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BENTLEY AUTOPIPE NEWS APRIL 2010

WHAT DOES V8I SELECTSERIES 1 STAND FOR? The i in the new V8i version stands for: intuitive, interactive, intrinsic, incredible, and interoperable. SELECTseries 1 stands for the next major release under the V8i Era which was first released in October 2008.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS What does V8i SELECTseries 1 stand for? ..................................... 1 New AutoPIPE V8i SELECTseries 1 (v9.2) Release............................. 3 Localized Versions (v9.1) .............................................................. 4 AutoPIPE V8i SELECTSeries 1 (v9.2) Highlights ................................ 4 AutoPIPE XM/V8i Feature Presentations ........................................ 10 Some Major features in Upcoming AutoPIPE v9.3/9.4 ..................... 10 Why is Structural / Piping Integration Important? ........................... 11 Interoperability .......................................................................... 13 Structural Dashboard V8i ............................................................ 15 AutoPIPE StressISO .................................................................... 16 WinNOZL integration with AutoPIPE .............................................. 17 Monsanto Case Study ................................................................. 18 GMI Case Study ......................................................................... 19 AutoPIPE Nuclear V8i Highlights ................................................... 21 Structural PLANT Portfolio ........................................................... 23 New STAAD.Pro V8i SELECTSeries 1 ............................................. 24 What is QA & Reporting (QA&R) Subscription? ............................... 25 Top Three (3) Support Issues ...................................................... 26 Top 12 User Mistakes.................................................................. 26 Major Users TIP ......................................................................... 29 Technotes ................................................................................. 30 AutoPIPE Website ....................................................................... 40

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Bentley Communities Discussion Forum ........................................ 41 Resources ................................................................................. 42 Training .................................................................................... 42 Tutorials ................................................................................... 44 EVENTS .................................................................................... 45 SELECT Announcement ............................................................... 49 Bentley SELECT Server XM Licensing ............................................ 50 SUBSCRIBE to Bentley Newstream ............................................... 53 Contacts ................................................................................... 53

NEW AUTOPIPE V8i SELECTseries 1 (V9.2) RELEASE Bentley AutoPIPE V8i Edition (Commercial Release - v09.02.01.07 English) is now available Click here to download the PDF presentation highlighting all the new V8i features. (Zip file download here) Notes: 1. V9.2.1.7 does replace v9.2.0.11 release October 2009 which had data file caching problems. 2. New v9.2.2.x will be available to address some critical nuclear issues towards early May 2010. New 32 & 64 bit Windows 7 compatible and online resources help menu to keep in touch with latest AutoPIPE website, Be Community discussion forum, eSeminars, Training schedules, technical FAQs and other events. Improved AutoPIPE Nuclear V8i powered by ADLPipe combines ADLPipe the industrys most widely used nuclear piping analysis engine since 1972 with the innovative and productive modeling environment of Bentley AutoPIPE. See Highlights below. View 2 minute AutoPIPE V8i Video click Here

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LOCALIZED VERSIONS (V9.1) Polish (v9.2 coming) Chinese Japanese (v9.2 coming) Russian (v9.0, v9.2 coming) French

AUTOPIPE V8i SELECTSERIES 1 (V9.2) HIGHLIGHTS See SELECT announcements below for full list of major features Click here to view 30min AutoPIPE Be Connected 2009 Seminar

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What is Multiple Support Response Spectrum Analysis? In the upcoming V8i (V9.2) release is Multiple Support Response Spectrum Analysis, also commonly known as independent support motion where groups of different supports are supported on different structures which move independently in an earthquake or offshore platforms subjected to wave motions. We can easily show the animated motion of this type of dynamic loading and many different modal and spectral combination methods to satisfy NRC benchmarks. For piping systems subjected to multiple support response spectra (MSRS) or independent support motions (ISM), such as the case for piping systems supported on different buildings or at different floor levels, the motion of one set of supports could be quite different from the other. For such systems, the traditional approach is to use the simpler uniform response spectrum method to compute the inertia or dynamic response using single envelope spectrum for the different support groups. The pseudo static component of relative motion between different support groups can be calculated using seismic anchor movement (SAM) analysis. The combined response can then be calculated by adding the dynamic (Uniform Response Spectrum) and SAM analysis results. This procedure, which is relatively simple, can lead to overly conservative results. Using MSRS in AutoPIPE 9.2 would lead to more realistic results. Click Here to view MSRS in action. Download Whitepaper here

