startup business, software developer working on computer at modern office

CATIA V5 to Creo View Adapter

Read and Write Data Between these Two Formats

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.

What You Need to Know About Using the CATIA V5 to Creo View 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 to CreoView Adapter Can Be Used in a Variety of Ways:

  • Available in Uni-Directional configuration from CATIA V5 to Creo View
  • 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.

Which version is right for you?

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


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.


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 CADTranslate GUI or in batch mode and linked to PLM.

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.

Benefit from Improved....

Downstream use of your engineering data

Internal and external communication

Product and process quality

Overall productivity - data reuse

Reduction in errors - data reuse

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.

Add-On Modules


Allowing Features, Tolerances and Annotations (FTA) data to be translated between the CATIA V5 and Creo View formats.

Advanced Publishing

Allowing CATIA V5 users to publish alternate data formats in addition to the standard Creo View output.


Allowing CATIA V5 data to be published to JT as well as the original Creo View output.


Allowing CATIA V5 data to be published to an interactive 3D PDF as well as the original Creo View output.


Allowing additional data types to be translated between the CATIA V5 and Creo View formats.

Using Creo View to Visualize your CATIA V5 Data

Watch this on-demand webinar to learn why CATIA V5 users should be using Creo View to visualize data for Digital Mock Up, design review or to share and use in other downstream processes.

Why Theorem Solutions?

Theorem Solutions is a totally independent company but with a strong and long standing business and technical relationship with Dassault Systemes, PTC and Siemens. These relationships enable us to develop products and solutions for the CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE, PTC and Siemens users.

With the use of Dassault Systemes strategic XCAD development tools and PTC and Siemens development APIs always ensures full and ongoing compatibility, delivers high quality data and business benefits.


A Logical Approach to CAD Data Exchange

What should you consider when starting a CAD Data Exchange project?

This article aims to help people highlight, and then side-step, common problems that may occur during their data exchange lifecycle.

CADTranslate LogoExtend the use of your 3D CAD assets by translating them to other 3D CAD or Visualization formats for internal downstream use or for collaboration with customers and suppliers.

CADPublish _Master_Full Colour_Vertical logoRelease more value from your proprietary 3D CAD assets by using Publish to 3D PDF to create rich intelligent documents with text and 3D content.

Theorem-XR_Master_full colour copyCollaborative XR Experiences for Design, Factory Layout, Training, Visualization and the Visual Digital Twin for AR/MR and VR. With 3D data automatically delivered by the Visualization Pipeline.

Evaluation Request

Register now to request your free evaluation license of the Theorem CADTranslate solution.

In just a few simple steps we will be able to validate your request based upon the details you provide.

Complete all of the required details
Which product you are requesting an evaluation for
We will contact you to discuss your requirements
Once we have established that we can offer a solution, an evaluation license will be made available for a limited period
Please only use your company email address for validation purposes as we will not respond to personal email accounts