The CATIA V5 to Creo View Adapter is a CAD to Visualization converter between the CATIA V5 and the lightweight Creo View formats.
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.
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 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.
Theorem’s CATIA V5 to CreoView Adapter
There are two versions of the Adapter available which have their own specific benefits:
This product requires access to an installed license of the CATIA V5 application to run Theorem’s high quality and cost effective CATIA V5 to Creo View Adapter. The CAA version enables the direct translation of CATIA V5 data to the Creo View format. It enables the translation of the assembly structure, geometry, attributes and, where available, 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) and Metadata between CATIA V5 and Creo View, but must have access to a license of CATIA V5 to run.
Licenses of vendor-specific CAD applications can be expensive resources to purchase and also to maintain, so it doesn’t help when they are tied up for long periods of time or when there aren’t enough available licenses to be able to multi-task different design projects effectively.
The CATIA V5 Independent version of the Adapter is the ideal solution for CATIA V5 users who have to create, consume, or supply native 3D mechanical design data to customers and suppliers when limited resources are available.
Theorem’s CATIA V5 Independent solution helps support collaboration between companies, their customers and suppliers, enabling original 3D mechanical design data to be re-used in downstream activities helping to increase data quality and reduce overall project costs; without needing access to a license of the CATIA V5 application.