CATIA V5 Import for AutoCAD is a CATIA V5 file import plug-in for AutoCAD. This plug-in gives AutoCAD the ability to import 3D data from CATIA V5 part and assembly files.
CATIA V5 Import for AutoCAD creates true solids in AutoCAD which can then be edited using AutoCAD's solid modeling tools just like any other 3D solid. This plug-in does not need CATIA V5 to be installed on the computer or on the network.
CATIA V5 Import for AutoCAD is powered by the widely used 3D InterOp technology from Spatial. 3D InterOp is the industry standard for proprietary CAD file format data exchange and is used in almost all the major CAD systems. Besides data exchange 3D InterOp also offers powerful repairing and healing features which are extensively used in CATIA V5 Import for AutoCAD. Repairing involves checking the file for corrupted data and fixing the invalid data. Healing corrects the differences in precision. CATIA V5 Import for AutoCAD also creates a detailed log file which is extremely useful in identifying data translation problems and aids in locating and fixing errors.
CATIA V5 Import for AutoCAD can import CATIA V5 .CATPart, .CATProduct and .cgr files from CATIA V5 R2 to CATIA V5 R19. It uses authentic libraries from Dassault Systems to read CATIA V5 files.
CATIA V5 Import for AutoCAD is very easy to use. Once installed, it must be loaded into the AutoCAD environment. There are simple instructions for this in the ReadMe file. Once loaded it adds new commands to AutoCAD's existing commands and a new submenu called "CATIAV5Import" to the AutoCAD menu containing these newly added commands.
The 'CATIAV5Import' menu consists of the following commands:
* CATIAV5Import - Imports an CATIA V5 file
* CATIAV5ImportHelp - Displays the CATIA V5 Import for AutoCAD help file
* CATIAV5ImportRegister - Registers your copy of CATIA V5 Import for AutoCAD
* CATIAV5ImportAbout - Displays the CATIA V5 Import for AutoCAD About box