Exton, Pa. — Bentley Systems announced that its most recent update of AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition now supports ASME B31J piping code document calculations. The addition increases the accuracy of the stress intensification factors for tees based on the work done with FEA for 2012 and newer B31.1 and B31.3 codes. With ASME B31J, engineers can now access a feature technology preview that enables them to apply wind loads to their structural steel as well as their piping. This new analysis capability increases accuracy and more closely simulates actual conditions, such as the ability to visualize wind loads applied to the structure.
Additionally, AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition features an enhanced user interface that includes an updated ribbon toolbar. Users can find commands using the new Search Command feature, a capability that offers instant access to command buttons and allows users to quickly perform analysis on models of all sizes.
As a CONNECT Edition application, AutoPIPE now includes CONNECT Advisor, which empowers each user to master the use of their Bentley applications through personalized, in-application contextual learning. Users can browse, search, view, and interact with feature-specific and workflow-related learning content without ever having to exit the application.
“A key to success for our users is helping them prepare to do their best work when designing our global infrastructure,” said Phil Christensen, Bentley senior vice president of analytical modeling. “We are excited to introduce CONNECT Advisor, which provides an at-your-finger-tips learning environment for piping designers. We want to ensure that our users can leverage the best capabilities of AutoPIPE by providing context specific content that enables them to learn quickly, and on the go, as they use the application.”