SYCODE released CATIA V4 and V5 file import add-ins for SolidWorks. You can read CATIA V4 and V5 parts and assemblies without the need of a CATIA license.
These add-ins are powered by 3D InterOp technology – an industry standard for proprietary and neutral CAD file format data exchange and is used in almost all the major CAD systems.
Besides data exchange 3D InterOp also offers repairing and healing features. Repairing involves checking the file for corrupted data and fixing invalid data. Healing corrects the differences in precision. The add-ins also create detailed log files which are useful in identifying data translation problems and aid in locating and fixing errors.
The add-ins have been tested to work with the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of SolidWorks and are available as fully functional trials. They come with installers and detailed documentation in the form of compiled HTML help files which contain step-by-step tutorials.
More information about the add-ins and free downloads can be found at the SYCODE web site:
• CATIA V4 Import for SolidWorks – http://www.sycode.com/products/catia_v4_import_sw/
• CATIA V5 Import for SolidWorks – http://www.sycode.com/products/catia_v5_import_sw/
CATIA V4 Import for SolidWorks can read CATIA V4 .model, .exp and .session files from CATIA version 4.1.9 to CATIA 4.2.4. CATIA V5 Import for SolidWorks can read CATIA V5 .CATPart, .CATProduct and .cgr files from CATIA V5 R2 to CATIA V5 R19. CATIA V5 import add-in uses CATIA V5 libraries from Dassault Systemés.
Source: :: Design World ::