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AUTOPIPE XM/V8I FEATURE PRESENTATIONS

Click and download New Features Presentations below: AutoPIPE V8i v9.2 New Features PDF Document AutoPIPE V8i v9.1 New Features PDF Document AUTOPIPE XM V9.0 NEW Features PDF Document AUTOPIPE XM V8.9 NEW Features PDF Document

SOME MAJOR FEATURES IN UPCOMING AUTOPIPE V9.3/9.4

Comprehensive Flange Design to ASME VIII Div 1 & 2 and III Displacement Time History Russian SNIP Oil & Gas Code New PIPELINK Comprehensive STAAD & AutoPIPE integration Update to ASME B31.1 & B31.3 :2008 editions Update to CSA Z662 : 2007 Export input grid data to MDB file New Soil Calculator New Report Writer Improved AutoPLANT CAD integration

Please send any comments, suggestions or feature requests to mark.upston@bentley.com

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WHY IS STRUCTURAL / PIPING INTEGRATION IMPORTANT?

Click Here to view the STAAD/AutoPIPE integration in action

Download Integration Brochure

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INTEROPERABILITY

Click Here to view integration with AutoPLANT, PDS and SmartPlant

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PlantFLOW

PULS

AutoPIPE

Transfer 3D Conceptual model for accelerated Pipe Stress Design

PlantWise

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STRUCTURAL DASHBOARD V8I What is the new Bentley Structural Dashboard?

Yes the Dashboard is free desktop tool. Click here for more information and integration videos at Be Wiki site Download PDF file of Dashboard features here Free Download the Structural Dashboard click here

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AUTOPIPE STRESSISO

StressISO - fully dimensioned stress isometric and custom input/result data tables (Requires an add-on license). Add Engineer comments, reference equipment like pumps or steelwork and support CAD tags. Markup the isometric in Bentley View, MicroStation, AutoCAD or 3rd party program.

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WINNOZL INTEGRATION WITH AUTOPIPE

All AutoPIPE Static & Dynamic Load cases imported

Summary Local Stresses

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MONSANTO CASE STUDY

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GMI CASE STUDY

To download this full case study, click Here

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What some users saying about AutoPIPE

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AUTOPIPE NUCLEAR V8I HIGHLIGHTS


First released in 1967, ADLPipe was the worlds first commercially available pipe stress analysis program. Since introducing the ASME NB Class 1 design code in 1972 for safety critical system. ADLPipe is backed by over 100 NRC audits and has been used in the analysis of nuclear safety critical pipework (ASME Class 1) and noncritical (Class 2 & 3) pipework for over 30 years. ADLPipe has been the piping analysis product of choice by Owner Operators and Contractors in the nuclear industry and used on many of the worlds 439 nuclear power plants.

Major new Features of AutoPIPE Nuclear V8i SS1: Comprehensive analysis capability, including ASME NB 3600 Class 1, ASME NC 3600 Class 2, ASME ND 3600 Class 3, material properties database, Class 1 components and joint types, rupture stress criterion, comprehensive fatigue evaluation; Multiple or uniform response spectrum; high energy & leakage crack criteria; thermal transient analysis.

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Benefits of AutoPIPE Nuclear: Using a State of the Art graphical interface with unique graphical object, point & click, and copy/paste technologies it provides the most productive pipe stress program available. Major EPC companies say "I can make modifications quickly and, thus, find solutions in problem areas productively." Powerful interactive Excel-like spreadsheets to check, sort, print and make global changes to the data quickly 3D OpenGL rendering & smart component graphics for realistic animation and visualization Very fast advanced non-linear analysis engine Examine What-If scenarios Safer Structure, Piping and Equipment Integration with Structural design using #1 product STAAD.pro (Also qualified for nuclear NF design) for more accurate engineering designs. Automatic Stress Isometric generation with fully dimensioned customizable Iso and data including engineers mark-ups Batch processing for multiple loading evaluations or What-If scenarios Early design review decisions by Engineers, Designers & Contractors using ProjectWise Navigator XM Bentley, a leader in AEC software for 25 years, has provided reliable data exchange with CAD platforms like AutoPLANT, PlantSPACE, PDS, PDMS and SmartPLANT 3D for fast, accurate model creation

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STRUCTURAL PLANT PORTFOLIO Click here to find out more details about these products ProSteel 3D

