AutoPIPE Nozzle is no longer bundled with AutoPIPE starting from AutoPIPE 2023 release (23.00.00.230). Existing copies of AutoPIPE Nozzle will continue to run provided a valid AutoPIPE Advanced or Nuclear License is a part of the User's entitlements.
This change is primarily driven by tightening of Bentley's security over which products can be released to the market. The security protocols no longer support release of 32 Bit software applications and applications built using older compilers.
AutoPIPE Nozzle was compiled using Visual Basic 6.0 IDE, the support for which was discontinued by Microsoft as of April 08, 2008 - making it increasingly difficult to maintain or update the application. The migration path to upgrade the program to a more modern compiler was impractical. A new solution is being considered to replace the functionality provided by AutoPIPE Nozzle. Check back as more information will be released and posted here.
Please continue to log defects and feature requests using Bentley Cases and IDEAs during the development of a new solution. However, there will be no more development on AutoPIPE Nozzle, and technical support will be limited.
How to install and license AutoPIPE Nozzle with AutoPIPE 2023 and higher:
Does the user have an AutoPIPE Advance or Nuclear License:
If No, then stop here, in order to use AutoPIPE Nozzle, the user's entitlements must contain a license for AutoPIPE Advance or Nuclear.
If Yes, continue below to one of the scenarios
In this case, the AutoPIPE nozzle should already be installed and operational with the AutoPIPE Connect edition. All that is required, install the most recent version of AutoPIPE Yearly (ex. 2023 or higher). AutoPIPE Yearly will communicate with AutoPIPE Nozzle as with previous versions of AutoPIPE.
Again, so long as the user has entitlements to AutoPIPE Advance or Nuclear license, AutoPIPE Nozzle is already installed and will continue to function when called upon. There is no need to install AutoPIPE Nozzle software again.
A previous version of AutoPIPE or AutoPIPE Nozzle has never been installed and are now installing AutoPIPE Yearly edition.
Follow these instructions:
1. File a Bentley Case mentioning this WIKI and ask for an installer of AutoPIPE 12.08.04.009, last version where AutoPIPE Nozzle was apart of the installer.
2. Provide as many detailed reasons for requesting this software.
+++Warning+++ After reading the information at the top of this WIKI, know that Bentley now has a strict internal procedure for processing request of outdated software. This process in no way guarantees the application will be made available to the requestor.
3. After we've finished our internal process, the user will be informed of our decision to send a link for the outdated software.
If No, please check back as more information will be released and posted here.
If Yes, a link will be sent for the requestor to download and install the outdated software to be used with AutoPIPE Advanced or AutoPIPE Nuclear Entitlements.