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Data Conversion Module for Darwin Vue Overview

Basic Description

It is a CAD file conversion tool, used for input data creation for customized Darwin Vue project. Supports wide range of CAD formats.

Functionality Highlights

Multi-core Support

Intuitive Interface

Batch Conversion

Input Formats (HOOPS based version)

Format Name Extension Supported Versions Optional
CATIA V4 *.model, *.exp, *.session ver.4.1.9 ~ 4.2.5 Yes
CATIA V5 *.CATPart, *.CATProduct, *.cgr R2 ~ R21 (1) Yes
Unigraphics *.prt ver.11 ~ 18, NX1 - NX8 Yes
Pro/ENGINEER *.prt, *.prt*, *.asm, *.asm* ver.16 ~ Wildfire5 Yes
SOLIDWORKS *.sldprt, *.sldasm, *.asm ver.98 ~ 2012 Yes
Space-E/Modeler *.mdp, *.mdz up to ver.4.8 No
JT *.jt up to ver.9.5 No
IGES *.igs, *.iges up to ver.5.3 No
STEP *.stp,*.step AP203, AP214 (2) Yes
Parasolid *.x_b, *.x_t, *.xmt_txt, *.xmt_bin ver.10.0 ~ 24.0 Yes

(1) - 2D Drawing file (.CATDrawing) is not supported. Currently, unable to read files that include japanese characters in file path.
(2) - Supports only geometry elements.

Input Formats (Interop based version)

Format Name Extension Supported Versions Optional
CATIA V4 *.model, *.exp, *.session ver.4.1.9 ~ 4.2.4 Yes
CATIA V5 *.CATPart, *.CATProduct, *.cgr R2 ~ R22 (1) Yes
Unigraphics *.prt ver.11 ~ 18, NX1 - NX8 Yes
Pro/ENGINEER *.prt, *.prt*, *.asm, *.asm* ver.16 ~ Wildfire5 Yes
SOLIDWORKS *.sldprt, *.prt, *.sldasm, *.asm ver.98 ~ 2012 Yes
Space-E/Modeler *.mdp, *.mdz up to ver.4.8 No
Space-E/MOLD *.mdp, *.mdz up to ver.4.4 No
GRADE/CUBE *.M3, *.MF, *.MD All versions No
IGES *.igs, *.iges up to ver.5.3 No
STEP *.stp,*.step AP203, AP214 (2) Yes
Parasolid *.x_b, *.x_t, *.xmt_txt, *.xmt_bin ver.10.0 ~ 24.0.133 Yes
ACIS *.sat, *.sab up to R22 No
DXF *.dxf R12, 13, 14, 2000, 2000i, 2001, 2002 No

(1) - 2D Drawing file (.CATDrawing) is not supported. Currently, unable to read files that include japanese characters in file path.
(2) - Supports only geometry elements.

Output Format

The output file format of the converter is the .dds format, which was designed to has small size. This file type can be further processed by the Customized Darwin Vue product.