What folder are the models , libraries, and other files stored for AutoPIPE?
See the following:
a.Select Start button
b. In the field just above the button type in "%temp%", and press keyboard enter / return key.
c. This will display your user profile Temp folders, scan down for a folder with the format "AP_..." (ex. AP_12, AP_11, AP_09, etc..) and open this folder to view the files within.
Note: This folder contains temp files used by the program. When a file is closed by the program, it will automatically remove these temp files. If AutoPIPE is currently closed, no model is open on your system, these represents instances where AutoPIPE may have been closed incorrectly or system crashed where these files could not have been automatically removed.
d. Search for a folder with the correct system name that was being worked on, and open that folder.
e. If there are files within it, move the entire folder to a safe location (ex. desktop), and try to open the AutoPIPE DAT model from this new folder location. Otherwise use the steps above to rename any BAK or Uxx files and open them for review.
f. If successful in recovering a file, with it still open in AutoPIPE, save the file to the correct working directory location typically used for your AutoPIPE models.
Note: If AutoPIPE is closed and no model are opened, only then can folders be delete from the AP_xxxx folders with out concern.
This version of AutoPIPE supports profile installation where data related to the program was installed to a common folder, while user settings were installed to User Profile and Program Data folders.
Note, details on User Profiles and steps to rest them.
Crash logs -
General logs -
C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenPlant xxx Edition\Configuration\WorkSpaces\OpenPlantExample\WorkSets\Metric\WorkFiles\Isometrics\Styles\IFC\log
Yearly: C:\Program Files (x86)\Bentley\AutoPIPE 20xx\build.exe
12.8.xx: C:\ProgramData\Bentley\AutoPIPE xxxx\Library
User Profile path:
Program Profile path:
1. AutoPIPE uses file commands as listed in the program. Each time a new model is started or that a model is saved to a different name the program generates a DAT, BAK, and additional files as necessary. At no time does AutoPIPE systematically delete DAT files from the computer.
File / Model Management using AutoPIPE