The PCC program uses two databases which can be updated by the user in order to add new components or materials. The keyboard shortcuts provide quick access to frequently used functions.

The PCC program uses customized modules. The modules are developed using object oriented programming and modern software design patterns. This development strategy makes further extension of the software possible and more efficient.

The structure of the software is chosen to accomodate the purpose and the users of the software. At the same time future developments have been taken into account such as interfaces with other software.

PCC will be in the future part of a suite of engineering tools that is capable of communicating with each other. Time consuming tasks will be significantly reduced and creating the possibility of investigating fundamental improvements in the design of a process plant.