November October RSS Feed. The unknown question is how is your piping connected to the trust block: to slide on top of the block, to slide on the vertical face of the block, or rigidly connected to the block. Add additional supports to the piping to correctly model the piping connection or restricted movement relative to the thrust block. You'll have the ability to create a new Service request, view all Service Requests created by you or anyone else in your company, and view statistics on previous requests. Hello Samhuff, You are correct.

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Unpublished - rights reserved under the Copyright Laws of the United States and International treaties. The Advanced version offers several advanced analysis capabilities not available in the standard version which are detailed later in this chapter.

AutoPIPE is a proven, well-established program that has been commercially available since A graphical representation of the model is displayed as it is being developed, providing instant visual feedback. AutoPIPE performs extensive error checking as the data is being entered and alerts the user if the model does not comply with the regulatory standards of piping design.

Refer to the on-line help for a complete reference of features and functionality. Supports include: anchors, spring and constant force hangers, one-way restraints, limit stops, guides, snubbers and tie-rods. The material library includes temperature dependent properties and code dependent allowables. The program selects hangers from a customizable manufacturer's library, which includes: Grinnell, Bergen-Patterson, Lisega, NPS, and others.

AutoPIPE provides structural modeling options for user specified beta angles to orient beam local cross-section axes with global axes, rigid end lengths to account for the connectivity of end points to other members in the structural system, and end releases to model pinned connections. Users can specify both gaps and friction at a support point to simulate real world boundary conditions. AutoPIPE provides unique capabilities for nonlinear load sequencing.

Users can, for example, specify that wind, seismic, or other occasional loads are analyzed in sequence immediately after the gravity load or specify that the occasional loads are analyzed after thermal. In this manner, users can accurately calculate loads and stresses for occasional loads acting on the operating position of the piping or the ambient position of the piping. Load sequencing options also allow the user to calculate gravity and thermal loads using nonlinear analysis and seismic loads using linear analysis as recommended by UBC and other design standards in the same run.

VIII, Div. Various piping load combinations on tanks can be examined in accordance with the API code. These are available for cylinders, spheres, cones, semi-ellipses, and torispheres. Use of intelligent defaults allows the user to analyze complex systems without in- depth knowledge of finite element theory.

Missing mass and zero period acceleration may be applied in dynamic analysis. AutoPIPE provides built-in fluid transient synthesizers for calculation of waterhammer, steamhammer, and relief valve forces, which are integrated with time history dynamic analysis, and special thermal bowing analysis for partially hot filled liquid pipelines. Utilizing the Bentley PULS program, users can calculate flow induced vibrations, or pulsations associated with reciprocating equipment, and automatically transfer those harmonic loads directly into AutoPIPE to calculate dynamic piping responses.

Color coded stresses, animated vibrations, and pop-up windows enable the engineer to more quickly identify and investigate critical areas without having to review a voluminous amount of batch output data. Output report options allow users to pick and choose which reports to generate, with or without filters, for on-screen review or printing. Code stress combinations are performed automatically. Unique filter options allow the user to generate custom output reports based on user-defined stress, deflection, or load criteria.

As an example, a user could generate an output report for only 2 points in a 1, point model. Import and export of piping models between CAD and AutoPIPE can save man- hours in the creation and checking of piping and structural models and prevent errors associated with manual entry of piping models. Note 2: Multiple years are available in Advanced and Nuclear editions. Standard edition only supports latest code year.

Note 3: A KHK2 add-on option is required to access this feature. However an unlimited number of analysis sets can be run in a single static analysis in v9.

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The portfolio covers all your AEC software needs, providing building, civil, plant, and geospatial solutions and supporting a managed environment for your AEC IT. HINT: Precedes optional time-saving information. BAT file. Program Code Excerpts from text or basic script files and script variables and statements appear in the font shown. Example: After selecting the File menu, press the OK button in the dialog. Dialogs Dialog and database table names are italicized.

Select Indicates that the command must be executed from a menu or dialog. Pick Indicates an item component or point that may be picked on a drawing. Throughout this Tutorial, the menu command sequence required to execute a command will be explicitly defined in the text, while the associated toolbar button is presented in the left margin.

You are also introduced to the interface and guided through some basic procedures. For a complete listing of all AutoPIPE commands and features, as well as for a list of reference topics and other useful information, refer to the extensive on-line help system that has been provided with your software.

Bentley Help has been designed to provide you access to a variety of different types of help. The suggestions below will make the help system more useful. Dialog and Context-sensitive Help: From within a dialog, you have a variety of help available.

When a field has the focus, you can press the F1 key to obtain field-specific information. You can also press the? This second method has the advantage of being able to access help related to grayed-out disabled items. Additionally, from within a dialog you can always press the Help button to access overview information related to that dialog.

Menu Level Help: A variety of techniques are provided for gaining access to menu command help. Contents of the help system at any time by pressing the toolbar button.

Index: An extensive index of help topics has been provided. The index list will filter as you type. Relationship between Command Reference and Reference Information: A link exists between many of the help topics in the Menu Command Reference section and supplemental reference information which explains code compliance calculations, available component and material libraries, etc.

After reviewing general help for a particular topic, check if there are additional links displayed at the bottom of the main topic window. Related Topics: Some Help Topics are logically linked. In these instances, pressing a Related Topics button will present a list of topics related to the open item. Highlight a selection in this list to open a related topic.

You can get to this area from the main help page, through the table of contents, or by links provided within one of the topics themselves. These features explain additional design considerations and requirements of which you should be aware. Printing: It is very easy to produce hard copies of help documentation. To print the current topic, simply press Print from the topic window.

Bentley Help will send the topic to the default Windows printer. To print a range of topics, go the Contents tab and highlight a folder. The Windows Help file is opened, which contains specific information on maximizing the power of windows help systems. If you are a new user, you should carefully review the discussions of selecting points, specifying ranges, and inserting components. Veteran users who are switching from DOS to the Windows edition of AutoPIPE should also note that the new interface allows for many tasks to be performed graphically rather than through a series of keystrokes.

Navigating the interface: This section covers basic interface navigation techniques and introduces you to the program interface, menu structure, and command techniques. This section briefly describes modeling concepts and principles. Each of these topics is covered briefly in this chapter. The intention is to give you a general understanding of these concepts.

For more detailed information regarding a particular command or activity, refer to the appropriate section of the AutoPIPE on-line help. The starting screen is shown below. Both procedures are provided below. Indicate the path where the file will be stored using standard Windows file selection techniques i.

After the path information is specified, type the name of the model in the File name field, and then press Save. Note The next several steps will present a series of dialogs for the definition of the model and its operating parameters. Each of these dialogs is discussed briefly below for the purpose of demonstrating the sequence of steps required to create a new model.

As always, you can also refer to the on-line help for comprehensive dialog information. The General Model Options dialog is displayed as shown below.


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