CodeCalc is very simple to use. Once you know the basics of how to design and analyze pressure vessel
components you will find it very easy to move around the program.
Once CodeCalc is up and running a blue desktop appears. To analyze a component from the Main Menu,
click ANALYSIS/CHOOSE ANALYSIS TYPE, and then select the component you wish to analyze. In the
illustration below, we selected Shells and Heads.
Getting Started with CodeCalc
Now click the Shells and Heads component, and the Shells and Heads input screen, will appear.
The input screen is disabled, and you cannot access the input fields. To enable the input screen, you
must click the + button. Once you click the + button the input screen becomes active and populates with
data with some default values.
You are now able to enter the information. Work your way through the tabs: Design, Geometry (ignore the
other two tabs for the time being). Do not forget to enter the length of the cylinder from the button next to
the Type of the shell.
Getting the Results
By now, you are probably wondering how to the get the results printed. This is very simple. We have to
generate the output, so we invoke the output processor. The output processor provides you with a list of
all the components in your model. You can invoke the output processor by clicking on either one of the
(3) running man buttons that are located above the data input area.
If you click the running man icon with a single man
, you will get the results of the current item you
are analysing on the screen to view. It can also be printed from the screen as well.
One running man button has the number (3) next to it
, and the other button is a double running
If you click the running man with the number (3) next to it, you will receive an output processor
screen that resembles the following figure. However, if you click the double running man you will receive
the output screen displaying the results of the ca