Theorem Provides Interoperability Within Dassault's Multi-CAD Environment

19 September 2006 – Theorem Solutions is building on its new status as a Dassault CAA development partner through the application of its CADverter technology, to provide new interoperability capabilities for CATIA V5 users.

Theorem’s advanced data translation tools are paving the way for new functionality to support Dassault’s MultiCAD initiative which calls for interoperability to be in the hands of users, so that ‘design in context’ can be undertaken without the need for external translation of non CATIA V5 parts.

Within the MultiCAD environment, CATIA V5 users are able to select a part or assembly in a third party format such as UGNX and cause it to appear as a node on their CATIA V5 design tree; either as a single component or full assembly, as appropriate.

Specification of the required components to be worked on automatically initiates the Theorem translation technology to bring the non CATIA data into the CATIA V5 session in the user’s desired CGR or Brep format, depending on the CATIA session settings.

This highly interactive method of operation not only benefits users working within the CATIA V5 MultiCAD strategy, as CATIA V5 also maintains and manages links with the imported files - enabling updated versions of them to be made available to the user if the original UGNX part or assembly is modified. As a result, users benefit from the Theorem technology without needing to undertake a separate translation operation and without having to worry if any changes have been made to the imported parts.

UGNX, I-DEAS and Pro/Engineer data will be the first non CATIA V5 formats to be made available within the CATIA V5 MultiCAD environment using CADverter technology, and will be demonstrated by Theorem for the first time at the forthcoming European CATIA Forum (ECF) in Paris during November.

Commenting on the new development, Keith Jeacock, Theorem’s general manager said: “We are delighted to be capitalising on our close working relationship with Dassault to bring our leading edge translation capabilities to the X-CAD platform. This new and exciting application of our technology provides CATIA V5 users with a very powerful way of collaborative working within a MultiCAD environment.”

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About Theorem Solutions
Theorem Solutions is recognised as one of the world’s leaders in CAD/CAM product data exchange, offering application programs for Direct Database conversion and for International Standards-based conversion methods (STEP). The Theorem CADverter family is the widest range of direct CAD translators available from any single source. In addition to CADverter, it includes CADviewer, Data eXchange Navigator (DXN) and CADhealer, all delivering improved communications and interoperability between CAD systems. Theorem’s on-line translation service is at and information on all its products and services can be found at


Editor’s note:
For further information please call John Wedrychowski at Theorem Solutions Ltd on: +44 (0)1543 444455 (email: Email Contact),
or see Theorem Solutions’ Website:
Editorial contact: Sue Deane at Anderson Burnbreck Ltd on: +44 (0)1242 518399; or e-mail: Email Contact.

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