• AutoPIPE Product Assistance Resources

    This article focuses on increasing your productivity by leveraging all available AutoPIPE product assistance resources. You’ll learn how you can become more self-sufficient, save yourself time, and truly become an AutoPIPE power user. We’ll take an in-depth look at the AutoPIPE ReadMe file, the Quick Start Guide, the AutoPIPE Tutorial, the product help files, Bentley Communities, the Bentley LEARN Server,…

  • CONNECT Advisor: There's No Such Thing as a Silly Question!

    NOTE: CONNECT Advisor is only available with AutoPIPE v11.1 through v12.5.

    Some CONNECT Advisor questions we’re often asked are:

    How do I install CONNECT Advisor?

    If you’re running CONNECT Edition applications, CONNECT Advisor is automatically installed with your software. For those running V8i applications, CONNECT Advisor is available for download and installation from the Fulfillment Center.

    Are LEARN subscriptions…

  • Getting the Most Out of CONNECT Advisor in AutoPIPE

    NOTE: CONNECT Advisor is only available with AutoPIPE v11.1 through v12.5.

    What’s CONNECT Advisor?

    There is enormous untapped potential for your Bentley software to help you become more productive and successful. Bentley's CONNECT Advisor helps unlock this potential by accelerating your mastery of Bentley software as part of your everyday workflow. By providing in-application access to personalized learning content…

  • What's All the Buzz About CONNECT Advisor in AutoPIPE?

    NOTE: CONNECT Advisor is only available with AutoPIPE v11.1 through v12.5.

    Today, we’ll take a closer look at CONNECT Advisor and how Bentley AutoPIPE v11.4 leverages this in-application cloud service to boost your team’s productivity, improve your project execution, and reduce your time-to-market for your engineering projects.

    Most of you are probably already aware of the volumes of product-specific information…

  • The AutoPIPE Project Showcase

    The AutoPIPE Project Showcase

    The AutoPIPE Project Showcase and the Year in Infrastructure series of publications are project yearbooks published by Bentley Systems, Incorporated that showcase the extraordinary work of Bentley users sustaining the world's infrastructure.

    These projects represent tremendous innovation in the use of AutoPIPE advanced software for pipe stress design and analysis to enable companies…

  • The Benefits of Nonlinear Pipe Stress Analysis Method

    In plant design, it is important to perform pipe stress analyses to examine different loading scenarios, such as thermal, seismic, wind and dynamic loads. This process brings significant benefits, but to understand what those benefits are, it is important to distinguish between a linear and a nonlinear analysis. A linear analysis is characterized by constant pipe properties, small deflections, and elastic deformation…

  • GEA Uses Bentley Technology to Design Milk Processing Plants

    Fast Facts AutoPIPE allowed the team to create a seismic loop for the Pahiatua plant, enabling 900 millimeters of movement in all lateral directions to provide structural integrity in the event of an earthquake. In terms of material usage, energy consump...
  • Pin Pointing Pipe Stresses

    Check out this great article that was published in World Pipelines in August 2016 that discusses all the great features and capabilities in AutoPIPE for offshore pipelines.

  • AutoPIPE and STAAD.Pro NUPIC Audit

    I am pleased to report that the Quality Assurance Program that is used to control the development and distribution of STAAD.Pro and AutoPIPE has successfully undergone our periodic NUPIC audit.  The procedures and processes that are an integral part of our program were evaluated in depth by the NUPIC team.


    We support more engagement from accounts who need more insight into our QA processes and regular reports with our…

  • Optimizing Pipe Stress Design Webinar

    Optimizing Pipe Stress Design – Unparalleled input, analysis, and post-processing options

    Are you getting the most out of your pipe stress analysis applications? Don’t miss this chance to explore how post processing options can potentially change your stress results, saving time and money. Join in as our product experts discuss how you can optimize AutoPIPE analysis and post-processing options to produce efficient…

  • AutoPIPE’s Powerful Fatigue Analysis for Nuclear Piping

    AutoPIPE has a very robust fatigue analysis based on Nuclear Class 1 piping. The interface and reporting is very intuitive and well developed.

    Evaluating the cumulative effect of the stress cycles experienced by the piping system is done first by deciphers the stress cycles. The number of times each stress cycle of type 1, 2, 3, etc. is repeated during the life of the system shall be designated as n1, n2, n3, etc. This…

  • Nominate Your Project for the 2016 Be Inspired Awards

    I would like to invite you all to submit one of your projects to Bentley’s 2016 Be Inspired Awards!

    This prestigious awards competition recognizes outstanding achievement in infrastructure design, construction, and operations across the globe.

    Why should you submit your project(s)? Check out some of these great benefits:

    • Increase Your Global Exposure
      Finalists present their projects in front of the top 100 industry…
  • Integrated Waste Treatment Unit at the Idaho National Laboratory

    The Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU), a first-of-a-kind, 53,000-square-foot facility will be treating 900,000 gallons of liquid radioactive and hazardous waste that has been stored in underground storage tanks which are located above the Snake River Plain Aquifer.

    The waste that will be treated – called sodium-bearing waste – was generated during the later stages of spent nuclear fuel reprocessing from the 1950s…

  • AutoPIPE Vessel Fundamentals online class- January 19-21, 2016

    AutoPIPE Vessel Fundamentals
    United States
    Jan. 19-21, 2016
    Jessica Portuese

    In this course, you will learn how to model and analyze various vessel types in AutoPIPE Vessel.

