Logged November 2014, current version = AutoPIPE V8i 09.06.01.10
How to review a material library default values in AutoPIPE?
How can I review to see if there is a default material with chromium content for CM, LC, MC, IC, and CR, that are offered by pull down when modeling a B31.4 system?
There are 2 methods of reviewing the existing Spec section of the Material library:
Help > Contents> Contents Tab> Reference Information> Libraries> Code Dependent Pipe Materials> Select the Pipe material Library used in your model (ex. B314-12.LIB code materials, and review the table information for "Referenced Standard Information" (ex. CS) per material name (ex. 5LX-X46)
Then refer to the following help section, Libraries> Standard Pipe Materials> Select the Pipe material library in your model (ex. B313-04.LIB Standard Materials), and review the meaning of the data from the previous table (ex. CS = Low Carbon).
Select Tool> Library> Set Table Name = Specs, Library name = (select the material library used in your model, ex. B314-12), Action = Scan, and press OK button.
See the AutoPIPE Report Viewer that will display the library information:
Scan the entire report to review the standard material names and respective Spec names.
Again Select Tool> Library> Set Table Name = Material, Library name = (select the material library used in your model, ex. B314-12), Action = Scan, and press OK button.
Again the AutoPIPE Report Viewer that will display the library information:
Where is the Ultimate Allowable stress information?
Open Pipe properties dialog, press help button, select hyperlink text "Ultimate(Su)" for detailed information on this topic.
Note: not all material field information will be available in every material library. Information presented on the dialog and available in the library is dependent upon the Piping code & Year selected. As the case here, Ultimate(Su) data is only available for B31.3, B31.8, Swedish and TBK piping codes and therefore data will not be available in a other (ex. B31.1) material libraries.