AutoPIPE

STAAD.Pro

STAAD Foundation

ProjectWise Navigator

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New STAAD.PRO V8i SELECTSeries 1

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WHAT IS QA & REPORTING (QA&R) SUBSCRIPTION? This subscription is available to both STAAD.pro and AutoPIPE customers to meet strict nuclear software configuration requirements as required by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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TOP THREE (3) SUPPORT ISSUES

In the last 6 months the top three (3) supports issues are: 1. Running AutoPIPE ATS with the incorrect version of AutoPIPE. (i.e. ATS 9.1.1.2 is used to validate AutoPIPE V8i 9.2.1.7 only) 2. Soil properties dialog screen containing multiple fields with 0.00 values. At a minimum, there should be very small values used for K2 e.g. 0.01 to reduce errors in the soil convergence iterations.

3. Importing different CAD models e.g. AutoPLANT, PDS, PDMS, SmartPlant, CADWORX, AutoDESK Inventor into AutoPIPE. Provide information about each translator, and explain that other CAD neutral formats with no intelligence (i.e. DXF, DWG, and DGN) cannot be imported. TOP 12 USER MISTAKES 1. Not Checking for latest Program Updates The CAE development team finds an error with AutoPIPE and is fixed with a patch/hotfix (e.g. Defect #7055 Hoop and Shear Modului are not updated when ambient temperature changes). 2. Not Using File > Save AS to older version feature before opening a newer model in an older version. Otherwise the model can become corrupted 3. Modeling branch connections or tees correctly A tee/branch connection is constructed of one node point not 2 node points. Verify by using keyboard left/right arrows to scroll down the header pipe to the Tee center point then press up/down arrow keys to Page | 26

change segment and scroll down the branch pipe. If you cannot change segments with the keyboard, the tee is not constructed correctly. 4. Understanding the flexible joint dialog i.e. enter local flexible stiffnesses Y-Shear & Z-Shear are translational stiffnesses common in Tied bellows. For most cases, pressure area should be larger than the ID of the connected pipe. Dont forget to select Pressure Extension in the Load > Static Analysis Sets Dialog so the pressure thrust is calculated across the flexible joint. When performing this rigorous pressure extension analysis, this area is used to transfer the axial pressure thrust to the pipe, and not the downstream elbow. 5. Understanding the Pressure & Temp Auto. option Each node point has operating Temperature and Pressure settings. Some values such as Expansion and Hot modulus are automatically calculated by the program. However, these values can be overridden by un-checking the Auto boxes. When using a NS (Non Standard) pipe material, it is the users responsibility to update these values according to the specified pressure and temperature. 6. Understanding pipe movements across support gaps AutoPIPE uses an advanced non-linear analysis engine with Load sequencing. To check pipe movements at supports suggest looking at the individual loads e.g. Gr, T1, E1 etc and not the operating loads e.g. GP1T1E1 How to define Non-Linear Wind cases click here to download 7. Verify the Nonlinear Static analysis tolerance values. Load > Static Analysis sets, modify an analysis set; click ok to the dialog if the Gaps/Friction/Soil option is checked. Then non-linear settings dialog will appear sometimes these values change, and should be confirmed when the results appear questionable. 8. Confirm Static Analysis load cases are checked (For example, confirm that a newly added wind load case was consider during the analysis by: 1. open the Static Analysis dialog and check that the new wind load case has be included in the analysis or 2. look at the output > analysis summary report.

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Not checking warning messages for imported models After importing an AutoPIPE model or file from another application e.g. AutoPLANT or PDS, scan the pipe material, pipe connections, anchor locations, etc AutoPIPE import feature provides a lot of options to choose from. Once the model has been successfully imported, a list of warnings will be displayed; users should scan this list to become aware of the interpretations.

10. Insert existing model into current model or Copy/Paste AutoPIPE does not automatically connect imported segments to existing model segments. Only the base point is connected if connect to existing point is checked. User is advised to evaluate each model connection to be correct. 11. Delete duplicate node points/segments Using copy/paste or importing a model, there could be segment overlap. Suggest using AutoPIPE V8is Coincident nodes detection tool.

12. Apply the correct SIFs to branch connections not covered by the specified design code e.g. Laterals. Calculate the SIF using a true FEA software package or contact the fitting manufacture. Input the SIF using Insert> Xtra Data> Joint type & User SIF> Joint End type = User Defined, enter the SIF values and check Override all other SIFs at this point. Reminder: Please Use AutoPIPEs help menu and FAQ.

