Can CATIA V5 open V6 files?

It is not possible to open a CATIA V5 part into V6 without first importing it. You need to use the Import->Catia file option or the FDBI batch utility to first get it all into the database.

What is the difference between CATIA V5 and CATIA V6?

The majority of the difference between CATIA V5 and V6 doesn’t lie with the design tools themselves, the interface in the design workbenches is virtually identical, plus a few new workbenches and enhancements. It can be modified in the same way as V5. The big differences lie in the data management side.


CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE is essentially the next iteration of CATIA V6. It incorporates the same benefits of V6 with the additional integration of DS other brands such as SIMULIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, etc.

What is ENOVIA in CATIA?

ENOVIA and CATIA Solutions in a Nutshell ENOVIA V5 VPM and CATIA Solutions allow customers to implement their digital enterprise, thus creating and simulating the entire product life cycle from initial concept to product in service.

How do I open a Catia V6 file?

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  1. Open your V6 session.
  2. In the pop up window, select the CATIA part file/s to import.
  3. In the “files to process” window a list of documents associated with my product and the product file itself is shown in the list to import.

How do I export from Catia V6?

Dassault Systèmes CATIA V6 (Illustrated using CATIA V6R2013x): Saving a CATIA V6 file as a standard CAD file format

  1. Ensure the part/assembly/etc is propagated.
  2. Select “PLM Access”
  3. Select “Export”
  4. Under “Save as type”, select the required file type before click save.

What is ENOVIA used for?

ENOVIA SmarTeam is a Product Data Management (PDM) solution that enables organisations to manage and collaborate on product information. Data is accessible across multiple disciplines, both throughout an enterprise and across a supply chain.

Which is better CATIA V5 or 3DEXPERIENCE?

Simply put, CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE works quicker by taking advantage of a computer’s resources far more effectively than V5 – reducing the waiting times on rendering, loading large assemblies, and performing complicated mathematics.

How much does CATIA V5 cost?

CATIA Price, Licensing, and Packaging While the CATIA price varies based on specific configurations, a fully functional base license of CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE can be purchased at one-time purchase charge of $11,200 with annual maintenance of $2,000. A quarterly lease is priced at $1,700 and a yearly lease at $4,500.

How do I open a Catia V5 file?

  1. Click File > Open.
  2. Select CATIA V5 CATPart (*.
  3. Select the CATIA V5 *.
  4. Select Import in the File Open dialog box.
  5. Select Part or Assembly as Type.
  6. Continue to use the current profile that is in use or select an import profile from the Profile list.