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The Most Productive Tool for Pipe Stress Analysis
Bentley AutoPIPE is an advanced design and analysis program for calculating piping code stresses, loads, and deflections under static and dynamic load conditions, even to the highest nuclear standards. AutoPIPE analyzes systems of any complexity, with special features for buried pipeline analysis, wave loading, water or steam hammer, FRP/GRP pipe and built-in pipe/structure interaction.

Unique, Object-Based Graphical User Interface
The OpenGL CAD graphical user interface found in Bentley AutoPIPE enables users to easily create and modify the pipe stress model. Users can simply point and click on the graphical model to insert, modify, or delete pipe supports, loads, or components. After each operation, the model display is automatically updated for instant visual feedback. Using AutoPIPE graphical select options, users can insert, delete, or modify components, supports, pipe properties, temperatures/ pressures, or other parameters across an entire range of points with one command. Graphical selection of ranges is also used to cut, copy, and paste operations. Users can check, sort, or make changes to the input data quickly using interactive grid spreadsheets. AutoPIPE features up to 99 undo or redo steps to correct mistakes, perform ‘What-if’ analysis, or to iterate quickly through design scenarios.

Advanced Analysis Features for Varied Piping Environments
AutoPIPE provides unique capabilities for process, power, oil and gas, nuclear, underground, offshore floating, production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) platform and subsea pipeline areas with 25 international piping codes. Advanced AutoPIPE capabilities include built-in wave loading, buried pipeline analysis, jacketed piping, dynamic loadings, and orthotropic fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) or glass reinforced plastic (GRP) piping analysis. It also includes thermal stratification or bowing, thermal transient, pipe/structure interaction, fluid transient with closure time and relief valve utilities, advanced load sequencing, non-linear support gaps and friction and jacketed piping. Local stress calculation to WRC 107, WRC 297, PD 5500, KHK, API 650 is available using WinNOZL.

Interface with ProjectWise, CAE, STAAD.Pro and Plant Design CAD Systems
The only solution on the market today with tight integration between piping and structural analysis, AutoPIPE can automatically transfer pipe support loads as well as import complete structures to and from STAAD.Pro V8i, the number 1 structural program, saving weeks of design time and providing safer, more-realistic engineered designs. Import 3D plant design CAD models from AutoPLANT® V8i, PlantSpace® or OpenPlant® V8i, Intergraph PDS®, SmartPlant® or CADWORX®, SolidWorks®, Inventor®, CATIA®, Aveva PDMS®, into AutoPIPE to save hundreds of man-hours and ensure accurate pipe stress models. AutoPIPE provides users with full read/write interoperability with Caesar II. and can use Navigator to view any AutoPIPE model and its data alongside any CAD model to make early engineering decisions, perform clash detection, and reduce design iterations. Stress isometric with fully dimensioned plot and custom data to display the pipe stress engineer’s changes. AutoPIPE provides comprehensive ProjectWise integration for global collaboration of engineering and CAD data files on major projects.