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.
In the future, the Marketplace will allow you to upload multiple VSIXs to just one Marketplace listing, allowing you to upload your Visual Studio 2022-targeted VSIX and a pre-Visual Studio 2022 VSIX. Your users will automatically get the right VSIX for the VS version they have installed, when using the VS extension manager.
Until then, a VS 2022 version of the plugin is available upon request.