the live sessions in this course and allow you to interact with the instructor and ask questions.

To respect the privacy of the participants the live sessions will not be recorded, and as such the live sessions cannot be played back. Therefore it is important for all participants to block the time slots of the live sessions in their calendars and be present.

No software licenses are provided as part of this course.

Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.

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