The following outline identifies new features and enhancements in the AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition version 12.02.00.14.
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CD drive or access to the Internet required for product installation. The minimum system configuration for installation:
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:
See the AutoPIPE Quick Start Guide (..\Documents\Quickstart_AutoPIPE.pdf) for more information on downloading and installing AutoPIPE.
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Network Considerations - Network drives are only supported for data files.
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.
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.
Subscription Entitlement Service is Bentley's new licensing model, providing enhanced security and optimized value for your Bentley Subscriptions. It is integrated with Bentley's Identity Management System (IMS) and the Bentley CONNECT technology platform to allow near real-time reporting of usage, improved alert messaging to users and increased administrative capabilities to license administrators in your organization. It will not only give you more options to monitor and manage usage but also provide new, advanced licensing features that will enhance digital workflows.
With Subscription Entitlement Service, all users must be registered with Bentley's Identity Management System (IMS) and sign in to the CONNECTION Client to access Bentley applications. Product activation will now occur through user sign-in to the CONNECTION Client with a valid IMS ID associated with their account. User sign-in will replace traditional activation keys, offering enhanced security as administrators will be able to control which users have access to Bentley software. License entitlements are granted and maintained through Subscription Entitlement Service's Entitlement Management Service. By signing into the CONNECTION Client users can also find their organization's projects, download software updates, receive relevant notifications, and track their usage.
Subscription Entitlement Service features the new license alerts notifications that can be set by an organization's license administrators to let the users know when they reach a set usage threshold. These notifications will alert the users that if they continue to use the product, a term license may be issued. The user in such a situation has the choice to quit the application before a license is used or acknowledge that a term license may be generated and proceed with starting the application, based on what settings the administrator chooses.
The following outline identifies all major errors fixed in Release of AutoPIPE v12.2.
When inserting a new valve, program loads the insert valve dialog with the data from previously inserted valve. The displayed length, weight and surface area factor may not be correct for the new valve if the pipe nominal size is different from the previously inserted valve. If the user clicks ‘OK’ on the insert valve dialog without making any changes, the incorrect length, weight and/or surface area factor will be saved in the model. This use of incorrect value of weight and/or surface area factor in the analysis and stress calculations may lead to un-conservative results.
This issue is limited to Standard valves only and is not applicable to Non-Standard Valves i.e. valves with 'NS' selected as Standard.
When evaluating pre-verification and full verification stresses, bend mid points inherit the stress indices of the associated far point. For split mid points, reporting both a -ve and a +ve face, the +ve face of the mid-point will inherit the stress indices of the +ve face of the far point, which is considered a run or straight pipe in AutoPIPE. Additionally, regardless if the mid-point is two-faced or single-faced, if a User Joint and SIF is applied to the far point to override the default stress indices, the mid-point will also inherit this joint data. Incorrect SIF calculations on the bend mid-point +ve face will decrease the stress results in the pre-verification and full-verification reports, which is unconservative. Additionally, due to AutoPIPE’s behavior of applying stress indices to soil points, all soil points following a mid-point +ve face and preceding the far point -ve face (i.e. soil points between the mid-point and far-point) will have the same incorrect stress indices, taken from the +ve face of the mid-point.
When evaluating ASME NB equation 11 for tee points, AutoPIPE calculates both the linear temperature distribution and non-linear temperature distribution terms using Modulus of Elasticity, Thermal Expansion, and Poisson’s ratio from the second header leg always. These terms are calculated in AutoPIPE under the assumption that the material properties for all tee legs are the same. However, AutoPIPE is also capable of supporting different materials for each tee leg, independent of the other tee legs. Using the pipe material properties from the second header leg only when determining wall gradient stresses can result in a lower stress value, which can lead to unconservative results.
ASME B31J provides details on calculation of tee flexibility factors. These flexibility factors are provided in the tee local coordinates (in-plane, out-plane, and torsional) and relationships to calculate tee branch and header stiffness values using these flexibility factors in tee local coordinates are provided. AutoPIPE requires transformation of these stiffnesses into the element (header or branch legs) local coordinate system to compliment the element stiffness matrix. A defect exists in AutoPIPE during the transformation of the B31J stiffnesses from the tee local to element local coordinates. This defective transformation produces incorrect stiffnesses of tees that are skewed off at least one global axis. This stiffness error is carried through to displacement, forces & moments, and stress results.
For ASME NB code, equation 9 pressure term calculations for a tee point uses the maximum D/t from the Header and Branch pipes. ASME NB requires using D/t ratio of the header pipe for the pressure term calculations. Using higher D/t ratio from header and branch is conservative in nature and may results in reporting higher stress value than the actual stress value required by ASME NB.
Axial pressure force may not be included in longitudinal pressure stress calculations for Hydrotest code combination. Although the pressure case is included in the Hydrotest combination, however, the axial pressure force value is not accounted for when calculating the longitudinal pressure stress value.
As required by ASME VIII Division 1, Mandatory Appendix 2, section 2-1(b), all calculations shall be made on dimensions in the corroded condition. AutoPIPE's flange check analysis does not support consideration of corrosion allowable on flanges.
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