Why use the CATIA V5 to Creo View Adapter

CATIA V5 users wanting to use Creo View to enable them to visualize data for Digital Mock Up, design review or to share and use in other downstream processes can publish CATIA V5  data directly using Theorem’s Creo View Adapter.

Collaborating using visualization data helps to secure the intellectual property (IP) of the original CATIA V5 3D designs whilst enabling its re-use in downstream activities reducing potential business risks.

Creo View visualization data supports a rich enough set of design data that suppliers have all of the information required to progress the product design to manufacture and then eventually to market. Using lightweight visualization data helps to simplify the entire process, improving communication and opens access to data and information that previously would only have been available to ‘Engineering’ departments.

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How to use the Adapter

The CATIA V5 to PTC CreoView Adapter is a direct data converter from CATIA V5 to PTC CreoView, PTC's visual collaboration product. The adapter rapidly and accurately publishes 3D part geometry, assemblies and drawings, together with attribute information to the compact formats used by Creo View.

The CATIA V5 > CreoView Adapter can be used in a variety of ways:
  • Available in Uni-Directional configuration from CATIA V5 to CreoView
  • Designed to be compatible with other PTC Creo View adapters, the adapter can be integrated into PTC Windchill, DIVISION Graphics Server or other PDM environments.
  • The command line interface allows the conversion process to be integrated into any process oriented operation e.g. create a PTC CreoView representation of the data while saving the data to a Data Vault.
  • Conversion processes can be run interactively or in batch
  • Can be integrated within any workflow including the Windchill environment
  • Support for data filtering optimizes data and conversion times
  • The adapter directly accesses CATIA V5 files via Dassault Systemes CATIA V5 CAA Development Environment.
  • An additional annual support contract is available ensuring limited product down time and ongoing compatibility with all source applications.

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Engine 3

Windchill Integration

The CATIA V5 Adapter for Creo View can be integrated into Windchill, which can then manage the CATIA V5 source and the publishing of the Creo View output and any other formats produced with this Adapter. The management and synchronisation of this process ensures that the most up-to-date and correct data is available to the whole enterprise.

Benefit from Improved

  • Downstream use of your engineering data
  • Internal and external communication
  • Product and process quality
  • Overall productivity - data re-use
  • Reduction in errors - data reuse

Gain Competitive Advantage

Theorem’s CATIA V5 to CreoView Adapter

  • Facilitates the re-use and sharing of 3D design data in to the lightweight Creo View visualization format
  • The use of Creo View formats help to protect IP
  • Integrated directly within Windchill
  • Built with development tools and APIs supplied and supported by Dassault and PTC
  • Product robustness is proven by daily use in the majority of the world’s leading Automotive, Aerospace, Defence, Power Generation and Transportation companies and their Supply chains
  • Options available to Publish data to 3D PDF format to create interactive documentation from source data.

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Engine 6

Which version is right for you?

For companies needing to translate CATIA V5 data Theorem provide two technology solutions, both use Dassault Systeme api tools which are supported by Dassault, they are the CAA and Interop API’s. Being supported by Dassault means data compatibility is assured, along with back up support from the vendor.

CAA - CADverter

Our CATIA V5 products which use Dassault’s CAA libraries link to and require access to a V5 license in order to run. As such that enables them to be run directly inside V5 with an interactive “save as” capability, as well as being able to run in batch mode and linked to PLM.

Independent CADverter

Our CATIA V5 products which use Dassault’s Interop libraries do not need a separate V5 license to run, as such they provide an independent self-contained solution for companies who do not have a CATIA V5 system installed or access to a license. They can be run interactively using the CADverter GUI or in batch mode and linked to PLM.

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Free VR plug-in for current CADverter users

CADverter-VR is the FREE Plugin for existing users to visualize CAD assets in Virtual Reality!

Theorem CADverter and Publish 3D On-demand users are now entitled to the free Virtual Reality Plug-in enabling a quick and easy route into VR. Learn how you can explore, and visualize your 3D CAD data at scale, in a fully immersive Virtual Reality environment using CADverter-VR.

CADverter-VR