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
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.
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 CADverter GUI or in batch mode and linked to PLM.