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AutoPIPE Pipe Stress

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Fix the Load Sequencing for Snow Load

The help file states the following for snow load analysis: Limitation Currently, AutoPIPE only considers snow loading as linear analysis. Load sequencing does not apply to snow loads and such results should not be considered. For analysis sets tha...
Sean Pellerin 9 months ago in Analysis 0 Needs review

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.
Mike Dattilio about 1 year ago in UI 2 Future consideration

Bolt Pre Tension

Possibility to declare bolt pre tension (eg, 40% or 50% of bolt SMYS) has to be provided in the Flange check.
Guest about 2 years ago in AutoPIPE Pipe Stress 0 Needs review

Total Length of Pipe

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...
Guest 10 months ago in Reporting 1 Future consideration

Model new piping geometry based on newly established local coordinate system instead of Global coordinate system

Use Case: If The entire model is using plant coordinates thus causing the entire system to be off AutoPIPE's global axis. Then, if the user needs to add new piping geometry it is very difficult to model in AutoPIPE using global coordinates. Users ...
Mike Dattilio 10 months ago in Modelling 0 Needs review

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 ...
Mike Dattilio over 1 year ago in Analysis 2 Future consideration

Include UID number in "Result" mdb output.

In our work process we create PCF file using S3D. After analyzing data inside Autopipe we would like to export some of the analyzed data from Autopipe and import back to S3D. Easiest way to achieve that would be by using UID number of the analyzed...
Guest 5 months ago in Reporting 0 Needs review

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...
Mike Dattilio 11 months ago in Code 0 Needs review

Copy & pasting pipe components with existing soil Id's are not updated with new Soil Id names

Open PipeSoil.apc Notice the Soil id currently in the model. Select all of the model. Paste to any location after pasting, notice the number of Soil Id's has doubled. Recommend when coping / pasting pipe node points with existing Soil Id's that th...
Mike Dattilio 11 months ago in Modelling 0 Needs review

One Button Z Up Conversion

When exporting a file to a DGN, one can easily click a button to transpose the model from Y up to Z up. It would be very handy if this could be done in the AutoPIPE model itself. Then one could simply click a button to change a file from Y up to Z...
Michael Cummings over 1 year ago in AutoPIPE Pipe Stress 7 Future consideration