Benefits: (from AutoPIPE help)
More efficient checking process of the input data.
Duplicate and incorrect data can easily be identified e.g. multiple flanges or support displacements.
Global changes can be made to the model e.g. change gaps or friction across multiple supports, edit all the valve or flange weights in one list, change pipe properties e.g. corrosion, insulation, specific gravity across all pipe identifiers, change all beam section IDS, or select and apply soil properties.
Review the updated data changes during model creation.
Selections in the grid are dynamic with the graphic and vice versa.
Accurate placement of components using the point grid either by offsets or global coordinates.
Ability to 'slide' points e.g. supports along pipe to optimize support configuration (Apply Offset Option).
Review Pressure and Temperature data for all thermal cases in one location.
The Tee Input grid provides a very useful SIF design calculator Tool to achieve lower Tee SIF's and acceptable piping code stresses.
Print complete grid to PDF file including useful custom page settings and 'Fit to page' option.
Option for easier viewing of data without zeros.
Ability to export data to MS Excel or MS Access from AutoPIPE
When segments / components are unselected / hidden, then the data on all input grids will not be shown for these items except for the pipe properties, beam, soil ID, and Segment grid tabs.
Navigating The Input Grids In Bentley AutoPIPE 2004 [CS]
Input grid are missing, reset location
Power User Tips & Techniques When Using The Input Grids
Compare AutoPIPE Input Grids with Caesar Spreadsheets
Grid Tabs: Notes: i. Select the tab name hyperlink below for more related information. ii. Hyperlinks are added when content is added.
Grids (Input & Results)