Autodesk Labs is making a beta of its Catia Import Translator available. It directly imports Dassault Systemes' Catia V5 R6-R18 files into its costly Inventor 2009 and free Inventor LT 2009 software:
- Reads CATPart and CATProduct files.
- Imports solids, surfaces, wires, and points.
- Does not write to Catia.
- Inventor needs SP1 to accommodate the translator.
The translator was developed by Autodesk in its Shanghai offices. If Autodesk can do it, why not Dassault Systemes SolidWorks? Download from labs.autodesk.com/utilities/catia_translator.