What is the difference between the support and the restraint output reports? There seems to be some overlap.
Fro many years, AutoPIPE has had a Support and Restraint output report - yes there is some overlap
Creates a sub-report section which lists support forces and displacements (local or global) for each active piping load. Anchor node points are not included in this report
1. Rotation supports results are reported in this section, however, the Force column has a double meaning. For rotation supports only, the Force column means Moments with the units mentioned at the top of the report (ex. 75961 Ft-lb, not 75961 lbf)).
Creates a sub-report section which lists forces and moments at restrained points (ex. anchors and supports) for each active piping load.
1. Results are always reported in the Global axis system
2. Moments are only reported for Anchors and Rotation type supports. All other support types will have moments = 0.00 because, anchors and rotation type supports are physically connected to the pipe to resist rotation type movement. For other supports, like a guide, the pipe is free to move / rotate freely but will be restrained when it comes into contact with the defined baring direction of a defined support.
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"Restraint" Sub-report of the Output Report in AutoPIPE