Mentioned in AutoPIPE Help:
A stress isometric is used by engineers as a visual record of the pipe stress analysis model and summary of the design information used to model a safe piping system. This process provides an electronic workflow and exchange of engineering information in a common recognizable file format between Plant 3D CAD (and/or Engineering disciplines) and CAE analysis in particular for the CAD designer, consultant, structural engineer or equipment manufacturer.
The customizable Stress Isometric plot is created using the OpenPlant Isometrics Manager and shows a) fully dimensioned isometric plot b) tables of important summary design data including model information, pipe properties, valve and flange data, maximum stresses, design support data, design spring and constant hanger data, design load data for vessels, structures and equipment.
The ability to generate stress isometric drawings is only available while using AutoPIPE Advanced and Nuclear editions. The input data and stress analysis results from AutoPIPE are exported in a APT file AutoPIPE reads the geometry data from APISO file and stress data from APT file. An inline file (.L00) file is generated from APISO and APT file which is directed to OPIM-IsoExtractor for generating isometrics. The generated DGN or DWG file can be opened automatically into either OpenPlant Isometrics Manager, MicroStation, Redline, AutoCAD or 3rd Party program for review and markup.
DWG file formats is supported by AutoCAD and Microstation, DGN is a file format supported by Microstation, and all these types are recognized by a wide variety of other engineering and CAD software.
First see AutoPIPE's help for detailed information on Stress Isometric features. Further information can be found here
a. Download OpenPlant Isometrics Manager Features and Benefits document
b. Additional Stress Isometrics features in AutoPIPE V8i 09.06.02.xx and higher
Comments, Questions, and Answers about using Stress Isometric with AutoPIPE V8i 09.06.02.xx and higher:
Q1. What was the last version of AutoPIPE that supported Alias StressISO Isogen application?
Q2. Can you combine an older version with Isogen and new version of with OPIM?
Q3. Is the extra StressISO Add-on license required in order to create a Stress Isometric using AutoPIPE 09.06.02.06 or higher with the OpenPlant Isometrics manager?
Q4. Is it necessary to install OPIM prior to using AutoPIPE Stress Isometric feature?
Q5. Is Bentley going to have any conversion procedure for AutoPIPE Stress-Iso to OpenPlant Isometrics Manager (OPIM)?
Q6. Can users create a Iso without an additional OPIM license?
Q7. Can I open the AutoPIPE Isometric file from Windows Explorer without incurring over charges?
Q8. How do I create a Stress Isometric?
Q9. Is there any additional information on OPIM: problems, customization options, etc..?
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OpenPlant Isometrics Manager
AutoPIPE V8i 09.06.01.xx and lower StressISO information