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Second UI Window for docking dialogs, tools and grids
Autopipe has multiple windows, tools, floating windows, grids and other UI Elements. For users that use multiple monitors, The above UI Elements often move around, and re orient themselves. By providing the user with a second UI Application Window...
Increase maximum number of static earthquake load cases.
When using nonlinear analysis earthquake loads cannot be scaled. If additional analysis sets are required with different earthquake accelerations for design purposes, it is severely limiting to have only 30 E cases. There are 100 analysis sets, it...
Response spectrum analysis is a static equivalent linear analysis to a dynamic earthquake event. AutoPIPE allows the use of V-Stops with gaps for static analysis. The condition of the gap closure and subsequent support loading is determined by eva...
Add TOTAL RUN TIME FEATURE/LOG to AutoPIPE Analyses
For large AutoPIPE analyses especially, it would be VERY helpful to know how long an AutoPIPE analysis took to run! I think the a log file with the time stamp, what analyses were run, and the total run time would probably be the best option. A pop...
Add trunnions and connected supports to Stress Isometric
Stress ISOmetric, I would like to see the trunnions shown along with their attached supports This will definitely save time having to annotate stress isos to show the missing pipe supports with the trunnions.
User .DFL file as seed file for project specification
AutoPIPE currently provides a default setting file that can be used to control how a new model is created. We want to expand this to include most options, settings and material information, make it shareable and use it as a seed file. Would this b...
about 1 month ago
Once pipe properties are assigned to a run, the total length of the run with that property is calculated. For example I have 3 runs, a 2ft run, 4 ft run and 2 ft run. I assigned the property of A335P11 to the 2ft runs and SS36 to the 4ft run. Auto...
4 months ago
Add a toggle between X/Y/Z and axial/shear/bending/torsion for forces and moments in the reference loads dialog. Many allowables for connections are given in terms of total shear load or bending moment. It is not possible to use the current refere...
Evaluate ASME B16.5/47 flanges per ASME BPVC VIII-1 UG-44(b)
ASME B31.3-2022 F312 FLANGED JOINTS suggests using UG-44(b) "for qualifying piping external loadings on welding neck flanges". UG-44(b) is a modification of the very conservative equivalent pressure method.
AccuDraw functionality to be able to select, place and move components
This will be a huge improvement with the ability to interact with Autopipe. Currently, users have to use a coordinate system, and map out changes to the Autopipe Mode. A feature similar to Accudraw in Microstation would significantly improve the a...