Why use the CATIA V5 to NX Translator

    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.

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    Using the CATIA V5 to NX translator

    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.

    • An interactive version of CADverter can be run from within the menu system of either CATIA V5 or NX
    • The translator converts all 3D wireframe, surface and solid geometry.
    • If assembly data (product structure) is in the file, the assembly structure will be mapped between the two systems as well as colour information.
    • The user can filter data to optimize the process.
    • Can be integrated with any workflow or PDM/PLM environment
    • Support 3D Product Manufacturing Information from CATIA V5 into NX
    • If you wish to visualize and interrogate the CATIA V5 or NX data this can be done by using the integrated viewer product, which is a feature of the user interface.
    • 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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    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

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    Theorem’s CATIA V5 to NX 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 Siemens
    • 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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    Supporting Model Based Engineering

    Theorem’s CADverter for CATIA V5 <> NX supports the translation of 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI), assembly structure, geometry, attributes and Metadata between CATIA V5 and NX, 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 has vast experience in data exchange and we have 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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    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 Publish 3D On-demand 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.