CATIA V5 Import by Datakit


In 2005, OPEN CASCADE set out to find a partner specialised in data exchange, choosing Datakit for its ability to immediately supply the Catia V5 / Open Cascade component and also for its potential to offer UG or Pro-E interfaces. As a leading company in the Cad Data exchange field, Datakit developed a product offering a full range of applications: 2D, 3D, FD&T, features, and specific areas of numerical simulation.


Provides Open CASCADE Technology-based applications with the capability of reading and manipulating native data from CATIA V5. These CATIA V5 data exchange solutions work either as an independent stand-alone translator or as an Open CASCADE Technology Plug-in. They allow importing BRep data (geometrical and topological data). CATPart as well as CATProduct could be converted.


* Reading geometry and topology information from CATIA V5.

Geometrical and topological native CATIA V5 file can be converted to Open CASCADE Technology shapes. Translation calls on the Shape Healing function to produce data which meet the consistency requirements of Open CASCADE Technology. The plug-in may process a whole model (CATPart, CATProduct), or for a CATPart, one body identified by its index (from 0) in the part. Data could be imported throughout an independent stand-alone translator or by calling these interface library functions.


These translators provide native and direct exchange of CATIA V5 data with Open CASCADE Technology-based applications and can considerably extend the scope and increase the quality and speed of translation. They meet the growing needs of interoperability between specific applications and users’ existing CAD systems. The interface

  • provides a high level of shapes' data exchange quality;
  • requires no third-party license;
  • expands data exchange capabilities of your analysis codes.


The CATIA V5 Plug-in and Interface solutions are available for Open CASCADE Technology versions 6.3.0, 6.3.1, 6.5.0, 6.5.1, 6.5.5, 6.6.0, 6.7.0 and 6.7.1.

You can ask Datakit if you need another version.

These translators are stand-alone and require no other external software.

They are available on Windows platforms supported for these versions of Open CASCADE Technology.

If you wish to evaluate or get more information about these native CATIA V5 exchange solutions, please visit for a free demo application. Please, feel free to ask any questions you may have concerning these translators.

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