As of July 2023, Please see AutoPIPE Vessel help for information on exporting drawings:
a) AutoPIPE Vessel uses a CAD plugin to create drawings, therefore a cad program (ex. AutoCAD, BricsCAD, Microstation, Solidworks, etc..) must have been installed before trying to export the respective drawing from AutoPIPE Vessel.
b) 2D and 3D Drawings can be automatically created:
- Any CAD software - *.DGN
- Microstation - *.DGN
- AutoCAD / BricsCAD (Classical version) - *.DWG
- SolidWorks - *.SLDPRT (3D only)
Again, no CAD software needed to generate 2D or 3D drawings in DGN, but you need AutoCad, BricsCad, or Solidworks to generate other formatted files.
With that said, users must select a Cad Software from the Preference dialog and enter the executable path. After using the "Execute > Generate Drawing" command; AutoPIPE Vessel will export a formatted file, automatically start the cad software using the path specified, and then open the respective file just exported. If no software is specified, then navigate to the folder containing the AutoPIPE Vessel model, search for a *.DGN drawing file, and use other applications to manipulate the file as needed.
If there is a need to export a different file type or add to the dropdown listings of compatible applications that are currently available, please post an IDEA, instructions here.