Why use the CATIA V5 to JT Translator

    Theorem’s CATIA V5 <> JT translator is designed for companies using CATIA V5 who have selected JT to be their main method of collaboration and communication between themselves and their customers and suppliers. 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.

    JT 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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    Using the CATIA V5 to JT translator

    The CATIA V5 <> JT CADverter is a direct database translator between the Dassault Systemes CATIA V5 Modelling Application and the Siemens PLM JT file format.

    The product can be licensed as either a single uni-direction product for CATIA V5 to JT or JT to CATIA V5. Alternatively, a bi-directional license package is available which supports both directions of translation, dependent upon requirements.

    There are also specific individual versions available for use by either Ford and Daimler Suppliers - please contact us for details.

    The CATIA V5 <> JT translator enables the user to convert all forms of 3D Mechanical Design Geometry and Assembly data, together with system defined attribute information and colour information, between these two systems.

    The CATIA V5 to JT translator can be used in a variety of ways:
    • This product has been developed using the Dassault Systems CATIA V5 CAA Development Environment and therefore is integrated within an existing licensed CATIA V5 installation.
    • All forms of 3D wireframe, surface and solid geometry as well as assembly structure information is supported for during the translation
    • The translation process can be invoked interactively from within the CATIA V5 standard menu system. Alternatively, the process can be invoked as a batch mode translation, external to the CATIA V5 application.
    • The command line interface allows the process to be integrated into all workflows, including integrating the translator within a document or product lifecycle management system.
    • The CADverter Unified Interface enables casual users to make effective use of the product without needing to remember complex command syntax. Predefined translator configurations that retain selected translator options can also be employed to ensure all users follow company standards for translator settings.
    • Support for 3D Product Manufacturing Information from CATIA V5 into JT
    • Support for data filtering optimizes data and conversion times
    • 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 JT Translator

    • Facilitates the re-use and sharing of 3D design data in to the lightweight Creo View visualization format
    • The use of JT format help to protect IP
    • Can be integrated directly within a PLM environment
    • Built with development tools and APIs supplied and supported by Dassault and Siemens
    • 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 Visualize 3D for CATIA V5 <> JT supports the translation of 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI), assembly structure, geometry, attributes and Metadata between CATIA V5 and JT, enabling Model-Based Engineering.

    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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    Free VR plug-in for current CADverter users

    CADverter-VR is the FREE Plugin for existing users to visualize CAD assets in Virtual Reality!

    Theorem CADverter and 3D PDF Enhance users are now entitled to the free Virtual Reality Plug-in enabling a quick and easy route into VR. Learn how you can explore, and visualize your 3D CAD data at scale, in a fully immersive Virtual Reality environment using CADverter-VR.