Exchanging data using neutral file formats such as IGES and STEP can cause problems due to inaccuracies in two step conversions: one from the source format to neutral and the other from the neutral format to the destination format. Moreover, neutral formats like IGES have many variants thereby making their accuracy dependent upon the flavor of IGES that is used. For these reasons many companies prefer to receive data back in the format that they sent it out. These plug-ins wil help in situations where AutoCAD and SolidWorks users wish to work with CATIA V4 and V5 users.
The AutoCAD plug-ins have been tested to work with AutoCAD 2000 through 2010, 32 bit and 64 bit. The SolidWorks add-ins have been tested to work with the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of SolidWorks 2001 through 2010. All the plug-ins are available as a fully functional trials. They come with installers and documentation as compiled HTML help files which contain tutorials to get you started quickly.
More information about the add-ins and free downloads can be found at the SYCODE web site:
• CATIA V4 Export for AutoCAD – http://www.sycode.com/products/catia_v4_export_ac/
• CATIA V5 Export for AutoCAD – http://www.sycode.com/products/catia_v5_export_ac/
• CATIA V4 Export for SolidWorks – http://www.sycode.com/products/catia_v4_export_sw/
• CATIA V5 Export for SolidWorks – http://www.sycode.com/products/catia_v5_export_sw/
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