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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...
Allow user to set the 6 color stress plot ranges as needed
While looking at the Color Stress plot there is a Key in the top left corner with 6 colors and corresponding ranges. These ranges are hard coded into the program. Give the user the options to set these 6 ranges as needed.
6 months ago
Similar to APC files, it would be much more convenient if Autopipe packaged all essential sub files during an analysis project and created a single file by default. It would ensure that the user does not make a mistake and stores the wrong files. ...
Apply joint efficiency factor to ASME B31.1 Expansion allowable
As an example, ASME B31.1 (2020) - section "102.3.2 Limits for Sustained Stresses and Displacement Stress Ranges" - para (b) Displacement Stresses provides the equation 1A for calculation of allowable stress range. Review the definition of Sc and ...
7 months ago
Display response spectrum acceleration results using the 'interactive' results viewer (showing deformed model and acceleration values)
The AutoPIPE 'interactive" menu has a way to display displacement results and filter results. Presently, the acceleration results in a response spectrum analysis are only viewable from the text result files or excel reports.
Having a GUI accelera...
Increase tag length or remove the restriction altogether (like Caesar II)
The current max length of tags is 36 characters. Tag is meanwhile just about the only play where we can save some element-specific information. For example in the case of a Support I would like to save AT LEAST the following:1) The designation of ...
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...
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...