AutoPIPE CONNECT Read Me File (12.08.05)

Applies To
Date Logged
& Current Version
December 2023


1. Select Link here for Release notes


a. When this version is installed, the existing AutoPIPE Nozzle application will be uninstalled by the installer.

b.  If you require the use of AutoPIPE Nozzle, follow the instructions here to unpack the installer into separate MSI files, and install each MSI file one at a time to effectively bypass the automatic installer's removal of AutoPIPE Nozzle.

What is New & Changed in AutoPIPE®

The following outline identifies new features and enhancements in the AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition version

AutoPIPE® Requirements

More detailed installation information can be found in the AutoPIPE Quick Start Guide.

Product Version

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Chinese (Simplified)

Included Applications Versions

PCF Translatorv1.2.5.027
PDS Translatorv6.0.0.21
ADLPipe Translatorv1.0.0.29
Connection Client23.0.0.10

Installation Requirements

CD drive or access to the Internet required for product installation. The minimum system configuration for installation:

Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Professional or higher
.NET Framework


When installing the product through the installer program, the required components will be installed automatically. The contents of the Desktop Prerequisite Pack include:

Minimum Profile

The minimum recommended workstation profile for running AutoPIPE is:

ProcessorIntel Pentium IV or higher.
Memory4 GB recommended. More memory almost always improves performance, particularly when working with larger models.
Hard Disk4 GB free disk space (not including Restore Point space requirements).
Video Graphics CardAny industry-standard video card which supports OpenGL 3D graphics.

ProjectWise Server with ProjectWise Explorer,
ProjectWise Server with ProjectWise Explorer,
ProjectWise Server 10.0.0 with ProjectWise Explorer or higher,
ProjectWise Server 8.11.7 with ProjectWise Explorer or higher,
ProjectWise Server 8.11.9 with ProjectWise Explorer 8.11.9,
ProjectWise Server 8.11.11 with ProjectWise Explorer 8.11.11.

OpenPlant Isometrics Manager

Connect Edition Update 10 -

Note: Users can use OpenPlant Isometrics Manager (OPIM) to review Stress Isometrics created by AutoPIPE without an entitlement for OPIM, provided they are opened from within AutoPIPE. Direct use of OPIM without an entitlement will log usage and may lead to charges. Click here for more information. 

PDF ReaderAdobe® Acrobat Reader 7.0 or greater

Download and Installation

See the AutoPIPE Quick Start Guide (..\Documents\Quickstart_AutoPIPE.pdf) for more information on downloading and installing AutoPIPE.

To complete the licensing process, you must have the appropriate roles assigned by your Site Administrator. If you have not been assigned these roles, you will need to obtain the name of your Site Administrator by submitting a Service Request at

If you are experiencing problems logging into your Bentley account, please contact Bentley at 1-800-BENTLEY (1-800-236-8539). Outside the United States +1 610-458-5000.

Network Considerations - Network drives are only supported for data files.

- AutoPIPE software must be installed on a local client workstation.

- AutoPIPE data files (*.DAT) must have full read/write access to be opened and edited.

Applications Included in the Installation Package

AutoPIPE Standard, AutoPIPE Advanced, AutoPIPE Nuclear, and add-ons are installed from one executable.

NOTE: For further information on translators, please refer to their respective readme files.


Program Help: Detailed feature information may be accessed directly from the calling application by selecting the Help command, or by pressing the Help button from any of the application dialogs. Be sure to explore the program Help for answers to your questions. A set of supplemental How To, Tutorial, and Reference Information documents in PDF format are provided in the Supplemental Documentation folder (Bentley AutoPIPE > Supplemental Information) of the main Program Help file (autopipe.chm). 

Tutorials: Documentation for AutoPIPE applications is provided online in the Adobe.pdf format. These files are accessible from the Help Menu. All documents can be browsed, searched, or printed with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information and how to download a FREE copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader can be obtained from

It is highly recommended that you obtain the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader..

Piping Codes

This sections contains the list of piping codes, code editions supported and AutoPIPE license edition (Standard, Advanced or Nuclear) for which these items are supported.

Standard Edition Piping Codes

Piping CodeDescription
B31.1 PowerPower Piping
B31.3 Process PipingProcess Piping
B31.4 Liquid Trans.Liquid Transportation Systems for Hydrocarbons, Liquid Petroleum Gas, Anhydrous Ammonia and Alcohols
B31.8 Gas Trans. & Dist.Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems
EN 13480European Piping Code for Metallic Industrial Piping
GeneralGeneral Piping Code

Stress intensification factors, flexibility factors, and sustained stress factors used in B31 piping analysis 

Extra Codes Available in AutoPIPE Advanced Edition

AutoPIPE Advanced includes all codes available in AutoPIPE Standard, as well as the following codes.

