FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Barbara Schmitz
Public Relations Consultant
THEOREM RELEASES NEW CATIA V5-UG CADVERTER
New releases will make it easier for users to exchange CAD data between CATIA V5 and Unigraphics 18 and UGNX
STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND – July 31, 2003 – Product data exchange specialist, Theorem Solutions, has recently announced an extension to its CADverter range of products that will enable users of CATIA V5 to exchange CAD data with Unigraphics 18 and UGNX. The addition of these new products means that Theorem offers solutions to CATIA and UG users throughout the whole range of its design systems, from CATIA V4 and CATIA V5 to Unigraphics 18 and UGNX.
CADverter is Theorem Solutions’ suite of direct database converters that cover a wide range of proprietary formats including ACIS, I-DEAS, Pro/ENGINEER, STEP AP214, CADDS 4 and 5X, Autodesk Inventor, Solid Edge, STL, CATIA, Mechanical Desktop, SolidWorks, Unigraphics, ICEM, Parasolid, STEP AP203.
Theorem has had ongoing strategic relationships with IBM, Dassault and EDS-PLM for many years. The company’s new status as a Spatial CAA Adopter Partner brings a rapid development environment as well as first-line development support that has enabled the availability of these new products in record time.
Theorem’s customer base includes thousands of Dassault and EDS-PLM customers, many of whom are users of Theorem’s CATIA V4-UG CADverter and have demonstrated an immediate need for the next-generation CADverter. This has prompted a very rapid adaptation of the new CATIA V5 - UG CADverter.
One of the challenges facing these customers is as their CAD or PLM systems evolve, they are likely to find that they have the need to continue their use of the existing CATIA V4 CADverters and also to use the new CADverters for CATIA V5. In recognizing this challenge, Keith Jeacock, Theorem’s general manager, says that the company will assist customers in this transition and create a way for companies to use both products in the interim at an affordable price.
“If our customers find that they have a need to continue using a CADverter for CATIA V4 and also purchase a CADverter for CATIA V5, even in a situation in which the V4 CADverter will eventually be phased out of use, we will agree to a plan that makes the process of running both CADverters as affordable as it can be. We have considerable flexibility because our on-line translation service cadverter.com will enable our customers to continue occasional translations on a pay-by-use basis, for as long as they like.”
About Theorem Solutions:
Theorem Solutions is recognized 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
www.cadverter.com and information on all its products and services can be found at