AutoCAD Reads Pro/ENGINEER, NX, CATIA V4 and V5 Drawings

With a little help from SYCODE, AutoCAD is now able to read Pro/ENGINEER, NX, CATIA V4 and CATIA V5 drawing files. Today SYCODE took a leap of sorts. We already have a wide, and I mean really wide, range of data exchange plug-ins for an equally wide range of CAD systems. Many of these plug-ins import or export neutral or open file formats. We do offer a few proprietary formats like DWG (AutoCAD), 3DS (3D Studio), SKP (SketchUp), etc. However, with the release of these four plug-ins, SYCODE has joined the league of companies that offer data exchange solutions involving high-end proprietary formats.

The product names with their product page links are:

The reason why “2D” figures in the names of these products is because we are currently developing the “3D” versions of the plug-ins and hope to release them shortly. Yes, SYCODE will soon give AutoCAD the ability to read part and assembly files from Pro/ENGINEER, NX, CATIA V4/V5 and other MCAD systems. In recent times, Autodesk has been adding significant 3D capabilities to AutoCAD. At SYCODE we believe that this 3D capability must be matched with an equally important 3D data exchange capability, which as an Autodesk partner, is precisely what SYCODE intends to do.

Keeping in mind the SYCODE tradition of supporting older versions of AutoCAD, these four plug-ins, just like all the other AutoCAD plug-ins that we offer, work with AutoCAD 2000 through to AutoCAD 2010 (32 Bit and 64 Bit), including all their verticals.

Please feel free to spread the word. You can read the full press release here.

In related news, the release of these four plug-ins brings the total number of products being offerred by SYCODE to 198. The day we cross 200, I intend to declare the next day as a company holiday and go for a picnic. There’s just four of us anyways. One car would do the trick.

  • Marijn

    This is cheating! But could be usefull in some occasions. 🙂

  • Marijn

    This is cheating! But could be usefull in some occasions. 🙂

  • Congratulations again Deelip on the new additions and I am sure you cross 200 next month, if not earlier.

    Many Bricscad (and AutoCAD) users want a plugin that can read and display MrSID images. Is this something you want to consider adding to your plug-in database?

    I don’t know how much interest you have in dealing with exotic raster images used by the geo-spatial industry and developing plug-ins to show them up in CAD but I think there is a huge market and a good opportunity here.

    It was a pleasure meeting you in Goa last week and the good time we spent over lunch.

    – Regards
    – Rakesh Rao

  • Congratulations again Deelip on the new additions and I am sure you cross 200 next month, if not earlier.

    Many Bricscad (and AutoCAD) users want a plugin that can read and display MrSID images. Is this something you want to consider adding to your plug-in database?

    I don’t know how much interest you have in dealing with exotic raster images used by the geo-spatial industry and developing plug-ins to show them up in CAD but I think there is a huge market and a good opportunity here.

    It was a pleasure meeting you in Goa last week and the good time we spent over lunch.

    – Regards
    – Rakesh Rao

  • Thanks. “Exotic raster images” does bring up ideas in my mind, but nowhere close to CAD 😉

    Send me a few examples and I will take a look.

  • Thanks. “Exotic raster images” does bring up ideas in my mind, but nowhere close to CAD 😉

    Send me a few examples and I will take a look.

  • Hehe,

    Not the images you have in mind perhaps, but these can be quite exquisite and stunning satellite imagery nevertheless.

    I have sent you a sample by email.

    Take a look at http://www.irfanview.com – This guy is amazing (like you!) and has a cool image viewer that can view just about anything. Talk to him if you need. Now, if only if this could happen inside AutoCAD or Bricscad, you are a winner again.

    Regards
    Rakesh Rao
    Coordinate Systems, Bangalore

  • Hehe,

    Not the images you have in mind perhaps, but these can be quite exquisite and stunning satellite imagery nevertheless.

    I have sent you a sample by email.

    Take a look at http://www.irfanview.com – This guy is amazing (like you!) and has a cool image viewer that can view just about anything. Talk to him if you need. Now, if only if this could happen inside AutoCAD or Bricscad, you are a winner again.

    Regards
    Rakesh Rao
    Coordinate Systems, Bangalore

  • Here is some breaking news from Mark Van den Bergh (Bricsys), who happened to read my comment a few minutes back.

    Bricscad V10 beta now supports MrSID files. So, that is one more exotic image format Bricscad now supports.

    With native support for ECW and MrSID, I hope Bricscad is going to be the sought-after value platform of choice for the geo-spatial industry as well.

    Regards
    Rakesh Rao
    Coordinate Systems
    Bangalore

  • Here is some breaking news from Mark Van den Bergh (Bricsys), who happened to read my comment a few minutes back.

    Bricscad V10 beta now supports MrSID files. So, that is one more exotic image format Bricscad now supports.

    With native support for ECW and MrSID, I hope Bricscad is going to be the sought-after value platform of choice for the geo-spatial industry as well.

    Regards
    Rakesh Rao
    Coordinate Systems
    Bangalore