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CATIA V5 Import for Rhino - CATIA V5 file import add-in for Rhino

CATIA V5 Import for Rhino is a CATIA V5 file import add-in for Rhino. This add-in gives Rhino the ability to import 3D data from CATIA V5 part and assembly files.

CATIA V5 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 add-in does not need CATIA V5 to be installed on the computer or on the network.

CATIA V5 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 V5 Import for Rhino. Repairing involves checking the file for corrupted data and fixing the invalid data. Healing corrects the differences in precision. CATIA V5 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.

 CATIA V5 file import add-in for Rhino
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CATIA V5 Import for Rhino can import CATIA V5 .CATPart and .CATProduct files from CATIA V5 R2 to CATIA V5 R19. It uses authentic libraries from Dassault Systems to read CATIA V5 files.

CATIA V5 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 "CATIAV5Import" to the Rhino menu containing these newly added commands.

CATIA V5 Import for Rhino is designed to work with the following versions of Rhino:  

  • Rhino 4.0 (32 Bit)

System Requirements

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

  • Rhino (32 Bit and 64 Bit): 4.0 (32 Bit)

  • 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 V5 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 V5 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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  Buy 7 Day License $19.99


  without_subs $1,995

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

Since CATIA V5 Import for Rhino is an add-in for Rhino, it must be loaded into the Rhino environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the CATIA V5 Import for Rhino ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. After you have loaded the add-in file into Rhino, Simply click on the menu items in the "CATIA V5Import" submenu to run these new commands. Truly, software made simple!

The 'CATIAV5Import' submenu consists of the following commands:

  • CATIAV5Import - Import a CATIA V5 file

  • CATIAV5Help - Display the CATIA V5 Import for Rhino help file

  • CATIAV5Register - Register your copy of CATIA V5 Import for Rhino

  • CATIAV5About - Display the CATIA V5 Import for Rhino About box


The CATIA V5 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 V5 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. CATIA V5 features a parametric solid/surface-based package which uses NURBS as the core surface representation and has several workbenches that provide KBE support. V5 can work with other applications, including Enovia, Smarteam, and various CAE Analysis applications.


If you want CATIA V5 Import for Rhino to work in a different way to suit your workflow, do let us know. We will customize the add-in to suit your needs.

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