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New Release – AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition v12 (Version Japanese is Now Available

Bentley AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition v12 (Commercial Release – v12.00.00.14) Japanese is Now Available!

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Bentley AutoPIPE is a stand-alone computer aided engineering (CAE) program for the calculation of piping stresses, flange analysis, pipe support design, and equipment nozzle loading analysis under static and dynamic loading conditions. In addition to 30 piping codes, AutoPIPE incorporates ASME, European, British Standard, API, NEMA, ANSI, ASCE, AISC, UBC, and WRC guidelines and design limits to provide a comprehensive analysis of the entire system.

The commercial release of AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition v12 (v12.00.00.14) Japanese includes the following features:


  • CONNECT Licensing
    • This product version utilizes CONNECT Licensing, which is not supported by SELECT activation key(s). CONNECT Licensing features new behavior to enhance your organization's user administration and security with mandatory user sign-in via CONNECTION Client to access the application. If you are already signed in to the CONNECTION Client, you have met this prerequisite. If you have not, please refer to the Administrator's Resource Center and/or contact your administrator for assistance in the registration and sign-in process.

  • Increased the number of entries listed in the recent model list for a better user experience.
  • Support/Reference IDs are now auto-generated and read-only for better tracking of supports.

Piping Codes

  • Added ASME BPVC Section III 2017 code for the construction of Nuclear Facility Components. 


  • Added Upheaval Buckling Analysis to perform a simplified buckling analysis based on idealized pipeline imperfections in long buried pipelines. [Technology Preview ] 

  • Added the NodeLink feature to allow a node to be connected to another piping node. This allows for the release of connectivity in a specific direction to be utilized in hanger selection where an Anchor is not present.

  • Anchors can now be defined as connected to a structure node to allow the anchor load to be resolved into the structure.
  • Added Support Optimization to determine optimal support locations and options based on criteria such as supporting structure loads, allowable displacements, and support costs.  [Technology Preview ] 


  • Added a Select All option on the result grid to conveniently select/un-select all combinations at one time.
  • All input and output reports1 are now available in the SQLite DB format. Post-processing, review, and print functions are now possible in third-party applications and report generators.  
  • Stress reports have been improved when utilizing DNV-OS-F101 by changing the title "Comb. stress category" to "Load Control Limit Check".


  • Added an option to import E3d (*.pcf) files via the PCF Translator.


  • Two-way interoperability between SACS and AutoPIPE has been improved, including change management by using Structural Synchronizer (aka ISM). [Technology Preview ] 

  • Integration with OpenPlant Isometrics Manager CONNECT Edition has been implemented for stress isometrics.
  • Hidden segments in a model are no longer exported to isometric drawings in OpenPlant Isometric Manager.

Security Release Notes

  • Not applicable to this release.