The CATIA V5 to NX Translator is a direct database CAD to CAD translator between the CATIA V5 and Siemens NX modelling applications.
Theorem’s CATIA V5 <> NX CADverter is a high quality, cost effective translation solution designed to help solve the issue of working with and sharing incompatible data formats. This product is designed for companies using CATIA V5 and NX who need an effective method of collaboration between the two mechanical CAD systems.
The CATIA V5 <> NX CADverter supports collaboration between companies, their customers and suppliers enabling native 3D mechanical design data to be re-used in downstream activities helping to reduce overall project costs. Working with native design data helps to simplify the entire process, improves communication and provides access to all of the necessary information required to progress a product design to manufacture and then eventually to market.
The CATIA V5 to NX translator is a direct database converter between CATIA V5 and NX. It enables the user to convert all forms of 3D mechanical design geometry, as well as assembly and attribute information, between these two systems.
The translator can be purchased as a uni-directional, CATIA V5 to NX, or NX to CATIA V5 product, or as a bi-directional product. It can be used interactively or in a batch mode, from a standard CADverter Unified Interface.
Theorem’s CATIA V5 to NX Translator
There are three versions of the CATIA V5 to NX translator available which have their own specific benefits:
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 NX translator. The CAA version enables the direct translation of CATIA V5 data to and from the NX 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 NX, with access to a license of CATIA V5 and NX to run.
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.
Working independently of CATIA V5, users can create and consume NX data using the CADverter without needing access to a license of the CATIA V5 application.
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.
Multi-CAD enables CATIA V5 users to work interactively with NX data inside of a design session without the need for external translation.
Theorem’s Multi-CAD application is an interactive, low cost and efficient solution to the problems that can be encountered when a CATIA V5 user needs to work on projects where NX data needs to be regularly worked on during a design project.
Multi-CAD maintains the integrity and correct version of the imported data as it comes into CATIA V5 by keeping an associative link back to the source data so that “design in context” can be undertaken without the need for external translation of non CATIA V5 parts and assemblies.
With Multi-CAD, CATIA V5 users are able to use standard CATIA commands to select a part or assembly designed in NX, and insert it as a node on their CATIA V5 design tree; either as a single component or full assembly.
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