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Upgrade Steam relief to include other gas & liquid relief thrust analysis
Currently The Loads > Steam Relief > Steam Relief command enables the user to define the thrust loads at steam exit points due to a discharge through a safety relief valve. Add ability for program to analyze other gas & liquid relief val...
5 months ago
Add China Electric Power industry standard DL/T 5366
At present, the pipeline stress calculation specification is selected as the American standard, whether it is considered to refer to the Chinese standard DL/T 5366-2014. If there is no reference to this standard, then please ask whether this stand...
User to select spring from list of springs returned by Spring hanger analysis command
After running a hanger selection analysis with the currently defined hanger analysis parameters, 1 or more possible spring hangers that meet the criteria are reported, starting with the longest range and highest spring rate and finishing with the ...
8 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...
During the development of pipe design, one may need to iteratively. make small changes, and check the impact on stress, Forces, Restraint forces, etc. It would save a lot of time if there was an indicator on the default main UI that states the hig...