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?

There are two versions of the Adapter available which have their own specific benefits:


CAA - Adapter

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.

Independent Version

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.

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