The following outline identifies new features and enhancements in the AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition version 12.00.00.16
1 The Version 6.1 Point Data Listing, Extended Component Data Listing, Flange Analysis Report, and Thermal Transient Analysis Report are not available in the SQLite DB format. This feature will be made available in a future release.
Technology Previews - 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. Now all Technology previews are available in the application. These commands have '[Technology Preview]' displayed in the tool tip.
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 10.00.03.140 with ProjectWise Explorer 10.00.03.140
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 22.214.171.124 or higher
ProjectWise Server 8.11.9 with ProjectWise Explorer 8.11.9
ProjectWise Server 8.11.11 with ProjectWise Explorer 8.11.11.
10.01.00.23 CONNECT,08.11.11.285 v8i
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.
SES Licensing is the online internet licensing mode with real-time license controls. For more information, refer to SES Licensing and Installation Guide. SES Licensing provides 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 SES Licensing, 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 SES Licensing'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.
SES Licensing 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.
SELECT Licensing is the legacy mode, provided for using software in restricted or permanently offline environments where SES Licensing is not currently supported. 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:
AutopipeSetup.exe -s -LicenseType=Connect
AutopipeSetup.exe -s -LicenseType=Select
If LicenseType is not provided, the following message is reported in the log file:
FATAL ERROR: Either LicenseType="Select" or LicenseType="Connect" must be selected or passed as a command line argument.
The following outline identifies all major errors fixed in Release of AutoPIPE v12.0.
Flanges that are inserted on a segment junction/continuation* point may incorrectly use zero values for external forces and moments for the Load Combination selected in the Flange Check module. This results in stress values that does not include the effect of external forces and moments, leading to unconservative results.
Interactive results dialog may not update to represent the correct results while navigating through interactive results e.g. result > code stress results. The avoidance is to use the batch report or result grid to review the results.
Some pipe materials are using incorrect values of thermal expansion and/or modulus of elasticity. Using these pipe materials may result in incorrect calculated stress. The calculated stress values may be lower than the actual stress values leading to un-conservative results.Pipe Material ASME Composition Thermal Expansion Modulus of Elasticity SA666-XM11 21Cr-6Ni-9Mn Correct* Incorrect SA691-0.5CR 1/2Cr-1/2Mo Correct Incorrect SA691-1CR 1Cr-1/2Mo Correct Incorrect SA691-1.25CR 1.1/4Cr-1/2Mo-Si Correct Incorrect SA691-5CR 5Cr-1/2Mo Incorrect Incorrect
*Thermal expansion values are taken from Group 15Cr&17Cr of table TE-1 of ASME BPVC II-D
SA182-F22 was deleted for ASME BPVC II-D 1998 and later editions. However, AutoPIPE's ASME2000 and later material libraries continued to provide SA182-F22. Also, allowable stress, yield strength and design stress intensity values of SA182-F22 in AutoPIPE's ASME2000 and later material libraries were different from those provided in ASME BPVC II-D 1992 edition. Using the allowable values from AutoPIPE's ASME2000 material library for SA182-F22 may result in higher calculated allowable stress value as compared to allowable stress values provided by AutoPIPE's ASME1992 material library.
Soil points along the bend uses pipe SIF values while it should use bend SIF values. For ASME codes this happens in all cases except when a frame is inserted at near point of the bend. For non-ASME code this happens only when a frame is inserted at near point of the bend.
For ASME 2010 and later, "Young modulus" for following specification materials is picked from a wrong standard material: Specifications SA243-WPB, SA243-WPC, SA350-LF2, SA36, SA420-WPL6, SA515-70, SA516-60, SA516-70, SA53-A, SA541-1A, SA672-B60, SA672-B65, SA672-B70. The difference between the values is less than 2% with the maximum difference being only 1.47%.
B31.4 "2016" and B31.8 "2012 or later" material libraries are not up to date with the applicable code edition changes.
Thermal expansion, Modulus of elasticity and Design stress intensity values for some pipe materials may not be correctFor ASME 1992 & 1986: 1. Modulus values of Group-B & Group-C are incorrect 2. Thermal Expansion values for AU-Type316 are incorrectFor ASME 2004 to 2015 1. SA430-FP316N design stress intensity values are incorrect.For ASME 2013 & 2015 1. SA508-3-1 using incorrect values of thermal expansion and modulus
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AutoPIPE CONNECT Release Notes (10.00.xx.xx - higher)
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