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CATIA V4 Import for Rhino - CATIA V4 program file import plug-in for Rhinoceros

CATIA V4 Import for Rhino is plug-in for Rhinoceros. This plug-in gives Rhino the ability to import data from CATIA V4 part and assembly files.

CATIA V4 Import for Rhino creates true 3D solids in Rhino which can then be edited using Rhino’s solid modeling tools just like any other 3D solid. This plug-in does not need CATIA V4 to be installed on the computer or on the network.

CATIA V4 Import for Rhino is powered by the widely used 3D InterOp technology from Spatial. 3D InterOp is the industry standard for proprietary CAD file format data exchange and is used in almost all the major CAD systems. Besides data exchange 3D InterOp also offers powerful repairing and healing features which are extensively used in CATIA V4 Import for Rhino. Repairing involves checking the file for corrupted data and fixing the invalid data. Healing corrects the differences in precision. CATIA V4 Import for Rhino also creates a detailed log file which is extremely useful in identifying data translation problems and aids in locating and fixing errors.

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CATIA V4 Import for Rhino is very easy to use. Once installed, it must be loaded into the Rhino environment. There are simple instructions for this in the ReadMe file. Once loaded it adds new commands to Rhino's existing commands and a new submenu called "CATIAV4Import" to the Rhino menu containing these newly added commands.

CATIA V4 Import for Rhino can import CATIA V4 .model files from CATIA version 4.1.9 to CATIA 4.2.4.

 

CATIA V4 Import for Rhino is designed to work with the following versions of Rhino:

  • Rhino 4.0


System Requirements

Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for Rhino plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform. 

  • Rhinoceros (32 Bit and 64 Bit): 4.0

  • Operating System (32 Bit and 64 Bit): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7

  • RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)

Download & Purchase

Please download a fully functional trial of CATIA V4 Import for Rhino by clicking on the "Download Now" button below. To start using the software, you need a license key. A license key can be of two types: Trial or Permanent. A trial key is issued to you on the purchase of '7 day license' so that you may try the software before you purchase a permanent key. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. We are confident that during the trial period (7 days with unlimited runs) you will find CATIA V4 Import for Rhino extremely useful. Later when you decide to buy the software please return to this page and click the "Buy with/without Subscription" button to place your order. Upon verifying the order you will recieve an e-mail with instructions on how to obtain your permanent key. We will create and send you your Key by e-mail within one business day. To avoid disruption in your workflow we urge you to place your order before the trial period ends.

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IMPORTANT! Purchasing a Subscription is highly recommended since it the most cost effective way of keeping your software up to date. Moreover, Subscription entitles you to get a second free perpetual license for your laptop, among many other benefits. For details please read the SYCODE License and Subscription Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.

Note: Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE Software License Agreement. The price mentioned above is for a single user license. For your bulk-licensing needs please contact us.


Installation & Usage

CATIA V4 Import for Rhino is a plug-in for Rhino. CATIA V4 Import for Rhino is very easy to use. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into the Rhino environment. If automatic loading fails there are manual loading instructions in the ReadMe file. Once loaded it adds new commands to Rhino's existing commands and a new submenu called "CATIAV4Import" to the Rhino menu containing these newly added commands. Truly software made simple!

The 'CATIAV4Import' submenu consists of the following commands:

  • CATIAV4Import - Imports a CATIA V4 file

  • CATIAV4ImportHelp - Displays the CATIA V4 Import for Rhino help file

  • CATIAV4ImportRegister - Register your copy of CATIA V4 Import for Rhino

  • CATIAV4ImportAbout - Displays the CATIA V4 Import for Rhino about box

 

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The CATIA V4 Import submenu

CATIA V5 Import for Rhino comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a  tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. There is also a PDF version of the help file which you can download by clicking the link below.

Download Product Documentation (PDF)

The CATIA V4 File Format

CATIA (Computer Aided Three-dimensional Interactive Application) is a multi-platform CAD/CAM/CAE commercial software suite developed by the French company Dassault Systemes. CATIA is the cornerstone of the Dassault Systemes product lifecycle management software suite. Although later versions of CATIA V4 implemented NURBS, V4 principally used piecewise polynomial surfaces. CATIA V4 uses a non-manifold solid engine.

Customization

If you want CATIA V4 Import for Rhino to work in a different way to suit your workflow, do let us know. We will customize the software to suit your needs.

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