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MAJOR USERS TIP I use the keyboard shortcuts for modeling. So if I want to add a support, I simply touch the "I" key and then the "S" key then hit the "Tab" key to move to whichever field needs modification. Most of the younger engineers have found this method of using keyboard shortcuts to be the fastest for modeling, while the older engineers use the component toolbars. There are many systems in which younger guys will almost never touch the mouse until modeling is complete. We also see that the younger guys are approximately 15-40% faster modeling using the keyboard shortcuts. One thing we do encourage is before starting the calculation or even opening AutoPIPE, open the piping model, to view the system and think about how you are going to model in AutoPIPE. Think about using the copy/paste feature if you see that there are a lot of similar lines, then use Edit>Move/Stretch or Rotate to make adjustments. If there is a system with a lot of rack modeling, use the feature of inserting multiple points. Basically create a plan for modeling in AutoPIPE rather than just starting from scratch and modeling blindly. Spending just a few minutes doing this can save a lot of time especially on complex systems. There is a lot of time savings when you are not looking up to find the pointer and then navigate the mouse to find the button to add whichever component you need. Typically the younger guys just use the mouse for making changes over long portions of piping, i.e. inserting supports over multiple node points or changing pipe properties or temperature/pressure over a range.

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TECHNOTES

1. Why is path dependent Non-linear analysis (Load Sequencing) important for correct results? It is to understand that AUTOPIPE has a more advanced non-linear analysis engine with load sequencing and we can expect more accurate non-linear results than The Total Load approach. If analyses are performed for Total Loads, the steps are: 1. analyze for gravity; 2. analyze for gravity plus thermal; then 3. subtract Step 1 from Step 2 to get thermal. If analyses are performed for Load Increments, the steps are: 1. analyze for gravity; then 2. analyze for thermal, define gravity as the initial state. To obtain operating case results of gravity + thermal, a non-code load combination is defined in the Result > Load Combination menu. To make you understand what means the totals loads approached in comparison with the load Sequencing is: By the total loads approached, you throw everything that you have in the system and add it together regardless when and how thing happens it is a simplified non-linear analysis. This is going to be your operating case. By load sequencing you consider the changing boundary conditions at the start and end of each loading. One simple explanation Imagine friction building up on the piping system during thermal load. It hasn't broken friction or closed a support gap yet, but it's building up to that point of doing so. Wind or seismic just gives it that little push to break friction and or close the gaps, but it does require that extra push to make it happen. Therefore, the boundary conditions change, but only AFTER the occasional load hits, so boundary conditions are different between the thermal and occ loadings. This is only captured accurately using a Non-Linear incremental approach and not Total Loads approach. Page | 30

View Load_Sequencing.pdf in AutoPIPE program folder or click here Improved iteration strategy for Non-linear Structures Powell & Simons Nonlinear effects in Piping System Analysis Powell & Ashraf

Load Sequencing Benefits


a) Apply the seismic or wind in operating case and not in sustain case. b) Refer to Treatment of Support Friction in Pipe Stress Analysis: Liang-Chuan Peng (1989) - Friction is calculated as friction factor x bearing force. The vertical or lateral support bearing force (hence friction) changes for each different load case applied by the piping on the support. Of course, the lateral bearing force is also dependent on the support gap which is changing by load case. c) Also many building design codes like UBC and IBC state that friction should not be considered for occasional type loads like Seismic. This is only possible using an incremental load case analysis engine like AutoPIPE when other non-linear conditions like support gaps needs to be considered.

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2. How to calculate and include a pendulum restoring effect of a rod hanger support. It is best practice to design the length of rod hangers such that the maximum angulation is +/- 4 deg to avoid additional lateral loads being applied to the pipe. Anvil state Where horizontal piping movements are greater than 12" and where the hanger rod angularly from the vertical is less than or equal to 4 degrees from the cold to hot position of the pipe, the hanger pipe and structural attachments shall be offset in such manner that the rod is vertical in the hot position. When the hanger rod angular is greater than 4 degrees from vertical, then structural attachment will be offset so that at no point with the rod angularity exceed 4 degrees from vertical. However some tight configurations there is only limited space to accommodate a short hanger rod and this will apply a pulling effect on the pipe as the hanger rod moves in an arc as shown below. The complete method approach, spreadsheet and model can be downloaded here.

