CAPE-OPEN is an interface standard designed for exchange of chemical engineering software components of different vendors between simulation applications, published and maintained by CO-LaN.
COBIA is a middle-ware specific to CAPE-OPEN, also published and maintained by CO-LaN. COBIA features a CPP-based development SDK, the COBIA SDK, available from [https://colan.repositoryhosting.com/trac/colan_cobia/downloads](the COBIA repository). A COBIA SDK installation is required for the COBIA Class Wizard.
COBIA Class Wizard
The COBIA Class Wizard essentially wraps Visual Studio integration around COBIA's code generation tools. After installation, all of the Wizard's functions are available from the Project menu, but also from various context menus:
To get started, a walk-through for creation of a CAPE-OPEN Unit Operation is provided in Help on COBIA Wizard.