The following outline identifies new features and enhancements in the AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition version 11.04.
[Technology Preview ] provide users preliminary access to features currently in development but not yet ready for production. These features are provided at no additional charge to promote awareness of a feature or technology to be deployed in a future release. Users are encouraged to provide feedback and suggestions. To learn more about Technology Previews, please create a Service Request (be sure to include "Technology Preview" in the Description field).
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 4.6.1
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 10.0.1.67 with ProjectWise Explorer 10.0.1.67
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.
See Link here for valid installation procedure.
See the AutoPIPE Quick Start Guide (..\Documents\Quickstart_AutoPIPE.pdf) for more information on downloading and installing AutoPIPE.
To complete the licensing process, you must have the appropriate roles assigned by your Site Administrator. If you have not been assigned these roles, you will need to obtain the name of your Site Administrator by submitting a Service Request at http://apps.bentley.com/srmanager/ProductSupport.
If you are experiencing problems logging into your Bentley account, please contact bentley at 1-800-BENTLEY (1-800-236-8539). Outside the United States +1 610-458-5000.
Network Considerations - Network drives are only supported for data files.
- AutoPIPE software must be installed on a local client workstation.
- AutoPIPE data files (*.DAT) must have full read/write access to be opened and edited.
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.
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. A set of supplemental How To, Tutorial, and Reference Information documents in PDF format are provided in the Supplemental Documentation folder (Bentley AutoPIPE > Supplemental Information) of the main Program Help file (autopipe.chm).
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.
Stress intensification factors, flexibility factors, and sustained stress factors used in B31 piping analysis
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:
SELECT subscribers with a deployed (local) SELECT Server
SELECT subscribers activating against a hosted (Bentley) SELECT Server
Evaluation Only - No license information
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 fixed in Release of AutoPIPE v11.3.0.
Bend flange correction factor is not applied when flange is located beyond segment change. Program logic to locate a rigid component (flange or valve) upstream or downstream of a bend at a distance L/D is disrupted if there is a segment change within that distance.
Response spectra and SAM cases are not considering modal/timestep tee moment summation for tee points in models with more than one analysis set. In such cases, tee local moments and stresses may not be calculated correctly, leading to unconservative results.
Thermal expansion data (Table B-1) for B31.1 materials is outdated in following material libraries: B311-12, B311-14 & B311-16
HDPE Pipe cross section library has wrong values for following cases. For Nominal 20": Wall thickness for dimension ratio 9 is missing; Wall thickness for Dimension Ratio 8.3 is using wrong value 2.222 which belongs to Dimension Ratio 9 For Nominal 30": The dimension ratio 9.3 is incorrectly written as 9.0
Program was using incorrect formula of Am2 in gasket seating bolt load (code required) calculation for flanges subjected to external pressure. Gasket seating bolt load (Code required) for flanges subjected to external pressure = W= (Am2+Ab)*Sa/2 Where: Am2 = Wm2/Sa (Div 1 section 2-3) Program was incorrectly calculating Am2 = Wm2/Sb Sa = allowable bolt stress at atmospheric temperature Sb = allowable bolt stress at design temperature This issue affects ASME section VIII Div1, Div2 and Appendix XI
Program was incorrectly reporting zero flange stresses for both operating and gasket seating conditions if internal pressure was set zero. Program was not calculating stresses due to external loads. This issue affects ASME section VIII Div1, Div2 and Appendix XI
ASME section VIII Div 2 states : If the pressure is negative, the absolute value of the pressure should be used for calculations of stresses. When internal pressure is less than zero for ASME section VIII Div 2, program is not calculating stresses
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AutoPIPE CONNECT Release Notes (10.00.xx.xx - higher)
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