Bewertet am 7.7.2018
Very useful for chemical engineers and process teaching
Vorteile: Easy to use and very useful for the learning of chemical processes, especially for students of chemical engineering and professionals in the area
Nachteile: Many students fell behind in the semester because they did not understand their application despite being simple
Bewertet am 19.1.2018
Great engineering software for use in teaching chemical process design (and for use in design)
Kommentare: This taught me and my classmates a lot about process design engineering and was a great tool to take many chemical engineering skills and apply them to real life. The online help was also very helpful for topics that may not have been covered in class.
Vorteile: This software works well for chemical process modeling, and was used at my university to teach design to senior design. It had many features that worked well for the course, and basically had everything necessary for us to complete our design project and learn what we needed to. I can definitely see uses in industry as this project gave us a good background on what we could expect with process engineering or process design roles.
Nachteile: It can be difficult to learn, and some people fell behind throughout the semester. Unfortunately, there may not be much that can be done about this. In fact, there are a lot of tutorials and helpful advice on the website, and even some workshops. The toughness just comes from the rigor from chemical engineering in the first place. Some may argue that alternative chemical process design software may be better, but it really is not much better than this in my opinion.
Bewertet am 21.11.2019
Powerful software for chemical process design but has its limitations
Kommentare: Used to determine and verify design requirements for chemical reactor equipment.
Vorteile: Reactor design functions. Can choose from a catalog of reactants, choose the features that you want and it will give a required reactor size that you would need to achieve your desired results. Can also design heat exchangers, distillation columns, adsorption columns, pumps, ect.
Nachteile: Does not screen for feasibility. This software can only work with the inputs that you give it. So you will have to screen for unreasonable and unexpected results. This only really should be a tool for getting a general idea of plans and should not be the exact plans for any piece of equipment.
Bewertet am 23.10.2018
Kommentare: The software can be used for modelling referigerative cycles
Vorteile: Provides a nice environment for steady state simulations .
Nachteile: Converging of flowsheets with recycling is a bit difficult.
Bewertet am 6.8.2018
Kommentare: I was excellent, I managed to perform the necessary simulation, however, understanding the graphical interface some time is lost
Vorteile: It is excellent for the simulation of food industry processes, such as multireaction petrochemical processes, since it allows the inclusion of the performance and selectivity data
Nachteile: I did not like graphic interdaz, it's unfriendly for a beginner. It should be more didactic, additional there is not much availability of information about the simulator.
Bewertet am 20.1.2018
Simulation and design software useful to chemical engineers
Kommentare: Learned the basics and was able to do a few projects. Would be worth learning more advanced features.
Vorteile: Very helpful for chemical process design. Getting up to speed is simple and more advanced simulation features.
Nachteile: Other software for simulation that seemed more valuable to learn. Once we learned basics in ChemCad we were using other process software.
Bewertet am 10.11.2018
While Chemcad is a great simulation tool, it is slow, crashes easily, and is extremely sensitive.
Vorteile: For processes that are not too complex, this software is easy to pick up on.
Nachteile: Process design with multiple unit operations is extremely difficult and Chemcad rarely converges. Little to no troubleshooting available.
Bewertet am 5.4.2018
Great software for calculating everything you need for your process
Vorteile: Very simple with many different unit ops. Thermodynamic models seem to be accurate and effective. Easy to use
Nachteile: Appearance is old looking compared to other flowsheeting software. There needs to be more cost calculating functionality
Bewertet am 1.5.2019
Good use for simpler chemical processes
Vorteile: Interesting software for chemical process design. Good use for simpler chemical processes
Nachteile: What I least like is the fact that it takes to converge in multiple processes
Bewertet am 3.1.2019
A very customizable tool
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Vorteile: Chemcad has the great advantage of having varied and full-function modules for different types of processes and industries. This, in addition to allowing the customization of the software with independent modules that work together according to the needs of each client.
Nachteile: Being a chemical software with so many functionalities makes Chemcad a complex management software for apprentices. However, there are tutorials and examples on the web that can help with this aspect.