7.2.0

Released 8-Sep-2022

Release Notes

Piping Design

7.2.0_PLA_B31.8_2020_added

B31.8 – 2020 Design Code has been added, which includes an updated Tresca criterion when calculating combined stress for offshore piping.

7.2.0_PLA_B31.8_stress_calcs

Design with codes B31.8-2016 and B31.8-2016 2018 now performs a stress calculation to determine the contribution of pressure to the longitudinal stress.

7.2.0_PLA_B31.8_2020_added_image

7.2.0_PLA_GB-50251

GB 50251 – 2015 Design code has been added. This design code implementation includes restrained and unrestrained piping and the Appendix C method for considering circumferential stress in elbows.

7.2.0_PLA_apply_friction_factors

Individual design requests can apply multiplicative friction factors on all supports with Gap behavior, which can be used to study sensitivity to the friction properties.

Import and Export

7.2.0_PLA_export_all_model_data

The ability to export a text file representing all CSiPlant model data has been added with multiple formatting options.

User Interface

7.2.0_PLA_responsiveness

Responsiveness of the user interface has been improved for models with distributed supports with small stiffness factors which requires significant auto-meshing of members.

Bug Fixes

7.2.0_PLA_bug_fix

Issues reported by users have been corrected.

7.0.0 | 7.1.0

Released 7-Mar-2022

Release Notes

Piping Design

7.0.0_PLA_design_codes

Piping design has been implemented for the following ASME codes:
  1. B31.1-2020
  2. B31.3-2020
  3. B31.4-2019

Structural Model

7.0.0_PLA_expansion_joints

Expansion joints in pipelines can now be modeled. Types include single, hinge, and gimbal.

7.0.0_PLA_amer_alliance

Distributed soil supports can now be modeled along pipes that follow the recommendations by American Lifelines Alliance.

Loading

7.0.0_PLA_pulsation_loads

Pulsation loads due to reciprocating pumps and compressors can now imported from BOSpulse as a time history load case.

Analysis

7.0.0_PLA_speed_improvements

Speed improvements have been made for nonlinear analyses that involve a large number of load patterns.

Graphics

7.0.0_PLA_time_history_animation

The time to create animations has been significantly decreased.

7.0.0_PLA_display_colors

Model objects can now be displayed by color based on object type, section property, material, pipe property set, pipeline, and group.

Drafting

7.0.0_PLA_rotate

A new command has been added to rotate model objects about any axis.

7.0.0_PLA_valves_component_weights

Valves assigned with concentric and eccentric component weights are now distinguished graphically.

7.0.0_PLA_replicate_&_mirror

Replicate and mirror commands now include the option to select points on the model for determining the offset distance.

Output and Display

7.0.0_PLA_customer_filters_table

Custom filters are now available for non-numeric columns in the display tables.

6.2.0

Released 15-Mar-2021

Release Notes

Drafting

CSiPlant 6.2.0 Drafting Enhancements

Smart drafting improvements now warn for conflicting flange/valve components and unintended support placement.

CSiPlant 6.2.0 Drafting Enhancements 1

Easily select from among multiple objects connected or overlapping at the same location.

CSiPlant 6.2.0 Drafting Enhancements 2

New replicate command speeds pipeline generation.

Output and Display

CSiPlant 6.2.0 Results Display and Output Enhancements 1

See what matters most. Hide internal objects in table displays.

CSiPlant 6.2.0 Results Display and Output Enhancements

Apply custom filters to table displays to quickly view specific results.

Import and Export

CSiPlant 6.2.0 External Import and Export Enhancements

Control the inclusion of support moments while exporting reactions to SAP2000.

Analysis

CSiPlant 6.2.0 Analysis Enhancements

Design cases have been streamlined, significantly reducing overall analysis time.

6.1.0

Released 30-Nov-2020

Release Notes

Modeling

CSiPlant 6.1.0 Structural Model Enhancements

Distributed Supports

Capture the behavior of continuously supported pipes and frames including buried pipelines. Supports can model nonlinear behavior such as softening, gaps and hysteresis.

Drafting

CSiPlant 6.1.0 Drafting Enhancements 2

Replicate and mirror frame and point objects along with their assigned properties and loads.

CSiPlant 6.1.0 Drafting Enhancements

Quickly assign flanges to ends of valves in a single operation.

CSiPlant 6.1.0 Drafting Enhancements 1

Draw objects with offsets measured from the elbow TIP and tee branch point.

Graphics

CSiPlant 6.1.0 Graphics Enhancements

Display Dimensions Graphically

Measure angles, lengths and areas directly in your model.

6.0.0

Released 21-Jul-2020

Release Notes

Design

CSiPlant 6.0.0 Design Enhancements 1

Design results can now be graphically viewed including the display of DCR values

CSiPlant 6.0.0 Design Enhancements

The 2018 version of the following design codes have been added: ASME B31.1, ASME B31.3, and ASME B31.8

Output and Display

CSiPlant 6.0.0 Results Display and Output Enhancements

When viewing deformed shape, the option to see the undeformed wire frame is now available

Drafting

CSiPlant 6.0.0 Drafting Enhancements

Previous selections in drafting menus are now preserved for faster modeling

User Interface

CSiPlant 6.0.0 User Interface Enhancements

Simplified options when displaying results to exclude intermediate load cases not directly used for design

CSiPlant 6.0.0 User Interface Enhancements 1

Results of intermediate load cases are now available through Show Intermediate Result options

CSiPlant 6.0.0 User Interface Enhancements 2

Table Output display enhanced to include ability to filter and show/hide

Analysis

CSiPlant 6.0.0 Analysis Enhancements

Calculation of friction forces has been enhanced for Line Stop, Vertical Stop, and Guide supports to include friction along the resultant direction of motion rather than separately in two orthogonal directions

5.2.0

Released 19-Mar-2020

Release Notes

Analysis

CSiPlant 5.2.0 Enhancements Analysis

Added ability to apply external pressure

CSiPlant 5.2.0 Enhancements Analysis 1

New pressure application types, such as Linear, Spatial, Z Gradient

Design

CSiPlant 5.2.0 Enhancements Design

Added B31.8 2016 Design Codes with Collapse Check per API 1111

CSiPlant 5.2.0 Enhancements Design 1

Bulk Assignment of Design Properties

CSiPlant 5.2.0 Enhancements Design 2

Custom Elbow/Flex factors for elbows

Import and Export

CSiPlant 5.2.0 Enhancements SAP2000 Compatibility

Import structural models and export support reactions between SAP2000 v22 and CSiPlant.