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3. How to Model Sway Braces? Sway Braces are commonly used for vibration control, absorbing shock loading, guiding thermal movement, or bracing against sway.

Click Here to download the modeling approach and sample model here

4. How can Trunnions and Dummy Supports impose high loads on the piping system and evaluate local stresses in WinNOZL?

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When a pipe moves with has a base mounted trunnion or dummy sliding support, the friction generated imparts an overturning moment on the pipe. This additional moment (Friction x L) is often ignored but depending on the size of the bearing force (e.g. large diameter pipe with liquid contents) the friction force and corresponding moment can be high. This moment should be added to the stress in the pipe. For trunnions this can be treated conservatively as Tee (with no penetration). In additional for thin walled pipes, the local stress using WinNOZL in the pipe should be evaluated based on moment = Friction x L1. Click Here to download the modeling approach and sample model 5. How to model a bi-linear ball swivel joint where the joint has an initial stiffness K1 until a rotation / moment limit is reached then a K2 final stiffness is acting?

AutoPIPE does not have a bilinear rotational support so to model this requires a combination of flexible joint, Rigid Beams and tie-links to simulate the rotation of the joint up to a rotation limit. The flexible joint has initial stiffness K1 until the joint rotates up to the tie-link stop then the tie-link stiffness K2 is acting.

Check out the this modeling technique and model. Click Here

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Moment Rotation Relationship


25000 Moment (lb-in) 20000 15000 10000 5000 0 0 0 2 1000 4 6 Rotation (deg) 8 10 12 20000

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6. How can I print AutoPIPE reports to PDF and maximize the readable output on each page?
Either print 1-up or 2-up sheets per page. 2-up may be more difficult to read. A4 workable settings Paper = A4 LH Margin = 7.5mm RH Margin = 5.0mm Top margin = 5.0mm Bottom margin = 5.0mm Font size = 7pt Lines per page (Tools>Settings>Printer in AutoPIPE) = 105

Letter workable settings Paper = Letter LH Margin = 0.3 RH Margin = 0.2 Top margin = 0.2 Bottom margin = 0.2 Font size = 7pt Lines per page (Tools>Settings>Printer in AutoPIPE) = 97

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7. AutoPIPE New User tips & tricks available including modeling guidelines for Caesar Users click here to download

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AUTOPIPE WEBSITE

http://www.bentley.com/autopipe We are always looking for case study contributions please send a brief summary of how AutoPIPE was used on the project plus a screen shot and/or photo of the plant or project to mark.upston@bentley.com Please obtain permission from your company marketing and/or manager.

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BENTLEY COMMUNITIES DISCUSSION FORUM AutoPIPE Bentley Community Forum


We would like to invite our customers around the world to participate in the AutoPIPE discussion group by Clicking on the link or select from AutoPIPE Help menu.

http://communities.bentley.com/forums/42936/ShowForum.aspx
Older discussions are available at http://discussion.bentley.com/ under bentley.com/AutoPIPE. A discussion group is only useful to the user community with active and interesting questions and comments on topics like piping codes, modeling techniques and analysis features etc so please post your questions. We have a team of professional piping engineers who will moderate and answer your questions as best we can. Any specific reported defect or feature enhancement, please submit these to support@bentley.com.

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RESOURCES

Check out the extensive FAQ's and Technotes for Structural applications including AutoPIPE at the Bentley Wiki site below

http://communities.bentley.com/Wiki/view.aspx/Structural_Product_T echNotes_And_FAQs

TRAINING
Finding Training courses is now simplified either live or self paced courses You will need to login to this SELECT website at New Training Link below

Basic or Fundamental, Advanced and Nuclear


http://www.bentley.com/enUS/Training/Products/Resources/Courses/Paths/AutoPIPE/

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Self Paced (Requires Learn Server subscription)

Live Distance Learning

Please Contact Mitch Sklar for all training enquiries Mitch.sklar@bentley.com Basic training: (2 days) On-site North America locations, covering basic model building, AutoPIPE interface, 5 hands on sample models looking at non-linear, hanger analysis, wind and seismic, equipment reports, load combinations and review of stress results. Flexible joints, cold spring and nozzle flexibility and libraries are also covered

Advanced training: (2days) On-site North America locations, covering topics like vessel modeling, local stress, jacketed piping, time history, response spectrum, harmonic and force spectrum analysis, fluid transients e.g. water or steam hammer, steam relief, soil modeling and submerged piping.

