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Machine Research handles any CATIA file on any device seamlessly.

Open and view CATIA files on the fly — even on your mobile device.

To experience how easy it can be reading, viewing, editing, and writing CATIA files, sign up for a free trial and begin using all of Machine Research’s CATIA tools today (including, CATIA V5 viewer, CATIA V6 viewer, CATIA drawing viewer and more). Machine Research’s products are Cloud-based and always accessible via a web browser on any computer or mobile device anywhere, anytime. Pay for the functionality you need as a manufacturer, not for expensive tools you don’t.

Machine Research & CATIA™

Many enterprises that standardized on CATIA send manufacturers native CATIA files for quotation and manufacturing. Obtaining a CATIA license can cost you thousands of dollars per year. Let’s face it, all manufacturers need is a tool to read and view CATIA files in order to quote and the ability to translate CATIA files for their manufacturing system. They do not need the rich functionality of a full blown CATIA platform. Fortunately they don’t have to. With Machine Research’s products manufacturers can read and view CATIA V5 and V6 files (.CATpart and CATproduct) for a very reasonable monthly cost. Reading and viewing CATIA files with Machine Research’s products is just the beginning, our tools enable customers to edit and repair parts as necessary for machining and, of course, translate/write a CATIA .CATpart to any standardized data exchange format. (see Machine Research’s complete file format matrix for full details). More…

CATIA™ – Some Background

CATIA™ is a high end 3D CAD/CAM/CAE software platform, owned and developed by Dassault Systèmes, France.
The groundwork for CATIA was initially developed as an in-house application by Avions Marcel Dassault the late 1970s. Dassault Systèmes was later created in order to develop and sell CATIA commercially. The first commercial available version of CATIA was released in 1981. CATIA was quickly adopted among mainly aerospace and automotive companies where they still have a dominant market share today. V6 is the current release of CATIA but due to the large customer base still on the previous V5 release, Dassault keeps developing and supporting V5 as well. Both CATIAV5 and V6 are based on based on Spatial Corporation’s CGM kernel.


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CATIA Viewer Extensions Supported

  • CATIA V4—Model, Session, DLV, EXP

CATIA™ is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

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