By DE Editors
SYCODE has released CATIA V4 and V5 file import add-ins for SolidWorks that give SolidWorks the ability to read CATIA V4 and V5 parts and assemblies without the need of a CATIA license.
The add-ins are powered by the 3D InterOp technology from Spatial. 3D InterOp is used in many CAD systems. Besides data exchange, 3D InterOp also offers repairing and healing features that are extensively used in these add-ins. Repairing involves checking the file for corrupted data and fixing invalid data. Healing corrects the differences in precision. The add-ins also create 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- and 64-bit versions of SolidWorks, and are available as a fully functional trials. They come with installers and documentation in the form of compiled HTML help files that contains tutorials.
For more information, visit SYCODE.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.