I-View CAD is a software application that converts piping isometrics to either a MicroStation DGN or AutoCAD DWG 3D model file format. Users do not need extensive knowledge of AutoCAD or MicroStation to produce 3D piping models with I-View CAD. Pipeline and component attribute information read directly from the input files or imported from an external data source can also be included in the model output. Models and the attribute data can be reviewed in design visualization applications. The number of pipeline and component attributes that can be output on to an I-View CAD 2 model has increased, providing users with more detailed information about the pipelines and components they are working on.