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:
- Pro/ENGINEER 2D Import for AutoCAD
- NX 2D Import for AutoCAD
- CATIA V4 2D Import for AutoCAD
- CATIA V5 2D Import for AutoCAD
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.