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CATIA Converter


CAT_Reader can read CATIA files from version V5R16 to version V5R30.


  • B-Rep representations
  • assembly structure (via external files)
  • names
  • colors

Import Mapping

CATIA assemblies utilize external files. Table below shows how CATIA file types are mapped into CAD Exchanger entities after import.

CATIA File Types CAD Exchanger Entity
*.CATProduct ModelData_Assembly
*.CATPart ModelData_Part

Known Limitations

  • Limited colors support
  • Some unusual geometry may be missing