The following outline identifies new features and enhancements in the AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition version 10.0.0.
More detailed installation information can be found in the AutoPIPE Quick Start Guide.
CD drive or access to the Internet required for product installation. The minimum system configuration for installation:
3.5 SP1 4.5.1
When installing the product through the installer program, the required components will be installed automatically. The contents of the Desktop Prerequisite Pack include:
The minimum recommended workstation profile for running AutoPIPE is:
ProjectWise Server 10.0.0 with ProjectWise Explorer 10.0.0.11 or higher
ProjectWise Server 8.11.7 with ProjectWise Explorer 188.8.131.52 or higher
ProjectWise Server 8.11.9 with ProjectWise Explorer 8.11.9
ProjectWise Server 8.11.11 with ProjectWise Explorer 8.11.11.
Only model analysis performed on a AutoPIPE version installed from the QA CD sent by the QA manager are concerted to be certified under the QA Procedures. Any model analysis performed on a AutoPIPE version installed from a downloaded file should be considered invalid and must be re-run on a certified installation of the program.
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AutoPIPE Standard, AutoPIPE Advanced, AutoPIPE Nuclear, and add-ons are installed from one executable.
NOTE: For further information on translators, please refer to their respective readme files.
The user document numbers which correspond to this release are:
DAA037360-1/0001 - "Tutorial"
The "Acceptance Test Set" document number which corresponds to this release is:
Error reports are available with client participation in the "QA & Reporting" services. Monthly error reports, open error summary lists, and details of errors corrected through respective software releases are posted as PDF or spreadsheet documents to a private QA&R Community under the Bentley Communities website: http://communities.bentley.com/.
Note: The old error reports page will cease to exist under http://selectservices.bentley.com/en-US/.
Question 1: How do I get access to the QA&R error reports?
Answer: QA&R error reports are available on a private QA&R Community under the Bentley Communities website: http://communities.bentley.com/. QA&R subscription is required to access the QA&R error reports.
Question 2: My organization has QA&R subscription. Why I cannot access the QA&R error reports?
Answer: Access to QA&R error reports is available to the person(s) nominated to receive monthly error report notifications, by respective organizations, as listed on form 6-1-2: Contact Personnel for "QA & Reporting" Subscriptions.
Program Help: Detailed feature information may be accessed directly from the calling application by selecting the Help command, or by pressing the Help button from any of the application dialogs. Be sure to explore the program Help for answers to your questions.
Tutorials: Documentation for AutoPIPE applications is provided online in the Adobe.pdf format. These files are accessible from the Help Menu. All documents can be browsed, searched, or printed with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information and how to download a FREE copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader can be obtained from http://www.adobe.com/.
It is highly recommended that you obtain the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
This sections contains the list of piping codes, code editions supported and AutoPIPE license edition (Standard, Advanced or Nuclear) for which these items are supported.
AutoPIPE Advanced includes all codes available in AutoPIPE Standard, as well as the following codes.
AutoPIPE Nuclear includes all codes available in AutoPIPE Standard and AutoPIPE Advanced, as well as the following codes.
AutoPIPE Standard, AutoPIPE Advanced, AutoPIPE Nuclear, and add-ons are are all supported on the SELECT Server Licensing. If you are upgrading from an earlier version of the product, it is highly recommended that you do not install this product over the previous version. Older versions of AutoPIPE 6.3, 8.50, 8.51 and 8.60 will run under SELECT Server XM Licensing using the SELECT Server XM Gateway Service and the older SELECT licenses. For more information on the SELECT Server XM Gateway Service see the AutoPIPE Quick Start Guide.
The AutoPIPE products can be authorized as Standalone Licenses (formerly called Fixed Licenses), fixed to one user workstation or as Concurrent Licenses (formerly known as Floating Licenses) running from a local or Bentley hosted SELECT Server.
