CAD Data Exchange

Pro Engineer Data Exchange MoldMulti-CAD fluent…Regardless of industry or company-size, there comes the inevitable challenge of working with CAD data from different sources. With its support for data exchange of all major CAD formats – in some cases, providing associative CAD data exchange capabilities – Pro/ENGINEER fosters multi-CAD fluency. Overall, Pro/ENGINEER makes the task of working in today’s multi-CAD reality far more productive.

Pro/ENGINEER Interface for CATIA V5 with ATB

Associative data exchange…The Pro/ENGINEER Interface for CATIA V5 natively reads CATIA V5 data within Pro/ENGINEER, while retaining associativity. Changes made to the CATIA models drive updates within Pro/ENGINEER, allowing more efficient multi-CAD design.

  • Enables native import of CATIA V5 parts (V5R6 through V5R11)
  • Supports 3D geometry, topology, color, and show/no show attribute transfer
  • Native data import without requiring a CATIA V5 license
  • Associative updates allow concurrent design and production work in Pro/ENGINEER to proceed with confidence

Pro/ENGINEER Interface for Unigraphics with ATB

Associative data exchange…The Pro/ENGINEER Interface for UG connects to a live session of UG to pass geometry back and forth with Pro/ENGINEER while retaining associativity. So, changes made in UG drive updates within Pro/ENGINEER, allow more efficient multi-CAD design.

  • Natively reads UG version 18 and UG NX data
  • Writes either UG 18 or UG NX data, depending on version to which user is connected
  • Supports bi-directional exchange of both parts and assemblies
  • Supports exchange of construction curves and body color information

Pro/ENGINEER Interface for CATIA II with ATB

Associative data exchange…The Pro/ENGINEER Interface for CATIA II makes natively reads CATIA V4 data within Pro/ENGINEER, while retaining associativity. Changes made in CATIA drive updates within Pro/ENGINEER, allowing more efficient multi-CAD design.

  • Broad entity support, including surfaces/skins, mockup surfaces, colors and layers
  • Higher-order geometry maintained, ensuring design integrity
  • Supports “dittos” and “sessions,” enabling associative transfer of assembly data
  • Associative updates allow concurrent design and production work in Pro/ENGINEER to proceed with confidence
  • Native data import and export without requiring a CATIA V4 license

Pro/ENGINEER Interface for I-DEAS

Legacy CAD data exchange…Industry-wide, dealing with CAD data from a variety of sources is an absolute necessity. Pro/ENGINEER Interface for I-DEAS makes that reality a bit easier. Its ability to import I-DEAS parts and assemblies greatly contributes to your design team’s multi-CAD fluency, while allowing efficient legacy CAD data utilization, and design reuse.

  • Native import of I-DEAS parts and assemblies, including individual bodies and multi-body structures
  • Supports I-DEAS data format up to I-DEAS release V10 NX
  • Greatly aids design reuse and legacy CAD data utilization
  • Enables reduction in cost of maintaining legacy CAD system
  • Allows more graceful transition to a standardized CAD environment

AutobuildZ for Pro/ENGINEER

As easy as 1, 2, 3D…With AutobuildZ, a plug-in application for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, design engineers have a comprehensive set of tools to create parametric, fully-featured 3D designs from 2D drawings by using a simple, wizard-based approach.

Feature wizards allow designers to select elements that define Pro/ENGINEER features directly from the drawing. Got extruded and revolved features needing valid section profiles? The fixing tools are right there in the feature wizards. And, creating fully detailed drawings from your new 3D design, with orthographic, section, detail and auxiliary views is a matter of clicks.

When we say easy, we mean easy.

  • Use wizards to create Pro/ENGINEER features from 2D drawings
  • Have constant visual feedback in 3D and 2D during feature creation
  • Create automated drawings with associated views of the 3D design
  • Select from multiple interactive tools for ease of use
  • Rebuild designs from single, familiar drawing environment
  • Increased efficiency from conversion of existing 2D data to 3D designs
  • Training of current 2D workforce in 3D modeling concepts