The AutoPIPE V8i SELECTseries 2 version 126.96.36.199 is a major release with 41 new enhancements. This release includes the exciting new AutoPIPE / STAAD integration technology (PIPELINK). This technology is only available from Bentley and will dramatically improved workflows between Structural and Piping design disciplines, save hundreds of design hours and avoiding costly manual design mistakes in the Plant and Utilities worldwide.3 major piping code updates are also available for B31.1 2009 Addenda, ASME B31.3 to 2008 edition, and CSA-Z662 piping code 2007 edition (including Offshore)
The Bentley IEG License Service MUST be installed to run any Bentley V8i edition of AutoPIPE.For additional information on release notes and system requirements see the Readme document
Quick question; is this release of AutoPIPE compatible with Windows 7? If not, for example when there's a limited compatibility, can you please mention the limitations (e.g. if it only works on W7 Professional or .. ?)?
When you install 188.8.131.52, the readme_autopipe.htm file contains the following information:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 or later OR
Microsoft Windows Vista Business or higher
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional or higher
These are the same as in version 184.108.40.206 and later
To avoid potential problems, you may need to have the following done before starting AutoPIPE:
1. Install latest graphics driver from Windows Update or manufacturer’s web site
2. Install latest IEG security
3. Activate your AutoPIPE license if not done already (using License Management Tool). You can start this using Start/All Program/Bentley AutoPIPE V8i SELECT Series 2/License Management Tool
If you have any problems please log a support service ticket at:
Thanks for the info, Im sure Ill work it out now.
I am trying to do a test install of the latest autopipe and have some problems.
OS = XP pro x64 edition
Graphics drivers updated to lates from Nvidia
License is activated in the management tool.
When I run the installer I get an error that MDAC 2.6 SP2 cannot be installed on my system, and a list of compatible systems (all now obselete OS's), after which the installer quits. MDAC 2.6 cannot be installed on XP of any flavour according to microsoft so I don't understand why autopipe is trying to install it. I have MDAC 2.8 SP2 installed.
I already have Staad.pro selectseries 2 installed so presume that updated the licensing system (is it possible to find out?), I have tried to run the latest IEG licensing from the download site (selecting a modify or repair install) and it fails due to a "network error" reading the .msi file (the file is on a local hard disk).
Is this a known problem? is XP x64 supported? Do I need to create a service ticket?
Windows XP 64 bit is not supported in v9.3, but Windows 7 64 bit and Windows Vista 64 bit are supported. I believe you may be able to make it install on XP 64 bit, but some features like online tutorial may not work on it. You may log a service ticket if you wish.