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Below is link the course outline: AutoPIPE training course outline Nuclear training: (1 day) On-site ASME class 1 nuclear design including Stress Summaries, fatigue, and thermal transient analysis.

TUTORIALS
Dont have time for training or looking to brush up on some portions of AutoPIPE you havent used in a while? Check out our movie tutorials on over 60 different modeling and post processing topics in APIPEDEMOS.CHM located in the AutoPIPE program folder or launch from the Help menu i.e. Help > Tutorials

You can also print the current tutorial in the PDF file located in the program folder AutoPIPE\apdoc.pdf

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EVENTS

Upcoming Events
Be Together Conference Monday, May 17-20, 2010 Conference in
Philadelphia This conference is for the average user with a combination of lectures and hands-on workshops, a chance to talk to Product Managers from variety of all Bentley products including AutoPIPE, STAAD.pro, ProSteel, STAAD.Offshore and RAM connection for Power, Process, Petrochemical, and Offshore industries. http://www.bentley.com/enUS/Corporate/Events/Seminars/Structural+Plant.htm

2009 Structural User Annual Meeting, December 08, 2009, Beijing

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Bentley IEG Seminar, Tuesday 28th October 2009 Tokyo, Japan

Co-hosted by Bentley Japan and ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC), the event was held at the InterContinental Tokyo Bay hotel overlooking the bay and Rainbow Bridge. Santanu Das & Mark Upston from the Structural group travelled to Japan at the end of October and were greeted by some unseasonably warm weather and a huge turnout of 116 people from major Plant Japanese companies attending the IEG Structural Seminar. A 10% increase over 2008 despite the economic downturn. Major Japanese companies like Toshiba, Hitachi, IHI, Chiyoda and JGC were all particularly interested in our STAAD & AutoPIPE V8i releases and new integrations with Bentley & 3rd Party CAD and analysis programs. All these companies are looking for ways to improve the efficiencies of their current workflows. Of course the global nuclear pulse is beating stronger than ever along with other growth areas like international offshore FPSO* projects on the horizon in 2010. Page | 46

Design Integration Seminar, Thursday 10th December 2009 Katowice, Poland Co-hosted by Bentley Poland and CS Softdesk, the event was attended by 120 people and topics of interest included AutoPIPE Nuclear, dynamic analysis, integration with AutoPlant / ProSteel and STAAD.

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SELECT ANNOUNCEMENT Bentley AutoPIPE V8i SELECTseries 1 Edition (Commercial Release v9.02.01.07 English) Now Available!
Bentley AutoPIPE V8i (v09.02.01.07) - this is a SELECT Maintenance Release to replace commercial release v09.02.00.11
Bentley AutoPIPE V8i is a stand-alone, Microsoft Windows engineering application used for the calculation of piping stresses, fatigue stresses, fluid transient, bowing and thermal transient analysis, flange or pipe support design, and equipment nozzle loading analysis under static and dynamic loading conditions. In addition to 29 piping codes, AutoPIPE incorporates ASME, JSME, British Standard, European, API, NEMA, ANSI, ASCE, AISC, UBC, and WRC guidelines and design limits to provide a comprehensive analysis of the entire system. Quality Assurance of AutoPIPE Nuclear: AutoPIPE Nuclear Powered by ADLPipe is supported by Bentley's rigorous Quality Assurance and Reporting (QA & R) program in accordance with ASME NQA-1, ISO 9001, CSA N286.7-99, ASME N45.2 and 10CFR50 standards backed by independent audits by NRC customers and NUPIC. Offered as a separate service to nuclear clients, Bentley's QA & R program is currently subscribed to by clients like Washington Group International, Shaw Stone and Webster, Fluor Federal Services and AREVA NP.