Users who have existing Floating Licenses and wish to convert the licenses to run on SELECT Server can contact Bentley Sales Support Center from the website at http://www.bentley.com/en-US/Services/Bentley+Sales+Support.htm. The following information is required when requesting SELECT Server licensing: Server Name, email address of the recipient of the SELECT Server license and the Serial Numbers to be added to the server.
Product activation is achieved by connecting to a SELECT Server, receiving a verification that your SELECT Server Name and Activation Key are correct, and successfully posting Usage logs. Product activation is not the same as checking out a license. This document describes how to configure AutoPIPE for activation. After initial configuration, AutoPIPE automatically and transparently tries to activate each time it runs, and runs unconstrained for a period of 30 days after its last successful activation. However, if activation is unsuccessful for a period of 30 days, AutoPIPE will not start until it is activated again.
The Product Activation Wizard is designed to step users through the product activation process. After a product is installed, you must obtain a license and then activate that license. Obtaining the license alone is not enough to complete the process. This wizard eliminates the confusion and makes it clear that obtaining a license and activating a product are two essential steps.
The Product Activation Wizard opens automatically (unless the "Activate product using Bentley License Tool" check box is turned off) at the end of the product installation process. See the AutoPIPE Quick Start Guide for more information on installing AutoPIPE.
The first screen of the Product Activation Wizard offers four product activation options:
The wizard steps you through the activation process based on the options selected.
If you are activating against a local SELECT Server, you must provide the proper Server Name and Activation Key. The Server Name and Activation Key, along with any proxy configuration information, can be obtained from your Site Administrator.
If you are activating against a hosted (Bentley) SELECT Server, the Server Name is pre-populated but you must provide the proper Activation Key provided by the Bentley Sales Support Center.
If you are not a Bentley SELECT subscriber and you are activating AutoPIPE, you are presented with three options:
The following outline identifies all major errors in Release of AutoPIPE v10.1.0.
AutoPIPE is evaluating C2r = B2r/0.5 and C2b = B2b/0.75 where it should be calculating C2r and C2b based on ASME NB-3683.8(c)
ASME B31.3 (2014): Supports are incorrectly flagged as lifting-off and are removed for analysis sets for which "Remove Lift-off Supports" option is enabled
Stress allowable values for points having a pipe ID which uses a material specification that has more than one thickness range may be calculated incorrectly. The piping standard may provide multiple values for minimum yield strength or ultimate strength based on the thickness of selected pipe, however AutoPIPE only uses a single value for the minimum yield and ultimate strength values.
Stress indices B2r and C2r for fillet welded and partial penetration welded branch connections may be calculated incorrectly for ASME NC and ND piping codes. Program does not correctly follow the rules provided by ASME NC FIG. NC-3673.2(b)-1 for B2r calculations, and ASME NB-3683.8 (c) and (e) for C2r calculations.
The SA508-1A ASME-designated piping steel is of carbon steel (GROUP-1-LC) composition according to ASME. However, AutoPIPE stores this as a low alloy steel (GROUP-1-A), which is inconsistent with ASME.
For ASME NB piping code, global moment values are used instead of local moment values for time history load case for all non-tee points when the result model option "Modal/timestep tee summ" is enabled.
The results for nested user combinations (user defined combinations inside another user defined combination) that have different summation method defined for the combinations defined inside the main combination are incorrect. This issue only applies when the "Modal/timestep tee summ" option is enabled.
Gross discontinuity stress calculation for ASME NB thermal transient analysis does not consider the results for the last time-step for the last defined pipe. This defect is limited to ASME NB thermal transient analysis.
For ASME NB piping code global moment values are used for time history load case for non-tee points when "Modal/timestep tee summ" option is enabled.
Program uses material properties set for valve to calculate pipe allowable values for far end of a valve.
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For reference, a copy of the End User License Agreement named "EULA.pdf" is included in the "AutoPIPE V8i SELECTseries5" folder of the product installation. By default, this location is "C:\Bentley\AutoPIPE V8i SELECTseries5".
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AutoPIPE CONNECT Release Notes (10.00.xx.xx - higher)
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AutoPIPE CONNECT QA Release Notes (10.01.00.09)