3DPiping (Ductile)

3DPiping (Ductile)

Win32 and 64, English

3DPiping Apps
Time-proven way of 3D modeling piping systems with ease. Use a CAD library of more than 3,500 essential blocks (pipes, fittings, valves, etc.).

General Usage Instructions

Show the menu bar in your Autodesk® AutoCAD® application

Before you start using the 3DPiping (Ductile) plugin, please make sure you have the menu bar in your AutoCAD application enabled. Note that the menu bar is not displayed by default. To display it, you can perform one of the below steps:

  • At the top-left of the AutoCAD application window, on the right end of the Quick Access toolbar, click the “Customize Quick Access Toolbar” drop-down menu, then click “Show Menu Bar” (show me how).
  • Alternatively, you can run the AutoCAD command MENUBAR and enter the value of 1 to enable the menu bar.

Insert 3DPiping blocks in a drawing

Click on the “3DPiping_ductile” menu in the AutoCAD menu bar, navigate through the menu items, and click on a selected piping component - a block will be inserted into your drawing. We welcome you to watch our demonstration video in which we show the 3DPiping plugin in action: How to use 3DPiping plugin for AutoCAD




The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. 

Once the plugin has been installed, you will need to activate it. To activate the plugin, open the “3DPiping_ductile” menu in the AutoCAD menu bar, and click on the “Activate” menu item – the plugin activation wizard will pop up. Please follow the steps provided in the wizard to generate a serial number and obtain a license from the publisher.
You can run the software in the non-activated mode until the grace period has expired. You have 15 days to activate the plugin.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system. 

Additional Information

Please check for our plugin updates in Autodesk App Store from time to time, as we might have expanded our block library with new piping elements. Updates (excluding the major releases) come free of charge. Furthermore, please feel free to contact us and tell what pipe fittings that you are interested in are missing in the library - depending on the market needs, we may add new blocks on demand.

You may also be interested in our other plugins - “3DPiping (EN)” and “3DPiping (ASME)”. They contain 3D piping components (drawing blocks) that are based on the EN (Euro Norm) and ASME standards.

For volume licensing, please contact us at contact@3dpiping.net.

Known Issues

Starting with AutoCAD 2014 and later versions, if SECURELOAD system variable is activated, you may see a dialog that warns you about the unsigned executable files when loading the installed plugin for the first time. This is because our delivered plugin's libraries are not digitally signed. If you see that warning, please accept it by clicking on “Always Load” button, however, please make sure that you are accepting the libraries that come from the “3DPiping_DUCTILE.bundle” folder. It is important that you only install and use our plugin that was downloaded from Autodesk App Store, which is a trusted source.


Company Name: 3DPiping Apps
Support Contact: contact@3dpiping.net

Author/Company Information

3DPiping Apps

Support Information

You can contact us at: contact@3dpiping.net
Please feel free to send us your comments and feature suggestions for our next plugin releases.

Version History

Version Number Version Description


Added 2021 support
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