New major V8i SELECTseries 1 features include:

Interoperability
Windows 7 32 & 64 bit compatibility ProjectWise Integration Comprehensive Network file Caching Integration with new Structural Dashboard

Import/Export
Integrated ADLPipe, SmartPlant and Strait PDS Translators

Analysis
Multiple support response spectrum analysis New Troubleshooting tool for fatal error unstable systems Increase response spectrum load cases to 50 Improved performance for multiple static analyses New Productive Dynamic Analyses Interface Report non-fatal errors at the end of Analyze all command

Graphics
Show X, Y, Z direction on Displacement and Mode Shape plots

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Libraries
Updated Japanese AUTOJISM material library to JIS B8265 Add copper, cryogenic & Inconel materials to B31 material libraries

Modeling
Apply wind in the Segment grid Input grids column headers to be copied with data

Piping Codes
Add nuclear high energy & leakage crack criteria Add ASME B31.8-2007 piping code Allow pressure stiffening effect for ASME Class 2 and 3 Add 1989 NB, NC, ND code year Add B31.1 1986 edition Add ASME NB, NC, and ND 2001, with 2003 addenda, edition

Post Processing
Add mode shape and frequency result grids Print Local support displacements Improved copy/paste grid data to Excel

Reports
Print Frequency cut-off and spectrum reports New APIPVIEW Report Viewer with page and printing controls

General
Sort AutoPIPE news items chronologically Add new menu "Online Resources" including BE Community link Option to display the Welcome screen on Startup

Security
Add Academic Licensing

BENTLEY SELECT SERVER XM LICENSING Upgrading Your Current Product The Bentley V8i releases of AutoPIPE, AutoPIPE Plus, AutoPIPE Nuclear and add-ons are all supported on the SELECT Server XM Licensing. If you are upgrading from an earlier version of the product, it is highly recommended that you do not install this product over the previous version. Please uninstall previous versions of 9.1 or 9.2 (AutoPIPE V8i) before installing this v09.02.01.07 maintenance release. Older versions of AutoPIPE 6.3, 8.50, 8.51, 8.60, 8.90 and 9.0 will run under SELECT Server XM Licensing using the SELECT Server XM Gateway Service and the older SELECT licenses. The AutoPIPE products can be Page | 50

authorized as Standalone Licenses (formerly called Fixed Licenses), fixed to one user workstation or as Concurrent Licenses (formerly known as Floating Licenses) running from a local or Bentley hosted SELECT Server XM. Using SELECT Server XM requires a valid Bentley Serial Number, site server name and activation code to authorize the application. The Serial Number you received when you purchased the application is used to obtain a License File to complete the authorization process. For more information on the SELECT Server XM Gateway Service see the AutoPIPE Quickstart.pdf. The AutoPIPE products can be authorized as Standalone Licenses (formerly called Fixed Licenses), fixed to one user workstation or as Concurrent Licenses (formerly known as Floating Licenses) running from a local or Bentley hosted SELECT Server XM. Authorizing a Standalone License If you are upgrading an existing installation to run on one workstation, and you have License Tool privileges you can obtain a license file to complete the authorization process. Access the License Tool at http://selectservices.bentley.com/ from My Support Account menu located on the left. Once you complete your request you will receive an email including a License File with instructions for completing the process. Authorizing Concurrent Licenses to Run on SELECT Server XM Concurrent Licenses (formerly known as Floating Licenses) are now managed through Bentley SELECT Server XM, a benefit of Bentley SELECT. Using SELECT Server XM requires a valid Bentley Serial Number, site server name and activation code to authorize the application. The Serial Number you received when you purchased the application is used to obtain a License File to complete the authorization process. For more licensing information see the AutoPIPE Quickstart.pdf Important: A signed SELECT agreement must be on file in order to convert your licenses from Floating Licensing to Concurrent Licensing. Page | 51

Users who have existing Floating Licenses and wish to convert the licenses to run on SELECT Server XM can contact BAC from the website at http://www.bentley.com/enUS/Services/Bentley+Administration+Centers.htm. The following information is required when requesting SELECT Server XM licensing: Server Name, email address of the recipient of the SELECT Server XM license and the Serial Numbers to be added to the server. To download or create a CD: Bentley SELECT subscribers can go to SELECTservices Online http://selectservices.bentley.com/ and then go to Web Downloads (Downloads > Web Downloads) and search by Product = Bentley AutoPIPE. Choose the Download Category = "SELECT Released Products" and Files posted in last = 6 months. Note: Academic licenses (not for commercial use) are now available for AutoPIPE

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Senior CAE product Manager: mark.upston@bentley.com Technical Support: 1-800-Bentley or (800) 778-4277, opt 7, opt 2 (AutoPIPE)

Sales: VP Structural Sales: gus.bergsma@bentley.com Director Structural Sales: jason.reichel@bentley.com

Training: Technical Resource Manager: (215)-429-7521 Mitch.Sklar@bentley.com or +(1)-

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