CADCAM-E Announces Release of Inventor Enterprise CAD Interoperability Suite - Supports CATIA, UG and Pro/E Data

FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN, MARCH 11, 2003 – CADCAM-E, a leading provider of CAD/CAM Engineering Services & Data Translation Products, announces the release of its Inventor Enterprise CAD Interoperability Suite. The suite consists of three modules, CIMINV-Cat to translate CATIA data, CIMINV-UG to translate Unigraphics data and CIMINV-Pro to translate Pro/Engineer data into Inventor. All three modules run within Autodesk Inventor Version 6.0 and do not require access to CATIA, Unigraphics or Pro/Engineer systems.

CIMINV-CAT translates CATIA Version 4.x Export and Model files which can either be in EBCDIC or ASCII format, CIMINV-UG translates uncompressed Unigraphics files up to Version NX, and CIMINV-Pro translates Pro/Engineer files up to Version 2001. All 3D data, including CATIA, Unigraphics and Pro/Engineer solids are supported. Products include translation filters to enable selective data translation.

The three modules can be purchased separately, or together in a specially priced suite. All CADCAM-E products are available for download and immediate use on a pay-per-use basis with a major credit card from CADCAM-E’s web site Permanent-use licenses are also available.

“CADCAM-E’s Inventor Enterprise CAD Interoperability Suite will be of significant value to Inventor users in the Automotive and Aerospace supply chains who receive data in CATIA, UG and Pro/E formats that are used by their OEM’s.” said CADCAM-E’s CEO Kumar Rajan. “These bundled solutions will enable suppliers to use their system of choice - Inventor, without having to worry about data exchange issues normally associated with IGES and STEP translators. Additionally, CADCAM-E’s service group stands ready to help suppliers translate complicated feature-based models with parametric history, bulk data conversions as well as 2D data into Inventor that cannot be cost-effectively automated.”

CADCAM-E also offers a wide range of seamless conversion solutions between CATIA, Pro/Engineer, Unigraphics, SolidWorks, and Mastercam systems. Parasolid, IGES and STEP standards-based translators are also available.


CADCAM-E is a premier engineering product development and services company that was established in 1989. CADCAM-E operates out of offices in Michigan and New Jersey in the USA, and a state-of-the-art development center in Chennai, India. CADCAM-E’s products include translation software to exchange data between dissimilar CAD/CAM systems, visualization software to view CAD data, and supply chain data management software to seamlessly exchange large amounts of CAD data between OEM’s and their suppliers. CADCAM-E specializes in a Partnership Approach to Engineering Services featuring multi-discipline CAD/CAM/CAE design, engineering, analysis, and translation services. CADCAM-E also specializes in software development and support services, which include CAD/CAM/CAE application development, Internet-based collaboration software development, and software quality assurance testing. CADCAM-E serves large and small engineering organizations and independent software vendors in all manufacturing sectors including Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, and Consumer Appliances. Products and Services are sold through its direct sales force and over 100 resellers worldwide.

For more information, contact Greg Hebert, Product Sales and Engineering Services Manager, by phone at 248-932-5295, by email at Email Contact or visit our web site at

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