    • Model a vessel in AutoPIPE Vessel, including pressure vessels, heat exchangers, tanks and air coolers.
    • Perform a strength analysis, lifting analysis, and fatigue analysis in AutoPIPE Vessel.
    • Prepare a comprehensive construction cost estimate and…
  • Success Factors Webinar: Key Updates Included in the CONNECT Edition of AutoPIPE

    Join us for a complimentary live webinar: Key Updates Included in the CONNECT Edition of AutoPIPE.

    Attend this webinar to learn how the CONNECT Edition application of AutoPIPE provides you extensive global design code coverage for pipe stress design and analysis in a common environment for comprehensive project delivery that connects users, projects, and your enterprise.

    The CONNECT Edition gives you a personal Connection…

  • Major Defect: AutoPIPE may incorrectly remove supports not lifting off under operating conditions for B31.3-2014 edition

    We wish to report a major error in ASME B31.3 2014 edition, in which supports that are not lifting off are incorrectly marked as lifting off under operating condition. Such supports are removed in the subsequent analysis performed on the same analysis set. The results obtained for such an analysis set will be incorrect and overly conservative.
    When will this defect impact your current B31.3 2014 edition results? Some Comments…

  • Here's your upcoming AutoPIPE virtual class offerings.

    AutoPIPE Advanced
    Nov. 02-05, 2015 (20 hours)
    Jessica Portuese

    In this course, you will determine the stress level and interaction of pressure loads on a pipe after adding various components. A fundamental knowledge of AutoPIPE is required.

    Performing an ASME NB Analysis Using AutoPIPE
    Nov. 11-12, 2015 (4 hours)
    Phil Senior

    Skills taught in this course include: Geometry Considerations; Fatigue Analysis; Analysis Results…

  • Webinar on Innovations In Seismic Design of Industrial Structures and Piping – Post Fukushima 2011

    Join Mark Upston, Bentley Senior Director, Structural Solutions, Piping and Vessel on Tuesday, September 29 at 12 p.m. CT for a technical discussion on Innovations in Seismic Design of Industrial Structures and Piping – Post Fukushima 2011. Along with Bob Drake, Editor-in-Chief, Civil and Structural Engineer of the Zweig Group, Mark will discuss issues such as new engineering practices for safer seismic design; accurate…

  • AutoPIPE Vessel Fundamentals virtual class Oct. 6-8. Register now!

    AutoPIPE Vessel Fundamentals
    V8i Base Release
    Oct. 06-08, 2015
    Jessica Portuese

    Your learning includes:

    • Model a vessel in AutoPIPE Vessel, including pressure vessels, heat exchangers, tanks and air coolers.
    • Perform a strength analysis, lifting analysis, and fatigue analysis in AutoPIPE Vessel.
    • Prepare a comprehensive construction cost estimate and complete drawings.

    Classes are scheduled for United States – Eastern…

  • Tubebundle and Tubesheet Design for Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers with AutoPIPE Vessel

    29 September 2015
    30 September 2015
    01 October 2015

    Accelerate the design of shell and tube heat exchangers with AutoPIPE Vessel’s set of comprehensive international design codes, ability to import thermal design data, and ability to export to major CAD applications.

    Attend this webinar and learn how to utilize AutoPIPE Vessel for designing exchangers with complex tubebundle and tubesheet details. 

  • Webinar for Code Updates in AutoPIPE Explained

    Accelerate the delivery of compliant piping designs anywhere in the world with comprehensive and up-to-date international design code coverage found in AutoPIPE. Ensure your pipe stress and support or nozzle loads are modeled correctly with the latest release of AutoPIPE that includes code updates for pressure, piping, offshore, and gas piping designs.

    Attend this webinar to learn how to take advantage of these design…

  • Jessica Portuese leads "AutoPIPE Fundamentals" virtual class, September 14-17, 2015

    AutoPIPE Fundamentals
    Sep. 14-17, 2015
    Jessica Portuese

    In this course, you will model and solve pipe stress analysis problems, including:

      • Modeling piping segments, bends, tees, and length units

      • Creating anchors, supports, and expansion loops

      • Defining pumps and hangers

      • Applying wind and earthquake loads, performing a nonlinear analysis, and showing nozzle thermal movement and support lift-…
  • Upcoming Virtual Classes for AutoPIPE - Next Week!

    Fatigue Analysis for ASME NB
    Sep. 02, 2015
    with Phil Senior

    Geometry Considerations for ASME NB Analysis
    Sep. 02, 2015
    with Phil Senior

    Loading Considerations for ASME NB Analysis
    Sep. 03, 2015
    with Phil Senior

    ASME NB Analysis Results Post Processing
    Sep. 03, 2015
    with Phil Senior


    All classes are scheduled based on United States Eastern Time unless otherwise noted. Use a Time Zone Converter to determine your…

  • Brisbane CONNECTION event, August 19-20

    With less than a week to go we invite you to join us for the CONNECT Edition Keynotes and LEARNing day, and then choose an industry forum or application seminar that is relevant to you and your company.

    Event Forums and Seminars

    With industry forums for Transportation, Mining, Oil & Gas and Utilities professionals and application seminars on MicroStation, OpenRoads, OpenPlant, AutoPIPE, Asset Performance Management and…

  • AutoPIPE Advanced: 4-day, live online class - August 18-21, 2015

    AutoPIPE Advanced
    Aug. 18-21, 2015
    Instructor: Jessica Portuese

    Skills Taught:

    • Modeling the following components: vessels, nozzles, valves, expansion joints, spacer supports, reducer components, elbows, miters, bends, tees, frames, pipe supports
    • Performing a nonlinear analysis and analyzing load sequences
    • Performing a dynamic analysis to capture pipe and structural interaction
    • Analyzing fluid transients on a single…