Why use the CATIA V5 to Creo Translator

Designed to help solve the issue of working with and sharing incompatible data formats, Theorem’s CATIA V5 <> Creo CADverter is a high quality, cost effective translation solution.

This product is designed for companies using CATIA V5 and Creo who need an effective method of collaboration between the two mechanical CAD systems.

The CATIA V5 <> Creo CADverter supports collaboration between companies, their customers and suppliers enabling original 3D mechanical design data to be re-used in downstream activities helping to reduce overall project costs.

Working with original design data helps to simplify the collaboration process, improving communication and provides access to all of the data and information required to progress the product design to manufacture and then eventually to market.

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Using the CATIA V5 to Creo translator

The CATIA V5 <> CREO CADverter is a direct database converter between CATIA V5 and PTC Creo Parametric. It enables the user to convert all forms of mechanical design geometry, as well as assembly and attribute information, between these two systems.

CADverter can be purchased as a uni-directional, CATIA V5 to PTC Creo Parametric, or PTC Creo Parametric to CATIA V5 product, or as a bi-directional product.

  • The CATIA V5 to Creo CADverter can be used interactively or in a batch mode, using the Theorem Unified Interface.
  • CADverter converts all geometry.
  • If assembly data (product structure) is in the file, the assembly structure will be mapped between the two systems as well as colour and layer information.
  • The user can filter data to optimize the process.
  • If you wish to visualize and interrogate the CATIA V5 or PTC Creo Parametric data this can be done by using the integrated Theorem UI, which is included with CADverter.
  • The Theorem UI enables: Data Translation, Pre-Post Translation Viewer, Translation Configuration Management and Metadata Viewer
  • There is now a low-cost 3D PDF addon available for this CADverter product allowing an interactive 3D PDF document to be output. Users will have the extra benefit of a 3D publishing feature which enables the output CAD data to be published as a 3D PDF alongside the original translated format.
  • 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

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 Creo Translator

  • Facilitates the re-use and sharing of 3D design data
  • Integrated directly within vendor applications but can be used in batch
  • Can be integrated directly within a PLM environment
  • Built with development tools and APIs supplied and supported by Dassault and PTC
  • Provides support for exchanging Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) data for downstream activities
  • 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

Supporting Model Based Engineering

Theorem’s Multi-CAD products support the translation of 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI), assembly structure, geometry, attributes and Metadata between Creo and CATIA V5 systems enabling Model-Based Engineering.

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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.

For CATIA V5 users wanting a Multi-CAD solution see Multi-CAD

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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Theorem with its long history has a range of products to address these requirements.  To discover more about this, read our article "A logical approach to Data Exchange

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