Help and Documentation

There are several ways to get help in Pipe-It, depending on the level of help required.


Hypertext - short description of object in the user interface. The description usually appears within a few seconds when the cursor is placed over an object.

Pipe-It Help System

Pipe-It comes with a built-in help system where you can find Pipe-It and Streamz documentation (in English).

Pipe-It offers 4 different ways of accessing the same help content.

Help Assistant

Petrostreamz Help Assistant is similar to a web browser that shows hypertext content with links and images. By using this system, you can access the Pipe-It and Streamz documentation, a panel with a list of keywords, a bookmarks panel and a search system that allows you to easily find the content that you are interested in.

Context Sensitive help

Select an item on the canvas and press F1 will automatically direct you to the corresponding section in the Help Assistant. A Help button will also often be available in dialogs or help menus, providing fast access to relevant documentation.

Pdf Manual

If you have a program which can read .pdf files (like Sumatra PDF), pressing (Manual PDF) will open this documentation. It is suited for printing, however please be aware that the documentation often relies on navigation by hyperlinks.

Online Documentation

Selecting online help will direct your browser to It is an online wiki system, and requires access to the internet. In the unlikely event Petrostreamz chose to update the documentation between releases, this will be up to date.

If you are using an older version of Pipe-It, this documentation will be valid for the current release. See the Pdf Manual or Help system for static documentation.

Support by email

Sending an e-mail - to the Support Department at is the highest level of help and can be used to resolve intricate problems when you are otherwise stuck.

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