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Importing CATIA Files

tom_helsleytom_helsley Member Posts: 4
I just tried importing some CATIA V5 files.  While the .CATPart files worked fine, the .CATProduct files didn't.  Are there plans to support importing .CATProduct files in the future.

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  • OpenR2OpenR2 OS Professional Posts: 188 ✭✭✭
    Just tried to import a CATProduct from CATIA. The CATProduct contains the pointers to the reference parts but it also contains the transformation matrices. All the positioning is done on the instance inside the CATProduct. Is exporting to STEP still the only option? How about PLMXML pointing to the CATParts?
  • martin_kopplow202martin_kopplow202 Member Posts: 1
    The same here: We usually get assemblies as Catia CATproduct files pointing to a set of CATpart files. Since we do not have Catia, there is no way of converting, they must be used as is. Also, more and more clients provide data organised by plmxml files (e.g. JT data for providing a design envelope) and without a means of loading these in a design, it's a dead end. 
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,000
    @martin_kopplow202 - we have supported CATProduct files for some time. Add all the files to a ZIP file and name it to be the same as the CATProduct file. Then import. We don't support plmxml, but we do support JT.

    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
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