Piping CodeDescription
CSA-Z662Canadian Standards Association, Oil and Gas Pipeline System
CSA-Z662 OffshoreCanadian Standards Association, Offshore Steel Pipelines
BS 806Design and Construction of Ferrous Piping Installations for and in Connection with Land Boilers
BS 7159Design and Construction of Glass Reinforced Plastics (GRP) Piping Systems for Individual Plants or Sites
SPC-2Swedish Piping Code, Method 2
TBK5-6General Rules for Piping, The Norwegian Pressure Vessel Committee
STOOMWEZENDutch Piping Rule D1101 of the Rules for Pressure Vessels
DNV OffshoreDet Norske Veritas, Rules for Submarine Pipelines

MITI 501 3-1980

MITI 501 Class III Piping Code
KHKKHK E 012 Piping Code, Seismic Level 1 or 2 (Seismic Level 2 requires a KHK 2 Add-On license)
RCC-MFrench Piping Code for Power Industry
SNCTFrench Piping Code for Process Industry
SNIP Russian 2.05.06-85 Oil & GasRussian SNIP piping code for oil and gas
ISO 14692Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries - Glass Reinforced Plastics (GRP) Piping
B31.4 OffshoreOffshore Liquid Piping Systems
B31.8 OffshoreOffshore Gas Transmission
B31.12 Hydrogen Industrial PipingASME B31.12 Hydrogen Pipelines (Section IP)
B31.12 Hydrogen PipelinesASME B31.12 Hydrogen Pipelines (Section PL)

Extra Codes Available in AutoPIPE Nuclear Edition

AutoPIPE Nuclear includes all codes available in AutoPIPE Standard and AutoPIPE Advanced, as well as the following codes.

Piping CodeDescription
ASME NB NuclearBoiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Rules for Construction of Nuclear Power Plant Components; Division 1, Subsection NC, Class 1 Components
ASME NC NuclearBoiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Rules for Construction of Nuclear Power Plant Components; Division 1, Subsection NC, Class 2 Components
ASME ND NuclearBoiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Rules for Construction of Nuclear Power Plant Components; Division 1, Subsection ND, Class 3 Components
JSME PPC NuclearJSME S NC1: Rules on Design and Construction for Nuclear Power Plants, Class 2 Piping

How to Activate AutoPIPE®

Subscription Entitlement Service is Bentley's new licensing model, providing enhanced security and optimized value for your Bentley Subscriptions. It is integrated with Bentley's Identity Management System (IMS) and the Bentley CONNECT technology platform to allow near real-time reporting of usage, improved alert messaging to users and increased administrative capabilities to license administrators in your organization. It will not only give you more options to monitor and manage usage but also provide new, advanced licensing features that will enhance digital workflows.


With Subscription Entitlement Service, all users must be registered with Bentley's Identity Management System (IMS) and sign in to the CONNECTION Client to access Bentley applications. Product activation will now occur through user sign-in to the CONNECTION Client with a valid IMS ID associated with their account. User sign-in will replace traditional activation keys, offering enhanced security as administrators will be able to control which users have access to Bentley software. License entitlements are granted and maintained through Subscription Entitlement Service's Entitlement Management Service. By signing into the CONNECTION Client users can also find their organization's projects, download software updates, receive relevant notifications, and track their usage.

For extended offline scenarios beyond the offline period of products (i.e. usually seven days), Subscription Entitlement Service provides the capability to reserve or check out licenses - click here for further details.


Subscription Entitlement Service features the new license alerts notifications that can be set by an organization's license administrators to let the users know when they reach a set usage threshold. These notifications will alert the users that if they continue to use the product, a term license may be issued. The user in such a situation has the choice to quit the application before a license is used or acknowledge that a term license may be generated and proceed with starting the application, based on what settings the administrator chooses.

Silent Installation

For SES Licensing:.

AutopipeSetup.exe -s -LicenseType=Connect 

Error History

The following outline identifies all major errors fixed in Release of AutoPIPE v12.8.5.



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Complete copyright information can be found in the product by choosing Help > About.

For reference, a copy of the End User License Agreement named "EULA.pdf" is included in the "AutoPIPE CONNECT v12" folder of the product installation. By default, this location is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Bentley\AutoPIPE CONNECT v12".

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See Also

AutoPIPE CONNECT Release Notes (10.00.xx.xx - higher)

How do I download, install, and license AutoPIPE?

Bentley AutoPIPE