02b. How do I Install, License, and Run AutoPIPE ATS (Automatic Test Set) 12.08 and higher?

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Original Author:Bentley Technical Support Group
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Feb 2024


How do I Install, License, and Run AutoPIPE ATS (Automatic Test Set)  12.08 and higher?



1. Because of the significant amount of resources, not all versions of AutoPIPE are going to have an company ATS created. It may take 2-6 weeks after an AutoPIPE version is release before an ATS is available. The QA manager will ship a QA DVD containing all the software: AutoPIPE versions, ATS, etc.. to the designated person on your QA contract.  

2. Each release of an ATS version is specifically created for a specific version of AutoPIPE. Therefore, the ATS software version must match the AutoPIPE software version. Do NOT mix the versions of these applications as it will void the test results and may ultimately fail to run properly..

3. IF you are part of the QA&R program files cannot be downloaded from the internet. All applications must be installed from the media (i.e. CD, DVD) that was sent to your by the Bentley QA Manager. Any other method of installation will void the certification of the install under the QA&R program.

4. The videos below were created based on AutoPIPE QA&R, the general procedure holds true for all versions 12.08 and higher.

5. In order to run an AutoPIPE QA&R version with ATS, user MUST 

a. With in BLT (Bentley Licensing Tool) - Confirm "AutoPIPE Nuclear QA and Reporting" product status are listed with OK to run. If not, contact your company appointed Bentley On-site Admin asking them to give you entitlements for this level of licensing. In addition, work with them to make sure that BLT is functioning correctly.

If the end user has the correct entitlements, then suggest using each of the following commands inside of BLT under the Tools menu:

i. Tools> Send Logs Now

ii. Tools> Refresh Policy

iii. Tools> Reset Policy

iv. Tools> Activation Wizard

b. For the AutoPIPE QA&R version and the ATS to be available in AutoPIPE QA&R 23 version or higher, open License Configuration dialog, enable radio buttons for an editions of AutoPIPE (ex. Standard, Advanced, or Nuclear) and enable check box in front of "AutoPIPE QA&R

c. Users who are not connected to the license service will need to check out both entitlements . 

6. If using AutoPIPE v., see documentation sent with DVD;  "AutoPIPE QA&R Licensing Change" for details. 

7. If there are complications with reading the DVD sent, please file a case, mention this WIKI page, and request that instructions be sent to download the files that would have been written to the DVD.

A. How to Install AutoPIPE QA&R

See Video below:

B. How to Install AutoPIPE QA&R ATS

See Video below:

C. How to Run an AutoPIPE QA&R ATS

See Video below:

D. How to Uninstall an AutoPIPE ATS

Windows has feature to assist users with installing / removing applications, open that feature now:

Upon initiating the mentioned feature, conduct an online search to find instructions on how to uninstall applications from a particular Operating System

Example: Windows 10

After the application has been uninstalled, locate and manually remove the ATS installation folder as mentioned in readme file / release notes.  

See Also

ATS and Batch Processing - AutoPIPE

Download, Install, Release Note information 

Download, Install, License, and Run AutoPIPE ATS 09.06 to 12.07 

Download, Install, and License AutoPIPE V8i ATS and lower

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